Excerpt: I have the Vello hood that came with the lens when I bought it. The Vello was prone to lens flare. The felt lining of the Canon seems to have done away with it. The only reason for the 4 rating is that the material is not as heavy as some of my other Canon lens hoods for the price.
Excerpt: I bought a cheap-o lens hood for $4 from [*] that was supposed to work for this lens; but it definitely did NOT. You could see the hood through the lens!So I sucked it up and bought this. I immediately noticed the quality of construction, and snug fit to the lens. Plus the inside of the hood is covered by some form of fabric to prevent shine. Great product. Would've given 5stars if it wasn't so dang expensive.
Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Strong Construction
Excerpt: Although I was on the cuff about purchasing Canon's lens hood versus a third party hood, in the end I am happy that I did. No worrying about whether the hood would fit correctly or whether a lack of felt interior would generate flare (a potential problem on third party hoods). This item works as it should!
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: Fits well and does what its supposed to do. The only problem I have with it is that the lens now takes up extra room in my camera bag even when reverse fitted. Which means I have to leave something else at home now or get a bigger bag.
Excerpt: I bought this for a EF17-40 lens used on a crop body and it works great. Also have a ET-83II that came with my EF70-200 F2.8 and it still fits like new, so I wouldn't think of buying a non-Canon hood. A little pricey for what it is, but no regrets.