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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
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    VelloHB-35 Dedicated Lens Hood
     
    4.6

    (based on 17 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (11)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

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    93%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (8)
    • Durable (5)
    • Easily interchangeable (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (5)
      • Sports/action (5)
      • Wildlife photos (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (7)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (11)

      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.

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      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.

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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.

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        • 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.

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                • 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.

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                • 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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