Universal Lens Hood - ESD: 12/10/2020

$45

Universal Lens Hood - ESD: 12/10/2020

$45
$45

ESTIMATED SHIP DATE:
(12/10/2020)

(if ordered today) 

At some point in shooting, we utilize lens hoods to either enhance our shot or protect our lenses. But with our Universal Lens Hood, you're able to do both simultaneously... all the time.

Introducing S|54 and M|72, the world's first ever all-fitting, multi-functional lens hoods... working with nearly ANY size lens, ANY focal length and holding ANY size circular filter.

  • With one hand, collapse it in a millisecond to pack and store virtually anywhere…
  • Fold it down as needed to prevent vignetting or dark spots from appearing in the corners of your frame, even when using your widest angled lens…
  • It’s easier to install, never falls off and quicker to remove than all other lens hoods…
  • You can fold it down even further to better protect your lens while still having total access to the dials, switches and rings.
  • By wedging into it any size circular filter, it enables you to use your largest circular filter with your smallest size lens…. 
  • You can also press it against glass surfaces to completely remove reflections and glares from your shot.
  • It’s protected by our Lint Resistant Coating and insured with our Lifetime Replacement Warranty. 

Now travel with less gear and less stress knowing you can remove any glare or reflection from any shot, enhance your photos using any sized circular filter with any sized lens and still have the added protection wanted against the elements... So regardless of your setup, shooting style or situation, you're KUVRD. 

S|54 (SMALL) is designed to fit 99% of smaller camera lenses, perfect for micro 4/3 lenses, mirrorless camera lenses, vintage lenses, smaller range finder lenses and SLRs lenses!

M|72 (MEDIUM) is designed to fit 99% of larger camera lenses, perfect for DSLR and mirrorless camera lenses, cine-lenses, medium format lenses and larger super telephoto lenses.

It doesn’t take a lot of time in using a conventional lens hood before realizing 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 on the list goes.

The idea behind the Universal Lens Hood line was to eliminate common inconveniences that photographers face... that really we dealt with when using traditional lens hoods.

Do you 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 and comes with a Lifetime Replacement Warranty?

Then our Universal Lens Hood is for you!

FEATURES:

  • Fits 99% of Lenses (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 circular filter (Multi-Functional).
  • No Dark Spots / Vignetting in corners of frame. (Time Saver).
  • Removes glare & reflections when shooting through glass (Enhancer).
  • 24/7/365 Access to adjustment dials and switches on your lens, no matter how you install it (Complete Control).
  • Protects against the elements (Added Defense).

LIFETIME REPLACEMENT WARRANTY
S|54 & M|72 are guaranteed to perform under the toughest conditions nature might throw at you. But if you have any issues, no sweat. We'll replace any of them for free... forever. 

  • 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.