Kapsones Custom Lens Hoods Can Give Your Gear Some Colorful Flair


Want to give your plain-looking camera a dash of color? Kapsones can help you do that. It’s a new line of custom lens hoods — the company describes them as “jewelry for your camera” — that launched recently over in Eindhoven, Netherlands.

There are four styles to choose from: Baroque (an old fashioned look), Knitted (self explanatory), Stealth (sharp and angled), and Street (looks like a cobblestone road). Each design comes in several colors that you can choose from when ordering.

The company says that the colorful designs don’t affect the resulting colors seen in photos, but prospective customers worried about color shift can choose black for each of the models.


As the company is just starting out, the lineup of compatible lenses isn’t very extensive yet. So far it’s just the Canon 28-80, 28-90, 18-55mm IS, and 18-35mm IS II.

Here’s a product launch trailer introducing the new product:

You can pick one up over in the Kapsones shop for €20, or about $27 (novelty camera accessories often don’t come cheap).

  • MS

    Plus, they greatly improve the “kids playing soccer” images taken with a kit lens on a rebel.

  • David_Evans

    I can’t believe these will never produce a color cast. Would it have killed them to paint the insides black?

  • Jim Macias

    I’m holding out for the Hello Kitty lens hood.

  • Fullstop

    Why wouldn’t they paint the inside black? Since this is for photography won’t reflected light off of THE COLORED OBJECT RIGHT BY THE LENS add color to the photo? Or is this the point to be kinda like an instragram/holga effect?

  • Zos Xavius

    “Want to give your plain-looking camera a dash of color?”


  • GG

    I think these hoods are fantastic! I can’t wait to get one to put on my Nikon Pure Photography camera.

  • Jonathan Maniago

    For those who find the red ring a little too discrete.

  • tron

    this will be all the rage with the “mommy with camera” types. while we’re mocking the product, the ceos will be laughing all the way to the bank :P

  • Dover

    I have a strong feeling that these hoods will rapidly replace the original hoods that newbie photographers insist on mounting backwards, making the lens harder to zoom.

  • kodiak xyza

    « wow, that hood must take good photos »

    at least that nonsense about cameras will be deflected… literally.

  • Ian Jackson

    I sense a hint of sarcasm… hahaha

  • Ian Jackson

    What is the point in buying one of these for $27 dollars? I mean they might make some money but eventually people will be able to print their own

  • Blimp

    Stupid. I try my best to blend in and disappear in the crowd while taking photos… this pretty much helps make me stand out, for what reason? Nothing. All for show. Photography is not a performance art.

  • Mike

    The inner side is non reflective for a reason. The bright color in there destroys a big part of the use for a lens hood if a bright light shines on this part.
    A white inside would just lower contrast. A colored inside will create a weird color cast. Way to lomogrify your lens.

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  • Kacper Moris Drwięga

    Fun but usless :D

  • Becca Gulliver

    Those are just hideous.

  • Syuaip

    Whaaaat? No Gold???!!!!

    Ah, there is one.

    This is a must for becoming a NatGeo level nature photographer..

  • Tyler Magee

    haha im sorry but why would anyone want to buy this….

  • Lukas Prochazka

    Because this is just bussines thing…to make some money…why it is only for set kit lenses? because most of people have them…most of the amatuer photographers and i bet they will appraciate this stylish thing

  • bmassao

    Well played, sir

  • visualbassist

    not to break anybody’s bubble here, but lens hoods are black for a reason…