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  • This lens metal cover is written for make use of withEF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USMEF 16-35mm f/2.8L USMEF 17-40mm f/4L USMEF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM

Product Description
Specially written Lens Hood for a CANON 16-35 f/2.8L USM Lens & a CANON 17-40 f/4.0 L USM Lens (CAN 17-40MM/USM)

Canon EW83E Lens Hood for EF 16-35mm f/2.8L or alternative UWA Canon SLR Lenses

5 Reviews

  1. Jim Krupnik says:

    I don’t get the endless stream of complaints about the price of this hood. First, it costs less than thirty Dollars, and not fifty Dollars. No matter, as it is worth either price. Of course, it is plastic. So are many modern guns. Plastic is not a dirty word if it is applied correctly. This hood is very well made, very intricate in design, and a joy to use.

    If you only do indoor photography, leave the hood in the bag. If you do outdoor, or nightime photography, this hood will save your bacon more often then not. It is a steal in terms of what it will do for you. If you have ever dropped an SLR with a good sized lens, you know that they tend to hit the ground lens first. This plastic lens hood not only took the impact of a three foot drop, but it survived intact, and the 10-22 mm S lens it was attached to was untouched. In the past, a metal lens hood would take the impact and die, and the lens usually suffered some damage as well. Canon hoods are awesome, and I prefer plastic over metal when it is protecting a lens that took weeks of saving to afford.

    One more important point. If you are interested in a lens hood, you care about details. Buy the best protective UV filters that you can afford for all of your lenses. Canon filters are mostly consumer junk. Most filters are junk for that matter. Always buy a filter that is multi-coated on both surfaces, and for a wide ange lens (or zoom), buy a thin multi-coated filter. Rather than reinvent the wheel here, I suggest that you visit the Hoya website for a fine tutorial on filter tech. Hoya Pro 1 super multi coated filters are affordable, and very fine in quality. There are better filters out there, but the Hoya site has a great tutorial. Read it, and be an informed consumer.

    Rating: 5 / 5

  2. L. T. Beasimer says:

    Hoods offer several benefits to the photographer. Primarily the hood shades the lens from stray light that may result in an unwanted discoloration or hazing of the image, or the appearance of lens flare. Shading your lens helps improve contrast and image quality. A hood is not required to eliminate these problems, as any item used to shade the lens will provide the same protection from stray light. The hood is convenient in that it is built to offer protection while ensuring that it will not inadvertently find its way into your image.

    Photographers often state the protective abilities of a hood as a reason to have one. This hood being a solid petal shaped one and three quarters inch long offers limited protection from keeping moisture and wind blown debris off the from lens element. When in place, the hood can protect the lens from impacting solid objects. Being so shallow and petal shaped, even this type of protection is limited. Even if the protection is limited, replacing a damaged hood is usually cheaper than repairing an expensive L lens.

    This hood is manufactured for the Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM ultra wide angle zoom and Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM ultra wide angle zoom; which normally comes included with these lenses when sold new. There is no need to buy one for the L series lenses as Amazon often suggests.

    Since the hood is wider than the lens; it can easily be stored attached in a reverse position. This doesn’t add to the length of the lens, but does make it wider by about an inch. An inch may not seem like a lot, but in a tightly packed camera bag, it is huge. This lens isn’t unusually wide so the extra inch may not be a problem.

    While the protective benefits exist, they are secondary and limited. I find the impact the hood has on my image quality to be the more convincing reason to use a hood. Considering the impact on image quality and the low cost as compared to my other camera equipment (except for a lens case), purchasing a hood is money well spent.

    Improves contrast and image quality
    Reduces lens flare problems
    Offers limited protection to the lens

    Takes up more space in your camera bag to store with the lens
    Rating: 4 / 5

  3. Jorge Andres Hernandez Romanow says:

    Using either on EF 16-35mm lenses or EF-S 10-22mm lenses (on 20D or Rebel bodies with 1.6x crop factor) this hood helps to eliminate (I mean reduce a lot) the flare on sunny days or certain lightning conditions….. highly recommended for those who like to shot at the lower end (16mm) of these lenses.

    Rating: 5 / 5

  4. M. Furlong says:

    There’s little more to say….great item, almost a “must have”, but forty bucks for a half ounce of plastic is absolutely criminal.
    Rating: 1 / 5

  5. Peter Borchard says:

    I’m using this hood for the Canon EF-S 10-22mm lens on a 20D. It’s a bit shocking how big this hood is until you realize it’s really necessary for the very wide field of view. On the Canon 20D, the lens is equivalent to the EF 16-35mm f2.8, only it’s f3.5-4.5. Bottom line is that it does the trick and is made to the same good quality as the rest of Canon’s stuff.
    Rating: 5 / 5

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