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General Brand 46mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood

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General Brand 46mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood

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Product Highlights

  • Blocks Stray Light
  • Compact, Collapsible Design
  • Protects Lens from Accidental Impact
  • Screw-In Design & Integrated Filter Ring
  • Intended for Normal Focal Length Lenses
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You Pay: $4.95

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The General Brand 46mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood helps to prevent unwanted stray light from entering the lens by shading the front element of the lens. Its collapsible, rubber design enables it to remain on your lens at all times without requiring much additional space and it also serves to protect the lens from accidental impact.

This lens hood has a 46mm threaded screw-in design and is intended for use with normal focal lengths. It is double threaded to permit the attachment of a 46mm filter when the lens hood is in place.

UPC: 096727110467
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.1 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.0 x 4.5 x 1.0"

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General Brand46mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood
 
4.0

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (7)
  • Lightweight (7)
  • Compact (3)
  • Easy to use (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (5), Pro photographer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (10)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Doesn't like to stay collapsed

Screws in fair, has a touch of bind halfway on, not a big deal. What is irritating is it will not stay collapsed so you can put a lens cap on it. Am...Read complete review

Screws in fair, has a touch of bind halfway on, not a big deal. What is irritating is it will not stay collapsed so you can put a lens cap on it. Am trying to leave it stored collapsed to hopefully give it some "memory".

Does the job as a shade.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not a bad hood

The build material ( rubber ) is better than i expect. works fine again the bright, sunny day. I use it on my Lumix 20mm F1.7 lens, would recommend it to anyone who...Read complete review

The build material ( rubber ) is better than i expect. works fine again the bright, sunny day. I use it on my Lumix 20mm F1.7 lens, would recommend it to anyone who needs a cheap, rubber lens hood.

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1.0

Not for use to replace horizontal HD sense shade

By HM

from Florida

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Flimsy Construction
    • Poor Image Quality

    Best Uses

      Comments about General Brand 46mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood:

      I bought this rubber lens hood to accommodate 46mm filters. My JVC GYM 150 lens hood must be removed and filter attached directly to the lens. Unfortunately I can only put one filter between the lens and the lens JVC hood.

      With the collapsible lens hood by General Brand, I remove the JVC lens hood and can place both an ND filter and a polarizer on the exterior of the lens hood, not in between the lens and the hood.
      Unfortunately, the circular nature of the General Brand lens hood show up on wide end of the camera lens, so it does not work well as a substitute for my JVC horizontal lens hood which gives me full wide end without seeing the lens hood.

      In order to double my filters, I now have to not use a lens hood and mount a flag to prevent flares.

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      5.0

      Surpring Nice Quality and Price!

      By BLG

      from Waleska, Ga.

      Comments about General Brand 46mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood:

      Great shading control for my Pentax Optio WG-1. Use this Lens Hood with the standard threaded Optio WG-1 Macro Ring. Nice quality and a great price!

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      4.0

      Perfect simple, cheap hood

      By Chris

      from New Jersey

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Inexpensive
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Standard Lenses

        Comments about General Brand 46mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood:

        The rubber hood is perfect as a light, cheap hood that I don't have to remove from my camera. It does a decent job blocking light, as well as providing some protection around the lens front. It is best for "normal" lenses, as telephotos won't benefit from as much light blocking, and very wide lenses will get some vignetting. Overall money well spent given the low cost of this hood. I can only give it 4 stars as it is not as robust as some more expensive hoods, and only works really well on standard lenses, but for that, it does an excellent job!

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        • No

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        4.0

        Niftier than a metal or plastic hood

        By Jacques

        from Brooklyn, NY

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Sports/Action
          • Travel
          • Video
          • Weddings/Events
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about General Brand 46mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood:

          I use this on my Panasonic 20mm f1.7 lens. Collapses for packing/storage, pops out for shooting. Doesn't scratch if bumped against another camera (I work with two at once). Also, presses right against glass to minimize reflections when shooting through windows.

          Mine is ever so slightly off-center, but it still doesn't cause vignetting when used on this lens.

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          5.0

          its a hood

          By El Cid

          from Coastal NJ

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos

            Comments about General Brand 46mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood:

            It does what a hood should

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Simple and great solution

            By LANMAN

            from New York City

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easily Interchangeable
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about General Brand 46mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood:

                I used this on a few of my micro four thirds lenses and I have nothing to complain about. I like rubber hoods instead of hard ones anyway since they pop in and out easier than I can flip a regular hood.

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                • No

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                5.0

                works like it should

                By photobill

                from sacramento,ca

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery

                  Comments about General Brand 46mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood:

                  Works very well

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  3.0

                  Do the job

                  By PierrePe

                  from Quebec city, Quebec, Canada

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easily Interchangeable
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about General Brand 46mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood:

                      Do the job but construction is not great. Well... it's cheap.

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                      • No

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                      2.0

                      Not ideal for use w/ Panasonic HDC TM900

                      By Mac Snodgrass

                      from El PAso, TX

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about General Brand 46mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood:

                          Could not use this on top of the UV filer I use on my Panasonic HDC TM 900, not because of a threading problem, but because the lens hood projects too far forward, cropping the corners of all HD images when shooting at 24 mm wide angle.

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                          • No

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                          4.0

                          Compact and Practical

                          By Spinchris

                          from Vancouver Island BC Canada

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Comments about General Brand 46mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood:

                          The rubber lens hood folds compactly and does not add much to the size of the camera.
                          Will be make comparative tests, with and without hood, to see if image contrast differs,

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                          • No

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                          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Good for Panasonic Lumic 20mm lens

                          By AllanQ

                          from Oakland, CA

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Comments about General Brand 46mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood:

                          Panasonic doesn't make a lens hood for their 20mm "pancake" lens, which is used on their micro 4/3 cameras. This hood works fine. It folds in two stages, and I cannot detect any vignetting even when it is fully extended.

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                          • No

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                          3.0

                          Not a bad hood

                          By Ruba

                          from Blaine, WA

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • cheap
                          • Easy to attach on
                          • Protect lens

                          Cons

                          • For the price none

                          Best Uses

                          • Under the big sun

                          Comments about General Brand 46mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood:

                          The build material ( rubber ) is better than i expect. works fine again the bright, sunny day. I use it on my Lumix 20mm F1.7 lens, would recommend it to anyone who needs a cheap, rubber lens hood.

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                          5.0

                          Works great on my Olympus E-PL1

                          By isabel95

                          from Western North Carolina

                          Verified Buyer

                          Comments about General Brand 46mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood:

                          I bought it mainly to help keep my fingers of the lens, but I know it will help with flare control as well.Nice that I can turn it backwards to make the profile more compact when I put the camera in a case.

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                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Cheap, durable lens hood

                          By Henry Y

                          from Chamblee, GA

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • cheap
                          • Collapsible
                          • Durable
                          • Soft

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Easy to carry
                            • Everyday use

                            Comments about General Brand 46mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood:

                            It's cheap, but it does its job rather well. I use this with the 20mm 1.7 lens, and given the fact that this is my usual go to lens, and since the lens makes it easy to carry my Panasonic GF-1, the fact that this hood can be folded in for added portability is icing on the cake! If you have the GF-1/20mm combo, this hood is highly recommended.

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                            4.0

                            Decent Option for a Lens Hood

                            By kctilley1

                            from Maumelle, Ar

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Great Value

                            Cons

                            • Not Widescreen Look

                            Best Uses

                            • Better Look
                            • Glare protection

                            Comments about General Brand 46mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood:

                            I wanted a lens hood to protect from glare and also really just to give my camcorder a more professional look and feel. I would have rather had the square design but this one did just fine and looked good.

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                            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            Doesn't like to stay collapsed

                            By RMc

                            from Honolulu

                            About Me Casual user

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Improves Function

                            Cons

                            • Won't stay collapsed

                            Best Uses

                            • Everyday Use

                            Comments about General Brand 46mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood:

                            Screws in fair, has a touch of bind halfway on, not a big deal. What is irritating is it will not stay collapsed so you can put a lens cap on it. Am trying to leave it stored collapsed to hopefully give it some "memory".

                            Does the job as a shade.

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