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Canon EW-78E Lens Hood

You Pay: $29.95
Product Highlights
  • For the Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens

The Canon EW-78E Lens Hood is 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 hood is extended, you also get the added benefit of some extra protection from accidental impact. This dedicated lens hoods is designed for the Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens.

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CanonEW-78E Lens Hood
 
4.6

(based on 108 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (73)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (32)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (97)
  • Lightweight (79)
  • Durable (70)
  • Reliable (55)
  • Rugged (3)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (7)
  • Heavy / bulky (4)
  • Price (3)
  • Pricey (3)

Best Uses

  • Landscape photography (67)
  • Everyday (62)
  • Travel (59)
  • Portraits (36)
  • Macro photography (24)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (63), Semi-professional (15), Photo enthusiast (9), Casual user (6), Getting started (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (76)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Cheap Insurance

I always keep a lens hood on lenses. They are less expensive than even the cheapest filter and they provide a few more inches of separation between the front element and disaster without effecting...Read complete review

I always keep a lens hood on lenses. They are less expensive than even the cheapest filter and they provide a few more inches of separation between the front element and disaster without effecting the image quality. The Canon lens hoods are high quality and the EW-78E is the traditional bayonet style so it's secure on the lens, doesn't impact any filters that you do use and they're reversable for transport. The EW-78E is also wide enough to get your fingers in to remove the lens cap. It's just a shame Canon doesn't include them with the higher priced EF-S lenses like they do with the L series.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

May as well get this too....

I went all out an got a Canon EF-S 15-85 lens for my Canon XSi camera. I wish the lens hood was included with the lens, but it is not. I have...Read complete review

I went all out an got a Canon EF-S 15-85 lens for my Canon XSi camera. I wish the lens hood was included with the lens, but it is not. I have found lens hoods to really help reduce stray light from hitting the lens, and protects the lens from damage. Given the cost of the Canon EF-S 15-85, I sprang for the Canon brand lens hood rather than try an off label brand which was only slightly less expensive. You really need a lens hood for a lens of this quality. If you go Canon or off label is up to you.

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4.0

A bit expencive for what it is

By Antoine

from Montreal

Comments about Canon EW-78E Lens Hood:

Nicely build and work as expected but it's too expensive for a piece of matte black plastic with some non reflective material inside. But at the same time because it's plastic it's lighter.

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5.0

Great product

By Derek

from Ann arbor

About Me Casual user

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Reliable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape Photography
    • Traveling

    Comments about Canon EW-78E Lens Hood:

    More expensive than the non-canon brands but functionality more than makes up for this. Easy on and off, easy to reverse load for storage. Good price at B and H.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Does the job

    By traveldoc

    from Ann Arbor, MI

    About Me Casual user

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape Photography
      • Macro Photography
      • Traveling

      Comments about Canon EW-78E Lens Hood:

      Easy to fit on and off and turn around for storing. Glad I spent the extra $ to get the Canon product as I travel a lot with my camera and am often putting on and reversing my hood for storage.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Built well and Fits well

      By Kamlesh

      from Yuma, AZ

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Canon EW-78E Lens Hood:

          I heard a few reviews of third party hoods not fitting well so just went for the Canon hood for my 15-85. I don't regret my decision. It's definitely more expensive but fits perfectly and is built nicely. Would recommend this.

          One thing to note is that the hood will create a shadow if you use the internal flash (sometimes). Remember to remove it when you use internal flash.

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          4.0

          Well built & convenient

          By Tony in London

          from London UK

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Canon EW-78E Lens Hood:

              Seems to work well, easy to snap on. Stores on lens in reversed position. Only downside: expensive.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Does what it should

              By Supermanny

              from San Jose, CA

              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday use
                • lens protection

                Comments about Canon EW-78E Lens Hood:

                This hood fits nicely, looks good and does a good job of bumping into things so my lens doesn't have to.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Does the job

                By Cam

                from Charlotte, NC

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                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape Photography

                  Comments about Canon EW-78E Lens Hood:

                  The lens hood blocks light, easily slips on and off, and is made sturdily. The inside is textured to reduce reflections. Worth the extra money.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Right Hood for the Right Lens

                  By Marky Mark

                  from New Orleans, LA

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                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday use
                    • Landscape Photography
                    • Traveling

                    Comments about Canon EW-78E Lens Hood:

                    The hood is great for my 15-85mm lens. It is a perfect fit for my lens. It is a bit pricy but the end results are worth the extra buck in the long run

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Works well

                    By Jumar

                    from Irondale, GA

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                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape Photography

                      Comments about Canon EW-78E Lens Hood:

                      Fits well on 15-85.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Simple and effective

                      By Alex G

                      from Manalapan, NJ

                      About Me Casual user

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                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                      • None

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday use
                      • Macro Photography
                      • Portraits
                      • Traveling

                      Comments about Canon EW-78E Lens Hood:

                      Great purchase for my vacation trip to Dominican Republic, helped tremendously with all the beach shots.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      well designed and useful

                      By Joe

                      from Rutland MA

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                            Comments about Canon EW-78E Lens Hood:

                            Got this for outdoor photography with my 15-85 mm lens. Although it's big (it has to be because of the lens) it does the job to Canon's usual high standards.

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                            5.0

                            Thank you B&H

                            By SJ

                            from India

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                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Everyday use

                              Comments about Canon EW-78E Lens Hood:

                              Perfect fit and finish, a must have accessory.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              perfect fit

                              By Bobby

                              from Gulf Coast, MS

                              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Everyday use
                                • Landscape Photography
                                • Portraits
                                • Traveling

                                Comments about Canon EW-78E Lens Hood:

                                I can't understand why anyone would want to put anything but Canon parts on there lens... this fits perfect and is worth every penny.

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                                • No

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                                4.0

                                Must Have

                                By Augustus

                                from Birmingham, AL

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                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Lightweight
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

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

                                  Comments about Canon EW-78E Lens Hood:

                                  I use this on my 15-85mm Lens. This is a must have item. Reduces or eliminates lens flare, increases contrast and makes colors look better. Also potentially protects the front of the lens. Construction quality is very good. It has a crinkle paint finish on the outside, and black felt on the inside. Twists onto the lens very smoothly, and securely locks into place.

                                  The bad? Doesn't come with the lens. Shame on you, Canon.

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                                  4.0

                                  It just works.

                                  By Aegis1984

                                  from British Columbia, Canada

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                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Everyday use
                                    • Landscape Photography
                                    • Traveling

                                    Comments about Canon EW-78E Lens Hood:

                                    There is not a whole lot to say about the lens hood, other than it does its job. I purchased it for my 15-85mm lens and it does what I expect it to. The hood is solid plastic and does not feel cheap. It has a felt interior and snaps into place securely, both forwards and backwards. I do notice less stray light, but if I use the built-in flash in my 7D, there is a shadow cast by the hood.

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Great addition!

                                    By Alia

                                    from Connecticut

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                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Reliable

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Everyday use

                                      Comments about Canon EW-78E Lens Hood:

                                      Very sturdy! I've had other hoods and this one is a perfect fit for my Canon!

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      A must have accessory

                                      By GAM

                                      from Winnipeg Canada

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                                      Pros

                                      • Durable
                                      • Easy To Use

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Everyday use

                                        Comments about Canon EW-78E Lens Hood:

                                        A valuable addition to any camera bag to keep out stray light and to help protest the front of the lens. The hood is very well constructed and appears to be a quality product, typical of Canon.
                                        It locks firmly in place and stays put. The only downside is the shadow at the bottom of the image when flash is used at the widest focal length.

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                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        Love this hood!

                                        By David M.

                                        from Milwaukee, WI

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                                        Pros

                                        • Durable
                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Reliable

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Everyday use
                                          • Landscape Photography
                                          • Macro Photography
                                          • Traveling

                                          Comments about Canon EW-78E Lens Hood:

                                          Don't buy a cheap no-name hood. Feeling the quality of this one will make you glad you did not skimp to save a few dollars with something that will always remind you that you skimped. Lens hoods are a requirement for me when shooting outdoors and should be for you too.

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                                          4.0

                                          Nice Product

                                          By Shoebewa

                                          from Minneapolis Mn

                                          About Me Semi-Professional

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Durable
                                          • Easy To Use
                                          • Lightweight
                                          • Reliable

                                          Cons

                                          • Expensive

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Landscape Photography
                                          • Traveling

                                          Comments about Canon EW-78E Lens Hood:

                                          Bayonets onto the outside of the lenses making it possible to easily change the filters. Matches up one way so the the greater hood coverage never interferes with the wide angle view when the lenses is set to full wide. It is fairly expensive, but also well made.

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                                          5.0

                                          Always a must have

                                          By Matt

                                          from OKC, OK

                                          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                          Pros

                                          • Durable
                                          • Easy To Use
                                          • Lightweight
                                          • Reliable

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Everyday use

                                            Comments about Canon EW-78E Lens Hood:

                                            Keeping stray light out of your photos is an easy way to improve contrast and image quality in general. Also helps protect my 15-85 lens from getting the front filter smacked.

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