Excerpt: I've been looking for a lens hood for my Canon 18-55 zoom lens for some time. I had a "knock-off" brand which didn't fit correctly and finally cracked when I was trying to engage or disengage the device. This item is genuine Canon and fits like a glove. It works as intended. Just goes to show that you get what you pay for. And at B&H you the price is reasonable and the quality is 100%.
Excerpt: The product is useful to prevent flare, and to deflect semi-hard knocks. It is light, packs small,is inexpensive, and generally simple. It has two questionable issues: 1.It is not really sturdy enough for frequent mounting and dismunting; and 2.You need to be VERY careful to mount it properly. You have to be gentle, and be sure you have the lens flange tabs aligned wiith the shade cutout slots. If you try to screw it in, you will ruin the shade slots.
Excerpt: I have had my Canon EOS Rebel T3 for just over a year. I was reading in one of my support manuals the advantage of having a hood for the lens. I understand that the hood will cut down on glare outside when I am using my Canon EFS II 18-55mm lens. I like that that the hood snaps on so securely (this is why I bought a Canon hood) and that for storage, you can just turn the hood around on the lens. I look forward to using it. It is made of hard, durable plastic.
Excerpt: 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...
Excerpt: On a Cannon 18-55 zoom: What do you want from a Hood? Stop pesky lens flair! EW-60C Does this What don't you want from a hood? Show up on your image!! EW-60C is perfect for this lens. Posted are three pictures set at 18mm zoom: 1. Generic 58 mm screw mount at max wide-angle setting showing interference. 2. Same scene with Polarizing filter and EW-60C attached The feature I like the most is the bayonet stile attachment to the 18-55 Zoom.
Excerpt: I am very pleased with the results of the photos taken with the lens hood and if for nothing else for the protection it gives the camera lens and filter. The lens hood goes on easily and stays secure. I have no concerns about it not staying on the end of the lens and losing it accidently. My only issue is with the cost of the product. It seems a bit on the pricey side to me, but it is a good product.