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General Brand 58mm 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 58mm 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 58mm threaded screw-in design and is intended for use with normal focal lengths. It is double threaded to permit the attachment of a 58mm filter when the lens hood is in place.

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General Brand58mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood
 
4.1

(based on 48 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (20)
  • Lightweight (20)
  • Durable (18)
  • Compact (7)
  • Improves function (6)

Cons

  • Flimsy (3)

Best Uses

  • Travel (13)
  • Everyday use (10)
  • Landscape/scenery (10)
  • Sports/action (8)
  • Wildlife photos (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (10), Photo enthusiast (8), Semi-pro photographer (6), Casual photographer (5), Professional (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (21)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

58 mm Kalt Screw-in Rubber lens hood

This is attached to a 70-300 mm zoom, and with all that glass and all those elements inside such zooms, a lens hood is essential to prevent flare, in my experience. I'd...Read complete review

This is attached to a 70-300 mm zoom, and with all that glass and all those elements inside such zooms, a lens hood is essential to prevent flare, in my experience. I'd have preferred a metal hood, but this has the advantage of folding down while still attached so the lens fits better in the gadget bag, Plus it can be unfolded in sections so that -- on a wider optic -- it could be extended just enough top cover that particular field of view. Like other Kalt hoods this one is inexpensive and works as advertised. Will it last as long as the lens? Maybe not, but replacing it won't break the bank.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not terrible for the price.

Somewhat effective vs. flare, shows up in the picture at wider focal lengths (around 28-32mm), does not retain a circular shape. At least mine didn't. It looks oval. On the...Read complete review

Somewhat effective vs. flare, shows up in the picture at wider focal lengths (around 28-32mm), does not retain a circular shape. At least mine didn't. It looks oval. On the positive side, it's cheap, it's flexible, and it offers some protection for your lens. Great thing is that you can just fold it over on itself when you need to take a wide angle shot, so no need to remove it.

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2.0

basic, but thats what you expect

By Jake B

from San Jose, CA

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Easy to Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about General Brand 58mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood:

      you get what you pay for.

      +the threads seem ok. no binding up (yet)
      +provides some basic protection and stray light
      -doesn't hold a round shape real well over time

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Basic, easy to use

      By mickeylex

      from Norcal

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action
        • Travel
        • Weddings/Events
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about General Brand 58mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood:

        Basic, easy to use lens hood. Collapses so it is not in the way when you don't need it. I've used these on lenses for years and they are pretty durable.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Rubber lens hood

        By SnailsPlace

        from Upstate, SC

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Sports/Action
          • Travel
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about General Brand 58mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood:

          Every lens needs a hoodie for extra protection from the sun's rays and the occasional small bump.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          1.0

          Awful.

          By Jason

          from Indiana

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Tough To Attach

            Best Uses

            • Nothing

            Comments about General Brand 58mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood:

            Simply terrible.Poor construction.Poor quality.Nasty smell.Doesn't even fit the lens I bought it for and is listed as fitting.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Gets the job done

            By Sturm

            from Lexington, KY

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable

            Cons

            • Looks A Bit Cheaply-made

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Sports/Action
            • Weddings/Events
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about General Brand 58mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood:

            I got this for my 50mm f/1.4 prime lens for my Canon Rebel T2i. It works and collapses nicely and I haven't taken it off since. The only complaint I have is that it looks a bit cheaply-made, with the rubber and plastic parts seeming to have been hastily glued together. In addition, the rubber hood is splotchy. These minor quibbles aside, however, I am quite pleased with this hood and would get more for other lenses as well as recommending it to other photographers.

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            • No

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            3.0

            Good product, but I preffer bayonetes

            By Gabriel Carpes

            from Montreal, QC

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • cheap
            • Easy to use

            Cons

            • Tough To Attach

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Sports/Action

            Comments about General Brand 58mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood:

            It's a good all around product, specially if you're low on cash since it's really cheap. I preffer bayonetes tought

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            great inexpensive lens hood

            By lc

            from johnson city, tn

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

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              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about General Brand 58mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood:

                  one great feature is that it colapses for better storage in bag. blocks a fair amount of light but as as much as its more expensive counterparts. (a little more shallow in depth)

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  I would buy this again.

                  By sbarbian

                  from Chicago, IL

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

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                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about General Brand 58mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood:

                        I use this with my 85mm lens. Works great and a lot less than a hard hood.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        3.0

                        Simple but effective

                        By Ed

                        from Fleming Island

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Inexpensive

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about General Brand 58mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood:

                            Works well with my Canon 50mm f/1.4.

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                            • No

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                            4.0

                            Basic, and looks professional.

                            By xavier

                            from ozone park

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Consistent Output
                            • Durable
                            • Easily Interchangeable
                            • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                            • Lightweight
                            • Rugged
                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                            • Lens Creep

                            Best Uses

                            • Indoors/Low Light
                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Macro Photography
                            • Night Photography
                            • Sports/Action
                            • Weddings/Events
                            • Wildlife Photos

                            Comments about General Brand 58mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood:

                            I have this product on all my lenses. Its easy to expand, and you dont have to take it off the lens, if you don't want to.

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                            • No

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                            2.0

                            shows up on 18mm :-(

                            By Photo Dog

                            from N. California

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

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                                  Comments about General Brand 58mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood:

                                  unfortunately at teh 18mm setting on a 18-55 lens, you can see a little bit of the hood...

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  LENS HOOD

                                  By Nikimarmo

                                  from Annapolis, Md

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Rugged

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Acquarium

                                    Comments about General Brand 58mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood:

                                    I purchased this rubber collapsible lens hood primarily to take photos at an acquarium...have not used it yet but it was an excellent price and should do the trick.

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                                    • No

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                                    4.0

                                    good lens hood

                                    By cbeas

                                    from San Angelo, Tx

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easily Interchangeable
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Landscape/Scenery
                                      • Wildlife Photos

                                      Comments about General Brand 58mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood:

                                      good lens hood

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Tucks back when not needed.

                                      By Gaby

                                      from Clearwater, FL

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Durable
                                      • Easily Interchangeable

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Outdoors

                                        Comments about General Brand 58mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood:

                                        Always there for when I need it and even provides a little extra cushion for the camera near the lens.

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                                        • No

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                                        3.0

                                        A little soft but it works

                                        By cheapcheap

                                        from NYC

                                        About Me Casual Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Strong Construction

                                        Cons

                                        • Attracts dust

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Landscape/Scenery
                                        • Sports/Action

                                        Comments about General Brand 58mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood:

                                        The rubber hood attaches tight to the lens and can fold back when not needed. Rubber material attracts dust, which can stick to the lens.

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                                        • No

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                                        4.0

                                        Rubber Lens Hood

                                        By Les

                                        from Charlotte, VT

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Durable
                                        • Easy to Use

                                        Cons

                                        • Impacts 18mm setting

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Anything

                                        Comments about General Brand 58mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood:

                                        Nice, simple lens hood. Nothing fancy. Beware that if this is used on the kit 18-55mm lens that at 18mm you will start to see the hood in the corners of the picture. To remedy this simply roll up the hood when taking pictures at the 18mm setting of the zoom lens. Otherwise no issues.

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                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        Great Product

                                        By Numbsight

                                        from De Pere, WI

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Compact
                                        • Durable
                                        • Easy to Use
                                        • Lightweight

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Video

                                          Comments about General Brand 58mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood:

                                          I love it.

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                                          • No

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                                          4.0

                                          Lens Hood 58mm rubber

                                          By Tran2020

                                          from San Diego, CA

                                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Compact
                                          • Easy to Use

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Landscape/Scenery
                                            • Travel

                                            Comments about General Brand 58mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood:

                                            Convenient. Quality rubber

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                                            • No

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                                            5.0

                                            Nice

                                            By Lisa

                                            from KY

                                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Compact
                                            • Lightweight

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Family Photos
                                              • Landscape/Scenery
                                              • Sports/Action
                                              • Travel
                                              • Weddings/Events
                                              • Wildlife Photos

                                              Comments about General Brand 58mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood:

                                              I love that I can just leave it on my camera at all times.

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                                              • No

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                                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                               
                                              4.0

                                              Nice little surprise!

                                              By Penny

                                              from Charleston, WV

                                              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 58mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood:

                                                I was not sure about getting this Lens Hood, but the Canon Hard lens hood for the 50mm was out of stock and for the price [$] I thought, why not try it. It was a little hard to get screwed in, but after that it does the job and I do like how it folds down when you are ready to store in your camera bag. I wish it was a true "black" color to match my camera instead of the black with like white stuff or something. However, for the price - I am satisfied with this Lens Hood. Will probably buy more for different lenses.

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