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Lens hoods guard against uncontrolled, stray light and unwanted reflections which result in reduced contrast and possible "ghost Images". In general, the use of a lens hood is recommended because better contrast improves the appearance of the photograph. This accessory also offers protection for the front lens element against rain and mechanical damage.

Rubber Lens Hood are made out of a high quality matte black rubber. It folds down and protects against contrast - reducing, uncontrolled, stray light.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Durable (6),Lightweight (6),Easy to use (4),Easily interchangeable (3)
Best Uses:
Everyday (5),Travel (4)
Reviewer Profile:
Enthusiast (6)

Adorama Features

  • Metal rim

Reviews about this item

Review Snapshot®

 
3.7

(based on 13 reviews)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

58 MM Lens hood

This is a great hood for most situations but may be too short in some

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

You get what you pay for...Grade F+

I am not sure why I thought this would be sufficient enough for my Canon 85mm 1.8. I take full responsibility for making the wrong decision. First of all, it only extends a 1/2" over the lens...so it's not really a traditional hood per se. I also couldn't get it to screw on correctly. The threading is kinda funky on this little guy. I went ahead and ended up purchasing the Canon genuine hood for the Canon 85mm 1.8, which is what I should have done in the first place for such a nice lens.

Reviewed by 13 customers

 
4.0

Needs better glue

By

from AZ  -  Casual Photographer

Easy to attach, collapses from 1 1/2 to 1/2 inch so easy to store which makes it preferrable to me over an all plastic hood. The shooting in a 'tube' effect shows up at or below 20mm, but is visible in my viewfinder. My only gripe is the glue used. I am ordering a second one and will immediately try the same fix as my first by separating the rubber hood from the threaded fitting. Then will apply contact cement using a tooth pick, reassemble and wait 48 hours for a permanent connection between the 2 pieces.

 
4.0

An adaptable hood that folds back

By

from Ohio  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I have used rubber lens hoods for a long time, back to the film era on my Cannon A1. Just got a T3i. Took a picture with the sun off just to the side of the frame and had reflection off the les that shows in the picture. With this lens hood deployed - no reflection - a great picture. The hood does exactly what is should. Works down to about a 20mm lens. Great for telephoto lenses.

 
4.0

A decent lens hood

By

from Derby, Ks  -  Photo Enthusiast

Needed a good lens hood that was compact and wouldn't take up much space in my small gear bag. This lens hood fit the bill very well. The rubber hood collapses easily when not needed, and has internal threads for attaching filters. It's made of lightweight rubber, so not sure how it will hold up long term. But at such an econmonical price, it's easily replaced.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

58 MM Lens hood

By

from Ooroville, ca  -  Photography Student

This is a great hood for most situations but may be too short in some

 
4.0

Rubber bumper

By

from SF Peninsula

I keep one of these handy lens protectors on any time I'm out in the fields or in crowded situations. My daughter is a budding photog now so I gave her one as a stocking stuffer.

 
5.0

Easy on, easy off

By

from me  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Love these rubber lens hoods. Easily push back out of the way, another protection for the front of the lens. Only down size is the rubber discolors a little.

 
4.0

Rubber lens hood as plastic replacement

By

from West Chester PA  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

A rubber lens cover is superior to the plastic ones in durability. It would be better at protecting the camera if it had a double rim.

 
4.0

I would recommend this lens to my friend

By

from Wichita, Kansas  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

This looks like it will give me years of use. Fit well and works like I expected it to.

 
4.0

Cheaply made, but it works

By

from SC  -  Semi-Professional

I don't recall anymore just what I paid for this, but for the [$] I paid, I'm satisfied.There is visible glue coming from the seams which makes this thing kinda unsightly, but hey....it still works just fine.

(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

You get what you pay for...Grade F+

By

from Germantown, MD  -  Semi-Professional

I am not sure why I thought this would be sufficient enough for my Canon 85mm 1.8. I take full responsibility for making the wrong decision. First of all, it only extends a 1/2" over the lens...so it's not really a traditional hood per se. I also couldn't get it to screw on correctly. The threading is kinda funky on this little guy. I went ahead and ended up purchasing the Canon genuine hood for the Canon 85mm 1.8, which is what I should have done in the first place for such a nice lens.

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Questions about this item:

Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
Khalid K  Avoid stray lighting or flares.
Shopper  Trying to decide between this and the wide-angle version. I'd be using this on a 35mm lens. Will it vignette?
PAUL C  Yes, it can if you use on wide angle lens. I use a 28-70 on my 5D and there is vignetting.
Patricia S  Does this collapse for storage ?
AXEL V  Yes, this collapses for storage, color is not really black but grayish.
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