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  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Price: 5
  • Quality: 4
  • Ease Of Use: 5
  • Usefulness: 3
Good replacement for original – Lens Hood for Canon EF-S Reviews

posted by magnusak on 12/09/2008 Certified Owner

Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:more than 1 month

Pros:
- Fits easily to my EF-S 18-55 IS (450D Kit objective)
- Never visible in the image frame, i.e. it has the correct dimensions for 18 mm.
- Not large enough to ever get in the way. Always on the objective.
- Softens any bump to the objective, since it is not completely hard plastic.
- Looks good
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Cons:
- Only blocks light coming in at very wide angle, but this is more a limitation of the objective since the front turns on focus and therefore the hood has to be symmetric (unlike e.g. SKU 10916).
- Slightly tight to take on or off. Be careful not to break your objective's focus.
Other:
A cap with central grip like SKU 5485 is probably a good combination with this hood, as the lens cap becomes slightly less easy to remove.
Bottomline:
Recommended buy. Removes some light, gives some protection against bumps and is really not in the way (given that it fits your bag).

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