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Nikon HR-2 Rubber Lens Hood (52mm Screw-In) for 50mm f/1.2 AI-S, 50mm f/1.4, 1.8 D-AF & 58mm f/1.2 Noct AI-S Lenses

You Pay: $18.95

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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NikonHR-2 Lens Hood
 
4.7

(based on 192 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (139)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (47)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (133)
  • Durable (131)
  • Easily interchangeable (71)
  • Rugged (55)
  • Strong construction (51)

Cons

  • Difficult to clean (6)
  • Tough to attach (4)

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (46)
  • Everyday use (32)
  • Weddings (29)
  • Travel (27)
  • Wildlife photos (23)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (63), Semi-pro photographer (39), Enthusiast (26), Pro photographer (21), Casual photographer (16)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (86)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great little hood

I hate the traditional hard plastic hoods. So much so that I often refuse to use them. This little beauty is perfect. It's side walls are flexible so there is no need to...Read complete review

I hate the traditional hard plastic hoods. So much so that I often refuse to use them. This little beauty is perfect. It's side walls are flexible so there is no need to take it off and flip it around when not needed. You simply collapse it onto itself. Now, some here will complain that it blocks the focus ring when collapsed . . . two things, most shots now a days are made using auto-focus so this is really now an issue. Second - and MORE important - the hood can be collapsed half way down. That is, it can become more of a ring around the end of the lens (not extended past the end of the lens but parallel to it) or it can be pushed back all the way so it looks as if it was put on the camera with the hood facing in.

So yeah, if it is all the way pushed back it will block some focus and/or zoom rings on the lens . . . so if you need to have access to those rings on the lens only fold it back half way. EASY SOLUTION TO A NON-EXISTENT "PROBLEM."

Otherwise, this is an excellent product and highly recommended.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Does the job, but not smoothly

This rubber hood does the job of preventing stray light hitting the lens. It squashes down flat when not needed, but is very wide. It also screws onto the lens like a filter,...Read complete review

This rubber hood does the job of preventing stray light hitting the lens. It squashes down flat when not needed, but is very wide. It also screws onto the lens like a filter, would have been much better if it attached as a click-on so that you could also reverse it and fit it into a lens bag.

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5.0

very good

By Ezi

from Bal Harbour, FL

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent Output
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery

    Comments about Nikon HR-2 Lens Hood:

    Perfect for the 50 mm lens, light and provide what it is bold for.

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    3.0

    Collapsing not all it's cracked up to be

    By LH

    from Chicago

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Nikon HR-2 Lens Hood:

        Pros: Does what it should do. Seems quality. It's inexpensive. It collapses.Cons: It partially collapses every time I put the camera back in the bag. This requires some attention when pulling the camera out, having to retract the hood. I thought the collapsing feature was cool in description, but I really don't need to save 1.5" of space often, if ever, and I very much dislike this feature. I want to pull the camera out and take a shot, not have a partially collapsed lens hood blocking my hand from the the focus ring of the f/1.2. Granted, I only bought this a few days ago and just put it on this afternoon to try around the house / packing my bag. I am only here writing a review since I was pondering a return for the hs-12 plastic snap-on. As I've written this, I decided that I will indeed get the HS12, but, since this was only $, I'm going to keep it, collapsed, in a drawer... just in case. I may pull it out and give it a whirl later, but there are very few things I consider returning in less than 12 hours of being on the cameras. This may actually be the first. Anyhow, lessons learned, rubber hoods are not for me, but I'll have a backup on deck just in case.... win-win, I guess?

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        5.0

        Very nice, well made, comfortable

        By snapshot

        from Greenville, SC

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

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        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Nikon HR-2 Lens Hood:

          very nice lens hood for any 52mm Nikkor lens

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Should be Standard with the 1.8D Nikkor

          By Matt Riv

          from Shrewsbury, MA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

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          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Lightweight
          • Rugged

          Cons

          • Difficult to Clean

          Best Uses

            Comments about Nikon HR-2 Lens Hood:

            Eliminates color and haze issues.
            Folds up into its self for transport.
            Attaches to lens using filter threads.

            It's rubber with an aluminum thread base so it has been attracting sand and will be difficult to clean.

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            5.0

            Good hood

            By Brandon

            from Ga

            Comments about Nikon HR-2 Lens Hood:

            Works great

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            5.0

            Great Fit

            By Marcber79

            from Santiago de Chile

            Comments about Nikon HR-2 Lens Hood:

            I used it in my Nikkor 50mm 1.4D and fits perfect. Originally my lens didn't come with a hood and at a lightning workshop I realized how important this is to for accurate metering.

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            5.0

            Good quality

            By nosnoweh

            from Largo FL

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Lightweight
            • Rugged
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • lens protection

              Comments about Nikon HR-2 Lens Hood:

              Used primarily to protect lens from bumps & scratches.

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              • No

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              4.0

              light and flexible

              By mark1958

              from Bay area CA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

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              Pros

              • Durable
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Nikon HR-2 Lens Hood:

                  The hood is used for the Nikkor 50mm Ai lens. Not much to say. It fits.. works as a hood. Light and easily detachable. Should be supplied with lens rather than an accessory but otherwise functional.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Folding rubber hood.

                  By Nick

                  from Washington State, USA

                  Comments about Nikon HR-2 Lens Hood:

                  I bought this hood to use, with a skylight filter, on a used 55mm Nikkor f2.8 macro lens. The hood is designed to be folded back on itself so that it ends up flush with the front of the lens which is great because the lens fits in it's pouch, or in my camera bag, without needing to remove the hood. I might get more of these for other lenses as well. The folded hood also acts a protective bumper around the end of the lens. Very handy design.

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                  5.0

                  Great lens hood

                  By Beginner

                  from Richmond, Va

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Nikon HR-2 Lens Hood:

                      I bought this lens hood to protect my Nikon 18x55 lens. I like that it screws on and is made of rubber. The end folds down for storage. It appears to be high quality.

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Hood

                      By Seth514

                      from Las Vegas, NV

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easily Interchangeable
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Nikon HR-2 Lens Hood:

                          Products works great, no issues with filters or lens cap. Very satisfied.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Affordable and retractable!

                          By Howie

                          from Deptford, NJ

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Indoors/Low Light
                            • Landscape/Scenery

                            Comments about Nikon HR-2 Lens Hood:

                            It was an awesome add on to my 50mm lens. Affordable and retractable.

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                            • No

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                            4.0

                            Exactly what I wanted

                            By Hard Shotz

                            from Knoxville Tennessee

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Nikon HR-2 Lens Hood:

                                As always B&H delievered as promised. It is a hood, so what can you really say about it. It is rubber and can be collapsed around the lens for storage.
                                My only complaint is that Nikon should include a hood with every lens the sell.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Essential for Nikkor 50mm 1.4 AF D

                                By Arjan Artiknumerik

                                from Istanbul

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easily Interchangeable
                                • Lightweight
                                • Rugged

                                Cons

                                • Soft

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Nikon HR-2 Lens Hood:

                                  If you have a Nikkor 50mm 1.4 AF D without a lens hood but it.

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                                  • No

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                                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  2.0

                                  Adequate...could be much better

                                  By JM075

                                  from Boston, MA

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Easily Interchangeable
                                  • Rugged
                                  • Strong Construction

                                  Cons

                                  • Poor Material Choice

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Nikon HR-2 Lens Hood:

                                    This lens hood does the job, but it could be better. The collapsing design is nice, but its build material (rubber) collects dust, grabs clothing (when using a BlackRapid RS-7), and isn't the easiest to pack in my LowePro Flipside or Domke. I tend to leave it off more than anything now. The 50 mm f/1.8D I got it for doesn't seem to need it so much since the element is so recessed. If Nikon made a plastic version i'd consider keeping one on for the added protection and shielding. But for now, it'll stay off the lens and stashed in the bag.

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Better than snap-on tulip hood

                                    By Odil R.

                                    from Woodbridge, VA

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Easily Interchangeable
                                    • Rugged
                                    • Strong Construction

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Video
                                      • Weddings/Events

                                      Comments about Nikon HR-2 Lens Hood:

                                      Buy this one as opposed to the snap-on tulip hood. This one is very good and cheaper.

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      What I Expected

                                      By John

                                      from Augusta,GA

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                                      Pros

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Nikon HR-2 Lens Hood:

                                            I would have preferred a plastic hood but this works fine and looks good. No issues.

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                                            • No

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                                            5.0

                                            Great product!

                                            By leatherneck1957

                                            from Coeur D'Alene, Idaho

                                            About Me Casual Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                  Comments about Nikon HR-2 Lens Hood:

                                                  Works exactly as a lens hood should. Perfect for my 50mm f1.8d Nikkor lens.

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                                                  • No

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                                                  5.0

                                                  HR-2 lens hood

                                                  By Gena

                                                  from IL

                                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Easily Interchangeable

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                      Comments about Nikon HR-2 Lens Hood:

                                                      Good quality! Nikon is always NIKON!

                                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                                      • No

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                                                      5.0

                                                      Great hood

                                                      By sparkiep

                                                      from nj

                                                      About Me Photography Student

                                                      Verified Buyer

                                                      Pros

                                                      • Durable
                                                      • Lightweight
                                                      • Rugged

                                                      Cons

                                                        Best Uses

                                                        • Landscape/Scenery
                                                        • Wildlife Photos

                                                        Comments about Nikon HR-2 Lens Hood:

                                                        Great hood with space saving collapseable feature

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                                                        • No

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