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Canon Lens Hood for MP-E 65mm Lens

You Pay: $36.95

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.

Dedicated lens hoods are designed to match the specific focal length of the lens it was designed for.

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CanonMP-E-65 Lens Hood
 
4.4

(based on 10 reviews)

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89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (6)
  • Lightweight (5)
  • Strong construction (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Macro photography (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Metal hood works well with flash

    This specialized hood is a well made piece of lightweight metal.

    It prevents light from your flash or light source from entering the lens directly so it improves image quality and...Read complete review

    This specialized hood is a well made piece of lightweight metal.

    It prevents light from your flash or light source from entering the lens directly so it improves image quality and contrast. I use it with the MT-24EX, a 580EX II and with LED lamps. In all cases, it allows me to position the light to hit the subject but not the lens glass. It also protects against scratches by being the first part of your kit to hit obstacles. This is useful because of the very small working distances of the MP-E65 lens.

    One downside I had not thought about before trying it out is that since the hood is narrower than the lens, you need to take it off before putting a lens cap on. I guess it would be nice if it came with a mini lens cap to go directly on top of the hood but I don't think such a small cap exists.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    But not the lens cap...

    The build quality of this is excellent. Based on its weight my guess is that it's made of aluminum and fits perfectly onto the MP-E 65. The only problem is that when it's on...Read complete review

    The build quality of this is excellent. Based on its weight my guess is that it's made of aluminum and fits perfectly onto the MP-E 65. The only problem is that when it's on you can't put the lens cap on, and since it's not a bayonet, you have to screw it on and off each time you want to use the lens. While I'm sure it does a great job blocking any stray light from the MT-24EX that I also bought, I don't really know because it's too tedious to put this hood on and then remove it again with every shot. I don't really use it and I wouldn't recommend it unless there is a compatible lens cap somewhere (which should ship with it to be useful). And the fact is I'm not seeing any flare without it, so I guess it's not really needed.

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    4.0

    Pricey Lens Hood

    By Supa Steve

    from AZ

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good quality

    Cons

    • Expensive
    • Too expensive

    Best Uses

    • Macro Photography

    Comments about Canon MP-E-65 Lens Hood:

    Nice specialty lens hood that does what it's supposed to, but definitely over priced by Canon.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Excellent product and fast shipping !!!

    By Tío Leo

    from Montevideo

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Lightweight
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors/Low Light

      Comments about Canon MP-E-65 Lens Hood:

      Excellent again, thanks!!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Nice hood

      By Chas

      from South Carolina

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Canon MP-E-65 Lens Hood:

          Does what it is supposed to do and you actually forget it is on the lens. Screws on and off easily and does not interfere with macro ring flash.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Metal hood works well with flash

          By cueben

          from Montreal, Canada

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Improves IQ
          • Lightweight
          • Rugged
          • Strong Construction
          • Well Made

          Cons

          • Incompatible w lens cap

          Best Uses

          • Macro Photography

          Comments about Canon MP-E-65 Lens Hood:

          This specialized hood is a well made piece of lightweight metal.

          It prevents light from your flash or light source from entering the lens directly so it improves image quality and contrast. I use it with the MT-24EX, a 580EX II and with LED lamps. In all cases, it allows me to position the light to hit the subject but not the lens glass. It also protects against scratches by being the first part of your kit to hit obstacles. This is useful because of the very small working distances of the MP-E65 lens.

          One downside I had not thought about before trying it out is that since the hood is narrower than the lens, you need to take it off before putting a lens cap on. I guess it would be nice if it came with a mini lens cap to go directly on top of the hood but I don't think such a small cap exists.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Necessary to prevent stray light.

          By Comet_levy9

          from Singapore

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Durable
          • Lightweight
          • Rugged
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • Difficult to Clean

          Best Uses

          • Macro Photography
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Canon MP-E-65 Lens Hood:

          A must especially during high magnification to prevent stray light from the flash.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          useful accessory

          By Nature photographer

          from Durham NC

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Durable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Macro Photography

            Comments about Canon MP-E-65 Lens Hood:

            This cap protects the front element of the lens and should help reduce flare. In a piece of very good design for this application, the cap screws onto the front of the lens, and it does not interfere with attachment of the Canon macro flashes. (The hood does not interfere with the illumination of the subject by the flash.) The only con on this is that it is a bit tedious to remove, but that is worth it for the compatibility with the flash. The only slight con to this product is that the lens cap cannot be attached with the hood on--noted by other reviewers here. My solution: I keep the whole lens in a pouch when not on the camera.

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            5.0

            WORKS WELL

            By gary the camera nut

            from Long Beach, California

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Effective
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Expensive

            Best Uses

              Comments about Canon MP-E-65 Lens Hood:

              Keeps stray light from Canon's dual flash from
              hitting Canon 65 mm lens. expensive for
              such a small hood. also must remove hood when not
              using flash and then put filter back on.

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              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              But not the lens cap...

              By EricDP

              from British Columbia, Canada

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Great build quality

              Cons

              • No compatible lens cap

              Best Uses

                Comments about Canon MP-E-65 Lens Hood:

                The build quality of this is excellent. Based on its weight my guess is that it's made of aluminum and fits perfectly onto the MP-E 65. The only problem is that when it's on you can't put the lens cap on, and since it's not a bayonet, you have to screw it on and off each time you want to use the lens. While I'm sure it does a great job blocking any stray light from the MT-24EX that I also bought, I don't really know because it's too tedious to put this hood on and then remove it again with every shot. I don't really use it and I wouldn't recommend it unless there is a compatible lens cap somewhere (which should ship with it to be useful). And the fact is I'm not seeing any flare without it, so I guess it's not really needed.

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                5.0

                Great lens hood

                By Toru

                from San Bruno, CA

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • High Quality
                • Lens Protection
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Canon MP-E-65 Lens Hood:

                    Great lens hood.
                    It's 58mm screw mount and metal made.

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                    5.0

                    Essential with this lens

                    By Roberto

                    from Edmonton, AB

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Great macro outfit

                    Cons

                    • Hard to attach

                    Best Uses

                    • Macro with flash

                    Comments about Canon MP-E-65 Lens Hood:

                    Works well, does what it's supposed to, i.e. restricts flair but it is a little finicky to attach.

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