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Useful, but expensive
on December 13, 2007
In addition to shading the lens from glare and preventing lens flare in your photos, a lens hood can also help protect the front element of your lens without degrading image quality (like a cheap UV filter, for example). When using on board or hot shoe flash, it may end up shading your subject from the flash.
After seeing the lens hood that came with my 24-105L, and comparing it to the one on my Tamron, I decided to go ahead, sacrifice a few lunches out, and get Canon hoods for my two other lenses. Sure, they're overpriced, but the 3rd party ones are overpriced as well even at half this price on eBay, and at least I know this one fits well.
I removed one star for the price. Otherwise it's perfect.
Fits very well.
Inside is lined with a velvety material that will not reflect light.
Can be reverse mounted on 100mm macro for storage.
Velvety material traps dust and dirt.
Needs to be removed to replace / remove lens cap (not really an issue with the hood - just need to get into the habit of removing cap before putting hood on).