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

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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
 
4.1

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

73%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (9)
  • Lightweight (5)
  • Compact (4)
  • Durable (3)
  • Improves picture quality (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Shooting outdoors (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (3), Parent (3), Tech savvy (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (12)

    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.

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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

      • Was this a gift?:
      • 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.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • 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.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • 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.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • 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.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • 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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