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Vello ET-65III Dedicated Lens Hood

B&H # VELHCET65III Mfr # LHC-ET65III
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Product Highlights
  • For Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM, EF 100mm f/2 USM, EF 70-210mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, EF 135mm f/2.8 SF and EF 100-300mm f/4.5-5.6 USM

The dedicated Vello ET-65III Lens Hood is specifically designed for use with Canon's EF 85mm f/1.8 USM, EF 100mm f/2 USM, EF 70-210mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, EF 135mm f/2.8 SF and EF 100-300mm f/4.5-5.6 USM.

Lens hoods are primarily designed to prevent unwanted stray light from entering the lens by extending and shading the end of the lens. A dedicated lens hood is designed to perfectly match the specific focal length of the lens it was designed for. Moreover, this hood features a non-glare matte finish on the interior surface to further prevent or limit lens flare. And since the end of the lens is extended, you also get the added benefit of some extra protection from accidental impact.

The bayonet mount is designed to also work in the reversed position, allowing the hood to be placed backwards over the lens for a more compact storage solution.

Designed to accommodate the exact angle of view of the camera's lens.
Minimizes flare and ghosting by blocking out stray light.
Protects your lens from accidental impact and the elements.
Vello ET-65III Dedicated Lens Hood
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    VelloET-65III Dedicated Lens Hood
     
    4.0

    (based on 100 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (43)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (32)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (13)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (7)

    83%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (62)
    • Durable (30)
    • Easy to use (26)
    • Easily interchangeable (22)
    • Strong construction (12)

    Cons

    • Tough to attach (15)
    • Weak casing (7)
    • Flimsy construction (5)
    • Not durable (3)

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (23)
    • Weddings (21)
    • Sports/action (18)
    • Wildlife photos (16)
    • Everyday (12)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (26), Pro photographer (24), Semi-pro photographer (24), Enthusiast (8), Semi-professional (6)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (74)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Don't buy Canon hoods

    I buy canon cameras and lenses, and was a bit leary about buying this hood. But Canon should supply hoods with its lenses, so I bought the Pearstone out of spite.Read complete review

    I buy canon cameras and lenses, and was a bit leary about buying this hood. But Canon should supply hoods with its lenses, so I bought the Pearstone out of spite.

    I had read reviews about the Canon ET-65III that stated that the hood didn't feel secure on the lens. It reportedly wobbled and seemed like it would fall off.

    The Pearstone is solid. It fits securely. I will never again purchase a Canon hood.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Cheaply made, but does the job

    Hey, its a lens hood. What more could you ask for? It clips on, stays there, blocks the sun. As far as I am concerned it works like it is supposed...Read complete review

    Hey, its a lens hood. What more could you ask for? It clips on, stays there, blocks the sun. As far as I am concerned it works like it is supposed to. One thing I DONT like about it is the way it clips on instead of screws on. The clips are awkward and take a couple tries to get it centered on the lens. Then once on, its free to wiggle and spin, which is annoying because it feels like something is broken.

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    3.0

    Decent but not great

    By Photo Phil

    from Jackson, Mi

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Flimsy Construction

      Best Uses

        Comments about Vello ET-65III Dedicated Lens Hood:

        Purchased for my 85mm Canon lens. It is a fairly cheap hood and basically you get what you paid for. Don't know how long it will last. The tabs that hold it to the lens are thin and don't look like it will last that long. Time will tell.

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        4.0

        Nice lens cap for the elements

        By SMAphotograpy

        from Boston

        Comments about Vello ET-65III Dedicated Lens Hood:

        Good rain/snow protection.

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        5.0

        Nice lens hood

        By Ralph

        from Rancho Cucamonga, CA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Sports/Action
          • Travel
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Vello ET-65III Dedicated Lens Hood:

          I bought this lens hood for my Canon 85mm 1.8. It's nice, light and does what it's designed for. It doesn't screw into the front element of the lens but rather has clips that you squeeze together and place on the lens then release. Can spin around and around the lens but doesn't fall off without squeezing the clips. Would definitely recommend it.

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          4.0

          Works properly, not Swiss precision

          By Davy B.

          from Bartlett, IL

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Flimsy Construction

          Best Uses

            Comments about Vello ET-65III Dedicated Lens Hood:

            Tis product is very classic in construction & operation, and not as nice as Canon's original but I didn't want to pay top dollar for plastic I barely use. So I grabbed this Vello, having other models from this maker that were satisfactory for other Canon lenses (and a screen protection for the 7D's screen that is actually splendid). This particular hood however is slightly bendable and is not 100% snug on the lens, there remains little holes on the sides. But once in place it works. This is the normal product, the Canon version would be luxury, so choose based on how much you want to spend. By definition this hood is less nice but I find it to work well. When I use it.

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            5.0

            No frills hood

            By Ravi1g

            from San Diego, CA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Wildlife Photos

              Comments about Vello ET-65III Dedicated Lens Hood:

              It does what it should at half the cost of the Canon brand. Seems easy to take on and off. No complaints.

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              5.0

              Superb alternative to the name brands

              By Dave

              from Edmonton, AB

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Sports/Action
                • Travel
                • Weddings/Events
                • Wildlife Photos

                Comments about Vello ET-65III Dedicated Lens Hood:

                Fits perfectly, works perfectly, cost a fraction of what the name brand versions cost.

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                • No

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                3.0

                snap on design

                By crd

                from austin tx

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

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                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Vello ET-65III Dedicated Lens Hood:

                      Weird design. I have hoods for all of my lenses and this is the only one I've seen that has retracting snaps to set it on the lens. My others screw on. I guess its more the lens design that doesn't have a threaded connection.

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                      4.0

                      great light weight lense hood

                      By brent

                      from joshua tree ca

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Durable
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos

                        Comments about Vello ET-65III Dedicated Lens Hood:

                        on my canon 85mm 1.8

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Decent hood

                        By M AZ

                        from Phoenix, AZ

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • Flimsy Construction

                        Best Uses

                        • Travel

                        Comments about Vello ET-65III Dedicated Lens Hood:

                        A good decent cheap replacement for the standard Canon hood. It is slightly finicky and very plasticky, but it works well enough. The hood is one place you can save money without sacrificing picture quality so this one gets my vote.

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Perfect Fit

                        By Lucy

                        from Ozark, AL

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Durable
                        • Easy to Use
                        • Perfect fit

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos
                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Outdoors
                          • Sports/Action
                          • Sun
                          • Travel
                          • Video
                          • Weddings/Events

                          Comments about Vello ET-65III Dedicated Lens Hood:

                          Perfect fit for my Canon 85mm f/1.8 USM. I actually bought this one and the one that fits the 50mm f/1.4 and are very happy with both. I always purchase a lens hood with every lens. Vello has always served me well in hoods and other accessories. The hood snaps on easy and stays put. You don't have to worry about it popping of in the middle of a shoot. It's there until you remove it. It blocks the unwanted sun flares when shooting in the sun. I also use hoods as a protection from bumps and scratches to my lens. The Vello does all this.

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                          3.0

                          Flimsy but functional

                          By Photography by David.

                          from Michigan.

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy to Use

                          Cons

                          • Flimsy Construction

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Vello ET-65III Dedicated Lens Hood:

                            Snaps onto the lens fine but it seems a bit loose. Still works fine if you don't want to drop the $[$] for the Cannon version.

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                            5.0

                            Does the job for less money!

                            By Photo Man Mike

                            from Boston, MA

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Easy to Use
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Vello ET-65III Dedicated Lens Hood:

                                This lens hood fits nicely. Very satisfied with the quality and price.

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                                3.0

                                doesn't snap on well

                                By pro photographer

                                from ny, ny

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Vello ET-65III Dedicated Lens Hood:

                                    works ok, but not very secure when snapped on. might have been better to splurge on the canon earsion

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                                    5.0

                                    Lens hood worth buyin

                                    By BBiz

                                    from Salt Lake City, Utah

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

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                                      Cons

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                                          Comments about Vello ET-65III Dedicated Lens Hood:

                                          Bought this over Canon brand. Works just as good. Save the money and go Vello.

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                                          5.0

                                          Works great with my canon 85mm 1.8

                                          By Mike R

                                          from Miami

                                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Durable
                                          • Easily Interchangeable
                                          • Rugged
                                          • Strong Construction

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Vello ET-65III Dedicated Lens Hood:

                                              I like the non tulip hood so if the front element turns as you focus, light still will not enter. It's not a screw on hood. It has two buttons that you squeeze to unlock it. It stays on and does not wiggle while on the lens. It can be a little hard to put it on backwards for storage, but it just takes getting used to. It works great.

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                                              4.0

                                              Works Just Fine

                                              By Roberito

                                              from Tallahassee, FL

                                              About Me Pro Photographer

                                              See all my reviews

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Affordable
                                              • Easily Interchangeable
                                              • Easy to use
                                              • Lightweight

                                              Cons

                                              • Feels Slightly Flimsy

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Indoors/Low Light
                                              • Landscape/Scenery
                                              • Macro Photography
                                              • Sports/Action
                                              • Video
                                              • Weddings/Events
                                              • Wildlife Photos

                                              Comments about Vello ET-65III Dedicated Lens Hood:

                                              I purchased this product to add to my 85 1.8 and it works just fine. Prevents glare and lens flare.

                                              After purchasing, I realized that I may like screw on lens hoods a bit better. This hasn't happened yet, but I fear I may bump it on one of the buttons and have it pop off, but if you are looking to save a little cash, I would definitely recommend.

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                                              5.0

                                              why not

                                              By AshleyAmberArt

                                              from NY

                                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Lightweight

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                  Comments about Vello ET-65III Dedicated Lens Hood:

                                                  A hood is always good for a lens especially when the aperture is so large. It's an easy choice to buy this hood.

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                                                  5.0

                                                  Vello never disappoints.

                                                  By FettSolo

                                                  from Buena Vista, CO

                                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Durable
                                                  • Lightweight
                                                  • Strong Construction

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Landscape/Scenery

                                                    Comments about Vello ET-65III Dedicated Lens Hood:

                                                    I always purchase Vello lens hoods instead of their more expensive Canon counterparts. They work just as well, for a fraction of the price. I use this hood with the 85mm f/1.8 USM lens.

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                                                    4.0

                                                    Does the job

                                                    By s2hrts

                                                    from HUntington, NY

                                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Does What It Should

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                      • Whenever You Need A Hood

                                                      Comments about Vello ET-65III Dedicated Lens Hood:

                                                      This does the job nicely and you get to save [$] difference with the canon hood.Not hard to put on or take offf and inexpensive enough if something should go wrong with it.

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                                                      4.0

                                                      Works with Canon 85mm f/1.8

                                                      By James

                                                      from Portland, OR

                                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                                      Verified Buyer

                                                      Pros

                                                      • Durable
                                                      • Easily Interchangeable
                                                      • Lightweight

                                                      Cons

                                                        Best Uses

                                                          Comments about Vello ET-65III Dedicated Lens Hood:

                                                          It works really well and stays on the lens. I'm just not a huge fan of this style of lens hood that snaps on and rotates around. That's more an issue for Canon and not this specific hood.

                                                          The hood clips on easy going the proper direction, but it is a little more difficult when flipping it around backwards to store. Not a big deal, but it does take a few extra seconds to make sure it's on properly.

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