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VelloET-65III Dedicated Lens Hood
 
4.0

(based on 136 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (60)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (41)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (10)

81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (77)
  • Easy to use (45)
  • Durable (39)
  • Easily interchangeable (22)
  • Compact (12)

Cons

  • Tough to attach (15)
  • Flimsy construction (12)
  • Weak casing (7)
  • Not durable (3)

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (31)
  • Weddings (30)
  • Sports/action (24)
  • Family photos (20)
  • Wildlife photos (19)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (38), Photo enthusiast (34), Pro photographer (30), Enthusiast (8), Semi-professional (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (102), Yes (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Don't buy Canon hoods

I buy canon cameras and lenses, and was a bit leary about buying this hood. But Canon should supply hoods with its lenses, so I bought the Pearstone out of spite.Read complete review

I buy canon cameras and lenses, and was a bit leary about buying this hood. But Canon should supply hoods with its lenses, so I bought the Pearstone out of spite.

I had read reviews about the Canon ET-65III that stated that the hood didn't feel secure on the lens. It reportedly wobbled and seemed like it would fall off.

The Pearstone is solid. It fits securely. I will never again purchase a Canon hood.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Cheaply made, but does the job

Hey, its a lens hood. What more could you ask for? It clips on, stays there, blocks the sun. As far as I am concerned it works like it is supposed...Read complete review

Hey, its a lens hood. What more could you ask for? It clips on, stays there, blocks the sun. As far as I am concerned it works like it is supposed to. One thing I DONT like about it is the way it clips on instead of screws on. The clips are awkward and take a couple tries to get it centered on the lens. Then once on, its free to wiggle and spin, which is annoying because it feels like something is broken.

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5.0

Can't say enough about how good Vello equipment is ....

By Mr. G

from NYC

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Quality that lasts

Cons

  • none

Best Uses

    Comments about Vello ET-65III Dedicated Lens Hood:

    I bought this Lens Hood for my Canon 85 1.8 ....I have to say that Vello makes very good products at very reasonable prices .... The hood works perfectly and once attached , it cannot be casually bumped off.
    If you have to have a Canon lens hood , by all means, go and buy it and pay 3 -4 times as much. I have bought a number of Vello products over the years including their flash extension cords and a verticle battery grip for my 6D and I have to say I couldn't be more satified. All are extreamly well made and have that "top" quality "feel". Five stars because they don't allow more. Buy with confidence Vello makes great stuff !!!

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    • No

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    5.0

    Well made and does its job.

    By Tony

    from Bronx New York

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Vello ET-65III Dedicated Lens Hood:

    Works well on my Canon 85mm 1.8 lens!

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    1.0

    Very bad quality

    By Salvador Perez

    from Guadalajara, Mexico

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Vello ET-65III Dedicated Lens Hood:

    At the moment I unboxed it, I saw a little wire spring out of its place. On its place it works for the release button. This was because the rear ring on the hood was loose. I tryed to fix it with no results.
    After all, I could put it on the lens, and it does not fit well

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    3.0

    Good Enough

    By PG

    from Tulsa

    Comments about Vello ET-65III Dedicated Lens Hood:

    Does its job, but the construction of the produce definitely feels a bit cheap. Wish I had gone with a more sturdy one.

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    5.0

    Highly recommended

    By Peter

    from Wilbraham Massachusetts

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Sports/Action
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Vello ET-65III Dedicated Lens Hood:

      Lens hood for my Canon 85mm f/1.4 lens. Why pay more for the Canon hood when this will more than do. This one fits perfectly, and works perfectly fine. I would buy this again and highly recommend this lens hood.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Great Accessory

      By RGP

      from Atlanta, GA

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Outdoor
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Vello ET-65III Dedicated Lens Hood:

        Helps me avoid stray light when I'm shooting headshots in natural light ... which is all the time!

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        • No

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        4.0

        PJC Imagery

        By PJC Imagery

        from Jacksonville

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Sports/Action
          • Travel
          • Weddings/Events
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Vello ET-65III Dedicated Lens Hood:

          So far so good. 2 things though; first I think the twist on types are better, and although it does attach backwards it does take a little extra time to get it to lock in that way. I haven't had it long enough to say how well it's going to hold up. For the money though why not give it a try! Peace!

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          • No

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          5.0

          I love lens hoods!

          By Matt

          from Kansas

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy to Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Sports/Action

            Comments about Vello ET-65III Dedicated Lens Hood:

            I don't use a lens without a lens hood. I simply like the added protection aside from helping with lens flair. I also like that it keeps my fingers away from the front glass. I added this to my Canon 1.8 and it attaches and stays in place just as expected.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Nice Hood!

            By Bob

            from Aurora,IL

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy to Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos

              Comments about Vello ET-65III Dedicated Lens Hood:

              This hood has a tight fit when in the stored position but works as expected.

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              • No

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              3.0

              Ok lens hood

              By PortofOrigin

              from Raleigh, NC

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use

              Cons

              • Flimsy Construction

              Best Uses

                Comments about Vello ET-65III Dedicated Lens Hood:

                It does the job, but it's a bit flimsy. I would recommend the canon lens hood for the 85mm f1.8 lens.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Great for Sunny/Rainy Days

                By Jon

                from Kentucky

                Comments about Vello ET-65III Dedicated Lens Hood:

                Just what you need on sunny days to reduce glare - and - not a bad tool on light rainy days to aid in keeping drops off lens

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                5.0

                that's a good hood

                By joey joe

                from nyc, ny

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Vello ET-65III Dedicated Lens Hood:

                    still overpriced, but cheaper than the canon one. not a fan of the pinch-on design, prefer the bayonet mount hoods, but that was canon's decision. still does the job, protects your lens from light and junk. can't speak on the durability yet but it seems ok.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Perfect Fit

                    By Jenphoto

                    from Washington, DC

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Easy to Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Weddings/Events

                      Comments about Vello ET-65III Dedicated Lens Hood:

                      I've had a 100 f2 lens for years without a hood. This Vello one attaches easily and is a great price.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Good Lens Hood

                      By Photos without limits

                      from San Clemente, Ca.

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Vello ET-65III Dedicated Lens Hood:

                          Good construction

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                          • No

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                          2.0

                          it's ok

                          By Dan Mc

                          from Philadelphia Pa

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                          • Flimsy Construction

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Vello ET-65III Dedicated Lens Hood:

                            Feels cheap, and im worried with cont. use the plastic clips will break away. didn't feel like it fits well on my 85mm 1.8 canon

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                            • No

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                            1.0

                            Get what you pay for...

                            By Rene Amado

                            from San Antonio, TX

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                              Cons

                              • Flimsy Construction

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Vello ET-65III Dedicated Lens Hood:

                                Spend the extra money for another one and forget this one. Bought it a month ago, used it 3 or 4 times and already broke on me. Cheap build that won't last if you're active at all while shooting

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                                • No

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                                4.0

                                Cheap protection

                                By Cornhusker Doug

                                from Lincoln, NE

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy to Use
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Family Photos
                                  • Sports/Action

                                  Comments about Vello ET-65III Dedicated Lens Hood:

                                  I purchased this lens hood to help protect and prevent unwanted flare on my daughter's Canon EF f/1.8 lens. She's just getting into photography, but said she's already noticing a difference with the lens hood.

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                                  • No

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                                  4.0

                                  Cheap protection

                                  By Cornhusker Doug

                                  from Lincoln, NE

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Compact
                                  • Easy to Use
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Family Photos
                                    • Sports/Action
                                    • Weddings/Events

                                    Comments about Vello ET-65III Dedicated Lens Hood:

                                    Purchased this lens hood for my daughter's Canon EF 85 f/1.8 lens and so far it looks like it'll work well to help protect the front element and shield it from unwanted glare.

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    It's a lens Shade

                                    By brapoza

                                    from Dartmouth, MA

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy to Use
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Family Photos
                                      • Landscape/Scenery
                                      • Travel
                                      • Video
                                      • Weddings/Events

                                      Comments about Vello ET-65III Dedicated Lens Hood:

                                      Still amazes me OEM doesn't provide a shade

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                                      • No

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                                      3.0

                                      needed a lens hood

                                      By snapshot1

                                      from Durham NC

                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy to Use

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Family Photos

                                        Comments about Vello ET-65III Dedicated Lens Hood:

                                        Looks great online.

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                                        • No

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