Photographers are going crazy over Universal Lens Hood; over $170,000 raised on Kickstarter

Sep 11, 2020

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

Photographers are going crazy over Universal Lens Hood; over $170,000 raised on Kickstarter

Sep 11, 2020

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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Judging from a recent poll we shared here on DIYP, most photographers use their lens hood all the time. So it’s probably no wonder that they went crazy over a hood that can fit every lens. Universal Lens Hood is just has raised over $170,000 on Kickstarter so far, and there are 20 days still left to go.

Universal Lens Hood is… well, a universal lens hood. According to KUVRD who designed it, the hood can fit 99% of camera lenses. I must admit that it reminds me a lot of Ultimate Lens Hood, although this one is narrower and not designed primarily to remove reflections when shooting through glass.

Of course, Universal Lens Hood protects your images from flare but also protects your lens from fingerprints, scratches, and elements – pretty much like a regular hood. It’s soft and collapsible, stretchy enough to be fit onto any lens, but still sturdy enough to maintain shape. Even though it is universal, there are two sizes available: S for 54-76 mm diameter lenses and M for larger ones, 72-112mm. You can also use any circular filter with the hood.

Here are a few photos and gifs so you can see what it looks like:

The goal of the campaign is $5,000, but $171,219 has been pledged at the time of writing this article. You can get one Universal Lens hood for $30, two for $50, three for $75 or four for $80 (early bird) and $100 (regular price). You can find more details on Kickstarter.

[via Photo Rumors]

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10 responses to “Photographers are going crazy over Universal Lens Hood; over $170,000 raised on Kickstarter”

  1. Graeme Simpson Avatar
    Graeme Simpson

    going crazy? really? Come on guys you can do better than this

  2. Darren Littlehales Avatar
    Darren Littlehales

    Search the ultimate lens hood
    Similar thing

  3. Alex Ragen Avatar
    Alex Ragen

    This looks just like the rubber lens hood I bought at my local camera store decades ago. What’s different about it?

    1. Arthur_P_Dent Avatar
      Arthur_P_Dent

      I know. I recently bought one of the old-school rubber ones for a telephoto lens. What’s the big deal here?

  4. Regen Avatar
    Regen

    I wonder if the manufacturing partner also does CV boot rubbers…..

  5. Marko Nedanovski Avatar
    Marko Nedanovski

    It looks hideous

  6. Nermin Huskić Avatar
    Nermin Huskić

    There are plenty of them on the market

  7. Johan Lissens Avatar
    Johan Lissens

    It would be very wobbly after some time I suppose. I don’t trust it. To much sticking out. Half the length wiuld be better. ?

  8. Joost Avatar
    Joost

    Don’t see any value in this, but I don’t represent the market – people do ask about these in shops apparently

  9. John Beatty Avatar
    John Beatty

    I like it. The price point I don’t. The plus: can use on many lenses, conforms to “shoot through glass”, rubber is better than hard plastic – take a licking and keep ticking. The cons: price- as others said, you can get cheaper one for each lens. flexibility- seem too flexible where it may collapse in windy conditions (beach) and how much abuse can it handle without tearing.