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Nikon HB-48 Bayonet Lens Hood

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  • For AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II Lens

The Nikon HB-48 Bayonet Lens Hood is designed for use with the AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II 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-48 Bayonet Lens Hood
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    NikonHB-48 Bayonet Lens Hood
     
    4.4

    (based on 19 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

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    94%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (13)
    • Easy to use (10)
    • Durable (9)
    • Reliable (8)

    Cons

    • Not durable (4)

    Best Uses

    • Everyday (8)
    • Travel (5)
    • Landscape/scenery (4)
    • Landscape photography (4)
    • Portraits (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Professional (5), Enthusiast (4), Semi-professional (3), Semi-pro photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (14)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    excellent protective device

    While most people understand the need for lens hoods to block unfocused light and flare that reduces contrast and creates streaking uncontrollable artifacts, I've personally found a MORE important reason to always use a...Read complete review

    While most people understand the need for lens hoods to block unfocused light and flare that reduces contrast and creates streaking uncontrollable artifacts, I've personally found a MORE important reason to always use a lens hood, especially on an expensive lens.I've recently purchased a 70-200 mm VR ED ll zoom lens. It's very expensive, averaging about 2,200 dollars. Within three weeks of owning it, I had a minor collision with a chair, lost my grip on the lens and it fell (about three feet). I was petrified! The lens hood was shattered, except along the rim of the lens. To my shocking relief, there was absolutely NO DAMAGE to the lens, although I was frozen with fear, thinking about what could have been. The lens hood absorbed all of the significant trauma. This should be a lesson to everyone. Sometimes an event will occur, rather quickly too, that you're not prepared for, but if you've taken some precautionary measures to protect your lens and camera, it could be beneficial.So, instead of being without an absolutely essential lens, and having to save enough money to repurchase it. I've simply paid [$] for a new lenshood.ALWAYS USE LENS HOODS!

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Still easy to loose

    Works great on my 70-200/2.8 lens, but still comes off too easily; last one in the bottom of Lake Powell. This seems more firmly attached than the original hood, but still...Read complete review

    Works great on my 70-200/2.8 lens, but still comes off too easily; last one in the bottom of Lake Powell. This seems more firmly attached than the original hood, but still comes loose with the camera riding on my hip with R-strap.

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    5.0

    Worth it

    By Steve H./

    from Jupiter, Florida

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Fits

    Cons

    • Expensive

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Sports/Action

    Comments about Nikon HB-48 Bayonet Lens Hood:

    I tried the cheaper versions, but ended up with the HB-48 hood for my 70-200mm f/2.8 after I lost mine during a wood hike. Fits snug, no complaints!

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    • No

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    5.0

    Exact replacement

    By Ism111

    from Pennsylvania

    Comments about Nikon HB-48 Bayonet Lens Hood:

    This hood replaces the broken one for my favorite action lens, my 70-200mm VR II. It fits perfectly. There is no discernible difference between this one and the original equipment hood that came with the lens.

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    5.0

    Works like a charm!

    By Strada001

    from Newark, NJ

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Nikon HB-48 Bayonet Lens Hood:

        Just what I needed after braking the original one!

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        • No

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        3.0

        good product

        By hnyr

        from Jersey city,NJ

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Nikon HB-48 Bayonet Lens Hood:

        it is good as it is original

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        5.0

        works as good as the original

        By Edwizer

        from Boulder, CO

        About Me 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-48 Bayonet Lens Hood:

          was a replacement

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          5.0

          This was the correct Lens Hood

          By Photobug605

          from Durham, NC

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Lightweight
          • Rugged

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Nikon HB-48 Bayonet Lens Hood:

            I lost the original Hood for my f2.8, 70-200mm VR Nikon lens and replaced it with an HB-29, which simply did not fit well, especially when reversed in the storage position. I then purchased the Nikon HB-48 (and some aftermarket HB-48 replacements). All fit great and better than the HB-29, but the Nikon, though more expensive, was more solidly built and is worth the extra cost.

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            • No

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            5.0

            I would buy this product again

            By Dianne

            from Louisiana

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Wildlife Photos

              Comments about Nikon HB-48 Bayonet Lens Hood:

              This lens hood works great with my lens. I use it shooting wildlife and senery photography.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Exact replacement for original hood

              By See-more

              from Ft. Lauderdale, FL

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Sports/Action

                Comments about Nikon HB-48 Bayonet Lens Hood:

                The original hood for my Nikon 70 to 200mm VR II broke after an unfortunate fall mediated by my mother who took it upon herself to move my camera bag without checking to see if it was zipped close. The hood helped protect the lens during the fall but afterward failed to lock in place. Getting a replacement was impossible anywhere except for B&H who emailed me when it was available. Service was good and quick. This is the second time I have used their services without a hitch to obtain hard to find items and I would do so again.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Good lens hood

                By fergs

                from South Florida

                About Me Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                • Not Functional

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Nikon HB-48 Bayonet Lens Hood:

                  Good lens hood but not as good as the one that came with the 70-200 2.8 lens. It's not as large as the one that came with the lens.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Saved my lens from a drop

                  By Nikon Geek

                  from Washington DC

                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday use

                    Comments about Nikon HB-48 Bayonet Lens Hood:

                    I had accidentally left the zipper of my sling camera bag open, for more than an hour when I was climbing. Well, 70-200mm was the heaviest lens in the bag and it slid out and fell on it's bottom (the rear lens cap) which took a crack and then the lens bounced back and fell on the side. This hood saved my lens with almost no physical damage! The hood is cracked but I think it did its job more than fine. [$] to save a $2400 lens is a good insurance. Always have yours on your lens, even at night to protect it.

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                    5.0

                    Great

                    By D

                    from Minneapolis, MN

                    About Me Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape Photography
                      • Portraits

                      Comments about Nikon HB-48 Bayonet Lens Hood:

                      Lost my first one and was in need, does a great job of blocking sun rays and protecting the lens

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Saved My Lens

                      By Lab Lover

                      from Seattle, WA

                      About Me Semi-Professional

                      Pros

                      • Protects the lens well
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                      • Not Durable
                      • Too expensive

                      Best Uses

                      • Portraits
                      • Traveling

                      Comments about Nikon HB-48 Bayonet Lens Hood:

                      I used the 70-200mm f/2.8II for the first time for a wedding. While practicing before the big day, I stupidly decided to climb a small tree to see how the angle would look. I took a really nasty fall that completely tore my knee and took 3 months for the swelling to go down (I'm still looking to have surgery). That's the bad news. Good news is the lens barely had a scratch on it, although the hood did crack. This hood really saved my lens and I'm thinking of getting a replacement hood. But I just can't get myself to pay [$] for a piece of plastic! I'm debating if I should just superglue the crack and call it a day or bite the bullet and buy another hood. I would have given the hood just 3 stars b/c it's so flimsy. But the lens is so amazing and the hood really is a necessity that I'm willing to bump it up to 4.

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                      5.0

                      Great Nikon Quality

                      By JT

                      from Laredo, TX & beyond

                      About Me Semi-Professional

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Blocks stray light
                      • It fits right
                      • Protect filter not needed
                      • Protects front element

                      Cons

                      • None

                      Best Uses

                      • Shading my lens

                      Comments about Nikon HB-48 Bayonet Lens Hood:

                      My original 70-200 lens hood was broken when a gust of strong wind blew over my tripod with D700 & 70-200 f2.8 lens attached. The broken lens hood was the only damage; the camera body & lens were undamaged. No need for a filter to protect the front element of my lens; the lens hood did a great job protecting the front element of my 70-200 f2.8 VRII lens.

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                      3.0

                      Fragile

                      By Just taking pictures

                      from Bethlehem PA

                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Not Durable

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday use

                      Comments about Nikon HB-48 Bayonet Lens Hood:

                      I originally got this with the Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VRII lens. It lasted about two weeks; the first time I took the lens out, the camera dropped and the lens hood broke. At least it wasn't the lens that broke!

                      It is also not possible to stand the camera on the end of this hood because the end is not flat.

                      I do not see any vignetting issues, even with a flash (using the 70-200mm lens).

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                      • No

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Life saver

                      By MC

                      from San Francisco

                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                      • Not Durable

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday use
                      • Home
                      • Traveling

                      Comments about Nikon HB-48 Bayonet Lens Hood:

                      Thank god I had the hood on my 70-200vr II durring a soccer game. The ball was kicked right to my camera. Luckily it only grazed the tip of the lens- where the hood was. The hood shattered into a bunch of parts but my lens was fine! I only wish it could have lasted the hit so I wouldnt have to buy a new one but hey, Id pay for a hood any day over a new lens.

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                      3.0

                      just like new, but new isnt great

                      By flytime

                      from tennessee

                      About Me Semi-Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Good fit
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Expensive
                      • Not Durable

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday use

                      Comments about Nikon HB-48 Bayonet Lens Hood:

                      I use the HB-48, which is the hood for the 70-200 VRII, several times a week. The second time I had it out I fell in the woods and the thing shattered like an eggshell. Its def. fragile. I know its not suppose to be made of steel but it does feel a little cheap, especially considering the replacement cost. It should cost 20 dollars instead of 50. Also the ends of the pedals are slightly rounded which makes it impossible to stand the lens up on end. It is a must have piece of protection but dont expect much life out of it. I would go ahead and order a spare if you use your lens in any sports or wildlife environment.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Just Like New Again!

                      By Megrier

                      from Sun Prairie, WI

                      About Me Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Everyday use
                        • Landscape Photography
                        • Traveling

                        Comments about Nikon HB-48 Bayonet Lens Hood:

                        I had broken my other lens hood when I took a fall. When I fell the lens hood hit a rock and cracked. I believe the original lens hood actually saved my lens from damage by absorbing the impact. Wouldn't want to go with out it now.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        excellent protective device

                        By photosfromphilly

                        from philadelphia

                        About Me Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

                          Comments about Nikon HB-48 Bayonet Lens Hood:

                          While most people understand the need for lens hoods to block unfocused light and flare that reduces contrast and creates streaking uncontrollable artifacts, I've personally found a MORE important reason to always use a lens hood, especially on an expensive lens.I've recently purchased a 70-200 mm VR ED ll zoom lens. It's very expensive, averaging about 2,200 dollars. Within three weeks of owning it, I had a minor collision with a chair, lost my grip on the lens and it fell (about three feet). I was petrified! The lens hood was shattered, except along the rim of the lens. To my shocking relief, there was absolutely NO DAMAGE to the lens, although I was frozen with fear, thinking about what could have been. The lens hood absorbed all of the significant trauma. This should be a lesson to everyone. Sometimes an event will occur, rather quickly too, that you're not prepared for, but if you've taken some precautionary measures to protect your lens and camera, it could be beneficial.So, instead of being without an absolutely essential lens, and having to save enough money to repurchase it. I've simply paid [$] for a new lenshood.ALWAYS USE LENS HOODS!

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                          3.0

                          Still easy to loose

                          By happyERdoc

                          from San Diego, CA

                          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                          • Does not snap on firmly

                          Best Uses

                          • Everyday use

                          Comments about Nikon HB-48 Bayonet Lens Hood:

                          Works great on my 70-200/2.8 lens, but still comes off too easily; last one in the bottom of Lake Powell. This seems more firmly attached than the original hood, but still comes loose with the camera riding on my hip with R-strap.

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