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78 of 92 people found the following review helpful
great product that was made for $2
on December 25, 2007
The lens hood is exactly as described and works well. It's a 5 out of 5 for functionality. It protects my lens and also reduces incident light. It does exactly what a piece of plastic around my lens should.
That said, I also have to rate products considering what the price should be. Was it complicated to make? Are the materials expensive? For something that cost a couple dollars to make, I don't think it should be selling for (the low low price of) fifteen times that. So, Canon gets a 0 out of 5 stars for that. So, I rate this a 2.5 stars out of 5 overall. If I had to do it over, I'd probably go to an auction site and buy a generic brand hood for 1/3 of the price.
update: i recently bought a generic hood for my canon 10-22mm and it feels as good as the canon hoods (less than 1/3rd the cost). i'll be buying generic from now on. enough with the canon hood price gouging.