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General Brand 77mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood

B&H # GBLH77
You Pay: $7.95
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 77mm 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 77mm threaded screw-in design and is intended for use with normal focal lengths. It is double threaded to permit the attachment of a 77mm filter when the lens hood is in place.

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General Brand77mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood
 
4.1

(based on 26 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

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83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (15)
  • Easy to use (14)
  • Durable (12)
  • Reliable (5)
  • Improves function (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Travel (6)
    • Everyday (4)
    • Sports/action (4)
    • Landscape photography (3)
    • Macro photography (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (12)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Professional (7), Semi-pro photographer (5), Semi-professional (4), Enthusiast (3), Photo enthusiast (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    it's alright

    I already own the Canon lens hood for my EF-S 17-55mm 2.8 and bought this one for taking landscape pictures while using a Cokin graduated neutral density filter by hand. Keeps me from...Read complete review

    I already own the Canon lens hood for my EF-S 17-55mm 2.8 and bought this one for taking landscape pictures while using a Cokin graduated neutral density filter by hand. Keeps me from scratching it up. I don't use the hood fully extended, I fold it back on itself, otherwise I'll get some vignetting frpm the hood on the wider end of the lens.

    Nice to be able to put a smaller rubber lens hood along with several adapter rings on the inside of this for storage in my bag.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Versatile, collapsible hood

    Flexible rubber lens hoods are a good alternative to the conventional hard-casing hoods. While you don't gain the potential advantage of lens protection using a rubber hood, they are extremely lightweight, and they...Read complete review

    Flexible rubber lens hoods are a good alternative to the conventional hard-casing hoods. While you don't gain the potential advantage of lens protection using a rubber hood, they are extremely lightweight, and they collapse easily. This unit is relatively inexpensive, does a good job blocking stray glare, and is perfect as a gobo when shooting against glass. It's practically identical to, and considerably less expensive, than the B+W version. I am concerned that it may not last long under heavy use.

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    4.0

    Decent lens hood and/or filter extension

    By rlstolz

    from Keene, NY

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

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          Comments about General Brand 77mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood:

          Although it would be fine as a lens hood, I needed a filter extension ring and this serves that purpose well. I removed the rubber hood and use it as a spacer to obtain adequate filter clearance on certain lenses.

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          3.0

          77 mm Rubber Lens Hood

          By Argus

          from Boston, MA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Flimsy Construction

          Best Uses

          • Travel

          Comments about General Brand 77mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood:

          Simple functional rubber hood for my telephoto zoom. Build quality is average. Part of the glue that holds it on its mount came unstuck. However, it still functions well for what I need it to do.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Fine for the price

          By Jason

          from Illinois

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

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                Comments about General Brand 77mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood:

                This hood does what it claims... sort of. The only issue I had with it upon receipt is that the rubber hood had come detached from the metal ring. It would attach back on, but would slip, making it very difficult to handle and screw onto the lens.I thought about returning it, but worried that a replacement might have the same problem. And, even though B&H has a very smooth return process, it was still a hassle I didn't want to bother with. So, I took 2 minutes to find my superglue and another minute to apply glue to the ring. The hood works flawlessly now. The fact that I had to glue it is a 1 star deduction. Given the price, I still think it is a good deal.

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                5.0

                works as intended

                By quantumrider

                from New York

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

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                      Comments about General Brand 77mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood:

                      depending on a lens you might get slight vignetting, you may want it for some shot or not, but you can always roll it back fro a really wide lens

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Flexible

                      By Reel Viideo

                      from Ontario Canada

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Rugged

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Video

                        Comments about General Brand 77mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood:

                        Using this with 15-85 Cannon Lens, I can see it at the wide end, but I expected that. For the price it works for me.

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                        5.0

                        Nice Fit and Quality

                        By Patt

                        from Indianapolis IN

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Lightweight
                        • Rugged
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Indoors/Low Light
                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Night Photography
                          • Wildlife Photos

                          Comments about General Brand 77mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood:

                          This purchase was made because my Nikon 80-200mm 2.8D lens did not come with a proper lens hood.The one from Nikon was plastic and "goofy" looking.Last year I purchased a flexible rubber hood for a Nikkor 50mm lens and loved it.So I got this one for my big lens. It is firm,and screws easily onto my lens...my polarizing filter fits inside,and my lens cap fits over that...simple,great looking and effective

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                          4.0

                          Straightforward and exactly as described

                          By Steve

                          from Bellefonte, PA

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent Output
                          • Durable
                          • Easily Interchangeable
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Sports/Action

                            Comments about General Brand 77mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood:

                            This lens hood works well on my Canon 70-200 f/2.8. It's shorter than the stock plastic lens hood, but it's as effective. It's collapsible, so it's versatile in different situations, but again it's short....you'll likely keep it extended. For something so inexpensive, it's been a great addition.

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                            • No

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                            4.0

                            Cheap price, cheap material

                            By Stepan

                            from Los Angeles, CA

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easily Interchangeable
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Indoors/Low Light
                              • Sports/Action
                              • Video
                              • Weddings/Events
                              • Wildlife Photos

                              Comments about General Brand 77mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood:

                              It does it's job but the material is not very good quality. If you can afford it use a matte box or a larger lens hood instead.

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                              • No

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                              4.0

                              Great Hood for Lens

                              By Ducati GP

                              from Oceanside, Ca

                              About Me Casual user

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Everyday use
                                • Traveling

                                Comments about General Brand 77mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood:

                                Purchased to use with my DLSR 7D for video. I was able to use this hood over my vari-ND lens. works great!

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                                5.0

                                77mm Screw-In Rubber Lens Hood

                                By Fast Jayne Photography

                                from Santa Clarita, CA

                                About Me Professional

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Good design
                                • Good price value
                                • Lightweight
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                • None apply

                                Best Uses

                                • Sports Photography

                                Comments about General Brand 77mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood:

                                I purchased the rubber lens hood because of the NBA rule that rubber lens hoods are required on all lens on the court. They are inexpensive, work great..and do the job.

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                                • No

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                                4.0

                                exactly what I expected

                                By Laura

                                from NH

                                About Me Semi-Professional

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                • I question durability

                                Best Uses

                                • Landscape Photography
                                • Macro Photography
                                • Traveling

                                Comments about General Brand 77mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood:

                                This product works and appears as I expected it to. It fits my Tamron wide angle lens without any trouble. I question the durability as someone else mentioned their hood cracked along the folds; but so far, so good.

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                                3.0

                                Not wide enough

                                By TQ Pham

                                from Stanton CA

                                About Me Semi-Professional

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable

                                Cons

                                • Not Functional

                                Best Uses

                                • Everyday use

                                Comments about General Brand 77mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood:

                                The hood is not wide enough for my Canon 28-70MM 2.8 L len.

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                                • No

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                                4.0

                                it's alright

                                By KC

                                from WI

                                About Me Casual user

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use

                                Cons

                                • Vignetting on wider lens

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about General Brand 77mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood:

                                  I already own the Canon lens hood for my EF-S 17-55mm 2.8 and bought this one for taking landscape pictures while using a Cokin graduated neutral density filter by hand. Keeps me from scratching it up. I don't use the hood fully extended, I fold it back on itself, otherwise I'll get some vignetting frpm the hood on the wider end of the lens.

                                  Nice to be able to put a smaller rubber lens hood along with several adapter rings on the inside of this for storage in my bag.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Great accessory

                                  By Jim

                                  from NY,NY

                                  About Me Semi-Professional

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Macro Photography
                                    • Portraits
                                    • Studio

                                    Comments about General Brand 77mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood:

                                    Lens hood for telephoto and portrait photography
                                    Easy to use

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                                    • No

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                                    4.0

                                    Glad to have it.

                                    By rdance3

                                    from Jax fl

                                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Inexpensive
                                    • Protective

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Everyday use
                                      • Home
                                      • Landscape Photography
                                      • Portraits
                                      • Traveling

                                      Comments about General Brand 77mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood:

                                      I'm using this hood on a Canon 28-70 f/2.8L lens and it works fine.

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                                      4.0

                                      does what it should

                                      By Mark B.

                                      from College Station, TX

                                      About Me Professional

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Durable
                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Reliable

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about General Brand 77mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood:

                                          Rubber lens shades seem to have fallen out of favor these days, but I really like them. This works fine, vignettes ever so slightly at 17mm on my 7D, so I'd use this with longer lenses.

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                                          3.0

                                          Ok for most long focal lengths

                                          By Wayne

                                          from Daytona FL

                                          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Use

                                          Cons

                                          • Poor Design

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about General Brand 77mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood:

                                            I used this on my 17-55 Canon lens insted of getting the EW-83J. Big mistake. Spend the cash and get the right equipment for the lens. The rubber is made well, but at wide angle it clipps the view.

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                                            4.0

                                            Excellent!

                                            By Kitts

                                            from Tulsa, OK

                                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Durable
                                            • Easy To Use
                                            • Lightweight
                                            • Reliable

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about General Brand 77mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood:

                                                I can't express how much i LOVE this hood. I bought it to use with a step-up lens, because I had vignetting with the plastic hood I bought. This one can be pushed back for wide shots and extended for telephoto. I had some vignetting with super-wide shots, but not as bad as with the plastic hood. Great purchase at a great price. I just wish it was a darker black color, but that's a really minor complaint.

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                                                5.0

                                                Does its job

                                                By okcphotoguy

                                                from Oklahoma City, OK

                                                About Me Semi-Professional

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Durable
                                                • Easy To Use
                                                • Lightweight
                                                • Reliable

                                                Cons

                                                • Poor Design

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Everyday use
                                                • Home
                                                • Landscape Photography
                                                • Macro Photography
                                                • Portraits
                                                • Studio
                                                • Traveling

                                                Comments about General Brand 77mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood:

                                                I'm very happy with this lens hood. If I had to find one thing wrong with it...it would be I wish it was deeper. It does its job and easy to attach to lens and I really love that it is collapsable.

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                                                5.0

                                                Does What Its suppose to do

                                                By bloomquist18

                                                from Winchester, KY

                                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Lightweight

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Sports/Action

                                                  Comments about General Brand 77mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood:

                                                  Used on my Nikon 28-70 when I use it for remote shots.

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