Shooting good pictures through glass is difficult; blur, reflections, light, all conspire to get in your way and ruin your perfect shot. Maybe you’re on an observation deck, are 50 stories up in the city, or shooting through a display at the aquarium: getting the perfect shot is nearly impossible. So what do you do? You grab the ULH: The Ultimate Lens Hood.
This simple, black silicone lens hood fits onto virtually any lens, and lets you shoot through virtually any pane of glass. When attached facing forwards, it allows you to block out all that unnecessary, obnoxious glare and those reflections you don’t want ruining your shot. Attached backwards, it functions as a protective shield for your camera, against the elements.
It works both during the day and at night, and the silicone construction is flexible and versatile; it attaches directly to your camera, as opposed to the glass, and doesn’t leave marks on the window. The creators also claim its far more effective than a polarizing filter; it blocks out glare more evenly and doesn’t change the lighting or glare in your pictures. If you use it in addition to a polarizing filter, you get the best of both worlds.
The stretchy silicone means the lid works with virtually any lens diameter, even up to 115 mm. The full size is appropriate for DSLR and mirrorless cameras, and they created a smaller version for much smaller cameras and lenses too – such a when you’re shooting on your phone.
Starting at about $25 for the Mini and about $38 for the full-size ULH, this thing is a relative deal – but is sure to help elevate your photography. Head on over to Kickstarter right now.