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VelloET-65III Dedicated Lens Hood
 
4.0

(based on 132 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (58)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (41)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (9)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (77)
  • Easy to use (45)
  • Durable (39)
  • Easily interchangeable (22)
  • Compact (12)

Cons

  • Tough to attach (15)
  • Flimsy construction (12)
  • Weak casing (7)
  • Not durable (3)

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (31)
  • Weddings (30)
  • Sports/action (24)
  • Family photos (20)
  • Wildlife photos (19)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (38), Photo enthusiast (34), Pro photographer (30), Enthusiast (8), Semi-professional (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (101), 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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5.0

Highly recommended

By Peter

from Wilbraham Massachusetts

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy to Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Vello ET-65III Dedicated Lens Hood:

    Lens hood for my Canon 85mm f/1.4 lens. Why pay more for the Canon hood when this will more than do. This one fits perfectly, and works perfectly fine. I would buy this again and highly recommend this lens hood.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Great Accessory

    By RGP

    from Atlanta, GA

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Outdoor
      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about Vello ET-65III Dedicated Lens Hood:

      Helps me avoid stray light when I'm shooting headshots in natural light ... which is all the time!

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      • No

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      4.0

      PJC Imagery

      By PJC Imagery

      from Jacksonville

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Vello ET-65III Dedicated Lens Hood:

        So far so good. 2 things though; first I think the twist on types are better, and although it does attach backwards it does take a little extra time to get it to lock in that way. I haven't had it long enough to say how well it's going to hold up. For the money though why not give it a try! Peace!

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        • No

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        5.0

        I love lens hoods!

        By Matt

        from Kansas

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy to Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Sports/Action

          Comments about Vello ET-65III Dedicated Lens Hood:

          I don't use a lens without a lens hood. I simply like the added protection aside from helping with lens flair. I also like that it keeps my fingers away from the front glass. I added this to my Canon 1.8 and it attaches and stays in place just as expected.

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          4.0

          Nice Hood!

          By Bob

          from Aurora,IL

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy to Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos

            Comments about Vello ET-65III Dedicated Lens Hood:

            This hood has a tight fit when in the stored position but works as expected.

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            • No

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            3.0

            Ok lens hood

            By PortofOrigin

            from Raleigh, NC

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use

            Cons

            • Flimsy Construction

            Best Uses

              Comments about Vello ET-65III Dedicated Lens Hood:

              It does the job, but it's a bit flimsy. I would recommend the canon lens hood for the 85mm f1.8 lens.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Great for Sunny/Rainy Days

              By Jon

              from Kentucky

              Comments about Vello ET-65III Dedicated Lens Hood:

              Just what you need on sunny days to reduce glare - and - not a bad tool on light rainy days to aid in keeping drops off lens

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              5.0

              that's a good hood

              By joey joe

              from nyc, ny

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Vello ET-65III Dedicated Lens Hood:

                  still overpriced, but cheaper than the canon one. not a fan of the pinch-on design, prefer the bayonet mount hoods, but that was canon's decision. still does the job, protects your lens from light and junk. can't speak on the durability yet but it seems ok.

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                  5.0

                  Perfect Fit

                  By Jenphoto

                  from Washington, DC

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Easy to Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about Vello ET-65III Dedicated Lens Hood:

                    I've had a 100 f2 lens for years without a hood. This Vello one attaches easily and is a great price.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Good Lens Hood

                    By Photos without limits

                    from San Clemente, Ca.

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Vello ET-65III Dedicated Lens Hood:

                        Good construction

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                        • No

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                        2.0

                        it's ok

                        By Dan Mc

                        from Philadelphia Pa

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • Flimsy Construction

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Vello ET-65III Dedicated Lens Hood:

                          Feels cheap, and im worried with cont. use the plastic clips will break away. didn't feel like it fits well on my 85mm 1.8 canon

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                          • No

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                          1.0

                          Get what you pay for...

                          By Rene Amado

                          from San Antonio, TX

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                            • Flimsy Construction

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Vello ET-65III Dedicated Lens Hood:

                              Spend the extra money for another one and forget this one. Bought it a month ago, used it 3 or 4 times and already broke on me. Cheap build that won't last if you're active at all while shooting

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                              4.0

                              Cheap protection

                              By Cornhusker Doug

                              from Lincoln, NE

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy to Use
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Family Photos
                                • Sports/Action

                                Comments about Vello ET-65III Dedicated Lens Hood:

                                I purchased this lens hood to help protect and prevent unwanted flare on my daughter's Canon EF f/1.8 lens. She's just getting into photography, but said she's already noticing a difference with the lens hood.

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                                • No

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                                4.0

                                Cheap protection

                                By Cornhusker Doug

                                from Lincoln, NE

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact
                                • Easy to Use
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Family Photos
                                  • Sports/Action
                                  • Weddings/Events

                                  Comments about Vello ET-65III Dedicated Lens Hood:

                                  Purchased this lens hood for my daughter's Canon EF 85 f/1.8 lens and so far it looks like it'll work well to help protect the front element and shield it from unwanted glare.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  It's a lens Shade

                                  By brapoza

                                  from Dartmouth, MA

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy to Use
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

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

                                    Comments about Vello ET-65III Dedicated Lens Hood:

                                    Still amazes me OEM doesn't provide a shade

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                                    • No

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                                    3.0

                                    needed a lens hood

                                    By snapshot1

                                    from Durham NC

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy to Use

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Family Photos

                                      Comments about Vello ET-65III Dedicated Lens Hood:

                                      Looks great online.

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                                      • No

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                                      2.0

                                      Not as good as the Canon hood

                                      By Ringman

                                      from Minneapolis, MN

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                      • Flimsy Construction

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Vello ET-65III Dedicated Lens Hood:

                                        The hood fits the lens and performs it's intended function, but the material is light weight plastic and feels cheap. I returned it and purchased the Canon hood instead. However, Canon charges a lot for their hoods and this is a good cheap alternative if money is an issue.

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                                        5.0

                                        lens hood

                                        By artman

                                        from florida

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy to Use

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Family Photos
                                          • Weddings/Events

                                          Comments about Vello ET-65III Dedicated Lens Hood:

                                          dedicated hood for canon's ef 85 1.8 works great with this lens. no problems although a recent purchase

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                                          • No

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                                          1.0

                                          Not happy with this item

                                          By Sheriphoto

                                          from Huntington Beach, CA

                                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                            Cons

                                            • Flimsy Construction

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Vello ET-65III Dedicated Lens Hood:

                                              When I went to attach it to my lens it broke. I guess I'll be getting the Canon lens hood now.

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                                              • No

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                                              2.0

                                              This one is really flimsy and cheap

                                              By Davy B

                                              from Bartlett, IL

                                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                              Verified Reviewer

                                              Pros

                                                Cons

                                                • Flimsy Construction

                                                Best Uses

                                                  Comments about Vello ET-65III Dedicated Lens Hood:

                                                  I use other hoods from Vello and they are OK. The Canons are overpriced... But this particular model from Vello, used on my 85/1.8 really isn't snug, and is very flimsy. When mounted in reverse to stow, it pops out. Don't like it. Bought the Canon hood, which is better but not very good either. i suppose either do the job if you accept the aggravation.

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