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Vello ET-74B Dedicated Lens Hood with Lock

Vello ET-74B Dedicated Lens Hood with Lock

B&H # VELHCET74B MFR # LHC-ET74B
Key Features
  • For Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II Lens
$2495
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Canon ES-65B Lens Hood

Canon ES-65B Lens Hood

B&H # CAES65B MFR # 4518C001
Key Features
  • For RF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens
  • Blocks Stray Light from Entering Lens
  • Protects Lens from Impact
$3495
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Canon EW-65C Lens Hood

B&H # CAEW65C MFR # 5052C001
Key Features
  • For RF 16mm f/2.8 STM Lens
  • Blocks Stray Light from Entering Lens
  • Protects Lens from Impact
$3495
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Canon ES-68 Lens Hood

B&H # CAES68 MFR # 0575C001
Key Features
  • For EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens
  • Blocks Stray Light from Entering Lens
  • Protects Lens from Impact
$2495
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Vello ES-65B Dedicated Lens Hood

B&H # VELHCES65B MFR # LHC-ES65B
Key Features
  • For Canon RF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens
$1299
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$6900
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Vello EW-73D Dedicated Lens Hood

B&H # VELHCEW73D MFR # LHC-EW73D
Key Features
  • For Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens
$999
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Canon ET-77 Lens Hood

B&H # CAET77LH MFR # 4235C001
Key Features
  • For RF 85mm f/2 Macro IS STM Lens
  • Protects Lens from Impact
  • Blocks Stray Light from Entering Lens
$4995
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Canon EW-73D Lens Hood

B&H # CAEW73D MFR # 1277C001
Key Features
  • For EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens
  • For RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 IS STM Lens
  • Blocks Stray Light from Entering Lens
  • Protects Lens from Impact
$3495
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Sensei PRO 52mm Aluminum Lens Hood

B&H # SELHM52 MFR # LHM-52
Key Features
  • Fits Lenses with 52mm Filter Threads
  • Minimizes Flare and Ghosting
  • Protects from Bumps and Impacts
  • For Lenses 50mm and Longer (Full Frame)
$899
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Sensei PRO 67mm Aluminum Lens Hood

B&H # SELHM67 MFR # LHM-67
Key Features
  • Fits Lenses with 67mm Filter Threads
  • Minimizes Flare and Ghosting
  • Protects from Bumps and Impacts
  • For Lenses 50mm and Longer (Full Frame)
$1129
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Sigma Lens Hood for 35mm f/1.4 Art Digital HSM Lens

B&H # SILH73003 MFR # LH730-03
Key Features
  • Blocks Stray Light from Entering Lens
  • Dedicated to Specific Lens/Focal Length
  • Protects Lens from Impact & the Elements
  • Spare or Replacement Item
$1700
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FUJIFILM Lens Hood for XF23mmF2 and XF35mmF2 R WR Lenses (Black)

B&H # FULHXF23F2 MFR # 16494863
Key Features
  • Vented Metal Lens Hood
  • Prevents Lens Flare
  • Protects against Impact
  • Lens Cap and Hood Can Be Used Together
$4999
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Canon EW-63C Lens Hood for EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens

B&H # CAEW63C MFR # 8268B001
Key Features
  • Blocks Stray Light from Entering Lens
  • Protects Lens Against Impact
$2495
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Canon ET-101 Lens Hood

B&H # CAET101LH MFR # 3989C001
Key Features
  • For RF 800mm F/11 IS STM Lens
  • Protects Lens from Impact
  • Blocks Stray Light from Entering Lens
$5495
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Sensei PRO 58mm Aluminum Lens Hood

B&H # SELHM58 MFR # LHM-58
Key Features
  • Fits Lenses with 58mm Filter Threads
  • Minimizes Flare and Ghosting
  • Protects from Bumps and Impacts
  • For Lenses 50mm and Longer (Full Frame)
$929
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Sensei LHR2-T77 3-In-1 Rubber Lens Hood (77mm)

B&H # SELHR2T77 MFR # LHR2-T77
Key Features
  • Designed for Standard & Telephoto Lenses
  • Blocks Stray Light from Entering Lens
  • Matte Finish Minimizes Reflections
  • Ridged Interior
$1295
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Nikon HB-N106 Lens Hood

B&H # NIHBN106 MFR # 3701
Key Features
  • For 1 NIKKOR VR 10-100mm f/4-5.6, AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G, and AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Lenses
$2399
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Canon EW-78F Lens Hood

B&H # CAEW78F MFR # 3685C001
Key Features
  • For RF 24-240mm f/4-6.3 IS USM Lens
  • Blocks Stray Light from Entering Lens
  • Protects Lens from Impact
$3999
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Sony ALC-SH141 Lens Hood

B&H # SOALCSH141 MFR # ALCSH141
Key Features
  • For FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM Lens
  • Blocks Stray Light from Entering Lens
  • Protects Lens from Impact
  • Petal-Shaped Hood
$5800
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Sensei 58mm Screw-on Tulip Lens Hood

B&H # SELHSC58 MFR # LHSC-58
Key Features
  • Fits Lenses with 58mm Filter Size
  • Designed for Internal Focus Lenses
  • Blocks Stray Light
  • Prevents Flare in Your Images
$595
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Sensei 67mm Screw-on Tulip Lens Hood

B&H # SELHSC67 MFR # LHSC-67
Key Features
  • Fits Lenses with 67mm Filter Size
  • Designed for Internal Focus Lenses
  • Blocks Stray Light
  • Prevents Flare in Your Images
$795
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FUJIFILM LH-XF18 Lens Hood for XF 18mm f/1.4 R LM WR Lens

B&H # FULHXF18 MFR # 16674334
Key Features
  • For FUJIFILM XF 18mm f/1.4 R LM WR Lens
  • Blocks Stray Light from Entering Lens
  • Protects Lens from Impact
$6999
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Sensei 52mm Quick Clip Lens Hood

B&H # SELNQC52 MFR # LH-QC52
Key Features
  • Fits Lenses with 52mm Filter Size
  • Prevents Flare in Your Images
  • Quick Clip Design & Reversible Hood
  • For Use with Internal Focusing Lenses
$1495
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Voigtlander LH-13 Lens Hood for Select Voigtlander Lenses

B&H # VOLH13 MFR # BD292A
Key Features
  • For APO-Lanthar 50mm f/2.0 Aspherical
  • For APO-Lanthar 35mm f/2.0 Aspherical
  • Blocks Stray Light from Entering Lens
  • Protects Lens from Impact
$10900
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Nikon HB-32 Lens Hood for Select Nikon Lenses

B&H # NIHB32 MFR # 4125
Key Features
  • Deflects Stray Light
  • Protects Lens
  • Petal Shape
  • Bayonet Mount
$1295
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Vello EW-65B Dedicated Lens Hood

B&H # VELHCEW65B MFR # LHC-EW65B
Key Features
  • For Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM, EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM & RF 24mm f/1.8 Macro IS STM Lenses
$1550
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Canon ET-63 Lens Hood for EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Lens

B&H # CAET63 MFR # 8582B001
Key Features
  • Fits EF-S 55-250mm, f/4-5.6 IS STM Lens
$2495
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Canon EW-52 Lens Hood

B&H # CAEW52 MFR # 2974C001
Key Features
  • For RF 35mm f/1.8 IS Macro STM Lens
  • Blocks Stray Light from Entering Lens
  • Protects Lens from Impact
$4195
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Canon EW-88C Tulip Lens Hood for EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens

B&H # CAEW88C MFR # 5181B001
Key Features
  • For Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens
$5295
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Learning About Camera Lens Hoods

Photo lens hoods are protective accessories that attach to front lenses and act as shades or visors. Usually made of felt, rubber, or aluminum, they help prevent lens flare and ghosting. These accessories come in different sizes and shapes. When choosing a lens hood, consider factors such as the focal length of your camera lens and the size of its front element.

 

What Does a Lens Hood Do?

The primary function of a lens hood is to block light from getting to camera lenses from the sides. These sleeve-like accessories jut out and prevent unwanted light from striking the front elements of lenses, ensuring photos don't come out oversaturated. Hoods also protect lenses from smudges and scratches. They serve as a good substitute for lens caps when you're taking a break during shoots. Long bayonet-style shades may also offer protection from cracks and other damage caused by accidental drops.

 

Dedicated Lens Hoods vs. Non-Dedicated Lens Hoods

Third-party hoods are capable of fitting a wide range of camera lenses. Dedicated shades are usually brand-name accessories manufactured for select lenses. For example, there are specific Canon lens hoods for the manufacturer's popular DSLR lenses. Non-dedicated shades exist for these lenses, too, and they're usually more affordable.

 

Differences in Lens Hood Shapes

Common shapes inculde round, rectangular/square, and tulip. Round camera lens hoods may have cylindrical or conical profiles. Their circular lips block light evenly, and they're best for telephoto lenses, especially those that rotate when changing their focal lengths. Square and rectangular shades are just as effective at blocking stray light. These shapes are particularly fitting as photographs come out in squares and rectangles. However, they're unsuitable for lenses that rotate, as they may block part of the view.

Tulip lens hoods have petal-shaped rims with long and short sections. This arrangement prevents vignetting by allowing some light in to evenly illuminate the outer edges of photos. Tulip hoods are all-round shades. They're suitable for wide-angle lenses, as these require short hoods that stay out of their wide field of view. You may need teleconverters when using shades with ultra wide-angle lenses. A teleconverter increases the focal length of a lens by lengthening the distance between the front element and the camera's image sensor.

 

When to Use a Lens Hood

Use a lens hood when shooting a subject that's backlit by a strong source of light. Shooting with the backdrop of a sunset is a good time to use a hood to cut down on glare. Hoods are also necessary when using off-camera flash in the studio. Flash units placed to the side may introduce unwanted glare. Shooting at night also requires protecting camera lenses from harsh, stark light coming from cars, buildings, and street lamps.

 

Get into the habit of using hoods to protect your camera lenses and to block out glare. Find a wide selection of photography gear at B&H Photo and Video, including lens hood accessories.