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VelloEW-73B Dedicated Lens Hood
 
4.7

(based on 188 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (138)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (39)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (119)
  • Durable (97)
  • Easily interchangeable (57)
  • Easy to use (56)
  • Strong construction (40)

Cons

  • Tough to attach (4)

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (99)
  • Sports/action (67)
  • Wildlife photos (62)
  • Weddings (44)
  • Travel (34)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (68), Semi-pro photographer (46), Casual photographer (24), Pro photographer (21), Casual user (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (144), Yes (4)

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.

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4.0

Good for the money.

By Coach Mike

from Marietta, GA

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy to Use

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Vello EW-73B Dedicated Lens Hood:

    Bought this for my kit lens since one did not come with it. I had bought a different brand from another retailer and I had problems with it staying on plus you could not flip it around for storage. This one seems well made and durable. Fits well but sometimes I have a little problem when I go to flip it and reattach. Probably more me than the product since I have arthritis. Great for the money.

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    • No

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    3.0

    OK hood

    By griswojc

    from San Diego CA

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery

      Comments about Vello EW-73B Dedicated Lens Hood:

      Would be nicer if it had a less reflective inside surface.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Goodbye Glare!

      By JMNY9

      from Commack, NY

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Vello EW-73B Dedicated Lens Hood:

        This hood fit my EF-S 18-135mm lens like a glove. Have had no problems and it works as described.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Good Hood

        By Phil

        from Casper, Wyoming

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Vello EW-73B Dedicated Lens Hood:

            Fits well, easy to install and remove. Works well.

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            • No

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            2.0

            good concept-hard to use

            By MSD

            from Philadelphia, PA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Hard To Get On And Off

            Best Uses

              Comments about Vello EW-73B Dedicated Lens Hood:

              This seems great and when on it works well, but it is hard to get on and off. Maybe I don't have the right touch!

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              • No

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              4.0

              Great for the price

              By Kristie B

              from Fort Lauderdale, FL

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Travel
                • Wildlife Photos

                Comments about Vello EW-73B Dedicated Lens Hood:

                Great lightweight, functional hood for a decent price.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Easy to locate

                By Bob

                from Inland Empire, ca

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Universal

                Comments about Vello EW-73B Dedicated Lens Hood:

                Fits perfectly for wide angle lens. Site was easy to search. Could not find this on the OEM site.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Trust Vello!

                By Lobo

                from Missoula, Montana

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Video
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about Vello EW-73B Dedicated Lens Hood:

                  I needed a Lens Hood and didn't need to buy a $ Canon factory Lens Hood that would do the same job, and so, Vello was the key and under $. I get the same results that I needed with this Lens Hood. Though many things may need to be purchased from the factory, Vello is stepping it up to ensure that 3rd parties are just as well. I trust Vello and others should as well, especially if you are a pro on a tight budget.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Great price!

                  By rich

                  from Chandler, TX

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Sports/Action

                      Comments about Vello EW-73B Dedicated Lens Hood:

                      Works great & easy to install.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Great Hood

                      By Dave

                      from Indianapolis

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Durable
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • None

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Vello EW-73B Dedicated Lens Hood:

                      Well made, fits great.

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Great Hood

                      By Cabana Bob

                      from Chicago

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Unscrewed Occasionally

                      Best Uses

                      • Sports/Action

                      Comments about Vello EW-73B Dedicated Lens Hood:

                      Worked well for the camera model it's made for

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Good Shade

                      By Busy Bee Photography

                      from Monroe, Oregon

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Durable
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Wildlife Photos

                        Comments about Vello EW-73B Dedicated Lens Hood:

                        Easy to attach.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        really helps with glare

                        By don't have one

                        from Philo, CA

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy to Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

                          Comments about Vello EW-73B Dedicated Lens Hood:

                          Great for cutting glare coming in from the side.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Works fine

                          By Eddie from the Bronx

                          from Bronx, NY

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Cheap
                          • Durable
                          • Easy to Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Weddings/Events

                            Comments about Vello EW-73B Dedicated Lens Hood:

                            I don't know how Canon can charge so much for a piece of plastic but this one does the job.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Perfect for my Canon 60D

                            By Darrell

                            from Maryland

                            Comments about Vello EW-73B Dedicated Lens Hood:

                            Recommended by phone support. The lens hood works as advertised, installs with no fuss!

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                            5.0

                            Great Lens Hood!

                            By Jacob

                            from Nashville, TN

                            Comments about Vello EW-73B Dedicated Lens Hood:

                            Way more affordable than the Canon version and it works great! No compliants.

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                            4.0

                            Gets the job done

                            By AK Photog

                            from Santa Clara, CA

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            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 EW-73B Dedicated Lens Hood:

                              Works well with my canon lens. The only reason I gave it 4 stars as opposed to 5 is that it is a little hard to put on the lens cap while the dedicated hood is attached to the lens in the stored position. Other than that this is a great hood and has definitely improved the quality of my images.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Works great

                              By Joel_J

                              from Long Beach, CA

                              About Me Casual Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Vello EW-73B Dedicated Lens Hood:

                                    This hood fits my Canon lense perfectly

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                                    • No

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                                    4.0

                                    Small but helpful.

                                    By Pastor Joe

                                    from Rancho Cucamonga, CA

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Compact
                                    • Easy to Use
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Vello EW-73B Dedicated Lens Hood:

                                        I'm not sure that the hood will provide the necessary shading from extra light. I am relying on the expertise of the manufacturer.

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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

                                        • Easy to Use
                                        • Lightweight

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Vello EW-73B 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.

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                                            • No

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