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VelloET-65III Dedicated Lens Hood
 
4.0

(based on 148 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (68)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (42)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (10)

82%

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

 

Big But Necessary!

Use the lens hood to keep unwanted light out of my photographs. It does a great job of protecting the lens as well. It's fairly big but most lens hoods are for a...Read complete review

Use the lens hood to keep unwanted light out of my photographs. It does a great job of protecting the lens as well. It's fairly big but most lens hoods are for a 85mm. I just take it off and invert it over the lens when not in use to save space in my bag.

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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

Great Product at Half the Price

By ShelbyBill

from Shelby Township, MI

Verified Buyer

Comments about Vello ET-65III Dedicated Lens Hood:

The price difference between the Canon shade and the Vello was substantial. This is a well designed lens shade and the design for pinch tabs for attachment are superb. A great alternative.

 
5.0

Muito bom

By Bruno

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Vello ET-65III Dedicated Lens Hood:

Excelente

 
5.0

would buy again

By Oscar

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Vello ET-65III Dedicated Lens Hood:

Great Product

 
5.0

Perfect for Canon 85mm 1.8

By Machinchi

from Honduras

Verified Buyer

Comments about Vello ET-65III Dedicated Lens Hood:

Fits perfect and easy to use

 
4.0

Great hood and great brand, not sure about the side buttons

By Jason

from Tampa, FL

Verified Buyer

Comments about Vello ET-65III Dedicated Lens Hood:

Using this on the Canon 85mm. Fits well both forward and reverse for storage. Sturdy design and feel. I am a little concerned for wear over time on the 2 side buttons used to lock-on and release-off the hood, I wish the hood was screw-on like the others, but looking at the lens it looks like Vello manufactured this to function properly with this lens - so that is more of a Canon design issue then Vello. Overall another quality well-fitting product from Vello.

 
5.0

Perfect.

By Annette

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Vello ET-65III Dedicated Lens Hood:

Fits my EF 100mm f/2 perfectly.

 
5.0

I would buy again.

By Kim

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Vello ET-65III Dedicated Lens Hood:

Use for every day shooting!

 
3.0

not very good

By Adrian

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Vello ET-65III Dedicated Lens Hood:

Its not well constructed, it doesn't have a thread like the original one. You can loose it easy from your camera if you hit it on something.

 
3.0

Ok for the price!

By Arjun

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Vello ET-65III Dedicated Lens Hood:

Looks great but the product is just the plastic.Still ok for the price!

 
5.0

Yes!!!

By Leuyin

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Vello ET-65III Dedicated Lens Hood:

Excelente Gear!!!

 
5.0

Great purchase to help protect me glass!

By James

from Memphis, Tn.

Verified Buyer

Comments about Vello ET-65III Dedicated Lens Hood:

This hood works great! Excellent addition to the Canon 85mm

 
3.0

Hood for Canon 85mm f/1.8

By James

from Undisclosed

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Site Member

Comments about Vello ET-65III Dedicated Lens Hood:

The hood does a good job but the fit is a little questionable. Once you have the hood on then this is a Warning "Do Not Pick Up the Hood with the Camera and Lens Attached". The hood could or will come off from the lens. This hood is not a twist on. See other ratings about this problem. But for the price this hood does a good job. Just remember the warning.

 
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 !!!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    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!

     
    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

     
    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.

     
    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.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      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!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        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!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          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.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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