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General Brand 49mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood

B&H # GBLH49 Mfr # NP11049
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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

The General Brand 49mm 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 49mm threaded screw-in design and is intended for use with normal focal lengths. It is double threaded to permit the attachment of a 49mm filter when the lens hood is in place.

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General Brand49mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood
 
3.8

(based on 13 reviews)

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  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

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83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (5)
  • Easy to use (4)
  • Lightweight (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday (3)
    • Portraits (3)
    • Travel (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (10)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Why Pay More?

    I use this hood on my Pentax 35mm f/2.4 and 50mm f/1.4 since both lenses are 49mm thread. It has a metal thread, which means it will last a while but also...Read complete review

    I use this hood on my Pentax 35mm f/2.4 and 50mm f/1.4 since both lenses are 49mm thread. It has a metal thread, which means it will last a while but also scares me because the filter threads on my lenses are plastic. I am scared to death of cross-threading the lens.

    My only complaint is the hood is a tad shallow, it doesn't cut off quite as much light as it could, especially on a normal and short telephoto lens (with the APS-C crop). However, when fitted on a full-frame camera I'm sure the shallow hood is an asset.

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    I bought this to serve as a replacement lens hood for a 35mm focal length equivalent prime for a mirrorless lens camera. As I might have to trim it, I didn't want to spend...Read complete review

    I bought this to serve as a replacement lens hood for a 35mm focal length equivalent prime for a mirrorless lens camera. As I might have to trim it, I didn't want to spend much. As it turns out, there is no vignetting on this lens, despite its asymmetrical form. That is, when the hood was removed from its packaging and untelescoped, it emerged cockeyed. I have other rubber hoods that have cracked or greyed with age, but none with this particular annoyance. Not enough of a problem to return, and it retains functionality. Maybe my sense of aesthetics will someday overcome thrift and I will try a more expensive alternative. But it's good for now.

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    5.0

    More than pleased

    By Dan M

    from Lynn, MA

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about General Brand 49mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood:

          Helps protect lens. Good price. A must for the lens I have which is good, except for the flare problem. Solved by this.

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          • No

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          1.0

          Really Really Bad...

          By lmsavannah

          from Charleston, SC

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Flimsy Construction

            Best Uses

            • Paper weight

            Comments about General Brand 49mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood:

            I have had many of these rubber hoods for different lenses over the years, and ordered one for a Sony 50mm f1.8 that I added. The first one came in molded off center. I contacted customer service, and they sent me another, but it two had a flaw in the way that it as folded.

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            • No

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            3.0

            Cheap & Adequate Protection

            By contax35

            from SE US

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact

            Cons

            • Somewhat Mishapen

            Best Uses

            • Travel

            Comments about General Brand 49mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood:

            I bought this to serve as a replacement lens hood for a 35mm focal length equivalent prime for a mirrorless lens camera. As I might have to trim it, I didn't want to spend much. As it turns out, there is no vignetting on this lens, despite its asymmetrical form. That is, when the hood was removed from its packaging and untelescoped, it emerged cockeyed. I have other rubber hoods that have cracked or greyed with age, but none with this particular annoyance. Not enough of a problem to return, and it retains functionality. Maybe my sense of aesthetics will someday overcome thrift and I will try a more expensive alternative. But it's good for now.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Just OK

            By ctm

            from pittsburgh, pa

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Pros

              Cons

              • Not Protective
              • Obscures Photo

              Best Uses

                Comments about General Brand 49mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood:

                I like these rubber hoods generally, but I have had the experience of being able to see the hood in the corners of the photos (when the hood is fully expanded). And, these hoods will not likely protect the lens in a drop or a simply bang against something hard.

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                4.0

                Good Hood

                By MAG

                from Brazil

                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Poor Design

                Best Uses

                • Everyday use

                Comments about General Brand 49mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood:

                great for sun protection and to protect from damage

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                • No

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                4.0

                Pretty standard

                By Mark

                from New Orleans

                About Me Semi-Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape Photography
                    • Portraits

                    Comments about General Brand 49mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood:

                    What you see is what you get, Good for pentax legacy 50mm prime. Folds back to get out of the way.

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                    • No

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                    2.0

                    Has some flaws

                    By Pappa

                    from Vernon, BC

                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Poor Design

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about General Brand 49mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood:

                        Product works BUT - mounting ring is somewhat deep
                        and will cause vignetting on any lens with a
                        reasonable wide angle lens. tried on a sd samsung
                        entry level camcorder with the 49mm hood mounted on
                        a 39mm to 49mm stepup ring. At full wide the hood
                        mounting ring causes vignetting and is present until
                        I zoom out about 20%. Hood does work fine, at full
                        wide on older sony camcorder. Also the rubber hood
                        is not perfectly round - appears to have taken a
                        'set' or has non-uniform rubber thickness, Hey
                        you get what you pay for!

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Gets the job done

                        By Robert

                        from Brooklyn

                        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Everyday use
                          • Landscape Photography
                          • Traveling

                          Comments about General Brand 49mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood:

                          I've never liked those plastic lens hoods. They're cumbersome and not very attractive. The all rubber lens hood by General Brand does a great job of preventing sun flare. Moreover, it's retractable so I can roll it up and get it out of the way when I don't need it. Unlike my plastic lens hoods which I'm constantly having to take off, I leave this one on all the time.

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                          • No

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                          4.0

                          Why Pay More?

                          By Tyler

                          from Charlotte, NC

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Durable
                          • Easy to Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                          • Shallow

                          Best Uses

                          • Flare prevention
                          • Protection

                          Comments about General Brand 49mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood:

                          I use this hood on my Pentax 35mm f/2.4 and 50mm f/1.4 since both lenses are 49mm thread. It has a metal thread, which means it will last a while but also scares me because the filter threads on my lenses are plastic. I am scared to death of cross-threading the lens.

                          My only complaint is the hood is a tad shallow, it doesn't cut off quite as much light as it could, especially on a normal and short telephoto lens (with the APS-C crop). However, when fitted on a full-frame camera I'm sure the shallow hood is an asset.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Hope to improve my pics

                          By P

                          from Naperville, Il

                          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Portraits

                            Comments about General Brand 49mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood:

                            Personal use

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            4.0

                            Good Value

                            By J

                            from Illinois

                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Everyday use
                              • Flare control
                              • Home
                              • Increased Contrast
                              • Portraits
                              • Traveling

                              Comments about General Brand 49mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood:

                              Its an easy to use collapsing rubber hood. I use it on an FA50/1.4 It would be nice to know the exact angle of view it restricts since I think it could be a bit longer for this lens but seems to do an adequate job. in either position it seems to add a little cushion to protect the lens a little(at least in my mind)

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              rubber hood to protect new lens

                              By JimMick

                              from OrlandoFL

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Good Quality
                              • Reasonable cost

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Improve pix
                                • Protect lens

                                Comments about General Brand 49mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood:

                                i needed a lens hood for my new [used Minolta] lens and found it here...works nicely with the filter and stays on my camera all the time.

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                                5.0

                                Fits perfectly

                                By shane a700

                                from Wyandotte,Mi

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Flexible
                                • Works well

                                Cons

                                • none

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about General Brand 49mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood:

                                  Does exactly what its supposed to do.

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