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General Brand 52mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood

You Pay: $5.95
Product Highlights
  • Blocks Stray Light
  • Compact, Collapsible Design
  • Protects Lens from Accidental Impact
  • Screw-In Design & Integrated Filter Ring
  • Intended for Normal Focal Length Lenses

The General Brand 52mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood helps to prevent unwanted stray light from entering the lens by shading the front element of the lens. Its collapsible, rubber design enables it to remain on your lens at all times without requiring much additional space and it also serves to protect the lens from accidental impact.

This lens hood has a 52mm threaded screw-in design and is intended for use with normal focal lengths. It is double threaded to permit the attachment of a 52mm filter when the lens hood is in place.

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General Brand52mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood
 
4.3

(based on 63 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (35)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (53)
  • Lightweight (41)
  • Durable (34)
  • Reliable (23)
  • Improves function (3)

Cons

  • Poor design (6)
  • Not durable (3)
  • Not functional (3)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (27)
  • Travel (25)
  • Landscape photography (15)
  • Portraits (14)
  • Macro photography (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (40)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (23), Semi-professional (14), Professional (7), Casual user (6), Photo enthusiast (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Does its job

I use this with my 50mm 1.8 prime, and it does its job wonderfully. It folds down for storage, and is easily popped back up when you're ready to shoot. Also, since...Read complete review

I use this with my 50mm 1.8 prime, and it does its job wonderfully. It folds down for storage, and is easily popped back up when you're ready to shoot. Also, since it's made of rubber, you don't have to worry about bumping and cracking it.

It would have been nice if the threading were made of metal instead of plastic. I wouldn't be surprised if the threading wore out over time.

Overall, a great buy!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

not worth it

this is so cheap that I decided to keep it rather than bother returning it. That's about its only quality. It is a cheap piece of plastic, and putting it over my decent...Read complete review

this is so cheap that I decided to keep it rather than bother returning it. That's about its only quality. It is a cheap piece of plastic, and putting it over my decent quality lens and filter takes away from them rather than add anything. The mount feels cheap and imprecise, the whole thing seems a magnet for dust, and even looks bad on the lens. Either go with the metal Nikon hood or skip the hood altogether.

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5.0

rubber lens hood

By Bill

from York,Pa.

About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Reliable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape Photography
    • Macro Photography
    • Portraits
    • Traveling

    Comments about General Brand 52mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood:

    works well on my vivatar camera lens

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    • No

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    1.0

    Cheap and flimsy

    By The photonut

    from Canby, OR

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    Pros

      Cons

      • Not Durable
      • Not Functional
      • Poor Design

      Best Uses

        Comments about General Brand 52mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood:

        Don't waste your money on this lens shade. While price is good. The rubber shade barely hangs on to the framework. You have to keep pushing it back on.

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        • No

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        2.0

        good idea but a metal base

        By Jo

        from San Francisco, Ca

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        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

        • Not Functional
        • Poor Design

        Best Uses

          Comments about General Brand 52mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood:

          The hood screws on very well. It also collapses as it should.
          So far, screwing it on leaves tiny pieces of rubber on the filter
          that are hard to remove.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Better than hoped for

          By Nexian

          from Boston, MA

          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Well Made

          Cons

          • Bulky

          Best Uses

          • Landscape Photography
          • Traveling

          Comments about General Brand 52mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood:

          Got this to use with an old but nice Canon 50mm prime lens on a Sony Nex-7. I really like the combination of protection and retro-look. It's better made than I expected with a metal mounting ring rather than plastic. Being able to put a filter on the front is a nice touch as well. The only negative is that it doesn't fit inside the leather case I have for the camera.

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          • No

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          2.0

          Flimsy build

          By The photo nut

          from Canby, OR

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          Pros

            Cons

            • Poor Design

            Best Uses

            • Everyday use

            Comments about General Brand 52mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood:

            This hood is built very cheap. I guess for $5.95, that's what you get. Fits lens fine, but rubber pops out when you fold back on lens. Better than no hood I guess.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Great product!

            By Christy the clicker

            from Henderson, Nevada

            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable
            • Rubber Construction Won't

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday use
              • Landscape Photography
              • Traveling

              Comments about General Brand 52mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood:

              This collapsible lens hood is great! Easy to use and it's rubber, and so it won't break! I can't find one thing wrong with it! One thing you might want to be very cautious when your screwing it on your lens case it might not be on completely. Other than that, no nothing wrong.

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              5.0

              Good item

              By RedSnapper

              from Illinois

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              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday use

                Comments about General Brand 52mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood:

                Product appears to be durable and well made. Much less expensive than the rigid Nikon version. I much prefer a collapsible lens hood to the rigid variety. Using this one on an old Nikon 35mm PC lens - doesn't appear to cause any vignetting when the lens is in its neutral position.

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                5.0

                52mm Screw-In Rubber Lens Hood Great job

                By Latinskilz

                from Brooklyn NY

                About Me Semi-Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about General Brand 52mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood:

                  Its what I needed to stop the stray light and its great construction.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Just OK

                  By ctm

                  from pittsburgh, pa

                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Not Protective
                  • Obscures Photo

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about General Brand 52mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood:

                    I like these rubber hoods generally, but I have had the experience of being able to see the hood in the corners of the photos (when the hood is fully expanded). And, these hoods will not likely protect the lens in a drop or a simply bang against something hard.

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                    5.0

                    Love it

                    By O

                    from Northern California

                    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 General Brand 52mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood:

                      I've purchased these quite often so I ordered another one for my Canon 40mm lens. I like it because of the way it collapses for traveling. I can just lower it down when I need to put the camera away and not have to compromise on space in my camera bag when I travel. The only thing thats annoying is that if you dont notice its smashed down, it looks funny when your taking a picture with the hood smashed on one side. Which happens to me allot but thats user error. Overall I like using these.

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                      5.0

                      Good for the price

                      By alexander

                      from Cuenca, Ecuador

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                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                      • Poor Design

                      Best Uses

                      • Traveling

                      Comments about General Brand 52mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood:

                      It's just that I specified in the product, helped me protect my lens and give a little more visual aesthetic my canon 50mm 1.8 lens. Besides the economic super price

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                      5.0

                      Does what it says it does

                      By AsianBaconNation

                      from Melbourne, FL

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                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Everyday use

                        Comments about General Brand 52mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood:

                        I like this lens hood. It screws onto the front of my Tiffen 52mm UV filter and stays there. Be warned though, if you screw it on too tight, you'll literally unscrew the filter along with it when you take it off (lol). That's a funny quirk. Also notable, it will fit into my pants pocket without bulging out. It is definitely compact. My only real noticeable observation is that it's rubber, although I already knew that by reading the name of the product. You have to keep in mind that this is not a toy. If somebody wanted to be an idiot and warp/bend the rubber by leaving it in a hot area or cutting it with something sharp, that is possible. Anyway, it's a good product, I like it!

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                        5.0

                        Great flexibility

                        By RaevynFaerie

                        from Cherokee, AL

                        About Me Casual user

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Everyday use

                          Comments about General Brand 52mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood:

                          This hood provides great flexibility and collapses for storage.

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                          • No

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                          4.0

                          Does what it suppose to!

                          By Advimm

                          from Evans, WA

                          About Me Semi-Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Everyday use
                            • Landscape Photography
                            • Portraits
                            • Traveling

                            Comments about General Brand 52mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood:

                            Great for blocking unwanted light into your lens.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Does what it suppose to!

                            By Advimm

                            from Evans, WA

                            About Me Semi-Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape Photography
                              • Portraits
                              • Traveling

                              Comments about General Brand 52mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood:

                              I use it on my lens and it does a good job in preventing unwanted light in the lens.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Screws on in a Snap

                              By Brian Michael

                              from Tampa, FL

                              About Me Semi-Professional

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                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

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

                                Comments about General Brand 52mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood:

                                was a lil hesitant buying a rubber lens hood but its such a neat little hood for my "nifty fifty" Lens.
                                Screws on the front of lens in a snap has threads to screw on any filters you may want.
                                *Note* with UV filter on I noticed some glare in a few shots in sunlight.

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                                5.0

                                Good product

                                By Badger40

                                from ND

                                About Me Semi-Professional

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about General Brand 52mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood:

                                    I now have 2 rubber lens hoods. I travel to the field a lot & ride horseback while photographing and it's nice to have a collapsable hood.

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                                    • No

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                                    4.0

                                    Great for DSLR photo/ video

                                    By mcap2175

                                    from Atlanta, Ga.

                                    About Me Semi-Professional

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                    • Bulky

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Everyday use
                                    • Landscape Photography
                                    • Traveling
                                    • Video

                                    Comments about General Brand 52mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood:

                                    I purchased this for some of my old Nikkor AIS lenses and it works very well. It is a great lens hood for photography and does not get in the way when I am shooting video with a follow focus. The one problem I have with this product is that it is bulky when pushed back and therefor is hard to get in and out of my camera bag easily.

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                                    5.0

                                    The best for EF 40mm F/2.8 STM

                                    By stan.jag

                                    from New Jersey

                                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Portraits
                                      • Traveling

                                      Comments about General Brand 52mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood:

                                      The best hood for new Canon lens EF 40mm f/2.8 STM.

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                                      • No

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                                      3.0

                                      It's OK

                                      By LEO

                                      from Montreal, Canada

                                      About Me Casual user

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Use

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Everyday use

                                        Comments about General Brand 52mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood:

                                        It's OK...why not. Never have to remove it because it flips back.

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                                        • No

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