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Pentax PH-RBA 52mm Lens Hood for Pentax smc P-DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens

You Pay: $21.95

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.

The Pentax PH-RBA 52mm Lens Hood is intended for the Pentax smc P-DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens, and is designed to match the specific focal length of the lens. The "petal" shape of this lens hood maximizes the amount of hood coverage for the minimum amount of weight and hood area.

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PentaxPH-RBA Lens Hood
 
4.7

(based on 28 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (20)
  • Durable (18)
  • Easily interchangeable (10)
  • Strong construction (9)
  • Rugged (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (11)
    • Sports/action (9)
    • Wildlife photos (7)
    • Everyday (6)
    • Landscape photography (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (10), Enthusiast (8), Casual photographer (7), Semi-pro photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    a must-have if you own the lens too!

    i do own the lovely Pentax K-x camera, the White one that is. it's probably the only camera in that range that comes with a White lens too! (white in here, being...Read complete review

    i do own the lovely Pentax K-x camera, the White one that is. it's probably the only camera in that range that comes with a White lens too! (white in here, being the exterior finish of the lens barrel is also white, in exactly the same manner as the camera itself. for example, the red or navy or other colors of the same camera, or the new upgrade, the Pentax K-r, come with the same lens but their lens exterior finish is black, not of the same color as the camera itself. not that it's really important, but the White K-x / K-r cameras + their White dedicated lenses, are kind of unique, which i like very much about them, aside of course, from their great performance as truly fine quality cameras anyway.)

    i also do own the same lens on my Pentax K-5, but it's the DA-L WR version, which is also of the same 52mm filter thread, but its hood bayonet has been engineered differently so that it won't fit the P-DA lens and vice versa! kind of weird, but that's the way it is. :)

    curiously however, this hood for this particular "amateur" lens, fits its lens a lot more comfortably (less turning movement) as well as securely than the more professional WR lens!

    why Pentax decided to manufacture the duo in such a way? maybe they can come up with an answer to that, besides the fact that all manufacturers always try to sell more items of course and Pentax is no exception! ;-)

    all in all, as i put it in the title too, if you do own this lens, then you do need this hood too, especially considering the fact that Pentax lens hoods are the only ones in the entire photography world that come with a small trapdoor like thing (with a removable lid) underneath that let the user control moveable filters (namely a polarizing one) installed on the lens front. pretty useful feature indeed.

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    I'm having to buy this lens hood again!

    As a firm believer in lens hoods I always use this on the 18-55 kit lens. The hood has the advantage of light weight and it reverses to stow on the lens. The...Read complete review

    As a firm believer in lens hoods I always use this on the 18-55 kit lens. The hood has the advantage of light weight and it reverses to stow on the lens. The little "port" which allows rotating a polarizer is a good idea that all hoods should adopt. Unfortunately its bayonet attachment to the lens has loosened with use to the point that it is likely to fall off. I really can't walk about with the hood attached in shooting position.

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    5.0

    Excellent Product

    By Dave

    from Glenside, PA

    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday use
      • Landscape Photography

      Comments about Pentax PH-RBA Lens Hood:

      Fits snugly onto lens and appears to effectively do its job of keeping out stray light.

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      5.0

      Bought this one after the cheap one.

      By Steven

      from Eureka Springs, AR

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

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      Pros

      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Pentax PH-RBA Lens Hood:

          This is the second lens hood for my camera. I tried to save money on a aftermarket cheap one. It was so loose it rattled when the camera moved and finally fell off. This one fits tightly, and does the job. It also protects my lens. Spend the extra bucks.

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          4.0

          Replacement for a great price

          By John279

          from Elmhurst, IL

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            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Pentax PH-RBA Lens Hood:

                After purchasing my Pentax *istDS in May 2005, the kit lens's hood had worn to the point where it no longer fit reliably. B&H's prices again beat the official Pentax web site by a good margin and who can complain about free shipping!

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                5.0

                Pentax Ph-RBA Lens Hood (52mm)

                By "Nicknow!"

                from Albany, Oregon

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easily Interchangeable
                • Fits lens perfectly
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Pentax PH-RBA Lens Hood:

                    This lens hood slips on the lens with ease. However Pentax has some nerve, in regards to price. In my opinion this hood and all their lenses are overpriced! And to ad insult to injury they don't allow B&H to discount Pentax items. Pentax makes a fantasic product. I love the Kx DSLR camera and the 50-200mm lens I own. I have been buying from B&H, for over 30 yrs). The way the Pentax lens is made, you can screw in a filter and then ad the lens hood into the outergroves of the lens, and the sum total is that it is slik as whisle! Just bite the bullet and spend the money it will be worth it in the long run!

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                    5.0

                    Finally, the exact replacement

                    By RP

                    from Twin Falls, Idaho

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                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Pentax PH-RBA Lens Hood:

                      After losing my original lens hood two years ago, and being very frustrated and disappointed with low quality third-party replacements, I was very happy to find an original Pentax lens hood at B&H. Plus, it was the lowest price anywhere. [...]

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                      5.0

                      Finally, an exact replacement!

                      By RP

                      from Twin Falls, Idaho

                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Everyday use
                        • Landscape Photography
                        • Traveling

                        Comments about Pentax PH-RBA Lens Hood:

                        After losing the original lens hood, I spent two years searching for this hood, and was very disappointed with inferior substitutes. I'm VERRY happy that B&H was able to provide this, and at the lowest price, too! Thanks,y'all !!!

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                        5.0

                        Designed for the lens

                        By Jack V.

                        from Cleveland Heights, Ohio

                        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Everyday use

                          Comments about Pentax PH-RBA Lens Hood:

                          My Pentax K-r kit included an18-55mm lens, but not a lens hood. This lens hood is designed for this particular lens. Fits well, snaps into place, provides added protection, can reverse on lens for compact storage. Note design avoids cutting off corners of images when lens at wider angles (shorter focal lengths).

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                          4.0

                          Works - Nothing Special

                          By MikeR

                          from VA

                          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Everyday use

                              Comments about Pentax PH-RBA Lens Hood:

                              As advertised. Only rated 4 stars as it should have been included with the lens. An easy way for Pentax to eat up another [$].

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                              4.0

                              exactly what you'd expect

                              By jamie

                              from new york, ny

                              About Me Casual Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Lightweight
                              • Strong Construction

                              Cons

                              • A little pricey

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Wildlife Photos

                              Comments about Pentax PH-RBA Lens Hood:

                              Tulip lens hood, tough, fits snugly, etc.
                              1 little bonus: on the bottom there's a removable door so you can easily adjust your polarizer filters.

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                              4.0

                              Fits Pentax K-r perfectly

                              By Melbournian in NY

                              from New York, NY

                              About Me Casual Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Lightweight
                              • Strong Construction

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Pentax PH-RBA Lens Hood:

                                  Was trying to figure out from various sources which lens hood fit the Pentax K-r. There wasn't a definitive answer out there and nothing I found even in reviews for this lens hood. But rest assured, this lens hood fits perfectly. Even though it's a little more expensive that they non Pentax brand, I think it's worth it to know it fits perfectly and was made specifically for the lens.

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                                  5.0

                                  Nicer than cheap copies

                                  By The photo fan

                                  from Canada

                                  About Me Casual Photographer

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                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Pentax PH-RBA Lens Hood:

                                        This is more expensive than the some cheap [...] imitation and worth the money.

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                                        5.0

                                        Great little hood

                                        By CRF529

                                        from Australia

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                                        Pros

                                        • Durable
                                        • Easily Interchangeable
                                        • Strong Construction

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Sports/Action
                                          • Sunny conditions
                                          • Wildlife Photos

                                          Comments about Pentax PH-RBA Lens Hood:

                                          The only thing bad I have to say about this hood is that it doesn't come with the lens!

                                          Its a solid little unit, great shielding and locks in tight. It also reverses on the lens nicely for storage.

                                          For 10 bucks more than a EvilBAY knock-off its a no-brainer.

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                                          5.0

                                          Nice and Durable!

                                          By WesJ.

                                          from Lyme, NH

                                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Durable
                                          • Easily Interchangeable
                                          • Lightweight

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

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

                                            Comments about Pentax PH-RBA Lens Hood:

                                            It fit my lens perfectly, seems to be of strong build and great quality! I had a little confusion with this and the PH-RBC lens hood that goes with the 18-55 AL WR model that is paired with the K-5, but I got it all sorted out. I would highly recommend this product!

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                                            4.0

                                            a must-have if you own the lens too!

                                            By BNob

                                            from Tustin, Ca

                                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Consistent Output
                                            • Durable
                                            • Lightweight

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Landscape/Scenery
                                              • Sports/Action
                                              • Video

                                              Comments about Pentax PH-RBA Lens Hood:

                                              i do own the lovely Pentax K-x camera, the White one that is. it's probably the only camera in that range that comes with a White lens too! (white in here, being the exterior finish of the lens barrel is also white, in exactly the same manner as the camera itself. for example, the red or navy or other colors of the same camera, or the new upgrade, the Pentax K-r, come with the same lens but their lens exterior finish is black, not of the same color as the camera itself. not that it's really important, but the White K-x / K-r cameras + their White dedicated lenses, are kind of unique, which i like very much about them, aside of course, from their great performance as truly fine quality cameras anyway.)

                                              i also do own the same lens on my Pentax K-5, but it's the DA-L WR version, which is also of the same 52mm filter thread, but its hood bayonet has been engineered differently so that it won't fit the P-DA lens and vice versa! kind of weird, but that's the way it is. :)

                                              curiously however, this hood for this particular "amateur" lens, fits its lens a lot more comfortably (less turning movement) as well as securely than the more professional WR lens!

                                              why Pentax decided to manufacture the duo in such a way? maybe they can come up with an answer to that, besides the fact that all manufacturers always try to sell more items of course and Pentax is no exception! ;-)

                                              all in all, as i put it in the title too, if you do own this lens, then you do need this hood too, especially considering the fact that Pentax lens hoods are the only ones in the entire photography world that come with a small trapdoor like thing (with a removable lid) underneath that let the user control moveable filters (namely a polarizing one) installed on the lens front. pretty useful feature indeed.

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                                              • No

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                                              5.0

                                              Hood

                                              By Fotog

                                              from Denver

                                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Durable
                                              • Strong Construction

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Landscape/Scenery

                                                Comments about Pentax PH-RBA Lens Hood:

                                                Works great as far as a hood goes. Nice little pop out window so you dont have to always take the hood on and off for lens caps and such

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                                                5.0

                                                Does the Job Well

                                                By LNoizez

                                                from Seattle, WA

                                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Durable
                                                • Easily Interchangeable
                                                • Lightweight

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Everyday Lens Protection
                                                  • Outdoors

                                                  Comments about Pentax PH-RBA Lens Hood:

                                                  Serves its intended purpose well and at a reasonable price. Enough said.

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                                                  5.0

                                                  Worth the money

                                                  By Dom2

                                                  from Austin, TX

                                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Durable
                                                  • Easily Interchangeable
                                                  • Strong Construction

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Landscape/Scenery

                                                    Comments about Pentax PH-RBA Lens Hood:

                                                    Super light and strong and fits perfect

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                                                    • No

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                                                    5.0

                                                    Perfect

                                                    By Margaret

                                                    from Denver, CO

                                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                    Verified Buyer

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                                                      Cons

                                                        Best Uses

                                                          Comments about Pentax PH-RBA Lens Hood:

                                                          purchased this hood for my Pentax Kx (also from B&H). Price was right, [...]

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                                                          5.0

                                                          Works great

                                                          By talkingtojoey

                                                          from Elizabethtown, PA

                                                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                          Verified Buyer

                                                          Pros

                                                          • Durable
                                                          • Easily Interchangeable
                                                          • Lightweight

                                                          Cons

                                                            Best Uses

                                                            • Landscape/Scenery
                                                            • Sports/Action

                                                            Comments about Pentax PH-RBA Lens Hood:

                                                            I use this in landscape photography mostly. Does a good job of reducing flare. Love that it has a slot on the bottom to be able to access rotating filters like a polarizer or graduated filter.

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                                                            4.0

                                                            "Works for intended purpose"

                                                            By daffy_duck_nj

                                                            from Jersey City, NJ

                                                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                            Verified Buyer

                                                            Pros

                                                            • Durable
                                                            • Lightweight
                                                            • Rugged

                                                            Cons

                                                              Best Uses

                                                              • Landscape/Scenery
                                                              • Sports/Action
                                                              • Wildlife Photos

                                                              Comments about Pentax PH-RBA Lens Hood:

                                                              I use this hood on the kit 18-55mm that comes with the Pentax K-x. It seems to work best from the standard to short telephoto end (35-55mm). As usual, it does get in the way of the K-x's built-in flash. It does reduce lens flare, unless you're shooting directly at the sun.

                                                              It should also be good for studio work, but I've got prime lenses for that. Mainly I use it with a UV protector filter for protection.

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