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Canon EW-83J Lens Hood for EF-S 17-55 F2.8 IS

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  • Canon lens hood for EF-S 17-55mm lens
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Canon EW-83J Lens Hood for EF-S 17-55 F2.8 IS + Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens for Canon DSLR Cameras + B+W 77mm Clear UV Haze with Multi-Resistant Coating (010M)
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 46.8 x 43.7 x 26.8 inches ; 2.4 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B000EQ5HSK
  • Item model number: 1244B001AA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)
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  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 1, 2001

Product Description

Bayonet, petal form, two-claw removable hood; attachable in reverse.The Canon EW-83J Lens Hood, like all other Lens hoods, is primarily designed to prevent unwanted stray light from entering the lens by extending and shading the end of the lens. In addition, since the end of the lens is extended, you also get the added benefit of some extra protection from accidental impact.

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Customer Reviews

It was worth the purchase and I ended buying one for each of my lens.
Chadwick
It attaches nicely both ways on the lens and the build quality is good (plastic).
Helge Solheim
It is *great* for protecting the front lens glass from rain and snow.
Henry Mo

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

34 of 38 people found the following review helpful By Jim Krupnik on December 4, 2006
It's a shame that Canon does not include this hood with their expensive (non L) lens, but that doesn't lessen the need to own it at all. Canon hoods are plastic. Very nice plastic at that. They are finely engineered, look good, work even better, and protect a lens from fall damage far better than their metal peers.

I complain to Canon about their charging extra for non L hoods every chance I get, but this hood is worth the (cheap) price for what it does, and I would never consider being without one if I planned on taking ANY outdoor images. Buy one when you buy your lens. Use it whenever you shoot outdoors. Get over it's huge size, and be proud of your work at the end of the day.

That's the short and sweet of it. Many people fail to use lens hoods on big lenses because it makes your entire setup look HUGE. Trust me, a 20 or 30D with an EF-S 17-55 IS lens on it will never go unnoticed at a party even without a lens hood. The EW-83J hood adds to the visual impact of your working gear, but also has a very positive effect on your recorded images. Use a hood for what it does for your images, and it won't be long before you lose the shyness of pointing a decidedly non consumer looking camera kit at your photo subjects. This is a well built, fully functional lens hood.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By TheJBJ on May 20, 2009
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I purchased this hood to work with my 17-40 4L on my Canon 40D. The included hood with the lens is for a full frame sensor and does no good at all when the lense is on the 40D. Because the hood is made for a 17-xx EF-S Lens, it does a much better job of covering the actual viewing angle of the lens. I've used this hood for about a week and I get NO vignetting or Lens Flare what-so ever.

Just a note about the cost, I know this thing is over priced. It does have a lot of design that went into it though. The Math behind how these things work is not as easy as you would think. Also, it's not just "a piece of plastic" it has an anti-glare finish on the inside of the hood that is similar to felt.

Ok, so overall, the hood works REALLY well with the 17-40 4L. (It's kind of a shame it doesn't come with the EF-S 17-55 f/2.8 IS)
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Henry Mo on October 17, 2009
First of all, I'm a beginner photographer, and I wasn't totally convinced that I should buy a lens hood. But everywhere I look, people seem to recommend buying one, so I went along with the consensus.

Without further ado, here are my thoughts on this Canon lens hood:

0) It was fifty bucks. For a piece of molded plastic lined with felt on the inside. But it was well-engineered piece of plastic. The hood twisted on and off the lens *very* smoothly. I would expect off-brands to not get this feature perfectly right.

1) It makes your camera look bigger and bulkier. This is good if you're try to show off your pro-photographer-ness, bad if you're trying to not draw attention. Note that the hood can be put on the lens backward, which save space when the lens goes into a bag.

2) It blocks light from the sides, as designed. Well, it is most effective at wide angle. At telephoto, the hood leaves the lens wide open on the sides. This is because the hood blocks a constant *field of view*, and the field of view decreases as you zoom in. In fact, the only lens whose hood adapts correctly with the focal length is the Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L lens. That lens gets *longer* at wide angle and shorter at telephoto.

3) I heard that a lens hood can protect your lens from dirt, and can also take the blow when the lens is dropped. For the former, I think a UV filter is much preferable. For the latter, I hope to never think about it. I just don't trust my lens and camera being dropped, period! I don't believe that a piece of plastic will be enough to reduce the impact.

4) It's really a shame that the EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 lens didn't include the hood.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Chris White on February 17, 2009
It is the Canon OEM lens hood for their EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM lens. It fits perfectly and has three main advantages:

1. Cuts down lens flair
2. Improves contrast and image quality - two for one
3. Offers some protection to the front of the lens.

As has been pointed out in other reviews, this is an expensive piece of plastic and given the cost of Canon glass should be included with the lens purchase. But that is not the case. There are other options available. From some of the reviews I have seen of the knock-offs they do not always fit and/or work as well. So for me, given my Canon investment, I just bite the bullet and add the final piece I feel I get better results with. After all, I could buy cheaper glass.

This hood can be reversed on the lens for storage on the lens, but it will require a larger lens case for storage on the lens, if you use that option. And finally, it is a little tight getting the lens cap on/off with the hood in place, but it is doable.
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17 of 24 people found the following review helpful By A. Rathbun on November 1, 2008
There's nothing wrong with this, aside from canon absolutely ripping you off for a piece of cheap plastic.

Opteka makes a knockoff version.. same shape and it works great, and it's 1/4 the cost.

Until Canon quits charging ridiculous prices for their hoods, buy yourself a cheaper one anytime you can. There's no real difference in the products.
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