Pictures accent producer KUVRD has introduced a crowdfunding marketing campaign for its newest product, the Common Lens Hood. As its title suggests, the brand new product is a collapsible silicone lens hood that KUVRD says will match 99% of lenses.
The Common Lens Hood is the results of greater than seven iterations, with the ultimate model being put by way of ‘rigorous discipline testing in various temperatures’ to make sure it’s able to tackle the weather. The product, which is available in two sizes — Small (54mm) and Medium (72mm) — is made from a ‘hyper-elastic silicone polymer,’ not not like the fabric used to make the corporate’s stretchable lens caps launched again in 2017.
The Common Lens Hood will be expanded ahead and collapsed backwards to exactly suit your wants with out getting in the way in which and the lint-resistant coating ought to make sure you’re not left with filth and fuzzies caught throughout it as tends to occur with silicone merchandise.
|An illustration exhibiting what measurement filter will match contained in the Small and Medium Common Lens Hoods.|
Past near-universal lens compatibility, the hoods additionally function a method to maintain practically any measurement of round filter available on the market by squeezing them between the inner-walls of the hood. This may additional save house in your bag by decreasing the necessity for step down rings and ensures you possibly can by a single, massive VND, ND, CPL or UV filter to be used with even your smallest lenses.
Though it may be a stretch (see what I did there) the Common Lens Hoods will also be used as a placemats of types to maintain your gear secure and off tough terrain when you want to swap out a lens or substitute the batteries.
The Common Lens Hood has already far surpassed its humble $5,000 funding aim with practically $180,000 in pledges as of publishing this text. You should purchase the Small and Medium Common Lens Hoods in packs of 1, two, three and 4 for $30, $50, $75 and $100, respectively. To search out out extra and to safe your pledge, head on over to the Kickstarter marketing campaign.
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