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VelloEW-78D Dedicated Lens Hood
 
4.6

(based on 87 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (59)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

99%

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 (41)
  • Sports/action (25)
  • Wildlife photos (23)
  • Weddings (15)
  • Travel (14)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (42), Semi-pro photographer (16), Casual photographer (14), Pro photographer (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (73)

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

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.

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    • 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.

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    • 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.

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      • 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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                                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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