Professional Lens Hood
A black silicone cone that will stretch fit to any lens, the Professional lens hoodis an incredibly versatile bit of kit. Attach facing forwards to block out unwanted glare and reflections when shooting through a window, or fit backwards to protect your equipment from the elements.
What does it do?
Removing glare by day and reflections by night, the Professional lens hood can be used any time you need it. Whether you're shooting through a hotel window, a high-rise observation deck, the window of a bus or through an enclosure at the zoo - the Professional lens hood makes a massive difference, transforming a bad photo into a great one even before you start editing!
How do I use it?
The Professional lens hood can be used freehand or on a tripod.
The freedom to move around without any complicated setup is a real bonus in popular tourist locations and zoos where lots of wandering people make available space limited. Not to mention many of these venues have banned tripods entirely.
Perfect for crowded areas. Often the busiest tourist attractions leave very little room - or time - for great images.
Get drone-looking shots, without a drone. Ok, this one is a bit of a stretch, but you'll get such clear photos out of high-rise buildings that people won't believe they were taken through glass at all. Most cities around the world have banned the use of drones, so this is your next best option to get those cityscape bangers!
Much more effective than a CPL. Polarising filters are known to modify and remove some reflections at certain angles but don't work to fully block the glare (especially at night).
A good quality CPL is expensive, they change the colours in your photo and you'll need adapter rings to fit them to all your lenses.
Professional lens hood does not prevent anything getting onto the front element. This can be sealed up by attaching a protection (or simple UV) filter to the front of your lens, as the manufactures recommend. Crucially, the Professional lens hood will keep the camera clean and prevent any ingress into the buttons or lens mount.