Clever lens hood/cap design

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Designers Rhie Hyi Joong and Lee Sang Hwa created this clever lens hood design that serves also as a lens cap:

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  • http://twitter.com/#!/ZDP189 ZDP-189

    Excellent!

    • lynn

      so compact i love it! size and bulkiness is why i leave home my lens hoods. even though i know i shouldnt because it also protects the lenses. this design looks like can also be modified to have a flower petal hood shape for the shorter n wider focal lengths. since not each leaf has to be same size. i wonder how it operates in actual usage? does it open correctly 100% each time? how fast can it open close open close perfectly? how prone do the leaves get caught in something that will bend or warp it? does this design “attract” dust n debris how much more?

  • Nonchinese

    Perfect. Thats why camera manufacturers have different lenshoods for different lenses – so that you can replace them with one Chinese quality product. I also like the description much: DSLR is not only for using by Expert. Currently, DSLR is quite familar for everyone also people rather has it these days as one of special Electronics.

    Way to go!

  • Mike

    @Nonchinese
    Those are designed by Korean not Chinese. And it’s very innovative from them, at least they designed and made something that would work. Much more productive than a troll like you!

    • Global

      I like Korean stuff too.

  • Common Sense

    :-) and what’s clever about that horrible looking, impractical monster?
    I have suggestion for the “inwentor” so his “inwention” will be even brighter ;-)
    imbed into the monster hood/cup GPS with radio transmitter, so when user lose the cup, he can find it easily
    ;-))))))))))))))))

    • Gerry

      I like the classic stereotype that you used. Maybe instead of insulting people, you should practice your own english. Judging by your grammar, I would put you at a 4th grade level.

      • Ronan

        You are being a little tough on him… 5th grade level i would say.

  • Camaman

    Looks very interesting! :-)
    But trouble is, every lens is sensitive to vignetting in its own way. Making a universal product like this that actually works in every fashion as advertised is really really hard.

  • ed

    I like the idea very much, as long as it is well made and last a fair time. Of course it will not be universal, but will need to be tailored depending on focal length.

  • ed

    Just went on their website and there are some strange statements on it implying that the lens hood can help getting the exposure right. well, seems to me they need to learn a few things.

  • http://photoartbymark.zenfolio.com photoartbymark

    use it and see if it works

  • http://tumbleweed-092.livejournal.com Slow Gin

    Nice design and quite useful, especially for kit lens users (18-55 comes without lens hood).

  • Rob

    “you could have made a mistake that you didn’t take the lens cap off and took the pictures”
    I’m sorry right, but unless you’re using a rangefinder, how on earth would you not know if you’ve left the lens cap on! Surely looking through the viewfinder or at the LCD screen and thinking…Why can I only see black – is a pretty big hint xD
    Well this beats that precision engineered body cap thing, but still ;D

    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/couleurs_/ Ben Y

      Aw I wanted to be the first one to point that out.

  • Rob

    “you could have made a mistake that you didn’t take the lens cap off and took the pictures”
    I’m sorry right, but unless you’re using a rangefinder, how on earth would you not know if you’ve left the lens cap on! Surely looking through the viewfinder or at the LCD screen and thinking…Why can I only see black – is a pretty big hint xD
    Well this beats that precision engineered body cap thing, but still ;D

  • cndlpwr

    You gotta love engrish. Is it too much to ask to have a native-english speaking person provide copyrighting services to these asian companies?? Even simple proofreading would do! Are they that confident in their english language skills?

    • Camaman

      LOL!
      :-)

    • James

      Oh, cndlpwr, the delicious irony! The word you had in mind is correctly spelled “copywriting”. The word “copyrighting” means something entirely different.

  • NYCpete

    ill pass. that hood looks stupid.

  • sirin

    has the genius behind this shnobel prize candidate ever heard that all lenses treat flares and vignetting individually, hence the individual hoods? and how on earth would you forget to take the cap off when using an optical viewfinder?

  • mrtom

    Looks ugly to me.

  • skippy macthrobbus

    that hood is going to have to open up a lot more to allow for wide angle shooting. it also allows you the opportunity to accidentally screw up crucial pictures by NOT opening up the hood to its appropriate FOV position.

    no thanks.

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