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VelloEW-73B Dedicated Lens Hood
 
4.6

(based on 216 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (158)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (42)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (133)
  • Durable (106)
  • Easy to use (72)
  • Easily interchangeable (57)
  • Strong construction (40)

Cons

  • Tough to attach (4)
  • Flimsy construction (3)

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (110)
  • Sports/action (73)
  • Wildlife photos (70)
  • Weddings (50)
  • Travel (43)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (85), Semi-pro photographer (50), Casual photographer (24), Pro photographer (22), Casual user (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (165), Yes (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

just say NO!

Most people have figured out that Canon doesn't include lens hoods with their EF-S line of lenses. Shame on them! This product offers the perfect reason to just say no to Canon's inflated price...Read complete review

Most people have figured out that Canon doesn't include lens hoods with their EF-S line of lenses. Shame on them! This product offers the perfect reason to just say no to Canon's inflated price for lense hoods. The Pearstone version is made well, fits well with just the right amount of tension to not rattle or move when mounted, but easily removed and replaced as needed for space in the bag. Save your money to spend on better filters! or lighting, or whatever. This lense hood works great for me and saved me a little chunk of cash. SWEET!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Cheap

Do the job, but it is pretty cheap (seems easy to break).
If you can, take a look at the original Canon part. Maybe you will choose to pay more for...Read complete review

Do the job, but it is pretty cheap (seems easy to break).
If you can, take a look at the original Canon part. Maybe you will choose to pay more for this one.
Of course, if your budget is limited, this is not a bad choice.

Reviewed by 216 customers

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5.0

vello ew-73b lens hood

By Craig the wildlife photographer

from ypsilanti, michigan

About Me Photography Student

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Video
    • Wildlife Photos

    Comments about Vello EW-73B Dedicated Lens Hood:

    Very easy to attach to lens. Saved my lens from being scratched in the field.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Extra Protection for lens

    By Marcy C

    from Clarksburg, PA

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about Vello EW-73B Dedicated Lens Hood:

      My camera goes everywhere and this was added on the 18-135 lens along with a lens filter for protection from the elements.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      5.0

      Just the job!

      By Roy

      from Ontario

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Travel
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Vello EW-73B Dedicated Lens Hood:

        Bought this to stop stray light plus add protection to the front glass. Does the job just fine and good value.

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        5.0

        Great so far

        By Lucy

        from New York, NY

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Vello EW-73B Dedicated Lens Hood:

            It's great so far, although I haven't had it for very long. It seems sturdy and it's doing the trick.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Exellent

            By eucaro

            from Bronx ny

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Easy to Use

            Cons

            • Bulky

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Travel
            • Video
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Vello EW-73B Dedicated Lens Hood:

            no problem working good

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Fits perfectly

            By Daren

            from Northeast PA

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy to Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Vello EW-73B Dedicated Lens Hood:

                I was concerned that the Vello lens hood would not fit as well as the original lens manufacturer hood but if fits perfectly.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Lens hood

                By Hobby photographer 13

                from Cypress, Texas

                Comments about Vello EW-73B Dedicated Lens Hood:

                Great item. Can't do without.

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                5.0

                Less expensive alternative

                By Mr. Mike 317

                from Clarksville, TN

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy to Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Vello EW-73B Dedicated Lens Hood:

                    Although this is an after market product, it fits my lens like a glove; just like the OEM lens hood but at half the price.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Very nice Lens Hood

                    By rdp64

                    from Florida

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Nothing

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Vello EW-73B Dedicated Lens Hood:

                    Bought this Lens Hood for my Canon EF-S 18-135 lens, it fits like a glove and works great. I highly recommend it.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Lens Hood is a fine product

                    By DanPhoto

                    from Magnolia, DE

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Secure

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Vello EW-73B Dedicated Lens Hood:

                        This lens hood fits perfectly on the Canon 18-135mm lens. It aligns with the lens easily and after a twist, the detents work very well. It is a precision product and feels secure once installed. And it works equally well in the reverse position for storing the hood on the camera's lens.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        A handy item

                        By Neil

                        from Marietta, GA

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Durable
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Vello EW-73B Dedicated Lens Hood:

                            Works great on my Canon lens, however a brief comment on how it attaches to the lens would have been helpful. It took a few minutes to figure out the bayonet feature

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Lens Hood by Vello

                            By Dave

                            from El Dorado Hills, CA

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy to Use
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                            • None

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Travel

                            Comments about Vello EW-73B Dedicated Lens Hood:

                            Great lens hood works great on my Canon EF-S 17 85mm IS lens. Great price and fits like a glove. A good buy.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            4.0

                            perfect match for EF-S lens

                            By Felix

                            from NYC manhattan

                            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 EW-73B Dedicated Lens Hood:

                              Well match for the Lens listed for it fix and they are perfect and fit
                              Well made and fit with ease stay in place
                              great replacement or addition for your len

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • Yes

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                              5.0

                              I love this hood

                              By Ethan

                              from NJ

                              Comments about Vello EW-73B Dedicated Lens Hood:

                              It fits my 18-135 like it was built on it. Love it

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                              5.0

                              Nice

                              By Leo

                              from R&h

                              Comments about Vello EW-73B Dedicated Lens Hood:

                              Perfect fit for my lens

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                              3.0

                              Okay but no Canon

                              By Eosphotoman

                              from Nashville TN

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Landscape/Scenery

                                Comments about Vello EW-73B Dedicated Lens Hood:

                                It fits forward nicely, but is nearly impossible to mount onto the lens reversed. Lighter and a cheaper feel than Canon but half the price. Sigma gives you a lens hood when you buy the lens!

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Excellent Product

                                By Ken L.

                                from Tacoma, WA

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easy to Use
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

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

                                  Comments about Vello EW-73B Dedicated Lens Hood:

                                  As good as Canon's at half the cost.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Good coverage

                                  By Night Light

                                  from Northern Virginia

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Compact
                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy to Use
                                  • Great Picture Quality
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

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

                                    Comments about Vello EW-73B Dedicated Lens Hood:

                                    Kept my filter clean at the beach.

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    A good lens hood for the kit lens that didn't come with one.

                                    By Science Tchr

                                    from Central NY

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy to Use
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Avoid Flares In Sunlight

                                      Comments about Vello EW-73B Dedicated Lens Hood:

                                      Easy to mount/remove, and does the job well.

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Looks and feels like the real thing

                                      By Paul

                                      from New York

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Durable

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

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

                                        Comments about Vello EW-73B Dedicated Lens Hood:

                                        It fits nice and tight and the interior has a flat surface like the Canon version. Great product.

                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • No

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