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VelloEW-78D Dedicated Lens Hood
 
4.6

(based on 88 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (60)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (51)
  • Lightweight (49)
  • Easy to use (25)
  • Easily interchangeable (22)
  • Strong construction (13)

Cons

  • Weak casing (4)

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (42)
  • Sports/action (25)
  • Wildlife photos (23)
  • Weddings (15)
  • Travel (14)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (42), Semi-pro photographer (17), Casual photographer (14), Pro photographer (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (74)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great hood lens

Great product,now that its almost summer time I'm sure this hood lens is gonna be very useful.It fits perfect on my lens its easy to put on & off the lens.I just can't...Read complete review

Great product,now that its almost summer time I'm sure this hood lens is gonna be very useful.It fits perfect on my lens its easy to put on & off the lens.I just can't say anything bad about it.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Simple Protection

I purchased this as a recomended accessory to my Canon 60D/18-200mm kit. It's cheaper than the Canon brand but, it only goes on one way, cannot be turned around and it...Read complete review

I purchased this as a recomended accessory to my Canon 60D/18-200mm kit. It's cheaper than the Canon brand but, it only goes on one way, cannot be turned around and it makes adjusting circular polarizer and lens cap replacement difficult. I just keep in my bag until needed. You get what you pay for.

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5.0

Perfect fit

By Len

from Annapolis, MD

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Audio Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery

    Comments about Vello EW-78D Dedicated Lens Hood:

    Perfect fit to my 18mm-200mm lens 60D

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Tulip hood

    By Slabret

    from Palm City, FL

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    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-78D Dedicated Lens Hood:

      A great accessory that is NOT expensive and also helps protect your lens, even if not using for light into the lens. I have mine on at all times.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      Great Price

      By elvolovan

      from San Francisco, CA

      About Me Photography Student

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable

      Cons

      • Bulky

      Best Uses

      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Vello EW-78D Dedicated Lens Hood:

      Great hood and inexpensive hood to fight those unecessary flares! I believe the material is good since this is my first hood ever. So far I haven't had any bad experiences.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      Great hood

      By Neon Mike

      from Chelmsford, MA

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Vello EW-78D Dedicated Lens Hood:

        It is a petal hood so depending on how you're holding the camera it will have some leakage. This hood seems to be best when used in vertical position which is how 90% of my shots are taken.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Good quality, economical

        By Guy with a camera

        from Baltimore, MD

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Designed For My Main Lens
        • Durable
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Vello EW-78D Dedicated Lens Hood:

          Use this on my 28-200mm EF main use lens. Eliminated the corner vignettes I was getting at 28mm with the colapseable rubber sun shade I was previously using. The Velo is sturdy, protects the lens, shades out the sun, and is specifically designed for this lens. Really happy with it!

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          • No

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          5.0

          A must

          By Encantado de la Vida

          from Waltham, MA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy to Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Travel

            Comments about Vello EW-78D Dedicated Lens Hood:

            To block direct sun light. Easy and simple to use. Works excellent on the Canon ef 28-200mm.

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            • No

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            5.0

            does what it is supposed to

            By Steve

            from Mali, West Africa

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Vello EW-78D Dedicated Lens Hood:

                Inexpensive, solidly built, screws and unscrews without a problem and bayonets as well.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Works very well

                By DLS

                from British Columbia, Canada

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy to Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Vello EW-78D Dedicated Lens Hood:

                    I bought this for my wife's Canon's EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS.
                    Works very well; not loose or flimsy. Excellent value. I've read reviews about flimsy, ill-fitting 3rd party hoods before, well not this one for this particular lens. Just as good as the Canon hoods on my 24-105mm, 50/1.4 and 85 f/1.8 (granted the hood on the 85 is a different type of attachment-type)

                    B&H was awesome as usual with streamlined order and delivery.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Canon compatible EW-78D Lens Hood

                    By Jake

                    from San Francisco, CA

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Durable
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Vello EW-78D Dedicated Lens Hood:

                        I have just received this lens hood. It fits the 18-200 mm lens very well, and can be put backwards on lens for easy storage in bag. I have not shot any photos yet, due to bad weather, but plan to do so soon, so can't comment on vignetting.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Easy to use

                        By Grande Ande

                        from Vermont

                        Comments about Vello EW-78D Dedicated Lens Hood:

                        Perfect for blocking light into the lens, plus it also provides a little extra protection for the front of the lens.

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                        5.0

                        Cello lens hood versus Canon lens hood

                        By Shutterbug

                        from Texas

                        Comments about Vello EW-78D Dedicated Lens Hood:

                        Works and fits on smoothly trying to save a little cash for other camera toys . Good price for substitute for the Canon EW-78D .
                        Strong and very sturdy .

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                        5.0

                        Perfect fit!

                        By Nickname

                        from Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        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-78D Dedicated Lens Hood:

                          Inexpensive equivalent to Canon's offering that fits perfectly and does what it's supposed to.
                          Seems like it will last as well.

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                          • No

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                          4.0

                          As Expected

                          By Studio 3J Photography

                          from Naples, ME

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy to Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Anything With Sun Glare

                            Comments about Vello EW-78D Dedicated Lens Hood:

                            This hood does what it's supposed to at a very good price. I've owned this brand of hood before, and they take a pretty fair amount of abuse.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            excellent Parasol

                            By Fernan

                            from Puerto Rico

                            Comments about Vello EW-78D Dedicated Lens Hood:

                            Good link to the lens and easy handling.

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                            4.0

                            Perfect for my 18-200mm canon

                            By Myshell

                            from West Palm Beach

                            Comments about Vello EW-78D Dedicated Lens Hood:

                            It's ok. The service and delivery awesome.

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                            5.0

                            Nice hood

                            By Creations

                            from New york

                            Comments about Vello EW-78D Dedicated Lens Hood:

                            Nice product and give a good look to lenses and avoiding direct to light to lenses

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                            5.0

                            Very Helpful

                            By Woody06

                            from Richton Park, IL

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy to Use
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Travel

                              Comments about Vello EW-78D Dedicated Lens Hood:

                              Easy to attach, lightweight yet durable, sturdy. Provides for better shooting when outdoors most noticeably.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              One of my best investments

                              By susqueman

                              from Chester, PA

                              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-78D Dedicated Lens Hood:

                                I never thought a hood was that important until I started using it. Since I use it I don't know how I lived with out it for so long. It keeps the glare off my lens when I take the picture, so the pictures come out better.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Excellent

                                By kcnphoto

                                from Charlotte, NC

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easy to Use

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Family Photos
                                  • Weddings/Events

                                  Comments about Vello EW-78D Dedicated Lens Hood:

                                  Excellent use with my 50D. First time purchasing a non Canon brand and was very pleased. No distortion.

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                                  • No

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                                  4.0

                                  YOU GET WHAT YOU PAID FOR

                                  By MAURICE

                                  from MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Consistent Output
                                  • Durable
                                  • Strong Construction

                                  Cons

                                  • Tough To Attach

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                  • Wildlife Photos

                                  Comments about Vello EW-78D Dedicated Lens Hood:

                                  I USE IT WITH MY LENS 18-200-IS. PRICE-WISE IT IS ALMOST HALF PRICE THE ORIGINAL. HOWEVER DIFFICULT TO INSTALL .

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                                  • No

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