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Canon EW-73B Lens Hood For 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS EF-S and 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lenses
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- Help Prevent flares
- Designed for 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS EF-S and 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lenses
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|Item Dimensions||2.5 x 4 x 4.3 inches|
|Shipping Weight||0.05 pounds|
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- Reduces flare and ghosting when shooting in bright light.
- Helps protect your lens from dirt and scratches.
- Somewhat protects the lens in case of a fall. Better to break the hood than the front element.
- Makes you look more like you know what you are doing and helps to keep others from carelessly walking in front of you.
- Will increase lens movement in windy situations, kind of like a sail on a boat.
- Takes up more room in your bag, even when reversed they still add to the diameter of the lens.
- People take more notice of you, will help to blow your cover if you are trying to keep a low profile.
For the same reason you can see better when you're standing out in the sun if you wear a hat with a brim--such as a baseball cap--a lens hood will allow your camera to see better. And it doesn't just shade the face of the lens from light from above, but from the sides and below as well.
Besides that, there are the traditional reasons for adding a lens hood: It makes you look like you know what you're doing, and it protects the lens from getting scratched or broken if you bump into something hard or drop the camera. The latter reason is an especially good one because this particular $20 piece of plastic protects my $500 lens--which otherwise should outlive me.
As for the price, like I wrote above this item costs $20 or less here on Amazon. On the Canon website they sell it for $40. Enough said about that.
There may be alternative lens hoods which are the right size for your lens, but if you're using a Canon lens I recommend getting the Canon lens hood. It fits right, it looks right.
And lastly I should note that with this lens hood facing out, attached to my Canon EF-S 18-135mm STM lens, mounted on my Canon T4i, it fits fine in my MegaGear holster bag. I do not need to turn the hood around to put the camera in the bag, zippered up, at the ready.
- rigid bayonet type mount
- reversible for putting camera in bag/case
- not visible within any zoom of the 18-135 lens
- lightweight and effective
- expensive, for a piece of plastic/felt
- casts shadows from built-in flash of 60D at certain zooms
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Good hood. My only complaint is that the inside seems to easily get little fuzzies and lint that stick like glue.Published 4 days ago by Julie
It does what it is supposed to do. My only complaint is that it leaves a shadow on the picture when used with the built in flash. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Thomas J. Gosse
Why buy these? They are coated internally, and do not reflect. What is the point of having a cheaper lens hood if it blocks the light on one side but reflects the same light on the... Read morePublished 17 days ago by IgorLeandro