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Nikon HB-23 Lens Hood (Bayonet) for 12-24mm f/4G, 17-35mm f/2.8D AF-S & 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5 D-AF Lens

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Lens hoods are primarily designed to prevent unwanted stray light from entering the lens by extending and shading the end of the lens. In addition, since the end of the lens is extended, you also get the added benefit of some extra protection from accidental impact.

The "petal" shape of this lens hood maximizes the amount of hood coverage for the minimum amount of weight and hood area. This dedicated lens hood is designed to match the specific focal length of the lens it was designed for.

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NikonHB-23 Bayonet Lens Hood
 
4.4

(based on 50 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (32)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (30)
  • Durable (21)
  • Easy to use (21)
  • Reliable (10)
  • Improves function (6)

Cons

  • Not durable (7)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (14)
  • Travel (11)
  • Landscape/scenery (10)
  • Landscape photography (9)
  • Everyday use (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (30)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional (10), Semi-professional (10), Pro photographer (9), Enthusiast (8), Photo enthusiast (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

it cracks

Yes, it cracks. It's brittle plastic. But it works. And it's a lot better than no hood. And the only other choice, a cheaper non-Nikon product is probably worse. So choose...Read complete review

Yes, it cracks. It's brittle plastic. But it works. And it's a lot better than no hood. And the only other choice, a cheaper non-Nikon product is probably worse. So choose this one or the cheaper knock-off. But it's essential to use s hood, I think. So, not much choice. (USED on 12-24 f4) Buying a 2nd one, will try to glue the first one to have a spare.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

The HB-23 Has A Design Flaw

I have now broken three HB-23s. There are two weak spots in the HB-23: two of the four places where the outer shade dips down to a low point between...Read complete review

I have now broken three HB-23s. There are two weak spots in the HB-23: two of the four places where the outer shade dips down to a low point between "petals", coincide with some sort of slot in the inner ring of the bayonet attachment. There is very little plastic material at these two points and it doesn't take much of a blow to produce a crack and then the hood will not stay attached to either the 12-24 or the 17-35.

Also, the hood gets knocked off the lens fairly easily. I have had at least 30 Nikon lenses over the years, and I always use a hood. I have never had this problem with any of the other hoods. Therefore, you may lose it before it breaks.

If/when my current hood breaks, I am going to try one of the third party hoods. I doubt that they could be worse, and at least they cost less.

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4.0

Shade

By Bill K

from Key West, Fl

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Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Nikon HB-23 Bayonet Lens Hood:

    I would give it 5 stars but I can't as a plastic lens shade should not cost so much. In any case it has a simple function and does what its supposed to do.

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    5.0

    It Works

    By phtotraveler07

    from Charlotte NC

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    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Lightweight
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Macro Photography
      • Sports/Action
      • Weddings/Events
      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about Nikon HB-23 Bayonet Lens Hood:

      It does what it was it was designed to do. Reduce light from entering the lens from the side. it's also helps to protect the lens from accidental impact.

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      5.0

      Excellent

      By rabbott

      from Brainerd. MN

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      Pros

      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • all the time

        Comments about Nikon HB-23 Bayonet Lens Hood:

        The hood is apparently exactly the same as OEM, so there is not much to say.

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        5.0

        Good working hood

        By pphyang

        from Cincinnati, OH

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        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Lightweight
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery

          Comments about Nikon HB-23 Bayonet Lens Hood:

          Good working hood. Durable as expected.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Good lenshade

          By road dog

          from michigan

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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          Pros

          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery

            Comments about Nikon HB-23 Bayonet Lens Hood:

            I had to buy a replacement as the original got cracked in my suitcase. It is plastic. Easy to remove but not as rugged as the classic alloy shades that were made for film cameras.

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            4.0

            Good enough

            By Uniphilly

            from Elizabethtown, PA

            About Me Pro Photographer

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            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

            • Tough To Attach

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Nikon HB-23 Bayonet Lens Hood:

            It works okay, wish it would lock better. It seems to fall off too easily. I use it more to protect my lens than block glare.

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            4.0

            Cuts flare from bright New Mexico light

            By Cazador

            from Albuquerque, NM

            About Me Pro Photographer

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            Pros

            • Durable
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Can Come Off

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Sports/Action
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Nikon HB-23 Bayonet Lens Hood:

            Like all hoods, HB-23 cuts flare and offers some protection to the lens. I never leave home without one in sunny New Mexico.
            Though the mounting system is ingenious, it is not fool proof: I lost the original hood that came with the lens when I took a fall while telemark skiing-- I got up and did not realize the hood had come off in the snow.
            A tab or two of darkroom tape can be applied to the back of the hood to secure it better, without interfering with lens function.
            Recommended!

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            5.0

            Cures illness!

            By Jimmy the runner

            from Los Angeles, CA USA

            About Me Pro Photographer

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            Pros

            • Easily Interchangeable
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery

              Comments about Nikon HB-23 Bayonet Lens Hood:

              expensive but necessary ain't it? broke the original one. Good lesson to be learned... Camera gear is expensive so take care of it. Have a nice day.

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              5.0

              NIce

              By AIHPhotography

              from Sacramento, CA

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              Pros

              • Durable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Outdoors

                Comments about Nikon HB-23 Bayonet Lens Hood:

                Just as expected

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                • No

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                5.0

                Worth a few extra bucks

                By TheAlchemist

                from Arlington, MA

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easily Interchangeable
                • Rugged

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about Nikon HB-23 Bayonet Lens Hood:

                  I bought this because I lost the hood to my 10-24mm lens. I have bought replacement hoods from 3rd party manufacturers before and while sometimes the price difference is justified for the lesser quality, in this case as at the time of purchase this was just a few dollars more than the 3rd party, I opted for the Nikon. The plastic is just a bit more heavy duty and the bayonet clips feel more robust when you attach it. I wouldn't say for every replacement, but in this instance I think it was worth the money for the Nikon.

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                  5.0

                  Simply works

                  By Outdoor Photographer

                  from Minneapolis, MN

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Nikon HB-23 Bayonet Lens Hood:

                      Like most Nikon products it costs more but simply works better.

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                      5.0

                      Perfect replacement

                      By Jad

                      from St. Louis, MO.

                      About Me Pro Photographer

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                      Pros

                      • Consistent Output

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Nikon HB-23 Bayonet Lens Hood:

                          Perfect replacement of manufactures hood

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                          • No

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                          4.0

                          Works as it should

                          By Mike

                          from NJ

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape/Scenery

                            Comments about Nikon HB-23 Bayonet Lens Hood:

                            Vital accessory. Not super durable and personally I would prefer a mount other than bayonet but this gets the job down and the replacement price is very reasonable.

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                            5.0

                            Buy Nikon for quality

                            By injimonk

                            from Auckland, New Zealand

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                            Pros

                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Nikon HB-23 Bayonet Lens Hood:

                                About three years ago I dropped a lens just hard enough to shatter the original Nikon hood, so I replaced it with an unbranded one. I figured it's just a piece of plastic, so why pay more for the Nikon brand? After a while, the bayonet attachment started to get loser, and eventually, it pretty much stopped 'clicking' on at all. It would fall off at a touch - like when I was walking with my camera and brushed it against my leg. I got tired of that, so I recently ended up paying for the Nikon one anyway. It's obviously made from a harder plastic than the no-name brand, which, I expect, is why the bayonet lasts better. Unlike some other reviewers, I don't think it's thin or flimsy - for what it is it seems pretty robust to me. I don't have a padded camera bag so my gear gets a bit of a hard life rattling around in my shoulder bag. This hood has stood up to my mistreatment just fine, bouncing around attached to my 17-35.

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                                4.0

                                HB-23 Lens Hood

                                By dgmosby

                                from WA & UT

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                                Pros

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Landscape/Scenery
                                    • Night Photography

                                    Comments about Nikon HB-23 Bayonet Lens Hood:

                                    B&H replaced a faulty hood that came with 10-24 lens I ordered that would not snap in place. That cost the one star. B&H gets five stars for their service on this complaint.

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                                    4.0

                                    Lens shade

                                    By stillpix

                                    from stillpix

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                                      Cons

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                                          Comments about Nikon HB-23 Bayonet Lens Hood:

                                          excellent shade for the 17mm-35mm Nikon zoom

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                                          5.0

                                          Great Value

                                          By DR Audiovisual

                                          from San Juan, PR

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                                          Pros

                                          • Durable

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Nikon HB-23 Bayonet Lens Hood:

                                              Great value

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                                              • No

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                                              5.0

                                              Useful

                                              By Fabio the photographer

                                              from Milan, Italy

                                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                                              Pros

                                              • Strong Construction

                                              Cons

                                              • Tough To Attach

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about Nikon HB-23 Bayonet Lens Hood:

                                                I lost it but it's so useful for a reasonable price

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                                                5.0

                                                So far so good. Works for me.

                                                By tb

                                                from Barberton, Ohio

                                                About Me Professional

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Durable

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Everyday use

                                                  Comments about Nikon HB-23 Bayonet Lens Hood:

                                                  I use lens shades on all my lens.

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                                                  • No

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                                                  3.0

                                                  Crack in Cold

                                                  By Leg Man

                                                  from Sturgeon Bay

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                                                  Pros

                                                  • Easy To Use
                                                  • Lightweight

                                                  Cons

                                                  • Not Durable

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Everyday use

                                                  Comments about Nikon HB-23 Bayonet Lens Hood:

                                                  Not Sure Cold Wheather They seem to Crack - better than metal bending than not being able to remove from lens - less damage to Lens Rings

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