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VelloET-65III Dedicated Lens Hood
 
4.0

(based on 104 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (44)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (34)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (64)
  • Durable (30)
  • Easy to use (28)
  • Easily interchangeable (22)
  • Strong construction (12)

Cons

  • Tough to attach (15)
  • Weak casing (7)
  • Flimsy construction (5)
  • Not durable (3)

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (24)
  • Weddings (21)
  • Sports/action (18)
  • Wildlife photos (16)
  • Everyday (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (27), Pro photographer (26), Semi-pro photographer (24), Enthusiast (8), Semi-professional (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (77)

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

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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      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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              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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                    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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                      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

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                                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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                                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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                                  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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                                    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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                                      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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                                          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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                                              5.0

                                              Lens hood worth buyin

                                              By BBiz

                                              from Salt Lake City, Utah

                                              About Me Pro Photographer

                                              Verified Buyer

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                                                    Comments about Vello ET-65III Dedicated Lens Hood:

                                                    Bought this over Canon brand. Works just as good. Save the money and go Vello.

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                                                    5.0

                                                    Works great with my canon 85mm 1.8

                                                    By Mike R

                                                    from Miami

                                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Durable
                                                    • Easily Interchangeable
                                                    • Rugged
                                                    • Strong Construction

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                        Comments about Vello ET-65III Dedicated Lens Hood:

                                                        I like the non tulip hood so if the front element turns as you focus, light still will not enter. It's not a screw on hood. It has two buttons that you squeeze to unlock it. It stays on and does not wiggle while on the lens. It can be a little hard to put it on backwards for storage, but it just takes getting used to. It works great.

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                                                        4.0

                                                        Works Just Fine

                                                        By Roberito

                                                        from Tallahassee, FL

                                                        About Me Pro Photographer

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                                                        Pros

                                                        • Affordable
                                                        • Easily Interchangeable
                                                        • Easy to use
                                                        • Lightweight

                                                        Cons

                                                        • Feels Slightly Flimsy

                                                        Best Uses

                                                        • Indoors/Low Light
                                                        • Landscape/Scenery
                                                        • Macro Photography
                                                        • Sports/Action
                                                        • Video
                                                        • Weddings/Events
                                                        • Wildlife Photos

                                                        Comments about Vello ET-65III Dedicated Lens Hood:

                                                        I purchased this product to add to my 85 1.8 and it works just fine. Prevents glare and lens flare.

                                                        After purchasing, I realized that I may like screw on lens hoods a bit better. This hasn't happened yet, but I fear I may bump it on one of the buttons and have it pop off, but if you are looking to save a little cash, I would definitely recommend.

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