The COMPACTTM lens shade is a professional "french flag" for DSLR's and small video cameras. Securing to the hot-shoe bracket, the multi-directional 10 link, 7.5" / 19cm long ball-and-socket arm holds the sturdy 5-inch wide aluminum shade securely and precisely to protect from lens flare, dust, and drizzle. Fast set-up and ease of use make this an essential item to add to the kit of every serious photographer or videographer, saving time and money by eliminating the need for hoods specific to every lens. SPECS: Weight 4.1 oz. * PLEASE NOTE: the required rigidity of the arm means that while this device is length adjustable, good alignment and significant pressure is required to reattach the segments. The COMPACTTM lens shade is the only item in the Dinkum Systems® product line that is NOT interchangeable with the other heads, bases and additional links. Please note that additional links are NOT sold separately for this product.