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VelloEW-78D Dedicated Lens Hood
 
4.6

(based on 84 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (58)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

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99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (48)
  • Lightweight (47)
  • Easy to use (23)
  • Easily interchangeable (22)
  • Strong construction (13)

Cons

  • Weak casing (4)

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (40)
  • Sports/action (23)
  • Wildlife photos (22)
  • Travel (12)
  • Weddings (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (42), Semi-pro photographer (15), Casual photographer (14), Pro photographer (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (70)

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

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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                  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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                            4.0

                            YOU GET WHAT YOU PAID FOR

                            By MAURICE

                            from MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            See all my reviews

                            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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                            4.0

                            great product

                            By zenga

                            from Córdoba, Argentina

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Consistent Output
                            • Durable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Vello EW-78D Dedicated Lens Hood:

                                Do not have to be Canon Original, works perfect, just have to remove it to use the flash.

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                                • No

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                                4.0

                                It's a lens hood

                                By chmsant

                                from Sacramento, CA

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Landscape/Scenery

                                  Comments about Vello EW-78D Dedicated Lens Hood:

                                  It does what it is designed to do. Seems to be a solid product, no complaints.

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                                  • No

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                                  4.0

                                  Good lens hood

                                  By Bob

                                  from Palmer, AK

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Rugged

                                  Cons

                                  • Tough To Attach

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Landscape/Scenery

                                  Comments about Vello EW-78D Dedicated Lens Hood:

                                  The flower peddle design allows for easy access to the lens cap. It also allows for rotation to line up on the parts of the shot that you want to have shaded.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  as good as canon's

                                  By Mikerc

                                  from Ft. Worth, TX

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Rugged

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Vello EW-78D Dedicated Lens Hood:

                                      it has very good build quality and fits good on the lens.

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                                      • No

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