Excerpt: I have tried several hoods and found all of them sadly disappointing. None of them fit securely to the lens.This hood fits securely with the added benefit that it is also very quick and easy to install or remove.The downside is that there was some 'flare' in a couple photographs. I may have expected too much since the sun was just off my left shoulder and the lens is a wide angle. If it were a little deeper perhaps?
Excerpt: I recently bought the T3 Rebel this Summer. I also picked up the recommended lens hoods from Canon purchased through B&H. I like them and they fit their respective lenses well. They are not quite as tough as a thread-on lens hood but function correctly with no blurring or shadowing around the corners. When ordering Canon lens hoods be sure you know if your lens is an STM or EF-S IS II. The lens hood mounting brackets on the lens are different.
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.