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VelloET-65III Dedicated Lens Hood
 
4.0

(based on 107 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (46)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (35)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (65)
  • Durable (33)
  • Easy to use (31)
  • Easily interchangeable (22)
  • Strong construction (12)

Cons

  • Tough to attach (15)
  • Weak casing (7)
  • Flimsy construction (6)
  • Not durable (3)

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (26)
  • Weddings (23)
  • Sports/action (19)
  • Wildlife photos (17)
  • Travel (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (28), Pro photographer (28), Semi-pro photographer (24), Enthusiast (8), Semi-professional (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (79), Yes (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Don't buy Canon hoods

I buy canon cameras and lenses, and was a bit leary about buying this hood. But Canon should supply hoods with its lenses, so I bought the Pearstone out of spite.Read complete review

I buy canon cameras and lenses, and was a bit leary about buying this hood. But Canon should supply hoods with its lenses, so I bought the Pearstone out of spite.

I had read reviews about the Canon ET-65III that stated that the hood didn't feel secure on the lens. It reportedly wobbled and seemed like it would fall off.

The Pearstone is solid. It fits securely. I will never again purchase a Canon hood.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Cheaply made, but does the job

Hey, its a lens hood. What more could you ask for? It clips on, stays there, blocks the sun. As far as I am concerned it works like it is supposed...Read complete review

Hey, its a lens hood. What more could you ask for? It clips on, stays there, blocks the sun. As far as I am concerned it works like it is supposed to. One thing I DONT like about it is the way it clips on instead of screws on. The clips are awkward and take a couple tries to get it centered on the lens. Then once on, its free to wiggle and spin, which is annoying because it feels like something is broken.

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4.0

A great alternative than buying Canon

By Navajo Productions

from New York, NY

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy to Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Travel
    • Video
    • Weddings/Events

    Comments about Vello ET-65III Dedicated Lens Hood:

    Sturdy plastic hood for the extra protection works for me! No need to pay extra for a Canon version.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Solid Product

    By Creeburd

    from New Orleans

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy to Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Vello ET-65III Dedicated Lens Hood:

        Nice snap hood. solid and does the job.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Don't spend more for a name brand

        By butteryourbacon

        from Austin, Tx

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Flimsy Construction

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Vello ET-65III Dedicated Lens Hood:

        It's plastic and it fits just like the more expensive name brand lens hoods do.

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        • Yes

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        4.0

        okay product, but great for the price

        By dub cee

        from los angeles, ca

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Travel

            Comments about Vello ET-65III Dedicated Lens Hood:

            wished the lens hood screwed on or had a button release.

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            3.0

            Fine

            By TimJayFitz

            from Akron, OH

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Hard To Connect

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery

            Comments about Vello ET-65III Dedicated Lens Hood:

            I bought this to save a few bucks because I feel like Canon really "milks" it with their accessories. This lens hood is actually kind of a pain to attach - its not a screw on but a 4 tab click on. I don't believe that is the fault if Vello though - but the lens design. Its hard to say as I don't have the Canon to compare it to. Overall - it does the job it is supposed to do....

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            • No

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            5.0

            ET-65III Dedicated Lens Hood by Vello

            By Jim

            from Fircrest, Washington

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Vello ET-65III Dedicated Lens Hood:

                Works great for my EF 100mm f/2 USM Lens by Canon. Stays firmly in place when mounted lens, was a good cheap purchase over a canon hood.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Lens Hood

                By Clark Sanders

                from Highland, Arkansas

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Vello ET-65III Dedicated Lens Hood:

                    I like having lens hoods mainly for protection for my lenses from getting accidentally hit or bumped by something while hanging from my side during a shoot.

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                    • No

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                    3.0

                    Decent but not great

                    By Photo Phil

                    from Jackson, Mi

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Flimsy Construction

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Vello ET-65III Dedicated Lens Hood:

                        Purchased for my 85mm Canon lens. It is a fairly cheap hood and basically you get what you paid for. Don't know how long it will last. The tabs that hold it to the lens are thin and don't look like it will last that long. Time will tell.

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                        4.0

                        Nice lens cap for the elements

                        By SMAphotograpy

                        from Boston

                        Comments about Vello ET-65III Dedicated Lens Hood:

                        Good rain/snow protection.

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                        5.0

                        Nice lens hood

                        By Ralph

                        from Rancho Cucamonga, CA

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Easy to Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos
                          • Sports/Action
                          • Travel
                          • Weddings/Events

                          Comments about Vello ET-65III Dedicated Lens Hood:

                          I bought this lens hood for my Canon 85mm 1.8. It's nice, light and does what it's designed for. It doesn't screw into the front element of the lens but rather has clips that you squeeze together and place on the lens then release. Can spin around and around the lens but doesn't fall off without squeezing the clips. Would definitely recommend it.

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                          • No

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                          4.0

                          Works properly, not Swiss precision

                          By Davy B.

                          from Bartlett, IL

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                          • Flimsy Construction

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Vello ET-65III Dedicated Lens Hood:

                            Tis product is very classic in construction & operation, and not as nice as Canon's original but I didn't want to pay top dollar for plastic I barely use. So I grabbed this Vello, having other models from this maker that were satisfactory for other Canon lenses (and a screen protection for the 7D's screen that is actually splendid). This particular hood however is slightly bendable and is not 100% snug on the lens, there remains little holes on the sides. But once in place it works. This is the normal product, the Canon version would be luxury, so choose based on how much you want to spend. By definition this hood is less nice but I find it to work well. When I use it.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            No frills hood

                            By Ravi1g

                            from San Diego, CA

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy to Use

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Wildlife Photos

                              Comments about Vello ET-65III Dedicated Lens Hood:

                              It does what it should at half the cost of the Canon brand. Seems easy to take on and off. No complaints.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Superb alternative to the 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 ET-65III Dedicated Lens Hood:

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

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                                • No

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                                3.0

                                snap on design

                                By crd

                                from austin tx

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

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                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Vello ET-65III Dedicated Lens Hood:

                                      Weird design. I have hoods for all of my lenses and this is the only one I've seen that has retracting snaps to set it on the lens. My others screw on. I guess its more the lens design that doesn't have a threaded connection.

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                                      • No

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                                      4.0

                                      great light weight lense hood

                                      By brent

                                      from joshua tree ca

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Compact
                                      • Durable
                                      • Easy to Use
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Family Photos

                                        Comments about Vello ET-65III Dedicated Lens Hood:

                                        on my canon 85mm 1.8

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                                        • No

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                                        4.0

                                        Decent hood

                                        By M AZ

                                        from Phoenix, AZ

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy to Use
                                        • Lightweight

                                        Cons

                                        • Flimsy Construction

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Travel

                                        Comments about Vello ET-65III Dedicated Lens Hood:

                                        A good decent cheap replacement for the standard Canon hood. It is slightly finicky and very plasticky, but it works well enough. The hood is one place you can save money without sacrificing picture quality so this one gets my vote.

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                                        • No

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                                        4.0

                                        Perfect Fit

                                        By Lucy

                                        from Ozark, AL

                                        About Me Pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Compact
                                        • Durable
                                        • Easy to Use
                                        • Perfect fit

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

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

                                          Comments about Vello ET-65III Dedicated Lens Hood:

                                          Perfect fit for my Canon 85mm f/1.8 USM. I actually bought this one and the one that fits the 50mm f/1.4 and are very happy with both. I always purchase a lens hood with every lens. Vello has always served me well in hoods and other accessories. The hood snaps on easy and stays put. You don't have to worry about it popping of in the middle of a shoot. It's there until you remove it. It blocks the unwanted sun flares when shooting in the sun. I also use hoods as a protection from bumps and scratches to my lens. The Vello does all this.

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                                          • No

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                                          3.0

                                          Flimsy but functional

                                          By Photography by David.

                                          from Michigan.

                                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy to Use

                                          Cons

                                          • Flimsy Construction

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Vello ET-65III Dedicated Lens Hood:

                                            Snaps onto the lens fine but it seems a bit loose. Still works fine if you don't want to drop the $[$] for the Cannon version.

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                                            • No

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                                            5.0

                                            Does the job for less money!

                                            By Photo Man Mike

                                            from Boston, MA

                                            About Me Pro Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Compact
                                            • Easy to Use
                                            • Lightweight

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about Vello ET-65III Dedicated Lens Hood:

                                                This lens hood fits nicely. Very satisfied with the quality and price.

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                                                • No

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                                                3.0

                                                doesn't snap on well

                                                By pro photographer

                                                from ny, ny

                                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Lightweight

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                    Comments about Vello ET-65III Dedicated Lens Hood:

                                                    works ok, but not very secure when snapped on. might have been better to splurge on the canon earsion

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                                                    • No

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