Simensays RetroHood™ (Loop), GoPro Lens hood

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    Black nylon plastic with a matte finish and slight grainy feel.

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Simensays RetroHood™ )Loop) GoPro Hero 3 Lens Hood

Protective lens hood, for mounting your nakedGoPro to gimbals or various gear. Lens hood protects GoPro lens, blocks out light & reduces lens flare (albeit just a little, as lens hoods for fisheye lenses are limited for obvious reasons). No vignetting in WIDE, MEDIUM or NARROW formats.

Quick Release

The RetroHood™ is mounted with a piece of velcro band (loop). I use a one-sided velcro band, (hook & loop mixed, so it grabs onto itself). Regular velcro band can be used, the two different sides (hook & loop) needs to be sewn into a suitable band. Hole for small lanyard in the lens cap.)


  • Weight: 5g (+2g for the lens cap)
  • Velcro band: 14mm wide, about 15cm / 6" long. Velcro not included.
  • Super simple installation

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    IN: 1.417 w x 1.676 d x 1.944 h
    CM: 3.6 w x 4.258 d x 4.938 h


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    @kuau This hood should replace the clamp on the H3-XD gimbals, and be used as a camera quick release. There is no need to use both, as it is just dead weight, and a hassle to remove the camera.
    April 15, 2014, 2:18 pm
    @simensays Have you made the modification for the lens shade to fit with the zenmuse gimbal yet? Thanks
    April 15, 2014, 3:27 am
    @FrankFaster Come to think of it, why do you still use the clamp/bar? The idea behind the hood, is to replace the clamp for quick & easy mounting without tools, while at the same time providing protection to the GoPro lens.
    April 5, 2014, 7:34 pm
    @FrankFaster Yeah, it was not initially made for the Zenmuse - but as you proved, it can be easily modified to fit. I use the Tarot gimbal, and do not have the H3-2D, but I will get my hands on one and make the minor adjustment to the design so it will fit directly. Thanks for your feedback & input.
    April 5, 2014, 7:25 pm
    @FrankFaster Gil thinking of buying one of these, did the Zenmuse balance Ok with the hood fitted?
    April 5, 2014, 4:46 pm
    Hello Simon, just received your RetroHood, unfortunatly it doesnt fit on the Zenmuse Gimbal due to the little Bar, that is holding the GoPro in its place. I cut out a little piece on the left Side. After this it fitted really nice. Maybe you have to adapt your design for Zenmuse owners. Cheers Gil
    January 29, 2014, 4:13 pm


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