Digital Lens Hoods
Printable PDF lens hoods optimized for 1.5x and 1.6x crop digital SLR sensors
This site contains PDF documents that can be printed and cut out to make digital lens hoods for a variety of digital SLR camera lenses. Lens hoods give better quality photographs by reducing flare caused by nonimageforming light. These lens hoods are optimized for 1.5x and 1.6x crop digital sensors, making them suitable for the majority of Nikon's and Canon's consumer range of digital SLRs.
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PDF lens hoods are currently available for lenses from manufacturers listed on the right. Other manufacturers will follow shortly. Please contact us if you would like to request any additions.
Why use a printable lens hood?
Printable lens hoods offer a number of advantages over their costly counterparts:
- Ultra compact - can be carried unfolded.
- No waiting to order one - simply download, print, cut-out and attach.
- Redundancy - don't worry if you lose one; just print another!
- 100% recyclable.
- Can be modified to cater for different digital SLR sensor crop factors.
- Available in both 'rounded' and 'petal' versions.
And best of all...
- They're absolutely free!
Why not just buy a real lens hood?
A brand new replacement lens hood for the Canon EF 600mm f/4 L USM IS costs a whopping £439.99. Alternatively, you can download it from this site for free! Granted, the genuine item is likely to be a bit sturdier, but that's still £439.99 you're saving!
Even modest lens hoods are pretty expensive. For example, a replacement lens hood for the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L will set you back £45.99. Even the most basic lens such as the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II will cost you £17.99 if you want to add a lens hood. While these hoods are arguably of top quality compared with those available from this site, they all serve the same purpose at the end of the day.
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