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Vello EW-83J Dedicated Lens Hood

B&H # VELHCEW83J Mfr # LHC-EW83J
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Product Highlights
  • For Canon EF 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens

The dedicated Vello EW-83J Lens Hood is specifically designed for use with Canon's EF 17-55mm f/2.8 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-83J Dedicated Lens Hood
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    VelloEW-83J Dedicated Lens Hood
     
    4.4

    (based on 70 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (39)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (21)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    90%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (34)
    • Durable (29)
    • Easily interchangeable (17)
    • Strong construction (13)
    • Easy to use (9)

    Cons

    • Tough to attach (4)
    • Weak casing (3)

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (17)
    • Sports/action (14)
    • Weddings (7)
    • Landscape photography (6)
    • Travel (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (25), Semi-pro photographer (12), Casual photographer (9), Pro photographer (6), Professional (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (43)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Just as good, half the price.

    Let's face it - a lens hood is, more or less, just a hunk of plastic. This Pearstone model is equivalent to the Canon brand item for half the price. The only noticeable...Read complete review

    Let's face it - a lens hood is, more or less, just a hunk of plastic. This Pearstone model is equivalent to the Canon brand item for half the price. The only noticeable difference is that the Canon seems to have some felt-like lining, and this uses textured matte plastic. While one could probably measure a difference in the reflected light from the inner surface, it's not likely to be of significance for most users.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Not so good...

    I got this because the 18-55 IS f2.8 NEEDS a lens hood--there's a lot of expensive glass out there with that huge objective and heavy lens, not to mention ghost/flare...Read complete review

    I got this because the 18-55 IS f2.8 NEEDS a lens hood--there's a lot of expensive glass out there with that huge objective and heavy lens, not to mention ghost/flare risk. So the tough choice is...buy the crazy expensive Canon hood, or the the ½ priced Pearstone. I went cheap, unfortunately.

    The good: it fits well and looks good. It was durable, taking some scrapes without a problem.

    The bad: it does not lock reliably. It often twists in use, causing unintended vignetting. Worse--it falls off with minor jostles. It was finally lost for good in a crowd when it was stripped away unnoticed. So, I am out this cost and the cost of the real hood from Canon, which we shouldn't have to buy!!! I'll post of the Canon hood is a bust, though other Canon hoods have withstood the rigors of hard use.

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    4.0

    You need this for the f/2.8 lens

    By John P

    from Trumbull, CT

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Vello EW-83J Dedicated Lens Hood:

        This is a good product, cutting flare and glare very well. It doesn't fit my Canon f/2.8 17-15mm lens as perfectly as the Canon lens hood for my f/4.0 24-104 L series as it requires a little more pressure to get it to lock and turn. But, for the price, it's a real value.

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        5.0

        Good alternative to the real one.

        By Francis

        from San Francisco

        Comments about Vello EW-83J Dedicated Lens Hood:

        It does its job and does it well...for a lot less. Worth the buy.

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        5.0

        Perfect for Canon 17-55mm lens

        By Lensman

        from Washington DC

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Vello EW-83J Dedicated Lens Hood:

            Perfect for Canon 17-55mm lens

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            • No

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            5.0

            Great Hood

            By Gustavo

            from Boston

            Comments about Vello EW-83J Dedicated Lens Hood:

            Less expensive than the Canon original. Good fit. Great piece pf plastic

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            5.0

            Great add on

            By RG

            from South Carolina

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Vello EW-83J Dedicated Lens Hood:

              Great add on to keep out the glare and protect your lenses

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              • No

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              5.0

              Lens Hood

              By disp617

              from worcester, ma

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Sports/Action

              Comments about Vello EW-83J Dedicated Lens Hood:

              Price was excellent adds a little more protection to the end of that expensive lens!

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              • No

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              5.0

              Excellent hood even better price

              By Robophoto

              from Long Island New York

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Great Fit

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Vello EW-83J Dedicated Lens Hood:

                  Very well made for the price. The fit is perfect and secure. If you are using the Canon 17-55mm 2.8 you need to use a lens hood to cut down lens flare this lens is notorious for.

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                  5.0

                  does was it's supposed to

                  By Eric V

                  from New Jersey

                  About Me Photography Student

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Vello EW-83J Dedicated Lens Hood:

                      definitely worth the price. don't know why you'd pay twice as much for the others when this one works perfect.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Fits Perfectly

                      By Monty

                      from Boston, MA

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos
                          • Travel

                          Comments about Vello EW-83J Dedicated Lens Hood:

                          Construction is fine. Works great. Much more affordable than the Canon Brand, does the same thing.

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                          • No

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                          4.0

                          EW-83J Dedicated Lens Hood by Vello

                          By sr

                          from sd

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Vello EW-83J Dedicated Lens Hood:

                              Seems to fit ok

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              What's there to say? It's perfect.

                              By GuerillaCameras&Gear

                              from Austin

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Outdoor shoots

                                Comments about Vello EW-83J Dedicated Lens Hood:

                                There's not a lot to say about lens hoods, but this one from Vello looks great, fit perfectly, and does what it said. B&H shipped it quickly and so I highly recommend getting lens hoods from B&H.

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                                • No

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                                4.0

                                Vello Lens Hood instead of Canon

                                By dbqcj

                                from Dubuque, IA

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Lightweight
                                • Rugged
                                • Strong Construction

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Vello EW-83J Dedicated Lens Hood:

                                    Price obviously good. Had one for a 70-200 that was tight at first, but this one fit perfect.

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Great Product!

                                    By J Marko

                                    from Louisville, KY

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Easily Interchangeable
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Indoors/Low Light
                                      • Sports/Action

                                      Comments about Vello EW-83J Dedicated Lens Hood:

                                      Perfect fit

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Same as Canon for 1/2 the price

                                      By Dan

                                      from St. Charles, IL

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

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                                            Comments about Vello EW-83J Dedicated Lens Hood:

                                            Fits my 17-55 as well as the canon hood fits my 70-22, but was half the price.

                                            • Was this a gift?:
                                            • Yes

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                                            3.0

                                            Better than payed 2x for the Canon

                                            By Molny

                                            from Kelowna, BC

                                            About Me Casual Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

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                                              Cons

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                                                  Comments about Vello EW-83J Dedicated Lens Hood:

                                                  Fits well when put on for shooting, goes on crooked in backwards mode, just have to pay attention when flipping it I guess...Does what it's supposed to. Better than paying $[$] for the Canon hood.

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                                                  • No

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                                                  4.0

                                                  Vello Hood

                                                  By bluestreak

                                                  from houston

                                                  About Me Casual Photographer

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                        Comments about Vello EW-83J Dedicated Lens Hood:

                                                        The hood works as it should as far as shading but I just don't like the way it locks in place because it doesn't actually lock in place like a Canon hood does. The Vello detent is not very positive or strong because the detent projection does not engauge the lens cut out to hold it in place. It's too easy to rotate the hood out of position if it gets bumped. I have two Vello hoods for two different size lens and they are both don't lock in place very good. At [$] it's a bargin.

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                                                        • No

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                                                        5.0

                                                        Excellent cost benefit

                                                        By Nakakill

                                                        from Houston, TX

                                                        About Me Casual Photographer

                                                        Verified Buyer

                                                        Pros

                                                        • Durable
                                                        • Easily Interchangeable
                                                        • Lightweight
                                                        • Rugged
                                                        • Strong Construction

                                                        Cons

                                                          Best Uses

                                                          • Sports/Action
                                                          • Wildlife Photos

                                                          Comments about Vello EW-83J Dedicated Lens Hood:

                                                          Rugged material same or better that the brand manufacturer.

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                                                          • No

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                                                          4.0

                                                          works like a hood, and fits

                                                          By darelldd

                                                          from davis, ca

                                                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                          Verified Buyer

                                                          Pros

                                                          • Durable
                                                          • Easily Interchangeable
                                                          • Lightweight

                                                          Cons

                                                            Best Uses

                                                              Comments about Vello EW-83J Dedicated Lens Hood:

                                                              I'm not sure why it has to be shaped like this. Why not just full round? Only real problem is that the Canon lens doesn't come with this in the first place, and I have to spend extra for it!

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                                                              • No

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                                                              4.0

                                                              EW-83J Dedicated Lens Hood by Vello

                                                              By bmm1442

                                                              from Denmark

                                                              About Me Casual Photographer

                                                              Verified Buyer

                                                              Pros

                                                              • Durable
                                                              • Easily Interchangeable
                                                              • Lightweight
                                                              • Strong Construction

                                                              Cons

                                                                Best Uses

                                                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                                                • Macro Photography
                                                                • Sports/Action

                                                                Comments about Vello EW-83J Dedicated Lens Hood:

                                                                Just what i needed for my lens.

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                                                                • No

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                                                                4.0

                                                                does the job

                                                                By normnorth

                                                                from Yellowknife Nt Canada

                                                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                                Verified Buyer

                                                                Pros

                                                                • Easily Interchangeable

                                                                Cons

                                                                  Best Uses

                                                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                                                  • Weddings/Events

                                                                  Comments about Vello EW-83J Dedicated Lens Hood:

                                                                  Protects the lens, and limits lens flare. only complaint, it doesn't lock onto the lens AS tight as my other canon ones.

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                                                                  • No

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