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B+W 46mm #900 Rubber Lens Hood

B&H # BWLHR46 Mfr # 65-069591
You Pay: $11.95
Product Highlights
  • Minimize Internal Reflections and Flare
  • Compact Folding Design
  • Matte Black Rubber with Grooved Surface
  • For Normal and Short Zoom Lenses

The B+W 46mm #900 Rubber Lens Hood is a screw-in type folding rubber lens hood that is designed for use with normal-length and short zoom lenses. It helps to minimize stray light from reaching the lens in order to prevent flare and ghosting. The matte black grooved surface diminishes inner reflections and the rubberized construction adds an extra layer of protection to the lens against bumps or jolts.

Helps to reduce stray light from reaching lens.
Folding design is compact and portable.
Designed for use with normal-length and short zoom lenses.
B+W 46mm #900 Rubber Lens Hood
  • Limited 10-Year Warranty
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    B+W46mm #900 Rubber Lens Hood
     
    4.6

    (based on 37 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (26)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    94%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (24)
    • Durable (19)
    • Rugged (13)
    • Strong construction (12)
    • Compact (9)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (10)
      • Travel (5)
      • Sports/action (4)
      • Wildlife photos (4)
      • Video (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (18), Semi-pro photographer (7), Pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (25)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Convenient

      You can keep this hood on your lens all the time. Push the hood back to the retracted position, and it's easy to snap your original lens cap onto the inner metal ring of...Read complete review

      You can keep this hood on your lens all the time. Push the hood back to the retracted position, and it's easy to snap your original lens cap onto the inner metal ring of the hood.

      When retracted, this hood doesn't stick out beyond the front of the lens, but it does increase the lens diameter. It's a lot less extra bulk to carry around than a conventional hood.

      I'm using this hood with the Panasonic 25mm f/1.4 micro four thirds lens, and there is no vignetting. I also tried this hood on the Olympus 12mm f/2 lens, but as expected, there is significant vignetting.

      I haven't tried stacking a circular polarizer on top of the hood to see if that causes vignetting.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      not so great!

      I'm using this hood on a jVC-GZ-555 HDD camcorder.
      I'm not so happy with it because it shows up in the frame
      due to it's flexibility. It doesn't hold it's shape...Read complete review

      I'm using this hood on a jVC-GZ-555 HDD camcorder.
      I'm not so happy with it because it shows up in the frame
      due to it's flexibility. It doesn't hold it's shape perfectly so I
      end up with the corners of my frame getting rounded at times.
      Of course, zooming in just a touch gets rid of this problem.. but since
      I'm reviewing the product I figure I might as well "go negative".

      Other than that, I like it just fine.

      Reviewed by 37 customers

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      5.0

      Useful lens Hood

      By John

      from Fresno, CA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Travel
        • Video

        Comments about B+W 46mm #900 Rubber Lens Hood:

        This is made from rubber and I use it for video camcorder. It's easy to move out when in wide angle make impossible to use it.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Works great

        By Aron J Anderson

        from Puerto Rico

        Comments about B+W 46mm #900 Rubber Lens Hood:

        I have no issues. Screws on great. I put it on my Olympus 12mm 2.0 lens and when fully extended you can see it in the corners. So you can keep it collapsed or trim it with scissors which I did. Or don't use it on this lens. Oh and that's on my GH3.

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        2.0

        Not for prolonged outdoor use

        By JPops

        from Shrewsbury, MA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy to Use

        Cons

        • Flimsy Construction

        Best Uses

          Comments about B+W 46mm #900 Rubber Lens Hood:

          Looks nicely made, but I left this on a remotely run camera in a homemade housing with the lens hood exposed to the elements. After a couple of months the rubber hood disintegrated. It does look like it would perform well under conditions it was probably designed for, and the collapsible aspect (if it doesn't tear) is convenient.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Work great for standard prime lens

          By Mikofox

          from Yukon

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Lightweight
          • Rugged

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about B+W 46mm #900 Rubber Lens Hood:

              They have been around for years and work just great for a standard to wide prime lens. The B+W hoods are inexpensive and the rubber lasts a long time. I have used these on occassion to press the lens against a window when I have to shoot through glass and since they flex you can shoot at angles without getting reflections from the window.

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              5.0

              An Excellent Little Lens Hood

              By Dan

              from Oakland, CA

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easily Interchangeable
              • Lightweight
              • Rugged

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery

                Comments about B+W 46mm #900 Rubber Lens Hood:

                I'm using this lens hood on my µ4/3 lenses. I tried it on both the 19mm and 30mm Sigma EX DN lenses and I found no vignetting at those focal lengths. The hood folds down and is quite compact. It can take filters and they screw in well, but I would recommend removing the hood in that case.

                For a leave on all the time hood this can't be beat, especially at the low price. Five stars here.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Inexpensive and perfectly functional

                By Bruce F Press Photography

                from Ellicott City, MD

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about B+W 46mm #900 Rubber Lens Hood:

                    Works great on the Olympus 17mm F1.8 without vignetting.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    great lens hood for the panasonic 20mm

                    By eb

                    from tucson, az

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about B+W 46mm #900 Rubber Lens Hood:

                          Since the panasonic lumix 20mm 1.7 lens comes without a lens hood I bought this one. It works fantastically!

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Looks like original equipment

                          By Jlofla

                          from Chapel Hill NC

                          About Me Photography Student

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easily Interchangeable
                          • Lightweight
                          • Rugged
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Sports/Action
                            • Wildlife Photos

                            Comments about B+W 46mm #900 Rubber Lens Hood:

                            Great protector for my prime pany 20mm lens. Looks great, folds away easily. It arrived in 2 days

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                            • No

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                            4.0

                            Handy lens hood

                            By ener3

                            from Montreal, Canada

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Lightweight
                            • Rugged
                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about B+W 46mm #900 Rubber Lens Hood:

                                This is a handy lens hood coz it can be flatten so one can easily put it in a pocket.

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                                5.0

                                worth the extra cost. snappy and tight

                                By Thom

                                from Kirkland, WA

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                                Pros

                                • Not Floppy
                                • Rugged
                                • Strong Construction

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Landscape/Scenery

                                  Comments about B+W 46mm #900 Rubber Lens Hood:

                                  I have bought cheaper lens hoods. They tend to be floppy and fall apart and just not work well. This one is crisp in its action and holds it shape. Threads on nicely and no sign of it falling apart. I have it on the Panny f1.7x20mm prime on a Panny GH-1. It's like its made for it. No vignette with this lens, even combined with a UV filter. It folds flush with the lens. Highly recommended and it really sharpens the image by keeping the stray light off.

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                                  5.0

                                  Great Product

                                  By Kalei Campbell Photography

                                  from Newport Beach, California

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                                  Pros

                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Strong Construction

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about B+W 46mm #900 Rubber Lens Hood:

                                      Got this for my MFT Panasonic 20mm f1.7 lens and I couldn't be more happy with it. I love the design and function and of course the B+W quality. It's compact and folds back for transport while allowing you to use your existing lens cap.

                                      I plan on replacing the hoods on my 45mm, 12-50mm and 40-200mm with these B+W Screw-In Folding Rubber Lens Hoods.

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                                      5.0

                                      PERFECT FOR THE PANASONIC LUMIX 20MM/F1.

                                      By KC Photography

                                      from Newport Beach, CA.

                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                      Pros

                                      • Durable
                                      • Easily Interchangeable
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Rugged
                                      • Strong Construction

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about B+W 46mm #900 Rubber Lens Hood:

                                          I love the design of this hood. It is made of quality materials and workmanship. B+W expected quality for sure. It retracts back nicely and compact for storage and transport. Get one, it's essential equipment and the price is right.

                                          I wonder if they make them in other sizes?

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                                          5.0

                                          A little shade never hurt

                                          By WyoCoyote

                                          from Pinedale, WY

                                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Mount
                                          • Lightweight

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Landscape/Scenery
                                            • Wildlife Photos

                                            Comments about B+W 46mm #900 Rubber Lens Hood:

                                            The purchased lens did not come with a hood.
                                            The hood also makes it easier to use the polarizing filter (openeing size is 49 mm), and keeps fingers away from the filter.
                                            No negatives.

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                                            • No

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                                            5.0

                                            great

                                            By Breezy

                                            from SLC, UT

                                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                            Pros

                                            • Durable
                                            • Lightweight

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about B+W 46mm #900 Rubber Lens Hood:

                                                Not much to be said, it just works for me

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                                                • No

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                                                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                                 
                                                5.0

                                                Perfect for Lumix 20mm 1.7

                                                By LB

                                                from Brandon, MS

                                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                      Comments about B+W 46mm #900 Rubber Lens Hood:

                                                      I bought this for my Lumix 20mm 1.7 lens used on a Panasonic AF-100.
                                                      I really like being able to leave the lens hood on the lens with the hood folded back AND the lens cap in place. Very reasonable price too. I'm very happy with this product.

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                                                      • No

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                                                      5.0

                                                      Excellent

                                                      By Event Horizon

                                                      from New Jersey

                                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                                      Verified Buyer

                                                      Pros

                                                      • Durable
                                                      • Lightweight
                                                      • Strong Construction

                                                      Cons

                                                        Best Uses

                                                          Comments about B+W 46mm #900 Rubber Lens Hood:

                                                          I were looking for hood for Sigma 30/2.8 EX DN. Frankly speaking I am not a big fan of rubber hoods. In a past I had couple and both of them were disappointment. Nothing compare to real, well designed hood (read Zeiss :) ). But with Sigma I were out of luck, B&H had few to choose from. So looking on price, I OK let's go for most expensive one (doesn't break a bank actually). When I got it, I was very surprised. Excellent quality. Sits firm on lens. Collapses into small ring. Joy to use. Plus if you have to shot through glass, this hood indispensable. Worth every cent.

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                                                          • No

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                                                          4.0

                                                          It works.

                                                          By Van L.

                                                          from Santa Cruz, CA

                                                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                          Verified Buyer

                                                          Pros

                                                          • Compact

                                                          Cons

                                                            Best Uses

                                                            • Video

                                                            Comments about B+W 46mm #900 Rubber Lens Hood:

                                                            I use this hood on my Panasonic 20/1.7 & 14/2.5 lens, which sadly didn't come with a hood included.

                                                            It works as advertised. It's compact enough so I keep it on all the time, and the front is threaded so I can put my front caps on it. I should mention, it covers the 14/2.5 perfectly with no vignetting.

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                                                            5.0

                                                            Does the job nicely

                                                            By Dolan

                                                            from Portland, OR

                                                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                            Verified Buyer

                                                            Pros

                                                            • Durable
                                                            • Rugged
                                                            • Strong Construction

                                                            Cons

                                                              Best Uses

                                                                Comments about B+W 46mm #900 Rubber Lens Hood:

                                                                Works well as a hood for my Panasonic 20 1.7. Seems to provide sufficient cover, is nicely made (the threads are very well machined) and the materials are to quality, and folds down to a nice small size nearly matching the lens' diameter.

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                                                                • No

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                                                                5.0

                                                                Works well for 17mm and 20mm!

                                                                By dee

                                                                from san diego, ca

                                                                Verified Buyer

                                                                Comments about B+W 46mm #900 Rubber Lens Hood:

                                                                I use this with the olympus 17mm (with the 42mm ring adapter) and panasonic 20mm lenses and they work perfectly fine. I use this for backpacking and the collapsable lens works like i imagined it would.

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                                                                (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                                                                 
                                                                4.0

                                                                Convenient

                                                                By Peter

                                                                from SF Bay Area, CA

                                                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                                Verified Buyer

                                                                Pros

                                                                • Compact
                                                                • Durable
                                                                • Easy to Use

                                                                Cons

                                                                  Best Uses

                                                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                                                  • Travel

                                                                  Comments about B+W 46mm #900 Rubber Lens Hood:

                                                                  You can keep this hood on your lens all the time. Push the hood back to the retracted position, and it's easy to snap your original lens cap onto the inner metal ring of the hood.

                                                                  When retracted, this hood doesn't stick out beyond the front of the lens, but it does increase the lens diameter. It's a lot less extra bulk to carry around than a conventional hood.

                                                                  I'm using this hood with the Panasonic 25mm f/1.4 micro four thirds lens, and there is no vignetting. I also tried this hood on the Olympus 12mm f/2 lens, but as expected, there is significant vignetting.

                                                                  I haven't tried stacking a circular polarizer on top of the hood to see if that causes vignetting.

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                                                                  • No

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