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Kalt 52mm Metal Lens Hood

B&H # KAMLH52 Mfr # NPMLH52
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Screw on metal hood for standard and telephoto lenses.

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Kalt52mm Metal Lens Hood
 
4.5

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

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94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (14)
  • Lightweight (12)
  • Strong construction (8)
  • Easily interchangeable (4)
  • Rugged (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (6)
    • Sports/action (4)
    • Weddings (4)
    • Video (3)
    • Wildlife photos (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (7), Semi-pro photographer (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (13)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Does what it is supposed to do

    I use this product for two reasons. The first is to shade the sun from the lens. The second is to provide some protection against damage to the lens elements. The metal lens...Read complete review

    I use this product for two reasons. The first is to shade the sun from the lens. The second is to provide some protection against damage to the lens elements. The metal lens hood provides some extra protection when compared to a rubber hood. Another nice touch is the baffled machined into the inside of the hood.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Works ok, but...

    Pros: durable metal construction
    Cons: can't use lens cap until you take it off.
    Screws on noisily like metal on metal.
    I shoulda bought the Canon hood that...Read complete review

    Pros: durable metal construction
    Cons: can't use lens cap until you take it off.
    Screws on noisily like metal on metal.
    I shoulda bought the Canon hood that is
    Not a screw on type.

    Reviewed by 17 customers

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    5.0

    Decently made, inexpensive

    By Duncan

    from Cheyenne, WY

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery

      Comments about Kalt 52mm Metal Lens Hood:

      It does its job, is quite solid, and doesn't vignette on the 55mm and K-30 (APS-C) I tried it on.

      I use a 52mm center pinch cap, and it works quite well.

      It's all good.

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      • No

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      5.0

      good for normal lenses

      By NancyP

      from St. Louis MO

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy to Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Travel

        Comments about Kalt 52mm Metal Lens Hood:

        It does what it is supposed to do. Hood length is good for 50mm lens on FF camera. Pinch-type lenscap can be used on top of the hood.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Kalt Lens Hood

        By DaveyDave

        from San Diego

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Kalt 52mm Metal Lens Hood:

          Use this on my 75-150mm zoom lense and leave it on all the time even when it's in my camera bag, for the price and quality it can't be beat.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Simple and Effective

          By 3gee

          from Ontario

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Lightweight
          • Rugged
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Kalt 52mm Metal Lens Hood:

              It works well on my Fujica Compact Deluxe and does not intrude into the view of the viewfinder.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Ideal for Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM lens

              By Ian W

              from Perth, Western Australia

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Lightweight
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Kalt 52mm Metal Lens Hood:

                  This is a great little lens hood for my shorty-forty Canon lens.
                  It is solidly made of lightweight metal and doesn't seem to vignette images on my 60D camera.
                  The hood screws on to the front of the lens.
                  You would need a 52mm center-pinch snap-on lens cap with this lens hood.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Quality addition to make system work

                  By leefie

                  from ny, ny

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent Output
                  • Durable
                  • Easily Interchangeable
                  • Lightweight
                  • Rugged
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Kalt 52mm Metal Lens Hood:

                    As with all dslr rigs mine took some finessing to get working well. The final bump in that road was combining my eldekrone focus one pro with my Vocus MB-210 matte box & nikon prime lenses.
                    a gap was left between the front element of the lens and the matte box baffel. & to complicate matters this gap varied in length depending on the lens selected.
                    So after much tooing and froing i realize rather than changing mounts etc i would just 'extend' the lens.
                    works a treat. i bought 3 different hoods for the lenses i needed to 'mod', two rubber and this metal one. this is my favorite. it is light, solid, non reflective, and cheap.
                    the greater control i have of reflected, refracted, spilled, or flared light has visibly improved my lenses performance.
                    job done.

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                    5.0

                    Great sturdy hood

                    By Craig

                    from Greenville, SC

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easily Interchangeable
                    • Lightweight
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Kalt 52mm Metal Lens Hood:

                        I bought this when I ordered a Canon 50mm f/1.8 II for my Digital Rebel. Fits snugly on my UV/haze filter, is nice solid metal, and I've capped it with a 58mm Tamron lens cap. Totally secure.

                        I plan on leaving it on the lens at all times. It's a great product!

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                        5.0

                        Great hood. Great price.

                        By Bizlo

                        from Grand Rapids, MI

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Lightweight
                        • Rugged
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

                          Comments about Kalt 52mm Metal Lens Hood:

                          I use this on a Canon EF50mm f/1.8 II lens. It threads on easily. Feels solid. It doesn't use cloth on the inside, but has many ridges, which are nice, because it allows you to use a 58mm snap-on lens cover on the end of the hood!

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Fit's Good

                          By Andy

                          from Jacksonville, FL

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Kalt 52mm Metal Lens Hood:

                                Bought it for a Nikon FM10 and the lense cap fits
                                insided the hood. It's metal and the price works.

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                                • No

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                                4.0

                                Basic hood,fits well

                                By Sonny

                                from Falmouth,Maine

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact
                                • Durable
                                • Easy to Use
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                  • Sports/Action
                                  • Video

                                  Comments about Kalt 52mm Metal Lens Hood:

                                  Used to replace aggravating hood on Sony TRV-900.

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                                  • No

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                                  4.0

                                  Good 50mm metallic lens hood

                                  By John

                                  from Santa Barbara

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Easily Interchangeable
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Strong Construction

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Kalt 52mm Metal Lens Hood:

                                      I needed a lens hood for my Nikon 50mm 1.8 and wasn't satisfied with the rubber ones available so I took a chance on this Kalt which is not only well priced but functional. It fits perfectly, I have B+W UV/Haze filter on my 50mm and it threads perfectly to it. I can also put on my lens cap with the hood on the lens, just need to be a little careful to make sure its clipped in but it works like a charm. I'm very satisfied with the Kalt 52mm metal lens hood. It's also seems sturdy as it's gone to South East Asia and back with me, thrown around in my camera backpack.

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                                      • No

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                                      4.0

                                      Does what it is supposed to do

                                      By Dave

                                      from Los Angeles, CA

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Durable
                                      • Easily Interchangeable
                                      • Rugged

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Kalt 52mm Metal Lens Hood:

                                          I use this product for two reasons. The first is to shade the sun from the lens. The second is to provide some protection against damage to the lens elements. The metal lens hood provides some extra protection when compared to a rubber hood. Another nice touch is the baffled machined into the inside of the hood.

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                                          • No

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                                          (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          4.0

                                          Great lens, not put together well

                                          By ---

                                          from Philadelphia, PA

                                          About Me Pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Consistent Output
                                          • Lightweight
                                          • Nice Bokeh

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Indoors/Low Light
                                            • Macro Photography
                                            • Weddings/Events

                                            Comments about Kalt 52mm Metal Lens Hood:

                                            I purchased this lens with the 52mm Metal Lens Hood by Kalt to protect the lens in case I bumped it against something to protect it from damage. A week after buying it, the lens hood bumped against something and popped the focusing ring and glass right out. At least I got a two year warranty for this lens. Over all, this is a great lens.

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                                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            4.0

                                            Good lens accesorie

                                            By Polohouse

                                            from Chihuahua, México

                                            About Me Professional

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Consistent Output
                                            • Durable
                                            • Lightweight
                                            • Strong Construction

                                            Cons

                                            • Tough To Attach

                                            Best Uses

                                            • General Use
                                            • Videography

                                            Comments about Kalt 52mm Metal Lens Hood:

                                            I use on my canon 50mm f1.8
                                            Very lightweight

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                                            (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            2.0

                                            Works ok, but...

                                            By Eyeball

                                            from OK

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Comments about Kalt 52mm Metal Lens Hood:

                                            Pros: durable metal construction
                                            Cons: can't use lens cap until you take it off.
                                            Screws on noisily like metal on metal.
                                            I shoulda bought the Canon hood that is
                                            Not a screw on type.

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                                            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            5.0

                                            Nice Protection

                                            By Josh

                                            from Bronx, NY

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Durable
                                            • Lightweight

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about Kalt 52mm Metal Lens Hood:

                                                Nice one to have for those 52mm. Metal Hood is a good protection for my 50mm lens

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                                                (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                                 
                                                5.0

                                                i would not hesitate to buy this product

                                                By paul

                                                from atlanta

                                                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Durable
                                                • Easy to Use
                                                • Improves Function
                                                • Lightweight

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Everyday Use
                                                  • Studio

                                                  Comments about Kalt 52mm Metal Lens Hood:

                                                  Used as protection for my lerns. Fits great and works fine.

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