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Sony ALC-SH108 Lens Hood for Alpha SAL1855 and SAL1870 lenses

B&H # SOALCSH108 Mfr # ALCSH108
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  • Lens hood for Alpha SAL1855 and SAL1870 lenses

Sony's ALC-SH108 Lens Hood is essential when taking pictures where the camera is pointing towards a strong source of light (i.e. the sun, spot lights). Lens hoods protect lenses when stood on a surface, in the camera bag, or when changing lenses - also helps to keep fingers away from the front of the lens.

Weight 0.4 oz (9 g)
Dimensions 3 x 2 21/32" (75 x 16 mm)

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SonyALC-SH108 Lens Hood for Alpha SAL1855 and SAL1870 lenses
 
4.0

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

73%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (10)
  • Lightweight (5)
  • Compact (4)
  • Durable (3)
  • Improves picture quality (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Shooting outdoors (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (4), Parent (3), Tech savvy (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (13)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Something Alpha users should have

    The lens which comes with the Sony DSLR-A230, A330, and A380 doesn't ship with a lens hood. Butterfly type hoods won't work, as the end of the lens rotates when focusing. So...Read complete review

    The lens which comes with the Sony DSLR-A230, A330, and A380 doesn't ship with a lens hood. Butterfly type hoods won't work, as the end of the lens rotates when focusing. So this is about the only option if you want to avoid issues with glare from strong light sources off to the side. It doesn't stick out very far, and therefore won't necessarily stop all glare, but it is far better than nothing.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Very short, but gets the job done!

    I use this on my 18-55mm kit lens from Sony on my a57. While I understand they needed to make it short enough to not show vignette on the edges when shooting at...Read complete review

    I use this on my 18-55mm kit lens from Sony on my a57. While I understand they needed to make it short enough to not show vignette on the edges when shooting at 18mm, when shooting at 55mm, it hardly affects the glares from the sun. You would get a better result from holding your hand over the lens to block out glare at anything past 35mm.
    Another complaint is the price, that is a tad high for a (although very well made and durable) piece of round plastic, especially for the flaws it has.
    Pros are it is very strong and compact, and is easily interchangeable on the go.

    Reviewed by 17 customers

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    3.0

    It's Okay.

    By CryptikFox

    from Simi Valley, CA

    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape Photography
      • Traveling

      Comments about Sony ALC-SH108 Lens Hood for Alpha SAL1855 and SAL1870 lenses:

      It ultimately gets the job done.
      It's pretty darn short to be able to not vignette the frame of the 18mm, but that obviously lets light from wider angles in.

      To be honest this should just come with the kit lens in the first place.

      If you find yourself shooting in conditions where you come across lens flares often, go ahead and get it.

      If you don't that often, don't bother spending your money on this.

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      5.0

      Simple lens hood for sony 18-55

      By Mig

      from Bronx ny

      Comments about Sony ALC-SH108 Lens Hood for Alpha SAL1855 and SAL1870 lenses:

      Great lens hood

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      5.0

      Perfect for lens SAL1855

      By Marcelo

      from Brasil

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday use

        Comments about Sony ALC-SH108 Lens Hood for Alpha SAL1855 and SAL1870 lenses:

        Perfect for lens SAL1855

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        • No

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        3.0

        I thought it would be larger

        By Moose

        from NJ

        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Not Durable
        • Small No Protection

        Best Uses

        • Everyday use
        • Traveling

        Comments about Sony ALC-SH108 Lens Hood for Alpha SAL1855 and SAL1870 lenses:

        This hood is plastic an does not appear to provide much protection for the Lens glass. It is way over priced.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        3.0

        Very short, but gets the job done!

        By Squidney

        from Newbury Park, CA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Lightweight
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

        • Expensive
        • Major Design Flaws

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Macro Photography
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Sony ALC-SH108 Lens Hood for Alpha SAL1855 and SAL1870 lenses:

        I use this on my 18-55mm kit lens from Sony on my a57. While I understand they needed to make it short enough to not show vignette on the edges when shooting at 18mm, when shooting at 55mm, it hardly affects the glares from the sun. You would get a better result from holding your hand over the lens to block out glare at anything past 35mm.
        Another complaint is the price, that is a tad high for a (although very well made and durable) piece of round plastic, especially for the flaws it has.
        Pros are it is very strong and compact, and is easily interchangeable on the go.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        It is a lens hood

        By potato01

        from Statesboro, GA

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Sony ALC-SH108 Lens Hood for Alpha SAL1855 and SAL1870 lenses:

            I ordered this because the A57 kit lens did not come with a lens hood, which was odd. It does exactly what it is supposed to do.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Sony quality, easy to use

            By sagejohnm

            from Venice, FL

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Lightweight
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Sony ALC-SH108 Lens Hood for Alpha SAL1855 and SAL1870 lenses:

                Looks great, looks like very good quality, easy to use--seems like alot to pay for such a simple thing.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Just what I expected.

                By Woodro23

                from Virginia

                About Me New photo hobbyist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Shooting Outdoors

                  Comments about Sony ALC-SH108 Lens Hood for Alpha SAL1855 and SAL1870 lenses:

                  I purchased the Sony SLT-a65v with the DT 18-55 kit lense. Unfortunately, this lense does not come with the hood. This hood meets my expectations.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Good for protection

                  By SportsMom

                  from Cleveland, OH

                  About Me Parent

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Sony ALC-SH108 Lens Hood for Alpha SAL1855 and SAL1870 lenses:

                      The most useful thing about this lens hood is the protection value. It isn't deep enough to shield the sun.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      A must!

                      By MCP

                      from TN

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Improves Picture Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Shooting Outdoors

                        Comments about Sony ALC-SH108 Lens Hood for Alpha SAL1855 and SAL1870 lenses:

                        A great addition for outdoor shooting! Great fit on the Sony Alpha 65 camera. Really makes a difference on those bright, sunny days.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Perfect

                        By Webbi

                        from Atlanta, GA

                        About Me Tech Savvy

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact Design
                        • Easy To Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Sony ALC-SH108 Lens Hood for Alpha SAL1855 and SAL1870 lenses:

                            New DSLR Did not come with a Lens Hood- this is perfect and a great price

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            2.0

                            Sony lens hoods

                            By herbojet

                            from nashville, tn

                            About Me Tech Savvy

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Lens Protection

                            Cons

                            • No Increase In Performance
                            • Too short

                            Best Uses

                            • Shooting Outdoors

                            Comments about Sony ALC-SH108 Lens Hood for Alpha SAL1855 and SAL1870 lenses:

                            Really confused why almost every Sony lens requires a special lens hood. You'd think they'd standardize them in various lengths. Anyway, thought I needed one for my 18-55 mm lens so ordered one. It came on time with no problems. However, I'm not sure if I'd call it a hood since its only about 1/2" long. Its certainly to short to keep light from the sides out. About all its good for is a little protection to the front of the lens. Otherwise B & H offered it at a good price and delivery was great.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Very compact hood

                            By fidscapes

                            from Auckland New Zealand

                            About Me Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact Design
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Improves Picture Quality

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Shooting Outdoors

                              Comments about Sony ALC-SH108 Lens Hood for Alpha SAL1855 and SAL1870 lenses:

                              will be using on my 18/55 lens.well made and good fit[...]

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              2.0

                              Save you money

                              By Ti L

                              from Bolingbrook, IL

                              About Me Parent, Tech Savvy

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                • No Increase In Performance

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Sony ALC-SH108 Lens Hood for Alpha SAL1855 and SAL1870 lenses:

                                  This lens hood is so shallow it really didn't provide much of anything other than protecting the lens by another .5" of buffer.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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                                  4.0

                                  Very good product

                                  By Totito

                                  from Panama

                                  About Me Parent

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Compact Design
                                  • Easy To Use

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Shooting Outdoors

                                    Comments about Sony ALC-SH108 Lens Hood for Alpha SAL1855 and SAL1870 lenses:

                                    excelent fit to my lent

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                                    5.0

                                    Correct lens hood for Sony 18-70 lens

                                    By Neville

                                    from Panora, IA

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Improves Picture Quality

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Shooting Outdoors
                                      • Upgrade

                                      Comments about Sony ALC-SH108 Lens Hood for Alpha SAL1855 and SAL1870 lenses:

                                      Had a different Sony 1870 shade that came from an auction purchase with the lens was obviously mis-marked and not correct. Vignetted badly, not even correct shape. New shade from B&H solved the problem.

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                                      4.0

                                      Something Alpha users should have

                                      By NH Seth

                                      from New Hampshire

                                      About Me Amateur DSLR enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Use

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Shooting Outdoors
                                        • Urban nightscapes

                                        Comments about Sony ALC-SH108 Lens Hood for Alpha SAL1855 and SAL1870 lenses:

                                        The lens which comes with the Sony DSLR-A230, A330, and A380 doesn't ship with a lens hood. Butterfly type hoods won't work, as the end of the lens rotates when focusing. So this is about the only option if you want to avoid issues with glare from strong light sources off to the side. It doesn't stick out very far, and therefore won't necessarily stop all glare, but it is far better than nothing.

                                        Share this review

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