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Canon EW78BII Lens Hood for EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Canon SLR Lens

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  • Lens hood to shade and prevent water splashes
  • Keeps debris off lens
  • Compatible with EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Canon SLR Lens
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  • Canon EW78BII Lens Hood for EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Canon SLR Lens
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Canon
  • Model Number: 2676A002

Product Description

Hoods offer several benefits to the photographer. Primarily the hood shades the lens from stray light that may result in an unwanted discoloration or hazing of the image, or the appearance of lens flare. Shading your lens helps improve contrast and image quality. A hood is not required to eliminate these problems, as any item used to shade the lens will provide the same protection from stray light. The hood is convenient in that it is built to offer protection while ensuring that it will not inadvertently find its way into your image. Photographers often state the protective abilities of a hood as a reason to have one.

Product Information

Product Dimensions 4.1 x 3.8 x 2.3 inches
Item Weight 1.6 ounces
Shipping Weight 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Manufacturer Canon
ASIN B00009R6V0
Item model number 2676A002
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4.5 out of 5 stars 155 customer reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #289 in Electronics > Accessories & Supplies > Camera & Photo Accessories > Lens Accessories > Lens Hoods
Date first available at Amazon.com June 6, 2006

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Hoods offer several benefits to the photographer by shading the lens from stray light and offering limited protection from bumps and falls. Stray light may result in unwanted image discoloration, hazing, or the appearance of lens flare. Shading the lens from stray light helps improve contrast and image quality. The hood is built to offer protection and block stray light while ensuring that it will not inadvertently show up in your images.

Photographers often state the protective abilities of a hood as a reason to have one. This hood being a solid petal shaped offers limited protection from keeping moisture and wind blown debris off the from lens element. When in place, the hood can protect the lens from impacting solid objects. Being shallow and petal shaped, this type of protection is also limited. Even if the protection is limited, replacing a damaged hood is usually cheaper than repairing the lens and easier to replace.

This hood is manufactured for the Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM zoom and normally is not included with the lens when sold new. Amazon often suggests purchasing one with your lens, and is worth considering.

Since the hood is wider than the lens; it can easily be stored attached in a reverse position. This doesn't add to the length of the lens, but does make it wider by about an inch. An inch may not seem like a lot, but in a tightly packed camera bag, it is huge. This lens itself isn't unusually wide so the extra inch may not be a problem.

While the protective benefits exist, they are secondary and limited. I find the impact the hood has on my image quality to be the more convincing reason to use a hood.
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Pros:

- 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 keep others from carelessly walking in front of you.

Cons:

- 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.
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I just recently got this lens hood and took it out to a park to try it out. I thought my EF 28-135 took good shots before... I was pleasantly surprised at the results of using this relatively cheap add-on. In a bright environment lens flare can be present in a subtle way, taking out some shadow depth and "bleaching" out a shot. This hood helps prevent that and really had an impact on my shots.

The hood itself is well built, made of high end plastics and the inside has a soft fabric coating to absorb light and protect your lens. It locks onto the front of the lens quickly and is easily removed when not wanted. You can also use this hood in conjunction with a lens filter, so you don't have to compromise between the two.

Again, you can't beat the bang for buck value here.
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I've had quite a few hoods, but this was my first "genuine" Canon hood (my previous lenses had been Sigma lenses).

First: do you need a hood? Instead, ask yourself: do you shoot outside, ever? If the answer is 'no', then you likely won't need the hood. If the answer is 'yes' then you will need the hood or to jerry-rig something equivalent (tip: a blackened index card and a rubber band can take the place of a hood in a pinch, and is much easier to apply than holding your hand out to shade the lens).

Second: build quality. There's not much to a hood. It just needs to cast a shadow, and, honestly, it's not hard to design something that does that. The "trick" to a hood is that it can be easily applied to a lens (because you don't want to stow your lens away with the hood extending beyond the front element). Canon's lens hood mount is different from, say, Sigma's (Canon hoods have two interlocking tongue/groove sections instead of three as with the Sigmas), so your third-party hoods won't work here. Where the Canon hood shines, compared to Sigma's own hoods and a third party hood I bought for my other Canon lens, is build quality. This is a single-piece hood. There is no flimsy attachment between the hood proper and the manufacturer-specific mount ring (obviously, because Canon dosn't need to support other manufacturer's mounts). The anti-reflective "velvet fuzz" coating on the inside adds an extra touch of class to the device.

Overall, it's not hard to fill the role of a hood, functionally. Canon really went the extra step here, delivering a high-quality tool which takes secondary aims (durability, reflections from shiny black plastic) into account.

You will likely want a hood for your lens. You owe it to yourself to get the Canon hood here.
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By User on October 29, 2007
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This lens hood does it jobs as advertise. Many good points: Block light, Sturdy construction, felt liner for anti-reflect, look good, ...
One very bad point: If the Circular Polarized Filter is to use, then there is a serious problem to rotate the filter if this lens hood is attached.
Canon make this hood. Canon make the Circular Polarized Filter for this particular lens too. Canon did not think the combination of these two together in their design.
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