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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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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.Read more ›
- 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.
- 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.
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.
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.
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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Love the quality build of genuine Canon products (Made in Japan). Very easy to mount. I also purchased the center-squeeze lens cap to go along with lens hoods. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Amazon Customer
Item exactly as described. Cuts off some of photo if used with a slight wide angle lensPublished 4 months ago by justme