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Third Party Lens Hoods | by Al404
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Third Party Lens Hoods

The difference between Canon and third party lens hoods.

 

Top hood is a third party EW-83E replacement, the bottom hood is a Canon EW-73B. This photo illustrates the effect of the felt on the inside of the Canon hood - it does not reflect light whereas the smooth surface of the third party hood does.

 

Does this justify paying 2-3x as much for the hood? Hard to say... I'd need to purchase a third party EW-73B and test them! But given the difference I believe the third party hoods should cost far less than they do, so it's a choice between being ripped off by Canon or a nameless trademe seller.

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Taken on November 28, 2009