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Vello 52mm Snap-on Tulip Lens Hood (Version II)

B&H # VELHS52II Mfr # LHS-52II
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Product Highlights
  • Fit Lenses with 52mm Filter Thread
  • Designed for Internal Focus Lenses
  • For Lens Above 20mm (Full Frame Cameras)
  • For Lens Above 15mm (APS-C Size Cameras)
  • Reversible for Compact Storage on Lens
  • Accepts Lens Caps
  • Petal Shape Maximizes Hood Coverage
  • Minimum Weight & Hood Area
  • Extra Protection for Accidental Impact

The Vello 52mm Snap-on Tulip Lens Hood (Version II) is designed to fit lenses with a 52mm filter thread. The hood is designed for use with internal focus type zoom lenses. When used with "full frame" sensor cameras, the starting focal length should be above 20mm. With "APS-C" sensor cameras, the starting focal length should be above 15mm. With wider lenses, especially on full frame cameras, some slight vignetting might occur.

The "petal" shape of this lens hood maximizes the amount of hood coverage with the minimum amount of weight and hood area. In addition, the design of this hood allows it to be reversed and stored on the lens, when not in use. It is also designed to accept lens caps. 

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.

Fits lenses with 52mm filter thread
Designed for internal focus lenses
For lens above 20mm (full frame cameras)
For lens above 15mm (APS-C size cameras)
Petal shape maximizes hood coverage
Reversible for compact storage on lens
Accepts lens caps
Minimum weight & hood area
Extra protection from accidental impact
Vello 52mm Snap-on Tulip Lens Hood (Version II)
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    Vello52mm Snap-on Tulip Lens Hood (Version II)
     
    3.9

    (based on 28 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (3)

    86%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (13)
    • Durable (10)
    • Compact (7)
    • Easy to use (6)
    • Easily interchangeable (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (12)
      • Wildlife photos (6)
      • Travel (4)
      • Weddings (4)
      • Family photos (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Semi-pro photographer (8), Photo enthusiast (7), Casual photographer (3), Photography student (3), Pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (22)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Great hood

      Great lens cap purchased for canon 40 mm 2.8 and 50 mm 1.8
      Only problem is you can't attach the lens cap if the lens hood is on.

      Great lens cap purchased for canon 40 mm 2.8 and 50 mm 1.8
      Only problem is you can't attach the lens cap if the lens hood is on.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Works OK with EF 40mm f2.8 Pancake

      Snaps on like a lens cap, but not so easily and I worry it could fall off even though, so far, no issues. Lens cap can snap inside, but is a little...Read complete review

      Snaps on like a lens cap, but not so easily and I worry it could fall off even though, so far, no issues. Lens cap can snap inside, but is a little fiddly.

      Can also be reversed to save space.

      Hopefully the Canon version, when avaible, will screw in or be more secure - but Canon's is round so may not be as effectiv as the tulip shape.

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      1.0

      Flawed design

      By soloryb

      from Canaan, NY

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

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      Pros

      • Compact
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Bad Design

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery

      Comments about Vello 52mm Snap-on Tulip Lens Hood (Version II):

      I bought this hood for a 24mm Nikkor D that is threaded for 52mm filters. Mounting the hood was tricky. It would pop off if you even looked at it wrong. I finally discovered that you need to snap it on and then give it a 1/4 turn for it to hold on to the lens threads. Even then, a slight bang would dislodge the hood. Then I placed an original Nikon 52mm lens cap on the inside of the hood, and discovered that it left an almost 2mm gap between the cap and the glass - great opening for catching all kinds of dust and debris. What a piece of junk.

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      3.0

      This lens hood does not work for Olympus

      By Alex Wieder

      from Hoboken, NJ

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Vello 52mm Snap-on Tulip Lens Hood (Version II):

          This lens hood does not work for Olympus Digital 12-50mm F3.5-6.3 Zuiko EZ ED MSC Macro lens.Visible vignetting when lens is in wide mode.

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          5.0

          Nice

          By Jessi

          from Greenville, SC

          About Me Photography Student

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Vello 52mm Snap-on Tulip Lens Hood (Version II):

              This gives that extra little protection needed to keep my lens safe. It's not to hard to put on after you learn you need to squeeze it's sides rather than just snap it on. Light weight & worth more than the few bucks it costs.

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              3.0

              With Nikon 50 MM AF 1.8 D

              By Shanks

              from IL

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Vello 52mm Snap-on Tulip Lens Hood (Version II):

                  I brought this hood for my Nikon 50 MM AF 1.8 D. This is the first time i am using a Snap on type hood and found a little hard. But, once its attached it's a good feel, nothing can go wrong. The lens cap can be hard to put on and off as it uses the hood and not the lens.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Very good lens hood

                  By Daffyfoto

                  from Salem, OR

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Great Picture Quality
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery

                    Comments about Vello 52mm Snap-on Tulip Lens Hood (Version II):

                    I bought this for my Nikon 18-55 kit lens, which did not come with a lens hood. This hood works well in the field, preventing lens flare and giving the lens a bit of extra protection. It snaps onto the UV filter without much problem. If it were just a bit easier to mount on the lens, I would have given it the fifth star. But I have no complaints.

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                    4.0

                    Better than . . .

                    By Chattguy

                    from Chattanooga TN

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Weddings/Events

                      Comments about Vello 52mm Snap-on Tulip Lens Hood (Version II):

                      Use this snap-on hood on a Canon 40mm EF F/2.8 STM PANCAKE LENS mounted to a Canon 5D MII. When we got the lens it looked like a lens adapter on the camera, not a lens! This adapter does it's job and blocks the side light AND makes the lens look like a lens, along with providing some protection to the lens front. Oh and you CAN put the lens cap on, but you must line up the lens cap compression ring with the 2 tabs inside the hood.

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                      4.0

                      handy hood

                      By tony

                      from georgia

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about Vello 52mm Snap-on Tulip Lens Hood (Version II):

                        useful in sun

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Great lens hood for the price

                        By Luis

                        from San Jose, CA

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Durable
                        • Easy to Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos
                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Travel
                          • Wildlife Photos

                          Comments about Vello 52mm Snap-on Tulip Lens Hood (Version II):

                          I got the Vello lens hood for my 52mm macro lens. Its tulip design helps keep away stray light and flare and it protects the lens well. My only negative comment is that it does not fit perfectly on the macro lens and is not easy to attach and detach.

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                          5.0

                          Lens hood

                          By Henry (NJ)

                          from Union City

                          Comments about Vello 52mm Snap-on Tulip Lens Hood (Version II):

                          Helps keep outunwanted light and protects my newlens.

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                          5.0

                          Good lens protection and shade from sun

                          By Mohammed

                          from Bellevue, WA

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Durable
                          • Easy to Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Travel

                            Comments about Vello 52mm Snap-on Tulip Lens Hood (Version II):

                            Protects lens and provides shade.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Perfect fit for Canon 50 2.5 Macro

                            By Bob

                            from Maine

                            About Me Pro Photographer

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                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Durable
                            • Easy to Use
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

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

                              Comments about Vello 52mm Snap-on Tulip Lens Hood (Version II):

                              Tough strong plastic hood does the job without any problems.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Thank you! Received it on time

                              By Anahit

                              from Armenia, Yerevan

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Weddings/Events

                                Comments about Vello 52mm Snap-on Tulip Lens Hood (Version II):

                                I have received the produce on time and it does not have any defects. Thanks for good service!

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                                • No

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                                3.0

                                Does the job, but...

                                By Nightfly2112

                                from Gloucester Point, Va

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easily Interchangeable
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                • Does Not Accept Standard

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Vello 52mm Snap-on Tulip Lens Hood (Version II):

                                  I got this for an Ef-s 60mm 2.8 macro lens. The unit snaps on fine and provides the proper lens flare prevention. The only problem I had was that it stated that it accepts a lens cover; it didn't accept the one that came with my lens. It should come with its own cap if the standard ones will not work with the product.

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                                  3.0

                                  Snap on doesn't store well

                                  By MO

                                  from Orlando, FL

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Comments about Vello 52mm Snap-on Tulip Lens Hood (Version II):

                                  The snap on it a little weird and takes getting used to. I don't like it because there's no good place to store it since you can't store it on the lens.

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                                  4.0

                                  Very good

                                  By YiFeiVisions*

                                  from South PA

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Landscape/Scenery
                                    • Wildlife Photos

                                    Comments about Vello 52mm Snap-on Tulip Lens Hood (Version II):

                                    Comes in handy, very good fits!

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                                    • No

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                                    4.0

                                    Great hood

                                    By Justin

                                    from Winnipeg Manitoba canada

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                                    Pros

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Indoors/Low Light
                                        • Landscape/Scenery
                                        • Video
                                        • Wildlife Photos

                                        Comments about Vello 52mm Snap-on Tulip Lens Hood (Version II):

                                        Great lens cap purchased for canon 40 mm 2.8 and 50 mm 1.8
                                        Only problem is you can't attach the lens cap if the lens hood is on.

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                                        4.0

                                        Works

                                        By Zach

                                        from Northern Wyoming

                                        About Me Photography Student

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Consistent Output

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Vello 52mm Snap-on Tulip Lens Hood (Version II):

                                            Wish there was a way to put the lens cap on with it.

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                                            5.0

                                            GOOD PRODUCT

                                            By VROGER

                                            from NEW YORK CITY/ LONDON

                                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Durable
                                            • Easily Interchangeable
                                            • Strong Construction

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about Vello 52mm Snap-on Tulip Lens Hood (Version II):

                                                WHEN I PURCHASED THE LENS HOOD, IT WAS A REPLACEMENT HOOD FOR MY NEW LUMIX FZ200. IT WAS BETTER THAN THE ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT. V.R.R.

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                                                1.0

                                                had to return it

                                                By Bill

                                                from Baltimore, MD 212225

                                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Lightweight

                                                Cons

                                                • Tough To Attach
                                                • Weak Casing

                                                Best Uses

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

                                                Comments about Vello 52mm Snap-on Tulip Lens Hood (Version II):

                                                I had to return the 52mm snap on tulip lens hood. The problem is that the lens hood couldn't snap on with filters on the lens. It was a choice to shoot with the lens hood on with no filters, or shoot with the filters on and no lens hood. I decided that filters protect the lens and I get a better picture, so I returned the lens hood. It's not your fault it's the people who design this stuff

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                                                5.0

                                                Great Buy

                                                By Huggy

                                                from Chicago, IL

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Comments about Vello 52mm Snap-on Tulip Lens Hood (Version II):

                                                good value!

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