A very cool Kickstarter campaign landed in my inbox a few days ago from the folks at KUVRD (pronounced ‘covered’). It’s called the Universal Lens Hood it has absolutely smashed its Kickstarter goal by about 4000% with a week to go. Clearly, this is something that people are excited about!
This product aims to solve the problem of having too many lens hoods in your camera bag. We’ve all been there. You neatly pack your cameras and lenses into a perfectly organized bag, and then you see a pile of plastic hoods that don’t have a suitable place to go. Hard plastic hoods are just a pain in the ass!
The Universal Lens Hood is being offered in two sizes, S and M. Yes, I know that somewhat invalidates the name “universal” lens hood, but I’m willing to give KUVRD a pass on this because it seems like a logical choice.
- The S version of the hood is designed for lenses that have a front diameter between 54mm and 76mm.
- The M version of the hood is designed for lenses that have a front diameter between 72mm and 112mm
KUVRD’s Universal Lens Hood enhances workflow by:
- Collapsing down in a millisecond to pack and store virtually anywhere…
- Easily stretching and fitting over 99% of lenses while remaining compatible to any lens’ focal length without creating vignetting in the corners of the frame in order to travel around with less gear and more room in bags.
- Never falling off while being quicker to remove than normal lens hoods, eliminating the fear of losing or forgetting it somewhere while saving time in the process.
- Removing glares/reflections when shooting through windows, providing more possibilities for amazing shots and saving time in post-processing not having to remove said glares/reflections.
- Holding any size circular filter, enabling one to use the largest ND, VND, CPL or UV filter with his/her smallest size lens, broadening creativity while keeping money in the pocket and freeing up time during shoots.
- Folding it down fully to surround the lens’ barrel, providing a shell of better protection for the lens while maintainingtotal access to and usage of the lens’ dials, switches and rings.
Check out the Kickstarter campaign to save up to 50% off the eventual retail price.