Flex Lens Shade Flex Lens Shade

Flex Lens Shade Flex Lens Shade

Flex Lens Shade Flex Lens Shade

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  • Lens Shade Attaches to Lens or Hood
  • Bends to Block Unwanted Light or Rain
  • Strap with Hook-and-Loop Fasteners
  • Holds Shape in Any Situation
  • Waterproof & Lightweight
  • Ballistic Nylon Construction
  • Stores Flat
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Block unwanted light or rain droplets with the Flex Lens Shade. This ballistic nylon shade easily attaches to lenses or hoods and can be bent to block exactly what you need. It has an 11" strap with hook-and-loop fasteners for securely holding on to the lens or hood and is waterproof and lightweight. Additionally, the Flex Lens Shade can be stored flat for easy packing.

UPC: 858617003002
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  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description
    Mount Type Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Material Nylon
    Dimensions 5.0 x 7.0" / 12.7 x 17.8 cm
    Weight 1.2 oz / 34 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.3 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.5 x 8.0 x 0.1"
    Flex Lens Shade is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 72.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great idea! Well executed. There are few new things in photographic accessories to get excited about, this is an exception. Is it perfect? No but it fits a need and has been very handy. On trips with limited space, it can take the place of 3 different lens shades and packs FLAT. In rainy weather, it protects the front element. In a bright, low horizon light it shades your lens, what more can you ask?. It's really worth the money and it's made well too. You have to remember to compose first before you tighten the velcro around the lens but that's the only thing about this that might be a small problem. Overall I give this 5 stars with ease!
    Date published: 2012-01-17
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from You can probably do without this This shade is a great idea, but for one fatal flaw. It attaches to your lens using a Velcro belt that's smartly rubberized to stop it from slipping off the lens. Here's the flaw: the Velcro strap attaches where several of my lenses focus. Need to focus? The shade moves too. Need to move the shade? Focus changes. If the strap were a little thinner it might be easier to get around this. While this may sound fussy, it's actually a deal breaker. Every time I need to adjust the shade or focus (which is every shot - and as a professional that's hundreds of frames per job). That's a lot of fooling around. So I continue to flag the front of my lens with my hat, and the fun little shade I bought from B&H sits in my bag.
    Date published: 2015-11-16
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from A Fussy Solution As a light-shield, certainly adequate. As a gadget to satisfy a gadget lover, also adequate! In the field when time and convenience are critical, this gadget is often a fussy bother. Impromptu alternatives like a partner's shadow or one's hat are quicker (no need to attach and adjust) and just as adequate. I liked this little item but returned it, figuring it certainly is not worth the asking price. Pro: interesting enough to prompt inquiries, and easy to attach Con: fussy to adjust, especially when time is limited, and certainly not something anyone would want to leave attached
    Date published: 2012-12-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very practical accessory Recently I shot my first broadcast TV commercial with a DSLR. One shot was a low angle with the sun at about 2 o'clock in front of me. Thankfully I had a C- stand, black flag and an assistant, but what I really needed was the Flex lens shade. While the flag helped me see the shot, it didn't protect against flares, and it was a slider shot. I had some versions with sun flares and some without. Turns out the client didn't like the glare in the shot, and I was just lucky I had enough takes that I found one without a sun flare to replace it. Budding cinematographers beware...lots of people still consider sun flares bad camera work, rather than a cinematic touch. the reason you see it so often is many movies are shot at golden hour with the sun low in the sky, a prime condition for flares since the sun is also often used as a back light. Anyway, not having an expensive matte box, adding the flex shade to a quality variable ND filter will give you almost all the benefits of both. At this price, it's simply a no brainier.
    Date published: 2012-01-17
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Lots of Pros, One Con Big improvement over my hand in shielding my Canon 17mm TSE, which with its protruding from element glass design is a magnet for flaring lights. Stores flat. I love the carrying convenience and flexibility. One drawback: it hugs the focusing ring and can easily throw the focus off
    Date published: 2014-03-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Flex shade works great. I use to hold my hat out to block the sun-flair when shooting close to strait into the light. Now I can adjust the shade to do it. Best of all my arm doesn't get tired.
    Date published: 2012-12-28
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poorly made. Got this about a month ago and the stitches on the loops that are supposed to hold the strap on pulled out when I tried to thread the strap through the very first time. To B&H's credit they sent me an email with a pre-paid UPS label to send it back for a replacement. But I am going to have a velcro strip stitched to the underside of where the strap goes and then attach velcro to my lens hood to hold it on. I am a video guy and the loop would not fit on the lens hood on my zoom anyway. The bottom line is I think I can use this on my super-wide angle when I am zoomed in, and the velcro strips should make it fast and easy to take off and on. But this thing appears to be very cheaply made. I am hoping this is not a Made-in-America product.
    Date published: 2013-01-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Flex is an appropriate name... This is actually my second one. The first one is still somewhat functional but it's had 5 years of hard use... The new one has an improved Anti-Slip padded area and the strap guides are better design and well attached. This allows for one handed installation. I have used this on a Sigma 24-70mm 2.8, a Sigma 70-200mm 2.8 and I also use it as a flag on my Sony NX Series HD Camcorder. When your the visiting team your facing the sun, that's just how it has always worked. Now it's not beyond me to shoot from the opposing side (Especially if I want to catch the team on the sidelines) but I try to capture what the fans will remember so I do shoot 70% from the teams side of the field. Late afternoon 4-6 pm the sun is right where it hurts you, can you say LENS FLARE? This is the best answer I've ever found!
    Date published: 2017-08-27
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