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Nikon HB-29 Lens Hood (Bayonet) for 70-200mm f/2.8 G-AFS Lens (Replacement) USA

You Pay: $35.95

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-29 Lens Hood
 
4.6

(based on 40 reviews)

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    (30)

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94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (21)
  • Durable (15)
  • Easily interchangeable (14)
  • Strong construction (12)
  • Rugged (6)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (3)

Best Uses

  • Sports/action (11)
  • Weddings (9)
  • Wildlife photos (9)
  • Landscape/scenery (6)
  • Low light (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (12), Photo enthusiast (10), Semi-pro photographer (5), Casual photographer (3), Professional (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (23)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Replacement lens hood

This hood provides protection for the lens when taking photos or storing the lens. It's sturdy plastic.
I lost the original one when it bumped off unnoticed when carrying the camera around...Read complete review

This hood provides protection for the lens when taking photos or storing the lens. It's sturdy plastic.
I lost the original one when it bumped off unnoticed when carrying the camera around during a photo shoot with the hood in 'storage' position. It was an expensive replacement.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

better to buy 3rd party version

I have Nikon lenses that I have used for 20 years with no problems with the lens hoods. I cannot say the same for the HB-29 Nikon lens hood for the 70-200mm...Read complete review

I have Nikon lenses that I have used for 20 years with no problems with the lens hoods. I cannot say the same for the HB-29 Nikon lens hood for the 70-200mm f2.8 lens. It is easily cracked which is why there are multiple 3rd party versions being sold as replacement lens hoods.

Problem is a design flaw as when the hood is inverted and attached to the lens collar for storing the lens in a camera bag or case, the ends of the hoods scallop fingers take all the stress and tend to crack. This area should have thicker plastic or a more pliable type of plastic.

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5.0

HB-29 Lens Hood by Nikon

By Jimmy

from Florida

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent Output
  • Lightweight
  • Rugged
  • Strong Construction

Cons

  • Kinda Pricey

Best Uses

    Comments about Nikon HB-29 Lens Hood:

    Lost my Lens Hood that came with my 70-200. I needed to replace it. Works well for cutting out lens flares when I want. Also helps protect the lens from bumps when in place.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Nikon on Nikon - always the best option

    By R Scott

    from Freeland, MI

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Nikon HB-29 Lens Hood:

          Just not worth saving $20 to go off-brand for hood on a 70-200 Nikon 2.8.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Needed a hood

          By TopherChris

          from Hawaii

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Pros

          • Easily Interchangeable

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Nikon HB-29 Lens Hood:

              Purchased a used Nikon 70-200 2.8 VR that didn't come with a lens hood. This was perfect... I mean, it is Nikon. Fits perfectly, even reversed.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Excellent hood

              By Masrahi1401

              from Saudi Arabia , Makkah

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Nikon HB-29 Lens Hood:

              Invest your money to buy the original HB-29

              I am really happy to use it again after I missed the first one !

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              5.0

              Works like it should

              By NickinMass

              from Eastern MA

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Nikon HB-29 Lens Hood:

              Bought this to replace a worn out hood for my 70-200 f2.8. Fits correctly and easy on/off.

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              5.0

              Elegant. Sturdy. Effective

              By Kathy In Seattle

              from Seattle, WA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easily Interchangeable
              • Lightweight
              • Nice Bokeh

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Wildlife Photos

                Comments about Nikon HB-29 Lens Hood:

                The 70-220 lens is my go-to lens for just about everything, and the lens hood by Nikon is just what I need to quickly configure the lens for action.

                The lens goes on quickly and easily, without having to look at it to line the threads up properly. It suffers significant buffeting as I hike and climb, and is quite sturdy and resilient.

                It is susceptible to cracking if it is on the lens and you drop the whole mechanism onto the rocks, but other than that, it's terrific!

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                • No

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                3.0

                OK Replacement Item, but could be better

                By Shutterbug Wannabe

                from Durham, NC

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Lightweight
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                • Tough To Attach

                Best Uses

                • Bright Lights And Flash
                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Weddings/Events
                • Wildlife Photos

                Comments about Nikon HB-29 Lens Hood:

                This lens hood was purchased to replace a lost one for a Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 lens. Thinking that the Nikon brand, though more expensive, would fit like the original, I purchased it. It fits pretty well when mounted on the lens for normal shooting, however if reversed (due to the length) for storing, it does not fit the lens well. It feels as though something is binding. The original Nikon lens hood worked great both ways, so there must be something a bit different. I have read that other off-brand replacements also have problems fitting, so I am unable to recommend another brand at this time. Still it works OK for shooting; just a little disappointed.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Perfect Fit

                By AcierX

                from Mechanicsburg, PA

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                Pros

                • Durable
                • Lightweight
                • Rugged
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Sports/Action
                  • Wildlife Photos

                  Comments about Nikon HB-29 Lens Hood:

                  Sturdy, easy on and easy off. Exactly what I needed but using it for a lens different than what is listed. I use it on my Nikon AF-S 80-200 F2.8 D, bit different that what is listed but it is a perfect fit.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  I like this products

                  By hyun

                  from IL

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easily Interchangeable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Nikon HB-29 Lens Hood:

                      great about it

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes

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                      4.0

                      Gets the job done.

                      By BJ the Photographer

                      from New York, NY

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Expensive
                      • feels cheap

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Nikon HB-29 Lens Hood:

                      Lost the original hood on a gig, but this one seems to have a different (and cheaper-feeling) coating on the inside. Odd, as it should be the identical lens. But of course, gets the job done. Pricy! Don't drop your lens hoods!

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Worth it for the pro

                      By adddad

                      from northeast Ohio

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

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                            Comments about Nikon HB-29 Lens Hood:

                            I bought this as a replacement for the original hood for my 70-200/2.8.

                            This seems to fit and work a bit better than the old one. Still falls off from time to time however.

                            I know you can buy a clone but for the all the hours put in behind the lens, it's still reasonbable to buy the Nikon product.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Just as described

                            By allindustrialimages

                            from Portland, OR

                            About Me Pro Photographer

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                            Pros

                            • Factory fit

                            Cons

                            • Expensive

                            Best Uses

                            • Everyday

                            Comments about Nikon HB-29 Lens Hood:

                            This replaces my lens shade that was broken. It fits perfectly and was delivered on time.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Perfect On My Len

                            By Taydo09

                            from Stanton, CA

                            About Me Casual Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

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                              Cons

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                                  Comments about Nikon HB-29 Lens Hood:

                                  Highly recommend for hood replacement.

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                                  • No

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                                  4.0

                                  Nothing special, but does the job

                                  By DH

                                  from Baltimore, MD

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Consistent Output
                                  • Easily Interchangeable
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                  • Cheap locking mechanism

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                  • Weddings/Events

                                  Comments about Nikon HB-29 Lens Hood:

                                  This does exactly as it's intended, and it looks fine. Unfortunately, the locking mechanism is a bit cheap and can come out of place relatively easily - but rather than buy a new one, you might consider grabbing a small screwdriver and re-setting the spring and locking lever. Keeping the lens hood on the 70-200 has had one unintended benefit - I slipped with my camera slung over my shoulder, hanging down, and the lens hood saved the lens (the cap wouldn't have done the trick in this fall.)

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  I would buy this product again

                                  By DR Audiovisual

                                  from San Juan, PR

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Easily Interchangeable
                                  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                                  • Strong Construction

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Indoors/Low Light

                                    Comments about Nikon HB-29 Lens Hood:

                                    Great lens, great price.

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    It is what it is

                                    By startwithz

                                    from el paso, tx

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Attractive
                                    • Durable
                                    • Strong Construction

                                    Cons

                                    • Expensive

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Nikon HB-29 Lens Hood:

                                      As far as hoods go, this one is pretty nicely designed. The button is a nice improvement over standard bayonet hoods. Its lightweight, but its not flimsy in any way, and doesn't bend when being handled. I actually got a special adapter to use it on my 80-200mm lens, because it looks really cool. I'm not sure its quite worth the price if you don't really need it, but if you need a hood for a lens that fits this one, I'd go with the genuine nikon over the alternatives for sure.

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Very happy with purchase.

                                      By Tracker 2

                                      from Charleston, SC

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easily Interchangeable
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

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

                                        Comments about Nikon HB-29 Lens Hood:

                                        I use the lens hood most of the time for shading light and also for protection in the field.

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                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        As expected

                                        By MEK

                                        from Ellicott City, MD

                                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Durable

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Sports/Action
                                          • Wildlife Photos

                                          Comments about Nikon HB-29 Lens Hood:

                                          replacement for lost hood

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                                          • No

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                                          5.0

                                          Excellent hood

                                          By Go Gamecocks

                                          from Laurens County, SC

                                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Durable
                                          • Easily Interchangeable
                                          • Strong Construction

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Nikon HB-29 Lens Hood:

                                              I bought this unit to help with glare and to protect the lens. I snaps securely to the lens and does what is needed. I prefer the lens hood over a filter as the hood does protect the lens but won't damage the lens in the event of a drop.

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                                              • No

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                                              5.0

                                              Genuine replacement

                                              By gulfcoastshooter

                                              from Houston, TX

                                              About Me Pro Photographer

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Easily Interchangeable
                                              • Lightweight

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Sports/Action
                                                • Video
                                                • Weddings/Events

                                                Comments about Nikon HB-29 Lens Hood:

                                                Expensive, but not as bad as I expected. This hood has proven more durable than most I own, because it has no tiny screws to loosen like the larger glass uses, and although it has some springs and clips, they've proven durable. The one this replaces could not handle a line-drive volleyball right into the lens, however, which sheared everything off the inside of the hood. Glad that stripped instead of my lens, though.

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