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Nikon HB-32 Lens Hood for Select Nikon Lenses USA

You Pay: $12.95
Product Highlights
  • Deflects Stray Light
  • Protects Lens
  • Petal Shape
  • Bayonet Mount

The HB-32 Lens Hood for Select Nikon Lenses from Nikon is a petal-type bayonet mount lens hood for select Nikon wide-angle zoom lenses.

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.

Compatibility
AF-S NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR, 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR, 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED, 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Nikon HB-32 Lens Hood for Select Nikon Lenses
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    HB-32 Lens Hood for Select Nikon Lenses
     
    4.7

    (based on 111 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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      (89)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (17)

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    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (57)
    • Durable (52)
    • Easily interchangeable (37)
    • Strong construction (24)
    • Rugged (12)

    Cons

    • Flimsy (4)

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (43)
    • Sports/action (22)
    • Wildlife photos (21)
    • Weddings (10)
    • Everyday use (9)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (42), Semi-pro photographer (18), Casual photographer (13), Professional (6), Pro photographer (6)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (76)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Nikon HB-32 Lens Hood

    There is much debate over the actual functionality of the Lens Hood beyond that of protecting the lens from bumps and falls. It has proved it's usefulness in protection not long ago when I...Read complete review

    There is much debate over the actual functionality of the Lens Hood beyond that of protecting the lens from bumps and falls. It has proved it's usefulness in protection not long ago when I dropped my camera bag, the hood broke to pieces and the lens was spared. However, the real purpose of the Lens hood has also proved true. When you are shooting in the bright daylight there tends to be a little thing called Lens Flare. I shot without my hood and was surprised at how apparent it was. I have heard people say that you can move around to avoid it, but I'd rather have the hood as an extra precaution. At only [$] and some change for shipping, it would be ludicras to shoot with out it.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    HB-32 Lens Hood by Nikon

    I have the Nikon 18-70 lens and the HB-32 lens hood and I have had continual difficulty putting the hood on straight and when it stores in the inverted position over the lens...Read complete review

    I have the Nikon 18-70 lens and the HB-32 lens hood and I have had continual difficulty putting the hood on straight and when it stores in the inverted position over the lens it fits loosely. Due to the difficulty installing the hood for use, it frequently causes vignetting in the corners if you aren't checking the viewfinder closely and has also recently caused a large dark area in the bottom center of the photos. I just returned from a trip to Paris where I finally had to just not use the hood to prevent these problems.

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    5.0

    GOOD HOOD,

    By bengal

    from Western North Carolina

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Macro Photography

      Comments about HB-32 Lens Hood for Select Nikon Lenses:

      Easy on, easy off, stores backward on the lens. Just made for Nikon 18-140.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Great lens hood

      By Raiders

      from Pennsylvania

      Comments about HB-32 Lens Hood for Select Nikon Lenses:

      Easy to use.

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      5.0

      GReat Product

      By Talisac

      from Indianapolis

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easily Interchangeable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Sports/Action
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about HB-32 Lens Hood for Select Nikon Lenses:

        We use this for everyday photography. This item works just as described. Fits like a glove. Have no real issues yet.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Just what I needed

        By POLLY

        from Boise, Idaho

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about HB-32 Lens Hood for Select Nikon Lenses:

              This lens hood did not come with the lens I purchased.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Made a big in picture quality

              By Mace2455

              from Casstown, Ohio

              Comments about HB-32 Lens Hood for Select Nikon Lenses:

              Bought this for my Nikon D5300 with 140mm lens. Picture quality has improved greatly.

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              5.0

              Worth the money

              By Mike

              from Carlsbad CA

              Comments about HB-32 Lens Hood for Select Nikon Lenses:

              This is a must when shooting outdoors, I no longer have to use my hand to shield the sun! This was a great buy.

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              5.0

              Always a Best buy for my Images !

              By SpottedOwl

              from Grass Valley , CA 95945

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Durable
              • Fast / accurate auto-focus
              • Lightweight
              • Rugged
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Macro Photography
                • Night Photography
                • Sports/Action
                • Video
                • Weddings/Events
                • Wildlife Photos

                Comments about HB-32 Lens Hood for Select Nikon Lenses:

                Have a Nikon 18-140mm DX VR Lens and Lens Hood helps my photos I take from direct light on a Sunny day to stop Lens Flare! Don't need that kind of light to reduce the Contrast and Color from my Images. Plus protects my lens from damage.

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                4.0

                Nikon Lens Hood

                By Peter

                from Wantagh, NY

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about HB-32 Lens Hood for Select Nikon Lenses:

                    Easy to use. Does it's job well of shielding from extraneous light. Lightweight.

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Very nice lens hood.

                    By Geraldo

                    from Brasil

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easily Interchangeable
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • OUTDOOR USE

                      Comments about HB-32 Lens Hood for Select Nikon Lenses:

                      For outdoor photography.

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      If your lens uses this hood, then buy it

                      By jt

                      from Tucson, AZ

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery

                        Comments about HB-32 Lens Hood for Select Nikon Lenses:

                        Not sure why nikon didn't include the hood with the lens, but this solves the problem.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Wish I had bought it first

                        By GZ

                        from Mantua, OH

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Fits
                        • Inexpensive

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Wherever A Hood Is Needed

                          Comments about HB-32 Lens Hood for Select Nikon Lenses:

                          Assuming erroneously that a genuine Nikon HB-32 was expensive, I bought an aftermarket knock-off. It was too tight and didn't line up properly when seated. For a few bucks more, I got the Nikon. It fits with a nice click and lines up perfectly. It also reverses and fits over the zoom ring, which still provides enough surface to zoom the lens. When attached in the reverse position, the hood is not as tight, so snug it down a bit and be careful not to lose it. Service from B&H was stellar, as usual.

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                          4.0

                          Perfect Fit!

                          By LO Rivera

                          from Albuquerque, NM

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent Output
                          • Easily Interchangeable

                          Cons

                          • Weak Casing

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Macro Photography

                          Comments about HB-32 Lens Hood for Select Nikon Lenses:

                          I bought this hood as a replacement. There is not much to say. I use it all the time except when I want flare. It's light, its's easy to attach, it attaches backward when in storage so it does not take up much space, it's Nikon and it works like its supposed to.

                          The only complaint is it not very rugged but I don't know of any lens hood that is. Overall great product.

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                          5.0

                          Essential Addition to D5300

                          By Al1941

                          from Washington, DC

                          Verified Buyer

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                                Comments about HB-32 Lens Hood for Select Nikon Lenses:

                                Used to be included with camera, now a modestly priced essential add-on

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                                5.0

                                Perfect

                                By Eric

                                from Massachusetts

                                Comments about HB-32 Lens Hood for Select Nikon Lenses:

                                Exactly what it looks like. A nice solid piece.

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                                5.0

                                Very good lens hood!

                                By RUN 8

                                from Flat Rock, MI

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Lightweight
                                • Rugged
                                • Strong Construction

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                  • Wildlife Photos

                                  Comments about HB-32 Lens Hood for Select Nikon Lenses:

                                  I bought it for my Nikkor 18-140mm VR lens. I like the way it locks on the lens!

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                                  • No

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                                  4.0

                                  Nikon HB-32 Lens Hood

                                  By Jeff

                                  from TX

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

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                                    Cons

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                                        Comments about HB-32 Lens Hood for Select Nikon Lenses:

                                        The service I got from B&H was great. The product got here when they said and on good condition. The thing I don't understand is why Nikon would not include this in the price of the 18-140mm lens? It's just $ and the lens costs $.

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                                        5.0

                                        Does the job!

                                        By ShannonA

                                        from Wisconsin

                                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Durable
                                        • Lightweight

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about HB-32 Lens Hood for Select Nikon Lenses:

                                            It's perfect for what I needed as an outdoor portrait photographer. Let's in just the right amount of light on the sides, while protecting against too harsh of lens flare from the top.

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                                            5.0

                                            Nice and Easy

                                            By AFS

                                            from Redgranite, WI

                                            About Me Photography Student

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Durable
                                            • Easily Interchangeable
                                            • Lightweight

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Indoors/Low Light
                                              • Landscape/Scenery
                                              • Macro Photography
                                              • Night Photography
                                              • Sports/Action
                                              • Video
                                              • Weddings/Events
                                              • Wildlife Photos

                                              Comments about HB-32 Lens Hood for Select Nikon Lenses:

                                              Fits onto the lens very easily and certainly serves its purpose. To be honest, i use it as protection for my lens also. Plus it looks shnazzy ;)

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                                              • No

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                                              5.0

                                              HB-32 Lens Hood for Nikkor 18 - 140 DX

                                              By blackripleydog

                                              from Central Maine

                                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                    Comments about HB-32 Lens Hood for Select Nikon Lenses:

                                                    Purchased after buying the lens. Exact fit. Does the job.

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                                                    2.0

                                                    HB-32 has shadow problems

                                                    By Bill

                                                    from Keaau, Hawai`i

                                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • It Fits The Lens

                                                    Cons

                                                    • Lens Sees The Hood

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Landscape/Scenery
                                                    • Macro Photography

                                                    Comments about HB-32 Lens Hood for Select Nikon Lenses:

                                                    My HB-32 hood is used with the fairly new Nikon 18-140mm
                                                    lens. This is mounted on my Nikon D3x which has a setting to automatically frame areas of the image when shadowed by a lens hood or other impediments such as more than ample attached filters. This may be a failing in the lens design or in what I saw as a curiosity from Nikon as a single lens hood being used for various lenses.
                                                    In any event, it does not perform with Nikon products as a long-time Nikon user expects. NOT B&H fault!

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