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Vello HB-35 Dedicated Lens Hood

B&H # VELHNHB35 Mfr # LHN-HB35
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You Pay: $9.95
Product Highlights
  • For Nikon 18-200mm AF-S Lens

The dedicated Vello HB-35 Lens Hood is specifically designed for use with Nikon's 18-200mm AF-S Lens.

Lens hoods are primarily designed to prevent unwanted stray light from entering the lens by extending and shading the end of the lens. A dedicated lens hood is designed to perfectly match the specific focal length of the lens it was designed for. Moreover, this hood features a non-glare matte finish on the interior surface to further prevent or limit lens flare. And since the end of the lens is extended, you also get the added benefit of some extra protection from accidental impact.

The "petal" shape of this lens hood maximizes the amount of hood coverage for the minimum amount of weight and hood area. The bayonet mount is designed to also work in the reversed position, allowing the hood to be placed backwards over the lens for a more compact storage solution.

Designed to accommodate the exact angle of view of the camera's lens.
Minimizes flare and ghosting by blocking out stray light.
Protects your lens from accidental impact and the elements.
Vello HB-35 Dedicated Lens Hood
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    VelloHB-35 Dedicated Lens Hood
     
    4.6

    (based on 18 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (11)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    93%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (9)
    • Durable (5)
    • Easily interchangeable (3)
    • Easy to use (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (5)
      • Sports/action (5)
      • Wildlife photos (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (8)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (12)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Does the job

      After having two of the Nikon HB-35 hoods crack, I decided to try this less expensive alternative and order a couple so that I would always have a spare. Although it looked slightly...Read complete review

      After having two of the Nikon HB-35 hoods crack, I decided to try this less expensive alternative and order a couple so that I would always have a spare. Although it looked slightly larger than the Nikon version, the hood fits the camera well and does not vignette the images when at the short end of my 18-200mm lens.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Substitute of Nikon hood.

      Substitute of Nikon hood to Nikkor 18-200 lens.
      It isn't enough rigid that's why quite often falls out of the lens.

      Substitute of Nikon hood to Nikkor 18-200 lens.
      It isn't enough rigid that's why quite often falls out of the lens.

      Reviewed by 18 customers

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      4.0

      Replaced my Nikon hood, just as good

      By erf

      from Arlington, MA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Anti-lens Flare
        • Lens protection

        Comments about Vello HB-35 Dedicated Lens Hood:

        The lens hood for my Nikon 18-200mm lens was no longer fitting snugly, and kept falling off. I ordered this as a less-expensive alternative to the Nikon hood. It fits snugly and securely.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Does exactly what it should!

        By Dan the Photo guy

        from Wichita, Ks

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Sports/Action

          Comments about Vello HB-35 Dedicated Lens Hood:

          The only issue I have is when I turn it around to store it on the lens, it is not real tight.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Substitute of Nikon hood.

          By Jurek

          from Lodz, Poland

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Tough To Attach
          • Weak Casing

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery

          Comments about Vello HB-35 Dedicated Lens Hood:

          Substitute of Nikon hood to Nikkor 18-200 lens.
          It isn't enough rigid that's why quite often falls out of the lens.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          fine lens hood

          By HarryNewton

          from New York

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Vello HB-35 Dedicated Lens Hood:

                It's light and does the job effectively.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                4.0

                Third try

                By Joe

                from Ny Ny

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Lightweight
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Wildlife Photos

                  Comments about Vello HB-35 Dedicated Lens Hood:

                  This is merely a lens hood. The one that came with the original lens, (18-200), fitted loosely, and was lost easily. The replacement, A Nikon original for $, was also lost in the same way. Both were poorly made, and an outrageous rip off. The one I got from B&H fits much better, for a much lower price. I have rarely been so disappointet in a Nikon product.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Better than Nikon

                  By Pawnee

                  from Baton Rouge, LA

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Fits

                  Cons

                  • NONE

                  Best Uses

                  • all the time

                  Comments about Vello HB-35 Dedicated Lens Hood:

                  My original Nikon HB35 was always loose and eventually rolled down a mountainside. This one clicks in place in both forward and backward mode. Another reviewer noted slight vignetting at full wide angle, but I did not.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Just as Good!

                  By RacerX

                  from Orange County, CA

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about Vello HB-35 Dedicated Lens Hood:

                  Just as good as the Nikon for Less

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                  5.0

                  Better than Nikon Original.

                  By Photo Nut

                  from Albuquerque, NM

                  About Me Semi-Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday use

                      Comments about Vello HB-35 Dedicated Lens Hood:

                      it is better than the nikon that came w\lens.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Good Replacement for Nikon Lens Hood

                      By Mike of Kirkland

                      from Kirkland, WA

                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Everyday use
                        • Traveling

                        Comments about Vello HB-35 Dedicated Lens Hood:

                        The Pearstone hood fits well, stays in place during typical camera use, does not cause vignetting, and costs less than the Nikon hood it replaces. It even looks good.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Hood arrived as described...

                        By Bob

                        from San Diego CA

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easily Interchangeable
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Sports/Action
                          • Wildlife Photos

                          Comments about Vello HB-35 Dedicated Lens Hood:

                          The lens hood is a replacement for a Nikon hood that got knocked off somewhere i Chico CA. This hood is identical to the Nikon hood except for the text written on it. It seems to fit the threaded front of the lens a bit tighter than the original.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Good as the old one.

                          By LH

                          from Kansas City, MO

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Vello HB-35 Dedicated Lens Hood:

                              The hood fits as well as the original & does the job.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              4.0

                              I would buy this product again

                              By DSP Photography

                              from RI

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                              • Tough To Attach

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Sports/Action
                              • Wildlife Photos

                              Comments about Vello HB-35 Dedicated Lens Hood:

                              Thought I could live without a lens hood for my Nikkor 18-200 Zoom. I couldn't! Great replacement lens hood. Does what one would expect of a well made hood. However, at times it is hard to line up to attach.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              5.0

                              like!

                              By jona

                              from israel

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Vello HB-35 Dedicated Lens Hood:

                                    it was a gift to my brother.... i guess he is realy happy with it

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • Yes

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                                    5.0

                                    As good as the original

                                    By lemonshot

                                    from Las Vegas, NV

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Consistent Output

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Vello HB-35 Dedicated Lens Hood:

                                        This lenshood replaces the original Nikon Lenshood for the Nikon 18-200VR lens. It looks exactly the same and it works the same; just as good for half the price!

                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        Great Fit

                                        By John Crane

                                        from Germantown, SD

                                        About Me Casual Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Durable
                                        • Rugged

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Vello HB-35 Dedicated Lens Hood:

                                            I use this on a Nikkor 18-200mm VR lens as a replacement for the original. It fits much more securely than the original. I don't notice it in the frame, at 18mm it might just barely barely be noticible to a more observant shooter.

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                                            4.0

                                            it saved my lens

                                            By jeff

                                            from sandy, ut

                                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Easily Interchangeable
                                            • Lightweight

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Landscape/Scenery
                                              • Macro Photography
                                              • Night Photography
                                              • Sports/Action

                                              Comments about Vello HB-35 Dedicated Lens Hood:

                                              I use a lens hood all the time. Forturnately is was on my camera last photo trip. I was riding on a train. My camera was securely packed in its Lowe camera bag. While walking down the aisle another passenger bumped the camera and it fell to the floor. The fall broke my lens hood, but the lens hood saved the camera from damage. I replaced the lens hood as quickly as possible, and will continue to us a lens hood all the time.

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                                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                               
                                              4.0

                                              Works Great

                                              By Jake

                                              from Saratoga Springs, NY

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Durable
                                              • Easily Interchangeable
                                              • Lightweight

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • General Use

                                                Comments about Vello HB-35 Dedicated Lens Hood:

                                                I lost the one that came with the lens. This one works great. I was a little concerned with the sides being narrower.

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                                                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                                 
                                                5.0

                                                Does the job

                                                By Rockskipper

                                                from Mill Valley, CA

                                                About Me Professional

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Price

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • General Use

                                                  Comments about Vello HB-35 Dedicated Lens Hood:

                                                  After having two of the Nikon HB-35 hoods crack, I decided to try this less expensive alternative and order a couple so that I would always have a spare. Although it looked slightly larger than the Nikon version, the hood fits the camera well and does not vignette the images when at the short end of my 18-200mm lens.

                                                  Share this review

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