A new lens hood is gearing up for release that allows you to take reflection-free images through glass.
Taking form as a silicone cone, the accessory, entitled Ultimate Lens Hood (ULH) can be stretched and adapted to fit lenses of varying sizes. The equipment is utilized by first attaching it to your lens, before pressing it against the glass you’re looking to shoot through. The concept is simple enough, with the cone blocking off any reflections.
The inspiration for the idea came to creator Josh Smith when he traveled to Japan back in 2015. During his trip, he visited numerous observation decks and towers, finding that many of his photos turned out useless due to light reflecting from the towers’ glass windows.
The ULH was designed with a multitude of lenses in mind, suitable for use with DSLRs, mirrorless, M43, or Bridge camera lenses – and is even appropriate for large telephoto lenses. Since its creation, the company has even released a smaller version suitable for smartphones.
The piece is also reversible, for use as a lens protector, saving it from any incoming dirt and debris. The ULH has exceeded its Kickstarter goal by more than six times the target amount. There’s no confirmation yet, but if the product comes to fruition, it’s likely to release in October 2018.
What do you think? Will you be investing?
Images used with permission of Josh Smith/Ultimate Lens Hood.