Free SLR Lens Hoods

I just ran across this great website where you can print patterns for lens hoods for just about every lens made today. The site allows you to download PDF files with the patterns for you to print. Though they recommend A4, A3, or A2 paper, I found that printing to standard 8 1/2″ by 11″ paper with the Adobe Reader auto cropping allowed me to have the same results. These look like a great alternative to paying $45+ for the custom hoods from Canon. I’ll finish cutting mine out and snap a few pictures to see how well they work.

Update: The results were less than exciting, but, it does provide a temporary fix until you get fed up with it and decide to either opt for the rubber retractable lens hoods found at the local camera shop or shell out the big bucks for the real deal lens hoods from the manufacturer.

[via LifeHacker]



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