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VelloES-71II Dedicated Lens Hood
 
4.5

(based on 157 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (94)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (52)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (89)
  • Durable (81)
  • Easily interchangeable (39)
  • Strong construction (32)
  • Easy to use (30)

Cons

  • Tough to attach (10)
  • Weak casing (5)

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (55)
  • Weddings (40)
  • Sports/action (29)
  • Wildlife photos (29)
  • Video (22)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (58), Semi-pro photographer (39), Pro photographer (25), Casual photographer (14), Photography student (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (115), Yes (4)

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.

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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...

    • Was this a gift?:
    • 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.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • 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...

        • Was this a gift?:
        • 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.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • 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.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • 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

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        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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                        5.0

                        Just missing the Canon Name

                        By Drew

                        from Montreal

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

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                              Comments about Vello ES-71II Dedicated Lens Hood:

                              Product is exactly as expected and does not differ from the Canon version. Great construction and feel, tight fit, but easy to take on and off.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              4.0

                              It's a lens hood

                              By Searsie

                              from Canada

                              Comments about Vello ES-71II Dedicated Lens Hood:

                              And as such works great. Good fit. Why pay for Canon plastic?

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                              5.0

                              Superb alternative to name brands

                              By Dave

                              from Edmonton, AB

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Easy to Use
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

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

                                Comments about Vello ES-71II Dedicated Lens Hood:

                                Fits perfectly, works perfectly, cost a fraction of what the name brand versions cost.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • Yes

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                                5.0

                                Perfect!!!

                                By BLB

                                from Atlanta GA

                                Comments about Vello ES-71II Dedicated Lens Hood:

                                This hood fit my Canon EF50mm 1.4 USM lens perfectly. It is an easy 1/4 twist on and off and stays put. Great product!

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                                5.0

                                Works well

                                By usafaviator

                                from Bellevue, NE

                                Comments about Vello ES-71II Dedicated Lens Hood:

                                Good quality, mounting and removal are a breeze.

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                                5.0

                                Nice hood

                                By Longshadow

                                from Jeffersonville, PA

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy to Use
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

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

                                  Comments about Vello ES-71II Dedicated Lens Hood:

                                  Functions well, not as pricy as OEM. Reverses for storage. Keeps stray light from hitting surface of lens/filter. Also helps to protect the front element.

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                                  • No

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                                  4.0

                                  Perfect fit with my Canon 50mm

                                  By Lucy

                                  from Ozark, AL

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Perfect fit

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

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

                                    Comments about Vello ES-71II Dedicated Lens Hood:

                                    This lens hood fits great on the canon 50mm f1.4 USM Lens. It is snug and does not pop off at the most inopportune times like some I've seen. It is as close to the Canon brand as you can get in my opinion. I buy a lens hood for every lens I buy to protect my images from sun flares and for protection to protect lens from bumps and scratches.

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    cheaper alternative

                                    By sjowens

                                    from Tampa Florida

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy to Use

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

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

                                      Comments about Vello ES-71II Dedicated Lens Hood:

                                      I bought this for a Canon 50mm 1.4 lens.It costs less than the Canon hood and works just as well.You would think you would get one included with the lens considering its cost.So Vello to the rescue!

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Vello Lens Hood

                                      By Biketrash

                                      from Austin, Texas

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Compact
                                      • Durable
                                      • Easy to Use
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

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

                                        Comments about Vello ES-71II Dedicated Lens Hood:

                                        I use this hood on my Canon 50 f/1.4 USM lens. Works well, just like it's supposed to.

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                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        Does it's Job

                                        By AATG

                                        from New York, NY

                                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Durable
                                        • Easy to Use
                                        • Good Video Quality
                                        • Great Picture Quality
                                        • Lightweight

                                        Cons

                                        • Flimsy Construction

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Landscape/Scenery
                                        • Outdoor
                                        • Sports/Action
                                        • Travel
                                        • Video
                                        • Wildlife Photos

                                        Comments about Vello ES-71II Dedicated Lens Hood:

                                        Meant to protect my USM lens from experiencing a painful demise in a chance meeting with a wall in the future. So far, it has done exceptionally well at keeping overhead sunlight out of the frame as well as protecting the lens from bumps and scrapes. One useful purpose I discovered the other day is that if you take a photo looking through glass when the hood is against the glass it gets rid of any reflection, making photos from inside looking outside look simply as though they were taken inside most of the time

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                                        • No

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                                        4.0

                                        Nice hood

                                        By Ani

                                        from Hawaii

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

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                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Vello ES-71II Dedicated Lens Hood:

                                              Just as described. A simple hood to do the job! :)

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                                              • No

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