One of the most important accessories for each lens you own. A lens hood provides multiple functions: it shades the lens from stray light, improving your contrast and image quality; in inclement weather, it can assist in keeping moisture or wind-blown debris off the lens; and it protects the front barrel from the inevitable impacts against walls, door frames, and other real-life obstacles. Almost all EF and TS-E lenses have a Canon lens hood engineered specifically for it.
The Canon ES71 is commonly used for Everyday, Home, Landscape photography, Portraits, Studio, Travel and more.The Canon ES71 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Enthusiast, Semi-professional among others.The Canon ES71 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Canon ES71: Durable, Easy to use, Lightweight and Reliable
Most Liked Positive Review
Really helps with the contrast, also with flare prevention in bright sunlight.
Most Liked Negative Review
This lens hood does not seem to screw on smoothly. I own several L-seies lens, and the hoods on those lens twist on and off easily. This hood seems tight and binds. You need to pay special attention when lining up the threads before screwing it on, or the hood will cross thread on. The hood works well, and seems to be made of durable plastic.
Reviewed by 26 customers
HAVE USED THE LENS HOOD FOR SOME TIME AND FOUND IT TO BE OUTSTANDING, BUT THAT IS TO BE EXPECTED FROM CANON. THE HOOD FITS MY 50MM LENS WITH NO HANG UPS,GOES ON SMOOTHLY AND FITS GOOD. ALL IS GOOD AND I RECOMMEND IT OVER OTHER X BRANDS.
The canon lens hoods are all great in my opinion. This one is no exception. It protects and shades the lens well. The felt on the inside really cuts down on reflections and the hood fits snug on the lens. I always buy Canon hoods so I can't speak for the alternatives but I figure why risk a poorly fitting hood for $10-20 savings.
The hood matches the Canon 50mm f/1.4 perfectly.
Some aftermarket parts works. Others do not. Lens hoods are the one item I buy factory made. When I wanted to purchase hoods for all my lenses, I bought one aftermarket hood to see how it would perform. I mean, a hood is a hood, right? Uh no. The aftermarket hood I purchased came in this weird two-piece design, the front edge of the hood appeared in some of the photographs, it was designed to be screwed on to the lens/filter threads instead of the hood threads which Canon designs into their lenses, and it couldn't be reversed for proper storage on the lens. Stick with Canon hoods. They are more expensive but worth the money. This is one thing you don't want to cheap-out on.
You need this lens hood. Here's why. The inner barrel of the 50mm f/1.4 extends out the front of the lens and moves fore and aft during focusing. It never fully retracts. If you bump the front of the lens, you will very likely damage the focus drive mechanism. This lens must be stored carefully (I place it in my bag on its side with a foam pad at the front). And it needs the hood to protect it from bumps when in use. The lens hood fastens to the outer barrel and thus shields the inner barrel from bumps. I call lens hoods the crumple zone. In this case it's that and more.
Not much to say about this. It's a well-made, over-price plastic ring that fits nicely on the lens and blocks out unwanted light. It provides extra protection for the front lens element. It can be reverse mounted for compact storage. The inside is lined with black felt to further dampen indirect light. Using this lens hood helps give photos more pop, more contrast. The effect is most noticeable on a sunny day but can also be seen indoors.
I bought this from Adorama as a used product. The hood was in excellent shape and works to protect the lens as expected.
Very utilitarian and useful. Aestheticly pleasing.
Does what it is suppose to do!