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Nikon HB-45 Snap-On Lens Hood USA

You Pay: $17.95
Product Highlights
  • For DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II
  • Also Fits DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR

The dedicated Nikon HB-45 Lens Hood is specifically designed for use with the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II or 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR lens.

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.

Nikon HB-45 Snap-On Lens Hood
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    NikonHB-45 Snap-On Lens Hood
     
    4.7

    (based on 231 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (175)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (44)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (11)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (196)
    • Lightweight (181)
    • Durable (126)
    • Reliable (103)
    • Improves product function (23)

    Cons

    • Not durable (7)
    • Poor design (5)
    • Difficult to use (4)

    Best Uses

    • Everyday (173)
    • Travel (115)
    • Landscape photography (103)
    • Portraits (65)
    • Home (62)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (130), Semi-professional (44), Casual user (20), Getting started (17), Professional (7)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (130), Yes (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great lens hood!

    I use this lens hood with my Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 lens on my Nikon D60. It's great for protecting the lens from accidental bumps, and is very easy to mount,...Read complete review

    I use this lens hood with my Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 lens on my Nikon D60. It's great for protecting the lens from accidental bumps, and is very easy to mount, even with multiple filters on. It's small and lightweight, making it easy to store in my camera bag. However, it's a little shorter than I imagined, and I'm not sure how much lens flare is actually being eliminated. Also, I think it should come with the lens.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    A little cheap, but does the job

    I recently bought a Nikon D5000 with the 18-55 kit lens. Much (or at least somewhat) to my chagrin, getting the lens with the camera means foregoing the lens hood, pouch,...Read complete review

    I recently bought a Nikon D5000 with the 18-55 kit lens. Much (or at least somewhat) to my chagrin, getting the lens with the camera means foregoing the lens hood, pouch, and a "real" rear cap. Even buying the Nikon version of these three products saves money over buying the lens separately, but you have to know that the cost of these products to Nikon is nil, so they should have included them with the kit. Sigh...

    Anyway, as far as the hood goes, it snaps on instead of twisting on as most Nikon lens hoods do. Once it's on it's fine, but just feels kind of cheap/flimsy when you're putting it on. It also isn't very long. In hindsight I would have cross-shopped other compatible hoods that would offer better protection and light shielding. But it's decent enough that I won't be looking to replace it (mostly because I don't use this lens nearly as often as I thought I would).

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    5.0

    Nice hood

    By Molly

    from Rhode Island

    Comments about Nikon HB-45 Snap-On Lens Hood:

    Nice hood, got it in the mail the day after I ordered it and B&H had it for the lowest price I could find.

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    5.0

    Great buy!

    By Andressa A.

    from Belo Horizonte - MG Brasil

    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday use
      • Home
      • Portraits
      • Traveling

      Comments about Nikon HB-45 Snap-On Lens Hood:

      Great buy! great product. And with very good price. I'm super glad. Bought from Brazil and I am satisfied with the speed and ease of shopping at B & H.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Great Price

      By Javier D.C.

      from Lake Elsinore, CA

      About Me Getting Started

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday use

        Comments about Nikon HB-45 Snap-On Lens Hood:

        Was looking for a nikon brand hood for my camera and its made the world of a difference when taking photos during the day.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Must have

        By Sergio

        from Fort Myers Florida

        About Me Casual user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Nikon HB-45 Snap-On Lens Hood:

          A hood is a must have for all who own dslrs. the HB-45 hood has so far been my favorite hood I own. The two button locking mechanism is by far my favorite feature.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Much better!

          By Jamie

          from Wisconsin

          Comments about Nikon HB-45 Snap-On Lens Hood:

          Seeing as this is the only lense I have to work with for wider angles for right now, this hood makes it better.

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          5.0

          It's worth the higher price.

          By Jack

          from Lansing, Mi

          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Perfect Fit Durable
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Nikon HB-45 Snap-On Lens Hood:

            The HB-45 snaps on for a perfect fit.
            Would not consider any other lens hood for your 18-55mm kit lens.Has two spring loaded buttons on each side which must be depressed for removal. No problem. Great lens hood.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            For nikon

            By Nelson

            from Pelion Sc

            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday use

              Comments about Nikon HB-45 Snap-On Lens Hood:

              This hood is the best hood ever. I like that it clips on to my lens. To me it's better than the twist type

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              HB-45 / HB-69

              By Harmon

              from New Jersey

              About Me Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday use

                Comments about Nikon HB-45 Snap-On Lens Hood:

                Be careful when you order the hood for the 18-55 lens. The older one needs the HB-45 but the new lens with the transport lock needs the HB-69.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Works Great!

                By Deb

                from Bogalusa, LA

                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Nikon HB-45 Snap-On Lens Hood:

                  Works perfect for what I need it for and what it is designed for. Shades my lens and protects it from bumps. It fits in my camera case with the hood attached. It snaps onto the lens quickly and easily.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Cuts down onflare

                  By Proud Grandpa

                  from Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Nikon HB-45 Snap-On Lens Hood:

                    Cuts down on flare -- flare is an enemy

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Snap on Lens Hood

                    By EmeraldIsle

                    from WA State

                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Nikon HB-45 Snap-On Lens Hood:

                      This is a nice little lends hood. Small and lightweight; it snaps on and off easily.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Good Hood

                      By Drew

                      from New York

                      Verified Buyer

                      Comments about Nikon HB-45 Snap-On Lens Hood:

                      Does what it's supposed do.

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                      5.0

                      Great Lens Hood

                      By RandyH

                      from Kennewick, WA

                      About Me Semi-Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about Nikon HB-45 Snap-On Lens Hood:

                        Perfect fit, great price, can't beat it!

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Nikon lens hood review

                        By NM

                        from MN

                        Comments about Nikon HB-45 Snap-On Lens Hood:

                        Light weight, economical lens hood with convenient side release button to take hood on and off.

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                        5.0

                        Works great

                        By Jason

                        from Edwardsburg, Mi

                        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

                          Comments about Nikon HB-45 Snap-On Lens Hood:

                          It does what it is intended to do. Stops glare, doesn't block the pop up flash , snaps on even with screw on filters on the lens. It is a good product that Nikon should include in their kit lens.

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                          5.0

                          Does what it should

                          By zhunterzz

                          from West Palm Beach, FL

                          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape Photography
                            • Macro Photography
                            • Portraits
                            • Traveling

                            Comments about Nikon HB-45 Snap-On Lens Hood:

                            Great product, Nikon quality. Does what it should.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Does what its made for

                            By Jake

                            from Portland, ME

                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Everyday use
                              • Landscape Photography
                              • Portraits
                              • Traveling

                              Comments about Nikon HB-45 Snap-On Lens Hood:

                              Nice little hood, easy to take on/off and actually does help with glare. Doesn't take up much space in bag so I usually leave it on. Feels well made. [$]bucks seems a bit high but it's an official Nikon product so it's expected.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Sunny days

                              By Darrel

                              from Chicago, IL

                              About Me Casual user

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Everyday use
                                • Home
                                • Landscape Photography
                                • Traveling

                                Comments about Nikon HB-45 Snap-On Lens Hood:

                                Simple and does what it's suppose to.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Great

                                By Jstepko

                                from NY

                                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Lightweight
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Everyday use

                                  Comments about Nikon HB-45 Snap-On Lens Hood:

                                  Great product, better than any non-nikon product for nikon cameras.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Good Stuff!

                                  By Chris R

                                  from Sandwivh, MA

                                  About Me Semi-Professional

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Everyday use
                                    • Landscape Photography
                                    • Traveling

                                    Comments about Nikon HB-45 Snap-On Lens Hood:

                                    Our 18-55mm needed a hood. This fits the bikl!

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • Yes

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