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VelloES-71II Dedicated Lens Hood
 
4.5

(based on 168 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (99)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (55)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (93)
  • Durable (86)
  • Easily interchangeable (39)
  • Easy to use (33)
  • Strong construction (32)

Cons

  • Tough to attach (10)
  • Weak casing (5)
  • Flimsy construction (4)

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (59)
  • Weddings (41)
  • Sports/action (31)
  • Wildlife photos (30)
  • Video (23)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (62), Semi-pro photographer (42), Pro photographer (26), Casual photographer (14), Photography student (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (122), Yes (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Nice hood for the money

I use this hood with my 50mm f1.4 lens; nice attachment for the money. The hood is a little rough screwing on at first, but after the first 10 uses I found the...Read complete review

I use this hood with my 50mm f1.4 lens; nice attachment for the money. The hood is a little rough screwing on at first, but after the first 10 uses I found the hood loosened up just enough to make it fit perfectly. My hood has a little gap on the left and right side near the screw-on point. It doesn't effect any of the results, but I could see light leaking through the backside of the hood in specific conditions. The plastic quality of the hood is pretty good - strong enough to protect the lens when put on reversed in my bag.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Terrible

Does not fit properly like all the other hoods from this brand. Some are better than others, but I am returning them all. Here I was just trying to get back-ups in case...Read complete review

Does not fit properly like all the other hoods from this brand. Some are better than others, but I am returning them all. Here I was just trying to get back-ups in case I lose another one and can't get a replacement before the next job...big mistake going generic.

Reviewed by 168 customers

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3.0

Works OK, should've bought the Canon

By HWH

from Burlington, VT

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Comments about Vello ES-71II Dedicated Lens Hood:

It works fine once installed, but the bayonet mount is much more finicky to align than my Canon hoods. It mounts much easier in the normal use position than in the reverse storage position. If you're not planning on taking on and off frequently, this could be a good deal for you. Otherwise, I recommend buying the Canon.

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  • No

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5.0

Works well

By Light in the Lens

from Seattle, WA

About Me Photography Student

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Vello ES-71II Dedicated Lens Hood:

      This hood is a bit difficult to use at the outset, but once you get the hang of it, it works as needed.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Good

      By Boful

      from Florida

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Vello ES-71II Dedicated Lens Hood:

          Works / Fits Canon Lens fine.. Save a few bucks over Canon product..

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          • No

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          5.0

          It works for the job

          By SJ

          from San Francisco, CA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Travel

            Comments about Vello ES-71II Dedicated Lens Hood:

            Bought Canon 50mm f/1.4 lens with the hood. It works with lens well. B&H is trustworthy and reliable company.

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            • No

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            3.0

            Does the job

            By naturally

            from Traverse City, MI

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Vello ES-71II Dedicated Lens Hood:

                It's a 3rd party product. I usually like Vello but the brand name on the lens hood was printed crooked and looks unprofessional. First world problem for sure, but print the dang name in the correct area.

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                • No

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                5.0

                excellent buy

                By Bob Photo

                from San Diego

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Vello ES-71II Dedicated Lens Hood:

                    excellent buy
                    very reliable product and seller
                    punctual delivery and smooth

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    nice alternative to canon's hood

                    By Moshe

                    from Dallas, TX

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Durable
                    • Easy to Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Landscape/Scenery

                      Comments about Vello ES-71II Dedicated Lens Hood:

                      great value

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                      4.0

                      Wish it had felt lining

                      By greginphoenix

                      from Phoenix, AZ

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Flimsy Construction

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Sports/Action

                      Comments about Vello ES-71II Dedicated Lens Hood:

                      I performs basically as intended

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes

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                      4.0

                      Fits great

                      By NicoleH

                      from MT

                      Comments about Vello ES-71II Dedicated Lens Hood:

                      Cheaper than the name brand but works great

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                      5.0

                      Great lens hood

                      By Ryan

                      from Dallas

                      Comments about Vello ES-71II Dedicated Lens Hood:

                      This lens hood is easy to get on and off. It fits my lens great and helps get rid of lens flares. I will buy more in the future

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                      3.0

                      Does the job

                      By Roc NY

                      from New York, NY

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Inexpensive
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Flimsy Construction

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Vello ES-71II Dedicated Lens Hood:

                      The ONLY benefit of this hood over the Canon hood for the 50mm is price. It feels rough when it goes on and remains so. Perhaps it is the finish on the lens itself or a combination of the two. It has no ribbing or felt on the inside of the hood to minimize any stray light on the surface. It does fit very well on reverse, for stowing, but turning onto position always feels rough.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Fits great...

                      By Bikeguy

                      from New York City

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy to Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • General purpose

                        Comments about Vello ES-71II Dedicated Lens Hood:

                        Perfect fit...always like to have a hood on to protect the lens...

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Solid for the price!

                        By Jacob Dickens

                        from Van Buren, Arkansas

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Durable
                        • Easy to Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

                          Comments about Vello ES-71II Dedicated Lens Hood:

                          The lens hood arrived promptly: however, it looks like the delivery man ran over the box. The hood was undamaged. It seems to work just fine on my 50mm. Snaps on and off easily. Overall I'm happy with this purchase. Seems to be a great product for the price.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Excellent value

                          By David M

                          from Mission Viejo

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy to Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

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

                            Comments about Vello ES-71II Dedicated Lens Hood:

                            Excellent value and perfect fit...

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Gets the job done

                            By Andrew

                            from Meridian id

                            Comments about Vello ES-71II Dedicated Lens Hood:

                            Stury well made and easily used. Gets the job done. Fully satisfied.

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                            5.0

                            Great lens hood for the Canon 50mm f1.4

                            By Carrie in SC

                            from New Ellenton, SC

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy to Use
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Vello ES-71II Dedicated Lens Hood:

                                This lens cap is very easy to use and sturdy enough, and a great price.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Inexpensive Alternative

                                By Eric LBZ

                                from Long Beach, CA

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact
                                • Durable
                                • Easy to Use
                                • Good Audio Quality

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Family Photos

                                  Comments about Vello ES-71II Dedicated Lens Hood:

                                  Nice alternative to to the OEM Canon Lens Hood.

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                                  • No

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                                  4.0

                                  Sturdy and fits well

                                  By Steve R

                                  from New York, NY

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Compact
                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy to Use
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Vello ES-71II Dedicated Lens Hood:

                                      It's a hood. What can you say. It's cheaper than the Canon version, but accomplishes the exact same thing. It's built well and fits well.

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Thick plastic!

                                      By Reg

                                      from Toronto

                                      Comments about Vello ES-71II Dedicated Lens Hood:

                                      Works well and feels very durable comparible to Canon Quality!

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                                      4.0

                                      it's a lens hood

                                      By James

                                      from New York, NY

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Comments about Vello ES-71II Dedicated Lens Hood:

                                      I have not used the Canon lens hood so cannot compare the two. This one seems fine. Seems a little fragile and would probably break if the camera is dropped so not sure how much it helps to protect the lens. It takes a couple of seconds to flip it around the lens (takes some time to catch the groove of the actual lens). Overall, I'd buy probably buy it again

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                                      • No

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