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Vello EW-78E Dedicated Lens Hood

B&H # VELHCEW78E Mfr # LHC-EW78E
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  • For Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens

The dedicated Vello EW-78E Lens Hood is specifically designed for use with Canon's EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens.

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 "petal" shape of this lens hood maximizes the amount of hood coverage for the minimum amount of weight and hood area. 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 EW-78E Dedicated Lens Hood
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    VelloEW-78E Dedicated Lens Hood
     
    4.7

    (based on 44 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (35)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (21)
    • Lightweight (19)
    • Easily interchangeable (16)
    • Strong construction (9)
    • Easy to use (8)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (25)
      • Wildlife photos (13)
      • Sports/action (8)
      • Macro photography (6)
      • Weddings (6)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (34), Semi-pro photographer (5)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (37)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      This IS the one

      Excellent fit and finish. Goes on smoothly with a positive click into place. Can be reversed for storage.
      Why would any one pay more for the Canon name?
      Functions as it...Read complete review

      Excellent fit and finish. Goes on smoothly with a positive click into place. Can be reversed for storage.
      Why would any one pay more for the Canon name?
      Functions as it should, reducing flare and glare, adds protection and looks awesome.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Almost a great product

      Here is my personal experience with this hood.

      When used in the forward direction, this is a great hood. Fits like a glove, nice smooth movement, everything I would...Read complete review

      Here is my personal experience with this hood.

      When used in the forward direction, this is a great hood. Fits like a glove, nice smooth movement, everything I would expect from the original Canon.

      When use in the reverse (storage) direction, well now we have a problem. Before the hood properly engages, it gets stuck. If you look carefully at the hood you will see that the walls that engage the camera's ring when used in the reverse direction are just a little bit thicker than the walls that engage the camera's ring when used in the forward direction. This additional thickness makes the hood practically impossible to mount in reverse. For my hood, instead of a nice 90 degree movement and a click into place I could go about 10 degrees and then be jammed/stuck.

      Since it was an inexpensive part and I figured that I didn't have a whole lot to loose I used a dremmel with a fine sanding bit to sand down this wall making it thinner. Now I can put the hood on in the forward direction (no change in feel at all) but also in the reverse direction without the getting stuck part.

      I would not describe the hood as having flimsy construction, just a wrong dimension on good construction.

      Would I recommend it to a friend? Only with full disclosure as I have done here and only if my friend could re-produce my modification making it a worth while hood.

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      5.0

      Excellent lens hood

      By Daja

      from Winston Salem, NC

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Vello EW-78E Dedicated Lens Hood:

          Excellent lens hood. Has the look, feel and fit of the Canon original at a fraction of the cost. A definite buy!

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          5.0

          Works just fine.

          By Photolady

          from Southwest Colorado

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery

            Comments about Vello EW-78E Dedicated Lens Hood:

            For the money it is perfect.

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            • No

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            5.0

            It works

            By ME

            from Mn

            Comments about Vello EW-78E Dedicated Lens Hood:

            Fits good and locks up tight on my canon lens.

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            5.0

            excellent

            By bg

            from Chicago IL

            Comments about Vello EW-78E Dedicated Lens Hood:

            Can,t fault it. !

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            5.0

            Works as expected

            By Lumens

            from Mesa, AZ

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Sports/Action

              Comments about Vello EW-78E Dedicated Lens Hood:

              Fits well and is easy to install or uninstall

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              • No

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              5.0

              Good value

              By Martin

              from Chicago, IL

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Build quality
              • COST

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Outdoors

                Comments about Vello EW-78E Dedicated Lens Hood:

                The Canon lens hood cost more than I wanted to pay, so I opted for the Vello version. Once again, a Vello hood has proven a worthy alternative.

                I used my EF-S 15-85mm lens for a few days before this hood arrived, and I had several instances of lens flare and ghosts. Since getting the lens hood, no issues.

                This lens hood fits on the lens just right, both in the normal position and in the "backwards" storage position.

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                5.0

                Great Lens Hood

                By Char

                from Mentor, OH

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easily Interchangeable
                • Lightweight
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                • NONE

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Weddings/Events
                • Wildlife Photos

                Comments about Vello EW-78E Dedicated Lens Hood:

                I use this on a Canon 15-85mm Lens
                Fits well on the lens.
                Price was the best from B&H

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                • No

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                5.0

                A quality fit, works great

                By PhotonSlut

                from Michigan

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Value

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Vello EW-78E Dedicated Lens Hood:

                    This hood cost a bit more than the cheapest hoods, but it fits as well as Canon's hoods which cannot be said of all those cheaper hoods. It's shaped the same as Canon's hood so light is shaded just the same.Used with a Canon EF-S 15-85mm IS lens.

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                    5.0

                    All good in the hood

                    By Rich

                    from New York

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easily Interchangeable
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Macro Photography

                      Comments about Vello EW-78E Dedicated Lens Hood:

                      It does its job, fits perfectly.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Good quality product

                      By ArtGeo

                      from Charlotte, NC

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Vello EW-78E Dedicated Lens Hood:

                          Works just as good as the canon brand at a fraction of the cost.
                          Fits perfectly. Easy to install and remove.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          My recent purchase

                          By Ron

                          from Lakewood Ranch, FL

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent Output
                          • Durable
                          • Easily Interchangeable
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Sports/Action
                            • Wildlife Photos

                            Comments about Vello EW-78E Dedicated Lens Hood:

                            The lens hood is used for obvious reasons to help with penetrating light

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Excellent buy!

                            By dvan7117

                            from Colorado

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easily Interchangeable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Vello EW-78E Dedicated Lens Hood:

                                This hood fits my EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens perfectly while costing me less than half of what I would have paid for the Canon hood. It snaps on and off easily and is reversable as well.

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                                • No

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                                4.0

                                GOOD BUT

                                By dubsie

                                from chicago

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Lightweight
                                • Price Was Right

                                Cons

                                • Hard To Store
                                • Tough To Attach

                                Best Uses

                                • Indoors/Low Light
                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Night Photography
                                • Sports/Action
                                • Wildlife Photos

                                Comments about Vello EW-78E Dedicated Lens Hood:

                                WILL GO NO LENS ONLY 1 WAY, WILL NOT REVERSE FOR EASY STORAGE. GOOD DEAL FOR THE MONEY, MIGHT INVEST IN THE SHADE MADE BY CANON IF I FIND THIS SHADE A STORAGE PROBLEM.

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                                4.0

                                Works as expected

                                By Ralph R

                                from Ottawa, ON, Canada

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easily Interchangeable
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Vello EW-78E Dedicated Lens Hood:

                                    Fits lens and feels snug with a click when fully turned. Does not turn completely when put on in the reverse direction for storage but enough to keep it on the lens.

                                    I am happy with it.

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    A must to have

                                    By heinzgraphy

                                    from Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Perfect fit
                                    • Rugged

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Landscape/Scenery
                                      • Reducing Sun Flare

                                      Comments about Vello EW-78E Dedicated Lens Hood:

                                      I got this when I purchased my Canon 15-85. first of all, let me say, you NEED a hood with this lens. The Vello hood fits snug and perfectly with my lens. It can be turned around for storage and looks great on the lens. The finish is first class and very smudge resistant, just don't go tossing it around it will scratch.

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                                      5.0

                                      This IS the one

                                      By Leadbelly

                                      from Calgary, Canada

                                      About Me Casual Photographer

                                      Pros

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Vello EW-78E Dedicated Lens Hood:

                                            Excellent fit and finish. Goes on smoothly with a positive click into place. Can be reversed for storage.
                                            Why would any one pay more for the Canon name?
                                            Functions as it should, reducing flare and glare, adds protection and looks awesome.

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                                            • No

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                                            5.0

                                            Another good deal from B&H!

                                            By Siloshooter

                                            from Maryland

                                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Durable
                                            • Easily Interchangeable
                                            • Lightweight

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Landscape/Scenery
                                              • Weddings/Events
                                              • Wildlife Photos

                                              Comments about Vello EW-78E Dedicated Lens Hood:

                                              Slides on smoothly and stays well secured with a gentle twist...why pay the extra bucks?

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                                              5.0

                                              Quality at a bargain

                                              By Spak

                                              from Pleasanton, CA

                                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Durable

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Landscape/Scenery

                                                Comments about Vello EW-78E Dedicated Lens Hood:

                                                Fits nicely and well constructed. Appears on par with Canon original but significantly cheaper.

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                                                • No

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                                                5.0

                                                Very Nice for Half the Price

                                                By Tom

                                                from KC

                                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                Pros

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                      Comments about Vello EW-78E Dedicated Lens Hood:

                                                      Fits perfect forward and backward.

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                                                      • No

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                                                      5.0

                                                      Good product

                                                      By Jack the Frips

                                                      from Black River, Mauritius

                                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                      Verified Buyer

                                                      Pros

                                                      • Easily Interchangeable

                                                      Cons

                                                        Best Uses

                                                        • Landscape/Scenery

                                                        Comments about Vello EW-78E Dedicated Lens Hood:

                                                        I use the Vello EW-78E Lens Hood on my Canon EF-S 15-85mm and I am happy with it.

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                                                        • No

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