Excerpt: Good for protecting the front element. I got it so I can take it in and out of my bag on location and not have to worry about caps. The pinch design is a little flimsy compared to the twist on hoods for my other lenses, I could see it breaking easy. That being said, mine has held up great. As far as image quality, rarely does a hood affect contrast. In certain lighting situations to can see a very slight difference, but not enough for that to be the only reason to buy.
Excerpt: I have lens hoods for ALL of my lenses. I can't think of a good reason NOT to. I read reviews of this lens hood, and reviews of the 3rd party alternatives. Lots of people were complaining about the way this lens hood mounts to the lens. It's definitely different than my other lenses, but so far, it's been OK.
Excerpt: The perfect companion for my Canon Lens, easy to put and even reverse and the lined interior makes you feel like a genuine luxury item, I am sure it will stop reflects the plastic alone hoods can't handle. Thank you B&H for ensuring this accessories as well, by the way your App is the best I have ever seen for a store.
Excerpt: Got this for my 85 1.8... I wish Canon made this with the old twist and lock mechanism, since this push-to-lock thing can get a little tricky at times and possibly break over time. Once its on, however, it does stay on and due to its solid construction(both outside and inside)is well worth the extra cash over third party offerings.
Excerpt: I really prefer the twist-lock hoods. This newer design uses two push tabs and they are incredibly annoying to get lined up perfectly each time. It's not even like you can snap the hood on and then use the tabs to just remove the hood. You must use the tabs each time. The lock also seems very flimsy. I fear just carrying the camera on my shoulder and accidentally knocking into something would pop it off. The twist locks feel much more secure.
Excerpt: I must admit that I much prefer the twisting style lens hoods. They seem more secured in place, and give the impression that they won't break if something hits them. This hood is not much more expensive thant than the third-party brands, and has a velvety material on the inner surface which should help preventing light from bouncing around.
Excerpt: I have purchased many Canon hoods for various lens before but this one has the unusual combination of being high quality for a very reasonable price comparatively. The inside is felt-lined and features dual push tabs to install/remove.