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VelloLH-61D Dedicated Lens Hood
 
4.1

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (8)
  • Easy to use (6)
  • Durable (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (6)
  • Travel (4)
  • Wildlife photos (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (10), Casual photographer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (12)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good match

I happen to like the flared shape of this hood over the Olympus tulip type as it's easier for me to reach in to flip off the lenscap. The internal surface is adequately light...Read complete review

I happen to like the flared shape of this hood over the Olympus tulip type as it's easier for me to reach in to flip off the lenscap. The internal surface is adequately light baffling and the hood is nicely finished. I had to shave off the mounting flange very slightly to make it easier to twist onto the lens (I scrapped the edges lightly with a sharp knife). Now it goes on snugly but doesn't stick partway on.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

It does give the lens shade

The lens hood does what it is designed to do, shade the lens from the sun. This one was deep enough so I could shoot closer to the direction of the sun. It...Read complete review

The lens hood does what it is designed to do, shade the lens from the sun. This one was deep enough so I could shoot closer to the direction of the sun. It could have been a bit wider so I could more easily reach in and adjust my circular polarizing filter. For that reason I gave it the 3 stars.

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4.0

Does the job

By JSB

from Nh

Comments about Vello LH-61D Dedicated Lens Hood:

Nothing special but fits well and gets the job done.

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3.0

A bit loose

By Steve

from upstate NY

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Flimsy Construction

Best Uses

    Comments about Vello LH-61D Dedicated Lens Hood:

    It a bit loose but doesnt fall off.... yet. Works as intended

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    • No

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    3.0

    A little bit diffcult to fix on

    By EH

    from Singapore

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Vello LH-61D Dedicated Lens Hood:

    As per title, a bit to difficult to fix on.
    But once on, it is secure.
    Maybe should at least provide a white marking line for user to align with the len (which have the white marking line) before pushing in & screw on.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Fits & works well

    By Oldmanmitch

    from Glen Burnie Maryland

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Nnone
    • None

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Sports/Action
    • Travel

    Comments about Vello LH-61D Dedicated Lens Hood:

    fits and works like an original Olympus Lens hood at a more reasonable price

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    • No

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    5.0

    Works Well

    By John

    from SF Bay Area

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Easy to Use
    • Great Picture Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about Vello LH-61D Dedicated Lens Hood:

      Does what it's meant to... keeps glare off lens glass. Easy to attach, feels sturdy. Can be stored reversed on the lens. Less expensive than the Olympus brand.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Works well. Great value.

      By Old Retired Guy

      from Western Washington

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Vello LH-61D Dedicated Lens Hood:

      It fits snugly, which I like.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Good match

      By Uncle Earl

      from Saratoga, CA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Shape
      • Lightweight
      • Nicely Finished

      Cons

      • Too Snug A Fit

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Weddings/Events
      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about Vello LH-61D Dedicated Lens Hood:

      I happen to like the flared shape of this hood over the Olympus tulip type as it's easier for me to reach in to flip off the lenscap. The internal surface is adequately light baffling and the hood is nicely finished. I had to shave off the mounting flange very slightly to make it easier to twist onto the lens (I scrapped the edges lightly with a sharp knife). Now it goes on snugly but doesn't stick partway on.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      3.0

      It does give the lens shade

      By Have camera, will shoot

      from Dayton, OH

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Travel
        • Video

        Comments about Vello LH-61D Dedicated Lens Hood:

        The lens hood does what it is designed to do, shade the lens from the sun. This one was deep enough so I could shoot closer to the direction of the sun. It could have been a bit wider so I could more easily reach in and adjust my circular polarizing filter. For that reason I gave it the 3 stars.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Perfect Fit

        By jonesclp

        from NYC

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Flimsy Construction

        Best Uses

          Comments about Vello LH-61D Dedicated Lens Hood:

          Fit my zoom lense for my Oly Pen E-PM2 just as they stated.

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          4.0

          It's a hood

          By Folgore

          from Los Angeles, CA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Vello LH-61D Dedicated Lens Hood:

              Apparently designed specifically for Olympus' 40-150mm lens, it fits well and does its job. A welcome mid-tier option in the cutthroat Zuiko 40-150mm f/4-5.6 ED lens hood market.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Worth the extra pennies!

              By Dano

              from Port Angeles,WA

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy to Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Vello LH-61D Dedicated Lens Hood:

                  Its very easy to remove the hood and turn it around to store while your camera is not used.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Works great, finicky fit

                  By Matt

                  from Michigan

                  Comments about Vello LH-61D Dedicated Lens Hood:

                  It works great, but the fit is finicky. I expect the Oly hood would have the same problem though.

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                  5.0

                  Good addition

                  By Jonathan

                  from Allentown, PA

                  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 LH-61D Dedicated Lens Hood:

                    This lens hood does a great job at doing what it was designed for, it keeps any glare from out-of-frame things away, and feels durable. It attaches easily and feels rigid when attached.

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                    • No

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                    3.0

                    Not impressed

                    By Graybeard

                    from Pueblo, CO

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about Vello LH-61D Dedicated Lens Hood:

                    Hood doesn't fit all that great, either on the camera or stored position.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Good idea

                    By Ted

                    from Alberta

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use
                    • Great Picture Quality
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Travel
                      • Wildlife Photos

                      Comments about Vello LH-61D Dedicated Lens Hood:

                      I use this product for all my photos and is as good as thevOEM.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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