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Nikon HN-3 Lens Hood (52mm Screw-In) for 35mm f/1.4 AI-S, 35mm f/2, 35mm f/2.8, 55mm f/2.8/3.5 Micro & 35-80mm D-AF Lenses

You Pay: $24.95

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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NikonHN-3 Lens Hood
 
4.7

(based on 33 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (26)
  • Lightweight (18)
  • Strong construction (15)
  • Rugged (12)
  • Easy to use (10)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday use (9)
    • Landscape/scenery (8)
    • Travel (8)
    • Weddings (7)
    • Low light (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (8), Semi-pro photographer (7), Photo enthusiast (5), Pro photographer (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (14)

    Reviewed by 33 customers

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    5.0

    much better than my old rubber hood

    By Tommy Mac

    from Pennsylvania

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Lightweight
    • Rugged
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Nikon HN-3 Lens Hood:

        It's a lens hood...not much exciting you can say about that, but It's very solid and it fits my old 50mm 1.8 lens. It's much better than the rubber aftermarket hood I had on there for years.

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        • No

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        4.0

        It's all good in the hood!

        By TexasPageantScene

        from San Antonio

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Macro Photography
          • Weddings/Events
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Nikon HN-3 Lens Hood:

          I bought a used lens that didn't come with the hood...so I bought it brand new! Don't leave with out it!

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          • No

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          4.0

          Good

          By Doudoulila

          from Cayenne

          Comments about Nikon HN-3 Lens Hood:

          Perfect protection, It is metal ! However, tough to attach to the lens.

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          5.0

          Nikon quality

          By Raymond

          from Toronto, ON

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday use

            Comments about Nikon HN-3 Lens Hood:

            excellent quality on 50mm 1.2 AI-S. should work for all the old 35mm, 50mm AI and D prime lenses

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            • No

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            5.0

            works as expected

            By Photoin321

            from Chicago, IL

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Nikon HN-3 Lens Hood:

            fits snugly, solid metal build, and does what it is designed for.

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            5.0

            Perfect

            By TyS

            from Detroit

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easily Interchangeable
            • 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 Nikon HN-3 Lens Hood:

              Works great with my 50mm, 85mm, 100mm lens

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              5.0

              Nikon quality

              By dosart

              from kentucky

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Nikon HN-3 Lens Hood:

                excellent quality on any 52mm lens, any focal length. screws on and stays on instead of snapping on, then off at the most unopportune times.

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                5.0

                Nikon... what more do you need to know?

                By jqnyc

                from nyc

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Great Picture Quality
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Poor Audio

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Nikon HN-3 Lens Hood:

                  Don't leave home with your classic Nikon lens without it.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Great Hood!

                  By Chris

                  from Knoxville, TN

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easily Interchangeable
                  • Rugged

                  Cons

                  • Heavy

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about Nikon HN-3 Lens Hood:

                  I've had a lot of lens flare with my 50mm prime lens until I started using this hood. Great purchase. It's very durable (it's metal).

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Love it!

                  By Mjollnir

                  from Boston

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Nikon HN-3 Lens Hood:

                      Good quality.

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Lens Hood for Nikkor 55mm f/2.8

                      By TF

                      from New York, NY

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                      • Costly

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Macro Photography
                      • Sports/Action
                      • Wildlife Photos

                      Comments about Nikon HN-3 Lens Hood:

                      Metal lens hood for 55mm f/2.8 .
                      If using the lens as a 'standard' lens it's a good idea to have the shade -- even though the front element of the lens is quite recessed in the lens barrel.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      great product

                      By newliver

                      from georgia

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Rugged
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                      • NONE

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Nikon HN-3 Lens Hood:

                        I use this with my nikon 50 1.8, it is a very nice hood of corse its a nikon product. It fits real snug on the lens and you can use the 50 1.8 lens cap with it. I am well pleased with it.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Great Lens Hood

                        By BSPhoto

                        from Chattanooga, TN

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Indoors/Low Light
                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Sports/Action
                          • Weddings/Events

                          Comments about Nikon HN-3 Lens Hood:

                          It was exactly what I was looking for. Can't say much more than that. It's a lens hood, and it gets the job done.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Nice to get the real thing

                          By ZugPhoto

                          from Washington, D.C.

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Nikon HN-3 Lens Hood:

                              There are a ton of lens hoods out there. But for my money, there's nothing like the matching Nikon hoods for their lenses. The majority for D lenses are metal, which not only protects again lens fare but also denting the front of the lens. I use this lens hood for my Nikkor 35mm f2 lens.

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                              5.0

                              Solid lens shade adds protection

                              By Jon

                              from Springdale, AR

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Consistent Output
                              • Durable
                              • Rugged
                              • Strong Construction

                              Cons

                              • Tough To Attach

                              Best Uses

                              • Indoors/Low Light
                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Night Photography
                              • Weddings/Events

                              Comments about Nikon HN-3 Lens Hood:

                              I use solid screw-in lens shades, whenever available, on all lenses mostly for added protection of the front element. The HN-3 is perfect when using a 24mm f2.8 on any DX format DSLR (D70s & D7000). The HN-1 must be used when the 24mm is mounted on a film camera. Care should be used when threading shade in place so it doesn't contact the lens element.

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                              5.0

                              I would buy a Nikon hood again

                              By p-groove

                              from Saint Paul, MN

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Nikon HN-3 Lens Hood:

                                  The product is used on a 35mm Nikkor lens. It properly blocks out unwanted light. It is a precision manufactured part, as are all of Nikon's products. The next hood will definately be a Nikon as well.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Looks and feels great

                                  By petesmoke

                                  from florence, az

                                  About Me Casual Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Easily Interchangeable
                                  • Rugged
                                  • Strong Construction

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Nikon HN-3 Lens Hood:

                                      I'm using it on a canon ef 35mm f/2 lens. It is much nicer than the canon hood.

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Very reliable

                                      By Eyes and Ears

                                      from Philomath, OR

                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Durable
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Rugged

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Landscape/Scenery
                                        • Travel
                                        • Weddings/Events

                                        Comments about Nikon HN-3 Lens Hood:

                                        I have this hood attached to my 35mm D f/2 lens. I don't plan to take it off. I don't use or need a lens cap for this lens. The hood not only acts as an effective guard against flare, it provides plenty of protection when the lens is in my camera bag. I wish that Nikon offered this hood as standard equipment WITH the lens, but such is the company's way with a number of the D lenses.

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                                        5.0

                                        Durable Hood

                                        By Teddy

                                        from Glendale, CA

                                        About Me Casual user

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Durable
                                        • Rugged
                                        • Strong Construction

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • General Use

                                          Comments about Nikon HN-3 Lens Hood:

                                          Using this on my Nikon AIS 35mm 1.4, working out well

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                                          (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          4.0

                                          HN-3 Lens Hood

                                          By Ken

                                          from Tucson, AZ

                                          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

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

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • General Use

                                            Comments about Nikon HN-3 Lens Hood:

                                            Does what it's supposed to do. Only niggle: I wish that it was the squeeze-on type like the lens hood for my 50mm lens.

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