Flex Lens Shade – PhotoPlus Expo 2013

Photo Plus Expo 2013 coverage continues check out the Flex Lens Shade. The Flex Lens Shade can be folded flat taking up minimal space in your travel bag, while the design allows it to universally fit any SLR camera lens or as an extension to your existing lens hood.

Keiko talks to inventor and founder Thomas Hogan about the origins and functionality of Flex Lens Shade in the video below.


The Flex Lens Shade is an adjustable flexible lens shade that fits any SLR lens.The Flex Lens Shade is the only tool on the market to block unwanted light flare. At only 1.2 ounces, the Flex Lens Shade will become a tool that you always carry in your camera bag every day.

The Flex Lens Shade was developed to be durable, professional and lightweight. With its Ballistic Nylon shell, double stitch sewing and finished edges, the Flex Lens Shade is durable for everyday use.

The Flex Lens Shade's unique designand finished look will empress clients instead of the old gaffers tape you may have used in the past to block unwanted light.

At only 1.2 ounces, the near weightless Flex Lens Shade can be carried in your camera bag everyday with its lay flat design and lightweight feature. Sun flare, indoor light flare and studio light flare can ruin an excellent image.

Flare can also ruin an image due to the focus unit trying to focus through the flare causing the image to be out of focus. Often you are not able to move to avoid the light flare or maybe didn't notice it when taking the photo and that moment is gone.

Fits Any SLR Lens / Lightweight only 1.2 oz. / No glue or adhesive / Quick installation / Bend in any direction / Sturdy and durable

More information can be found at https://FlexLensShade.com and is also available via Amazon (found here).
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4 thoughts on “Flex Lens Shade – PhotoPlus Expo 2013

  1. @ Bruce Philpott - That really depends on the angle of the light source that is flaring. In actual practice though it's really common to need to flag a light source that's hitting your lens even with a standard hood attached. It's not a perfect replacement for a set of flags on c-stands, but it does most of what a matte box would do with a lot less bulk - much like the Dinkum ones linked to above which are in very common use.

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    @Everyone - Not quite as compact, but there is also this product which I use httpss://cheesycam.com/flaredinkum-compact-flag-lens-shade/

  3. It attaches to a lens hood. The OEM hood is designed to come right down to nearly vignetting the shot. I don't see that this product could help at all with primes, and not even with zooms except for the rare case where you're zoomed to maximum tele (where the OEM hood can't be that tight because it has to not vignette when you're zoomed to wide).

  4. I just picked up a couple of these last week as an alternative to a bulky matte box. They work well and he's not kidding - once it's velcro'd down it won't rotate or fall off. The only real caveat is that they won't work with lenses whose front element rotates when focusing - like the Canon 50/1.8. For one thing, you would obviously be rotating the shade this way, but there is also not much for the velcro to strap to. It works best by attaching it to a lens hood rather than the lens itself.

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