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Nikon HB-4 Lens Hood (Bayonet) for 20mm f/2.8 D-AF Lens

You Pay: $19.95

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.

Dedicated lens hoods are designed to match the specific focal length of the lens it was designed for.

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NikonHB-4 Bayonet Lens Hood
 
4.6

(based on 16 reviews)

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Pros

  • Lightweight (11)
  • Durable (6)
  • Easily interchangeable (4)
  • Rugged (4)
  • Strong construction (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (9)
    • Sports/action (4)
    • Night photography (3)
    • Wildlife photos (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (6), Photo enthusiast (3), Pro photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (11)

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    4.0

    Mainly for protection

    By Nicolas

    from Cambridge, MA

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery

      Comments about Nikon HB-4 Bayonet Lens Hood:

      This kind of hood is mainly made for protecting the front glass of the lens, but it works good.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      Tight Fit

      By Tolpagorni

      from Woodstock, NY

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Tough To Attach

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery

        Comments about Nikon HB-4 Bayonet Lens Hood:

        I bought the Nikon version of this hood (vs independent brand) expecting the best fit, but was disappointed to find that I could not get this hood in place with a reasonable amount of force. While the 20mm AFD is quite a well-made lens, I was afraid to twist the hood any harder onto the bayonet mount fearing that the lens barrel might come out of alignment. A few minute's careful work with a metal file shaved enough material off the lens hood's plastic tabs so that now the hood clicks into its mount perfectly, with still enough friction to hold it firmly in place. Not a big deal, but when paying 20USD for such a small piece of plastic, one would expect it to be near perfect. Note on a wide angle lens such as this, the lens hood doesn't make a dramatic difference, but every bit helps (especially given the older, less flare-resistant design of this lens) and it provides some protection against a light rain collecting on the front element so long as you keep the camera pointed level to slightly downwards. Although it took some "custom fitting" this particular hood's bayonet mount stays on very well unlike some others I've experienced where the hood constantly works it's way loose and falls off (for example Nikon's infamous 24-85mm f/2.8-4 lens hood)

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        4.0

        need to have one

        By drtansel

        from atlanta

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Nikon HB-4 Bayonet Lens Hood:

            simple and goog hood

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            5.0

            Does what it supposs to do.

            By Vision 1

            from Philadelphia

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery

              Comments about Nikon HB-4 Bayonet Lens Hood:

              The lens hood is plastic but so are most. would have liked to to be metal. it is what it is.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Good product

              By Rodrigo

              from São Paulo - Brasil

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Sports/Action

                  Comments about Nikon HB-4 Bayonet Lens Hood:

                  Great to help you avoid some flare issues.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Best with ide angle

                  By M the Pearl

                  from Athens GA

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easily Interchangeable
                  • Lightweight
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Night Photography

                    Comments about Nikon HB-4 Bayonet Lens Hood:

                    Good for wide angle photography with a fast lens.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Best tool for the job

                    By stageleft

                    from NYC

                    About Me Pro Photographer

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                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Lightweight
                    • Rugged

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Night Photography

                      Comments about Nikon HB-4 Bayonet Lens Hood:

                      I bought this hood to replace one that broke on a trip to the floor. The previous hood preformed perfectly and absorbed all the shock of the camera and lens hitting the floor.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      It's a Hood

                      By Denny

                      from Watertown, SD

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easily Interchangeable
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about Nikon HB-4 Bayonet Lens Hood:

                        Purchased for my son. Gave him a 20mm 2.8 Nikon lens that does not come standard with one. It is a hood for a super wide lens. Very shallow so the lens doesn't see it. Will work fine.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        HB-4 Lens Hood for 20mm f/2.8 D-AF Lens

                        By jjek

                        from Ft. Lauderdale, FL

                        About Me Photography Student

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Sports/Action
                          • Wildlife Photos

                          Comments about Nikon HB-4 Bayonet Lens Hood:

                          Works great with my 20mm wide angle lens

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          4.0

                          Stays put

                          By ellie

                          from PA

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                                Comments about Nikon HB-4 Bayonet Lens Hood:

                                I attached it to the Nikon 20mm 2.8 AF to add protection from bumps. It stays put. I was able to attach a lens filter with no problem. I would but it again.

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                                • No

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                                4.0

                                Does the job

                                By Tas

                                from Toronto, On. Canada

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                                      Comments about Nikon HB-4 Bayonet Lens Hood:

                                      Pretty good. Constructed for the older 20mm lens, it doesn't click into place when twisted all the way. Other than that its well made and snug fitting. Shading the lens but more importantly protecting the front element.

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                                      • No

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                                      4.0

                                      Hood is PLASTIC not metal

                                      By Pablito

                                      from Connecticut

                                      About Me Pro Photographer

                                      Verified Reviewer

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                                            Comments about Nikon HB-4 Bayonet Lens Hood:

                                            Fine hood, but would prefer petal shape. And despite what the above review says this hood is PLASTIC.

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                                            • No

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                                            5.0

                                            Fits like a glove

                                            By Anthony

                                            from Long Island, NY

                                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Durable
                                            • Lightweight
                                            • Rugged

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Landscape/Scenery
                                              • Night Photography
                                              • Portraits
                                              • Sports/Action
                                              • Travel
                                              • Wildlife Photos

                                              Comments about Nikon HB-4 Bayonet Lens Hood:

                                              Made to order hood for a Nikon 20mm f/2.8, redces likelyhood of stray light.

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                                              5.0

                                              Excellent, it's really helps!!!

                                              By El Titanic

                                              from Union City, NJ

                                              About Me Professional

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Easily Interchangeable
                                              • Lightweight
                                              • Rugged
                                              • Strong Construction

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Landscape Photography
                                                • Special Effects
                                                • Wildlife

                                                Comments about Nikon HB-4 Bayonet Lens Hood:

                                                Really help against sun rays through the lens...

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                                                5.0

                                                Should have come with the lens.

                                                By Hubbo

                                                from Baltimore-Barcelona-Berkeley-Boulder

                                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Durable
                                                • Easy to Use
                                                • Improves Function
                                                • Lightweight

                                                Cons

                                                • Separate transaction need

                                                Best Uses

                                                  Comments about Nikon HB-4 Bayonet Lens Hood:

                                                  Well made metal lens hood that Nikon used to include with a lens purchase. I would rather pay the extra cost and have it be one purchase price for both lens and hood. Remember when Nikon supplied cases and hoods with ALL their lenses?

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                                                  4.0

                                                  What you'd expect

                                                  By veader

                                                  from Atlanta, GA

                                                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Easy to Use
                                                  • Lightweight

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                      Comments about Nikon HB-4 Bayonet Lens Hood:

                                                      Decent lens hood that does what you'd expect.

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