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Nikon HN-23 Lens Hood (62mm Screw-In) for 85mm f/1.8 D-AF, 80-200mm f/4 Lens

You Pay: $29.95

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.

The Nikon HN-23's inner surface nearest your lens' filter thread is beveled and does not directly accept a 62mm lens cap.  However, a 77mm lenscap fits nicely into the inside diameter of the front of the hood.

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NikonHN-23 Lens Hood
 
4.8

(based on 16 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (14)
  • Easy to use (12)
  • Lightweight (12)
  • Reliable (12)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape photography (10)
    • Everyday (9)
    • Portraits (8)
    • Travel (6)
    • Studio (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Professional (6), Semi-professional (6)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (9)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Good buy

    My Nikon 35-70 came with no hood, bought second-hand. I had heard that the 35-70 flares easily, and indeed that was the case. So the lens hood was a necessity,...Read complete review

    My Nikon 35-70 came with no hood, bought second-hand. I had heard that the 35-70 flares easily, and indeed that was the case. So the lens hood was a necessity, and the HN-23 seemed to be a common choice for many people. So, I went ahead and ordered one for myself also, and so far quite happy.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Beats the floppy rubber hoods!

    I used to always buy the cheapo rubber hoods, which did help with the light flares. But, they eventually ripped and offered no protection for those inevitable times when you accidentally whack the...Read complete review

    I used to always buy the cheapo rubber hoods, which did help with the light flares. But, they eventually ripped and offered no protection for those inevitable times when you accidentally whack the lens against some unyielding surface.
    This metal hood is the perfect protection from flare AND the occasional bump.

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    1.0

    Beats the floppy rubber hoods!

    By Mckeephoto

    from Boston

    Comments about Nikon HN-23 Lens Hood:

    I used to always buy the cheapo rubber hoods, which did help with the light flares. But, they eventually ripped and offered no protection for those inevitable times when you accidentally whack the lens against some unyielding surface.
    This metal hood is the perfect protection from flare AND the occasional bump.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Lens Hood

    By Tammy

    from Midlothian, VA

    About Me Semi-Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday use
      • Landscape Photography
      • Macro Photography
      • Portraits
      • Traveling

      Comments about Nikon HN-23 Lens Hood:

      This HN -23 Lens Hood by Nikon works the best. It never comes off my lens.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Sub for HB-14 plastic bayonet

      By Seasurfnbird

      from Pescadero, CA

      About Me Semi-Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape Photography
        • Macro Photography

        Comments about Nikon HN-23 Lens Hood:

        Replacement hood for the Nikon 70-180mm f/4.5-5.6 AF-D Micro-NIKKOR: HB-14 plastic bayonet. Works just fine :)

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Just what the doctor ordered

        By Dalouie

        from Glendale, AZ

        About Me Professional

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

        • Unable To Use 62mm Cap

        Best Uses

        • Everyday use
        • Home
        • Landscape Photography
        • Macro Photography
        • Portraits
        • Studio
        • Traveling

        Comments about Nikon HN-23 Lens Hood:

        This will work better on my 35-70 2.8D than the original hb-1,however i am using a dx body right now expect it not to work with full frame fx or film

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Love it!

        By Sherry

        from North Carolina

        About Me Semi-Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday use
          • Landscape Photography
          • Portraits
          • Studio
          • Traveling

          Comments about Nikon HN-23 Lens Hood:

          Very useful on the lens. Reduces lens flare.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Works

          By Me

          from Miami

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Nikon HN-23 Lens Hood:

          Does the job.

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          5.0

          Essential for Nikkor 85mm 1.8 AF D

          By Arjan Artiknumerik

          from Istanbul

          About Me Semi-Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Original
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Nikon HN-23 Lens Hood:

              Screw in/on Lens hood. If you do not have it buy it for sure.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              HN-23 Lens Hood (62mm Screw-In) for 85mm

              By World Wide Photo

              from Illinois

              About Me Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday use
                • Landscape Photography

                Comments about Nikon HN-23 Lens Hood:

                Use for shooting indoors or outdoors to keep unwanted light from the lens.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Not just for Nikon

                By Pictureted

                from Redwood City, CA

                About Me Semi-Professional

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday use
                  • Home
                  • Landscape Photography
                  • Macro Photography
                  • Portraits
                  • Studio
                  • Traveling

                  Comments about Nikon HN-23 Lens Hood:

                  I bought this for a Ukrainian Arax 80/2.8 TS lens. The lens has a real propensity to flare and this is the perfect solution. Cuts the flare and doesn't vignette (D7000). I just wish it was as easy to use as the newer bayonet hoods (gotten spoiled).

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Replaced the original

                  By steevo924

                  from Brooklyn, NY

                  About Me Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday use
                    • Home
                    • Landscape Photography
                    • Portraits
                    • Studio

                    Comments about Nikon HN-23 Lens Hood:

                    Bought this to replace the original which was dropped. Fits like it should.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Made of metal and very sturdy.

                    By Shawn

                    from Portland, OR

                    About Me Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                    • Bulky

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Nikon HN-23 Lens Hood:

                      Works with the Nikon 85mm 1.8 lens.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Permanent/durable lens hood

                      By Mydesignworks

                      from Honolulu, Hawaii

                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Everyday use
                        • Landscape Photography
                        • Traveling

                        Comments about Nikon HN-23 Lens Hood:

                        I use this metal screw in lens hood on my 85mm 1.8 lense and I leave it on permatently. I have a 77mm cap that fits on the hood. It is always ready to go.

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                        5.0

                        Lens Shade for Nikkor 80-200mm f4.0 Ai-S

                        By Jim

                        from Phoenix, Arizona

                        About Me Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Nikon HN-23 Lens Hood:

                            I always use a hood on all lenses; this provides protection and helps prevent stray light from striking front lens element.

                            I work in engineering photography and lenses are subject to damage from field conditions on construction sites (dams - tunnels - concrete structures).

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                            5.0

                            Does its job

                            By Roger

                            from Dallas, TX

                            About Me Semi-Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Everyday use
                              • Landscape Photography
                              • Portraits
                              • Studio
                              • Traveling

                              Comments about Nikon HN-23 Lens Hood:

                              Fits lens correctly; could not obtain locally (or directly from Nikon)

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                              5.0

                              Nikon Lens Hood

                              By Sherry

                              from Honolulu, Hawaii

                              About Me Professional

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Portraits

                                Comments about Nikon HN-23 Lens Hood:

                                Just shot into the sun with my new lens hood and the photos came out great! It sure beats the rubber hood I have been using!

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                                5.0

                                Good buy

                                By art80

                                from Lafayette, IN

                                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Lightweight
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Everyday use
                                  • Landscape Photography
                                  • Portraits

                                  Comments about Nikon HN-23 Lens Hood:

                                  My Nikon 35-70 came with no hood, bought second-hand. I had heard that the 35-70 flares easily, and indeed that was the case. So the lens hood was a necessity, and the HN-23 seemed to be a common choice for many people. So, I went ahead and ordered one for myself also, and so far quite happy.

                                  Share this review

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