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Vello 72mm Snap-on Tulip Lens Hood (Version II)

B&H # VELHS72II MFR # LHS-72II
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Product Highlights
  • Fit Lenses with 72mm 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 72mm Snap-on Tulip Lens Hood (Version II) is designed to fit lenses with a 72mm 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 72mm 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 72mm Snap-on Tulip Lens Hood (Version II)
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    Vello72mm Snap-on Tulip Lens Hood (Version II)
     
    3.2

    (based on 11 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    60%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (5)
    • Lightweight (5)
    • Strong construction (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Sports/action (3)
      • Wildlife photos (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (7), Pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (11)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Cheap... and Cheap

      A bit flimsy but the canon one is way overpriced. Squeezes on, doesnt rotate. Seems like that would stress my filter a little more than the canon version.

      A bit flimsy but the canon one is way overpriced. Squeezes on, doesnt rotate. Seems like that would stress my filter a little more than the canon version.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Hard to snap on, cover doesnt fit well

      Accidentally ordered snap on hood as replacement for non-snap on hood that got lost. Difficult to snap on, afraid I might scratch filter. Struggled to get lens cover on hood. Visible gap between...Read complete review

      Accidentally ordered snap on hood as replacement for non-snap on hood that got lost. Difficult to snap on, afraid I might scratch filter. Struggled to get lens cover on hood. Visible gap between cover and hood. I enjoy outdoor weather and NEED lens protection from both hood AND cover.
      Returned to order same hood without snap-on. [LOVE hood in general for camera, photos arent the same without it. A must if you are particular.]

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      1.0

      Waste of money and time.

      By jeffreybehr

      from Phoenix, AZ USA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

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            Comments about Vello 72mm Snap-on Tulip Lens Hood (Version II):

            Clips onto and consumes the filter threads, making it impossible to use a screw-on filter.

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            • No

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            2.0

            Vello Lens Hood

            By Winter Texan

            from Michigan

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Vello 72mm Snap-on Tulip Lens Hood (Version II):

                  The snapon feature does not secure the hood to the lens well enough. If bumped, the hood will pop off. In addition putting the lens protective cover on does not work as well as just attaching it directly to the lens.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Cheap... and Cheap

                  By Audio

                  from San Jose, CA

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent Output
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Flimsy
                  • Tough To Attach

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Macro Photography
                  • Night Photography
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Video
                  • Weddings/Events
                  • Wildlife Photos

                  Comments about Vello 72mm Snap-on Tulip Lens Hood (Version II):

                  A bit flimsy but the canon one is way overpriced. Squeezes on, doesnt rotate. Seems like that would stress my filter a little more than the canon version.

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                  • No

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                  2.0

                  Will vignette wide angle lenses

                  By thecoloradoimage

                  from Western Colorado

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

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                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Vello 72mm Snap-on Tulip Lens Hood (Version II):

                        Bought it for use on a Nikkor 24-85mm zoom. Vignette issues from 35mm and wider. Description says that it can be used with full framed sensors on lenses down to 20mm. Bad info. Will sit in a drawer until I throw it away. Glad it was low cost.

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Well made.

                        By SAMB

                        from Charlottesville VA

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Vello 72mm Snap-on Tulip Lens Hood (Version II):

                            It is really well made and feels sturdy. It will not reverse like origanal one for easy storage.

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                            4.0

                            good to protect your equipment and your

                            By MAG

                            from Brazil

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                            • Lightweight
                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Sports/Action
                              • Wildlife Photos

                              Comments about Vello 72mm Snap-on Tulip Lens Hood (Version II):

                              good to protect your equipment and your photos

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Recomendo para amigos

                              By eduardoaugusto.com

                              from Brasil, PE

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable

                              Cons

                              • Lens Creep

                              Best Uses

                              • Indoors/Low Light

                              Comments about Vello 72mm Snap-on Tulip Lens Hood (Version II):

                              I would recommend this item to friends !

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                              • No

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                              3.0

                              Tulip Lens Hood

                              By Korki

                              from Goldenrod, Florida

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Wildlife Photos

                                Comments about Vello 72mm Snap-on Tulip Lens Hood (Version II):

                                Like the tulip design. Snaps onto the lens fairly easy.
                                It is a real pain to attach the lens cover onto the hood when it is in the "using" position.

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                                • No

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                                3.0

                                Not for Wide Angle.

                                By SevereScott

                                from San Diego

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                • Lens Creep

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Vello 72mm Snap-on Tulip Lens Hood (Version II):

                                  Tried to mount to Wide Angle lense and at full zoom out the hood entered into the frame. Good enough materials and design.. Just not for wide angle.

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                                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  2.0

                                  Hard to snap on, cover doesnt fit well

                                  By National Park Enthusiast

                                  from Seattle, WA

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Pros

                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Protective

                                  Cons

                                  • Tough To Attach

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Landscape/Scenery

                                  Comments about Vello 72mm Snap-on Tulip Lens Hood (Version II):

                                  Accidentally ordered snap on hood as replacement for non-snap on hood that got lost. Difficult to snap on, afraid I might scratch filter. Struggled to get lens cover on hood. Visible gap between cover and hood. I enjoy outdoor weather and NEED lens protection from both hood AND cover.
                                  Returned to order same hood without snap-on. [LOVE hood in general for camera, photos arent the same without it. A must if you are particular.]

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                                  • No

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                                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  excellent

                                  By willy

                                  from Irapuato Guanajuato Mexico

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable

                                  Cons

                                  • Weak Casing

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Sports/Action

                                  Comments about Vello 72mm Snap-on Tulip Lens Hood (Version II):

                                  eliminates all reflections on exterior photo

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                                  • No

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