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Vello T18 Dedicated Lens Hood

B&H # VELHST18 MFR # LHS-T18
Vello T18 Dedicated Lens Hood

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  • For Sony 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 DT and 18-70mm f/3.5-5.6 DT Lenses

You Pay: $9.95

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The dedicated Vello T18 Lens Hood is specifically designed for use with Sony's 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 DT and 18-70mm f/3.5-5.6 DT Lenses.

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 T18 Dedicated Lens Hood
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    VelloT18 Dedicated Lens Hood
     
    4.0

    (based on 7 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (1)

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      (1)

    75%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (4)
    • Durable (3)
    • Easily interchangeable (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

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        5.0

        Thank You, B&H

        By Ken

        from Chino CA

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Sports/Action
          • Travel
          • Video
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Vello T18 Dedicated Lens Hood:

          No other store I know of has accessories for the lens I have. B&H does

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          • No

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          5.0

          it works

          By df

          from hawaii

          Comments about Vello T18 Dedicated Lens Hood:

          Fits with no clipped corners in viewfinder.

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          1.0

          Design problem

          By Rated D

          from Columbus, OH

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Doesn't Align With Frame

            Best Uses

              Comments about Vello T18 Dedicated Lens Hood:

              The hood has cut outs that are supposed to be on the four corners of the frame. However, on my Sony a65, the lens barrel rotates as focus changes -- and so do the cut outs. Returned.

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              5.0

              Nice

              By Zero

              from Santa Maria, Ca

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easily Interchangeable
              • Lightweight
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery

                Comments about Vello T18 Dedicated Lens Hood:

                Solid construction, fits perfectly.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Pay attention to your lens type

                By Comrade_Question

                from Missouri

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easily Interchangeable
                • Lightweight
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Outdoors
                  • Sunlight

                  Comments about Vello T18 Dedicated Lens Hood:

                  Look at your lens before buying. It fit on the kit lens for my A57, but when autofocusing, the bayonet mount twists on the lens. The lens hood does not stay straight, obviously. Knocking off one star because that's not warned against in the description, though I should have payed more attention. Very nicely made piece otherwise, and I would definitely buy this if I had a lens that properly supported it.

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                  3.0

                  CHECK YOUR LENSE FIRST!

                  By sheepdog

                  from VA

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                    Cons

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                        Comments about Vello T18 Dedicated Lens Hood:

                        Make sure that this type of hood works for your lense. If your lense rotates as it autofocuses then a petal style hood is not for your lense. My Sony Alpha 57 spins, which makes petal hoods ineffective. You will then need a round hood for your lense. This hood is awsome otherwise, it just didn't work for me. I would definitely purchase it again if my lense didn't spin to focus. It attaches very securely and is the perfect length. Wish I didn't have to send mine back. I gave it a three since the site didn't bother to explain it before I realized it.

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                        5.0

                        does the job

                        By grant

                        from hawaii

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easily Interchangeable
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery

                          Comments about Vello T18 Dedicated Lens Hood:

                          I put it on and it's good to go.

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                          • No

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