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Canon EW-78BII Lens Hood for EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens

You Pay: $24.95

Lens hoods are primarily designed to prevent unwanted stray light from entering the lens by extending and shading the end of the lens. In addition, since the end of the lens is extended, you also get the added benefit of some extra protection from accidental impact.

The "petal" shape of this lens hood maximizes the amount of hood coverage for the minimum amount of weight and hood area. This dedicated lens hood is designed to match the specific focal length of the lens it was designed for.

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CanonEW-78B II Lens Hood
 
4.7

(based on 202 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (155)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (40)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (173)
  • Lightweight (173)
  • Durable (149)
  • Reliable (87)
  • Improves function (46)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (9)
  • Pricey / poor value (4)

Best Uses

  • Travel (94)
  • Everyday (88)
  • Landscape photography (77)
  • Everyday use (57)
  • Portraits (53)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (65)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (92), Semi-professional (37), Professional (24), Casual user (15), Photo enthusiast (14)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

A big must!

Apart from regular landscape , floral and company photos I take, EW 78B lens hood has been a big help with most of my macro studio lighting shots. We normally use a black board...Read complete review

Apart from regular landscape , floral and company photos I take, EW 78B lens hood has been a big help with most of my macro studio lighting shots. We normally use a black board cut and pasted to the extender of all our tripods. It shields the slave lights (including under the glass table lighting). Adding this tool had helped me remove stray lights and focus on the light needed for our specimen.

The hood is made of plastic and it tends to bend and adjust with the other contents in my lowepro bag. I don't know if it will warp if I keep it long enough in there specially when travelling. Carrying it vertically gives me that apprehension. So far it has served its purpose.

If there's a company that would make a bag for all lens hood of different sizes with sturdy sides that would be great.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Pricey piece of plastic

Is it worth the price? I bought it because I couldn't find a cheap alternative. My experience with a collapsable rubber hood on my Ef75-300 was not good. It fell of when...Read complete review

Is it worth the price? I bought it because I couldn't find a cheap alternative. My experience with a collapsable rubber hood on my Ef75-300 was not good. It fell of when it bumped against something, which was often, and it tore at the fold.

The EF 28-135 is my basic walk-around lens and it on my camera about 80 percent of the time, and I am rarely without my camera. The hood doesn't pop off when it bumps into solid objects and it's not going to tear.

Still, it's an awful lot of money for a piece of plastic. Lens hoods should be provided with each lens, like other lens manufacturers.

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5.0

A Must have item

By Sakatoloha

from Lorton, VA

About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday use
      • Landscape Photography
      • Macro Photography
      • Portraits
      • Traveling

      Comments about Canon EW-78B II Lens Hood:

      Great for walking around especially on sunny days.

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      5.0

      Hoody

      By TRueser

      from Chicago

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home
        • Landscape Photography

        Comments about Canon EW-78B II Lens Hood:

        It fit and worked great

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        5.0

        Lens

        By Nena50

        from Southside, al

        Comments about Canon EW-78B II Lens Hood:

        Love my lens hood. Helps with stray light

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        4.0

        Does exactly what it's meant to do

        By Freeze Frame

        from Mahopac, NY

        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday use
          • Landscape Photography
          • Traveling

          Comments about Canon EW-78B II Lens Hood:

          works well to protect lens and shield the sun. Only complaint is it's so expensive for a piece of plastic!!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          Expensive but worth it

          By Rana Leonhardi Photography

          from Minneapolis, Minnesota

          About Me Professional

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

          • Price

          Best Uses

          • Everyday use
          • Portraits

          Comments about Canon EW-78B II Lens Hood:

          I always, ALWAYS buy Canon brand lens hoods for my Canon lenses despite the fact that they are always 3 times more expensive. However, I don't mind paying a little more because the quality is sturdy, and will protect my lens that I have invested in.

          When it comes to protecting your Canon lenses, do you really want some cheapie version of a hood?

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          canon ew78B hood

          By doug

          from rochester ny

          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Canon EW-78B II Lens Hood:

              used at zoo shead excess light

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Perfect for keeping out stray light

              By michaelP

              from Klamath Falls, Oregon

              About Me Semi-Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Everyday use
              • Landscape Photography
              • Portraits

              Comments about Canon EW-78B II Lens Hood:

              This product works great and makes my pictures look a lot better by keeping out stray light and helping prevent lens flare

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Is worth the money

              By John

              from Naples, Fl

              About Me Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday use
                • Home
                • Landscape Photography
                • Macro Photography
                • Portraits
                • Studio
                • Traveling

                Comments about Canon EW-78B II Lens Hood:

                Great item for the price

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Great product

                By Caroline

                from Bakersfield

                About Me Casual user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday use
                  • Home
                  • Landscape Photography
                  • Portraits
                  • Traveling

                  Comments about Canon EW-78B II Lens Hood:

                  Great hood. Exactly what I wanted!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Very satisfied

                  By BoostedKSeries

                  from Oceanside,ca

                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape Photography
                    • Traveling

                    Comments about Canon EW-78B II Lens Hood:

                    Fit perfect ,
                    Canon always makes too notch things

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Works Great

                    By Bud

                    from St Petersburg Fl

                    About Me Casual user

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                    • None Serious

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Canon EW-78B II Lens Hood:

                      Fits the 28-135 lens perfectly. However, when reversed on lens if shield not needed, gets in the way of zooming. One can zoom, but the shield covers portion of the zoom ring.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      OEM parts as described

                      By Arland

                      from San Jose

                      About Me Casual user

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home

                        Comments about Canon EW-78B II Lens Hood:

                        Perfect fit to my lens and It's really original parts.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Glad to Have It

                        By Shooter

                        from Sacramento, CA

                        About Me Semi-Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Everyday use
                          • Landscape Photography
                          • Portraits
                          • Traveling

                          Comments about Canon EW-78B II Lens Hood:

                          How did i live without a lens hood? Easy shopping, quick delivery, thank you!

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          5.0

                          "Just the right light now!"

                          By Debbie

                          from Hunt, Texas

                          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                          • No cons for me

                          Best Uses

                          • For Outdoor Use
                          • Landscape Photography
                          • Traveling

                          Comments about Canon EW-78B II Lens Hood:

                          I use this Lens Hood when shooting outside during the day. It is very easy to put on and take off. I would certainly buy this product again, just what I needed for the right light!

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Worked Great!

                          By Johnl

                          from Central NJ

                          About Me Getting Started

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Everyday use

                            Comments about Canon EW-78B II Lens Hood:

                            Everything worked as described.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            4.0

                            Exactly what I needed for outdoors

                            By TrailRider

                            from Quad Cities, IL

                            About Me Semi-Professional

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                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Canon EW-78B II Lens Hood:

                                This is just what I needed.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                4.0

                                Canon Lens Hood

                                By mailbag

                                from Milford, Ohio

                                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Lightweight
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Everyday use
                                  • Traveling

                                  Comments about Canon EW-78B II Lens Hood:

                                  Bought the Canon brand so I was sure it would fit my Canon lens snugly. Quality product, spend a few extra buck...you get what you pay for!

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Best for This Lens

                                  By BSL Photography

                                  from Boise, ID

                                  About Me Professional

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Everyday use
                                    • Home
                                    • Portraits
                                    • Studio
                                    • Traveling

                                    Comments about Canon EW-78B II Lens Hood:

                                    I recently bought a Canon 28-135mm lens and purchased this Lens Hood to go with it. I won't shoot without a lens hood. This hood works perfectly with the lens it was designed for. I've tried off brand lens hoods before and in my experience they aren't worth buying. I'll only buy the lens hood that the actual manufacturer makes for the lens.

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                                    3.0

                                    Improved wide angle images

                                    By Photo Junkie

                                    from Sonoma County, CA

                                    About Me Semi-Professional

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Works as advertised

                                    Cons

                                    • Difficult To Use

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Everyday use
                                    • Portraits

                                    Comments about Canon EW-78B II Lens Hood:

                                    The EW-78BII lens hood seems to have eliminated or at least reduced the lens flair of my 28mm shots, which is what I had hoped. I find the hood fits very snuggly, which makes it feel very secure, but also makes it a little harder to put on and take off. Over all it does what it is supposed to do very well for the price.

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Canon Hood

                                    By duranash

                                    from Littleton, CO

                                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Landscape Photography

                                      Comments about Canon EW-78B II Lens Hood:

                                      The hood fits snugly. It looks like it will do a nice job of mitigating flare.

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

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