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General Brand 52mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood

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General Brand 52mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood

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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
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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.

UPC: 096727110528
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.1 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.4 x 4.3 x 0.7"

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General Brand52mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood
 
4.3

(based on 69 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (40)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (58)
  • Lightweight (46)
  • Durable (39)
  • Reliable (27)
  • Improves function (3)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Everyday (31)
  • Travel (28)
  • Portraits (18)
  • Landscape photography (17)
  • Macro photography (10)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (46)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (25), Semi-professional (16), Casual user (7), Professional (7), 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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3.0

Cheap alternative but...

By Barok

from RI

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about General Brand 52mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood:

      My first lens hood. I tried it on my sony fdr-ax33 and realized that I needed a wide angle hood. There's vignetting.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Well made, accepts accessory filters

      By HiFIJR

      from Southeast

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Accepts Same Size Filters
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday use
        • Landscape Photography
        • Portraits
        • Traveling

        Comments about General Brand 52mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood:

        This lens hood works well and accepts accessory filters of the same size as the lenses it fits. I don't have to buy different filters to use them with this lens hood attached to the lens. It's also designed to work well with wide angle lenses.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Does the Job as Advertised

        By Steve Berger Photographic

        from Cincinnati, Ohio

        About Me Semi-Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Aquariums
          • Macro Photography
          • Museums
          • Portraits
          • Studio
          • Traveling

          Comments about General Brand 52mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood:

          I bought these in several different thread sizes. Mainly to shoot through glass to reduce lens flare and reflections. Works well so far.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Cheap but does the job

          By Jin

          from New Jersey

          About Me Casual user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday use

            Comments about General Brand 52mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood:

            I bought this hood for my Canon 50mm f1.8 lens.
            Very easy to attach and detach, although since this is rubber collapsible hood, i do not have to detach this item at all.
            This helps me to put my Polarizer filter without taking off the hood, which i have to do for my other lens with solid hood.
            Although this is rubber, which means some little dust might get on surface of the hood. But it does not affect on your performance at all

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            • No

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            5.0

            52mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood

            By Richard Larson

            from Galt, Ca.

            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 General Brand 52mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood:

              An added bonus is that this is reversible depending on if your threads are internal or external. I own a couple of 52mm lenses and found this quite handy. The collapsibility of this lens hood makes it so it can fit in the camera bag!

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              • No

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              5.0

              Great lens hood, very compact

              By Erick Ganem

              from Mexico

              About Me Semi-Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday use
                • Portraits
                • Wedding Photography

                Comments about General Brand 52mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood:

                I used this hood with my nikkor 50mm f/1.8D lens with excellent results. This hood can colapse to fit everywhere once detached from camera. The metal ring is a game changer for this hood. it fit in the lens and attach very nib¡ce and tight.

                I definitely recommend this to a friend.

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                • No

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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

                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      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

                        Verified Buyer

                        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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                        2.0

                        Flimsy build

                        By The photo nut

                        from Canby, OR

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                        Verified Buyer

                        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

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                          Verified Buyer

                          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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                            Verified Buyer

                            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

                                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    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

                                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    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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                                      • No

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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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