UNIVERSAL LENS HOOD

$15$50

UNIVERSAL LENS HOOD

$15$50
IN UNDER 30 MINUTES, WE TRIPLED OUR MINIMUM QUOTA!! 
Ladies and Gentlemen, we're moving forward with this!

Is this really worth it?

If you've gotten to this page, you know three things about the Universal Lens Hood;

1. I need to validate the ULH to continue forward, eventually building out an entire Kickstarter campaign.

2. To know for sure it's a good idea and there's enough interest, I need 25 people to pre-order it here.

3. I’m thinking of selling them at retail for $50.00 a piece, with a Kickstarter price of around $30.00, but right now I’m asking for your support of $15.00. (An additional $5-$15 will be added to cover shipping.)

In exchange, I'll send you one of our golden samples of the lens hoods (I'll send it to you before we launch our campaign) and make sure to feature you on our Kickstarter page when we go live.

With your support here, it'll provide me all the input needed to move forward with KUVRD's next product :)

FEATURES:

  • Fits Any Lens (Universal).
  • Foldable and stows anywhere (Packable).
  • Faster and easier to put on than normal lens hoods (Efficient).
  • Never falls off = Never lose it (Secure).
  • Works with & holds any filter (Multi-Functional).
  • No Dark Spots / Vignetting in corners of frame. (Time Saver).
  • Removes glare & reflections from any transparent surface (Enhancer).
  • 24/7/365 Access to adjustment dials and switches on lens no matter how you install it (Complete Control).
  • Protects against the elements (Added Defense).
  • Includes a Lifetime Replacement Warranty (Peace of Mind).

Want a lens hood that actually fits ALL of your lenses, works with ANY sized ND/CPL filter, isn’t bulky and actually folds to fit anywhere in your bag, is quicker & easier to put on than traditional lens hoods and doesn’t fall off when bumped so its never lost, never creates dark spots in the corners of your frame, completely removes reflection/glare when shooting through windows and glass, is easy to clean and allows 24/7/365 access to the adjustment controls and switches on your lens, is sturdy and strong and protects your lens in any temperature or environment, comes with a Lifetime Replacement Warranty AND costs 1/2 the price of any top-tier name-brand lens hood?   

Then our Universal Lens Hood is for you!

It doesn’t take a lot of time in using a conventional lens hood before you realize there are a lot limitations with them; they’re bulky and take up tons of space in your bag, they’re hard to twist on and off, easily lost, they prevent you from using filters, on and the on list goes.

I’m a little hard headed -I’m sure my wife would agree- but I set out to fixing the issues I kept running into.

And from that, came the Universal Lens Hood. Top three best features are that it stretches over any sized lens, making it universal, easy to put on yet never falls off so it’s not being lost or forgotten somewhere, is foldable and can be stored anywhere in your bag, and actually works with and holds any kind of ND, CPL or UV filter. I hated that the twist on lens hoods were so difficult to use and yet provided minimal enhancements when shooting.

Our Universal Lens Hood will provide more protection than any standard lens hood, especially against weather. We’ll make the outer rim sturdy enough to hold its shape but malleable enough to completely enclose on a glass or transparent surface, removing glares and reflections. We'll apply a double coating of silicone dioxide on the exterior to ensure that it’s easy to wash and rinse off after a grimy use while still being able to use it as a place mat to set your camera gear when it’s not in use and act as a great substitute for a frisbee!!

The idea behind it was to eliminate common inconveniences that photographers face... that really I dealt with. I always want as much convenience, peace of mind and security for my expensive gear as I can get which is why every one of our lens hood comes with a Lifetime Replacement Warranty.

So! Let us know if this is worth pursuing and continuing to develop! Thanks backers!

  • Will it work with lens hoods?

    Oh you bet your bottom it does! Although from an initial glance it might not seem to work, the Universal Lens Cap does function with a lens hoods! If the lens hood is first mounted either in normal fashion or in reverse, the ULC can be stretched over it, covering it no problem! In fact, the ULC is more versatile than you might think!

     

    Will it work with my lens?

    99.99% chance it does! The Universal Lens Cap has a stretch range of 60mm to 150mm! In a nutshell, every lens has a diameter that is in between that range of 60mm and 150mm minus a few extremes on both ends. And if you're still apprehensive about it, click on the link below to view the comprehensive list of lenses that the ULC will cover! Chances are, your lens is on that list! :)

    ULC Compatibility w/ Lenses

     

    Is there a lip that keeps the cap off the glass?

    The ULC does not come into contact with the front glass unless intentionally pressed to touch the glass or is taking a blow from dropping the lens. Dirt, by default, does not come with your packaged ULC. If dirt, fine sand or debris enters in the inside of the ULC, there is no need to worry. We’ve already infused a special coating into the material of the ULC, making it so any collected finely grained silent killers (dirt, sand, debris, etc.) can be washed off and dried, looking brand new, within seconds.

     

    What if there is dirt on the inside (of the ULC) and that bit hugs the front of the glass very tightly?

    The ULC does not come into contact with the front glass unless intentionally pressed to touch the glass or is taking a blow from dropping the lens. Dirt, by default, does not come with your packaged ULC. If dirt, fine sand or debris enters in the inside of the ULC, there is no need to worry. We’ve already infused a special coating into the material of the ULC, making it so any collected finely grained silent killers (dirt, sand, debris, etc.) can be washed off and dried, looking brand new, within seconds.

     

    Have you tried using this lens cap with any lenses that have a twist-on lens hood? E.g. with the lens hood on and reversed (my usual transit arrangement)?

    I’d be worried that this would catch on the lip of the hood and make it a pain to remove. Yes, we have! We have stretched the ULC over Lens Hoods both ways and it works just fine! Not a pain to remove and it doesn’t catch the lip of the hood!

     

    When the ULC is mounted on the lens (stretched onto the lens), what prevents it from touching the glass if the middle of the ULC is pushed into the lens?

    It would be a problem with the Nikon 14-24, because of the large curvature of this lens. With the Nikon 14-24, what prevents the ULC from touching the glass is the uniquely shaped fixated lens hood. Nothing prevents the ULC from touching the front glass except for the lens’ filter ring or fixated lens hoods. We purposefully included a protruding circle in the middle of the ULC, acting as a shock-absorbent barrier incase the lens falls glass first onto concrete. In no way do we state that the ULC is SHOCK-PROOF or DROP-PROOF but it is SHOCK-ABSORBENT in the sense that does absorb shock and increase the chances of lenses working after having been dropped. Our intention was to create a ‘cushion’ for the shape and glass of any lens and it still works just fine for a large curvature shaped lens like the Nikon 14-24!

     

    I’m a stickler for Traditional Lens Caps, so what if I don’t lose my TLC? What benefit does the ULC provide?

    Great question! The ULC:

    1. Provides greater aesthetic-, glass- and internal-protection to lenses.
    2. Can stretch OVER the TLC creating a SUPER LENS CAP.
    3. Ensures the TLC never falls off.

    You can check out our 3rd Update to see a quick demo movie of how to create a Super Lens Cap!

     

    I feel like the ULC will take up more room in a photography bag or camera case. Is this true?

    Nope! In fact, photographers have used the ULC as ways to better insulate their lenses, substitute the velcro walls for ULCs, and layer on multiple ULCs creating bumpers from other camera gear! If anything, it creates more room in your bag while increasing padding and protection for your gear.