Free Lens Hoods

Printable PDF documents to make your own lens hoods

New! Check out our sister site at www.lenshoods.net for lens hoods optimized for digital SLRs with 1.5x and 1.6x crop sensors.

This site contains PDF documents that can be printed and cut out to make lens hoods for a variety of 35mm and digital SLR camera lenses. Lens hoods give better quality photographs by reducing flare caused by nonimageforming light.

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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:

And best of all...

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. Check out our user feedback to see what people think about our lens hoods.


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