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Vello HB-45 Dedicated Lens Hood

B&H # VELHNHB45 Mfr # LHN-HB45
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Product Highlights
  • For Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 (all versions) Lens

The dedicated Vello HB-45 Lens Hood is specifically designed for use with Nikon's 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 (all versions) 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 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-45 Dedicated Lens Hood
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    VelloHB-45 Dedicated Lens Hood
     
    4.5

    (based on 43 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (29)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    93%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (30)
    • Durable (22)
    • Easily interchangeable (13)
    • Easy to use (10)
    • Strong construction (6)

    Cons

    • Tough to attach (4)

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (19)
    • Sports/action (13)
    • Wildlife photos (13)
    • Weddings (11)
    • Everyday (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (16), Semi-pro photographer (11), Enthusiast (6), Casual photographer (4), Pro photographer (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (36)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Nice Hood

    It works well, but it's a little tricky to attach to the lens since it uses little press tabs. The lens I use with it dos not allow a bayonet attachment. All in...Read complete review

    It works well, but it's a little tricky to attach to the lens since it uses little press tabs. The lens I use with it dos not allow a bayonet attachment. All in all it's a good sturdy little lens hood.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    No Cigar

    This imitation of the Nikon HB-45 is close but no cigar. It's kind of flimsy and the attachment/release switches are difficult to operate. It's OK if you are not taking it on...Read complete review

    This imitation of the Nikon HB-45 is close but no cigar. It's kind of flimsy and the attachment/release switches are difficult to operate. It's OK if you are not taking it on & off very often. Spend a few dollars more and get the Nikon item.

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    5.0

    Perfect lens accessory

    By Budding Photographer

    from South Dakota

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Vello HB-45 Dedicated Lens Hood:

        Bought this for my 18-55 mm lens and does exactly what a lens hood should do plus it was much cheaper than the Nikon branded hood.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Nikor 18-55MM Lens Hood

        By Beachbum George

        from Delaware

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Vello HB-45 Dedicated Lens Hood:

          I wanted a lens hood for my Nikon 18-55MM; so I got it. Did not come with camera when I purchased it.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Does the job for less.

          By Danger

          from Portland, ME

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Weddings/Events
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Vello HB-45 Dedicated Lens Hood:

            I found this product to be as good as any lens hood I've ever used, was going to buy the Nikon brand but after reading the reviews I went with the Vello brand and I'm very pleased.

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            • No

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            5.0

            What Nikon should have supplied

            By PAK "The Olde"

            from Midway, NC

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Vello HB-45 Dedicated Lens Hood:

              Although plastic, the hood fits perfectly to my lens. Why a lens hood didn't come with Nikon lens is a mystry to me.

              In my old age the hood does an excellent job. In my younger years,when I was an avid photogarpher, I am not sure it would hold up.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Perfect

              By Photo Imp

              from Pine Beach, NJ

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery

                Comments about Vello HB-45 Dedicated Lens Hood:

                Can't see how a similar product with the name Nikon printed on it can do the job any better. Appears well constructed and fits securely. Extremely satisfied with this purchase.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Hey, it's a lens hood

                By CWB

                from Maryland

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Vello HB-45 Dedicated Lens Hood:

                    Works fine. I don't know why Nikon doesn't include a hood with the 18-55 standard zoom lens on the D3100, but this one does the job.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Excellent hood

                    By Maze

                    from Quebec, Canada

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Durable
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Vello HB-45 Dedicated Lens Hood:

                        Same as the Nikon hood, but cheaper... Nice!

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Lens Hood part of kit

                        By Bob

                        from Morganton, NC

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Sports/Action
                          • Wildlife Photos

                          Comments about Vello HB-45 Dedicated Lens Hood:

                          Great to have when shooting outside in bright sunlight. Helps to keep the direct sunlighht off of the glass lens

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Hoodie

                          By PJ

                          from Washington DC

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

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

                            Comments about Vello HB-45 Dedicated Lens Hood:

                            Lens hood, whatelse is there to say. Snapped on fine no issues.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Great Product

                            By Jodi Hall

                            from Mahomet, IL

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easily Interchangeable
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

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

                              Comments about Vello HB-45 Dedicated Lens Hood:

                              Been searching for a lens hood for a while. This one is great. Inexpensive, durable. Highly recommend

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                              • No

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                              1.0

                              Hard to install

                              By Sergio

                              from Mexico

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                              • Tough To Attach
                              • Weak Casing

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Vello HB-45 Dedicated Lens Hood:

                                It is very difficult to attach on and out the flash. It does not looks so robust either, I guess it would not last long.

                                I have a 55-300 wich had included a hood, it is so easy to setup. This one not so much.

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                                5.0

                                Great item Great Price

                                By jproffitte

                                from Edmond, Oklahoma

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easily Interchangeable
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Vello HB-45 Dedicated Lens Hood:

                                    I have never owned a camera like this before and a friend of mine suggested that I get a lens hood. It was easy to use and did exactly what it should. Very light weight and does not add any weight to the camera. I love it!!!

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                                    4.0

                                    Good lens hood

                                    By Dr. Jim

                                    from Palm Beach Gardens, FL

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Vello HB-45 Dedicated Lens Hood:

                                        I got this hood for my non VR version on this lens. I can't really see a difference compared to the Nikon hood. Sturdy, applies easily, does the job it was designed to do.

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                                        • No

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                                        4.0

                                        Just fine for the price..

                                        By Steffa

                                        from Alameda, CA

                                        About Me Pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Landscape/Scenery
                                            • Weddings/Events

                                            Comments about Vello HB-45 Dedicated Lens Hood:

                                            This hood kind-of clips on, and is just fine for the nice price.

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                                            • No

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                                            3.0

                                            A little flimsy.

                                            By HS

                                            from San Diego, CA

                                            About Me Casual Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                  Comments about Vello HB-45 Dedicated Lens Hood:

                                                  While it seems to work well, I'm a little concerned about taking it off my lens that one day I'll crack it. The material is much softer than other hoods I've owned/ used. While I say I would not recommend this hood to a friend, if it was the only option, then any hood is worth having.

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                                                  4.0

                                                  Light in weight, essential performer

                                                  By Photomeister1

                                                  from Baltimore, Md.

                                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Easily Interchangeable
                                                  • Lightweight

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

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

                                                    Comments about Vello HB-45 Dedicated Lens Hood:

                                                    I always use lens hoods to protect against stray light and even an occasional bump. I like the weight of this one and the ease with which it attaches to the lens. The solid fit adds strength to the unit. I could feel more secure if the hood and lens were both made of metal.

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                                                    • No

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                                                    5.0

                                                    Great Accessory for the Nikon D5100

                                                    By Darwayman

                                                    from Sugarmill Woods, FL

                                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Lightweight
                                                    • Strong Construction

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                        Comments about Vello HB-45 Dedicated Lens Hood:

                                                        Must have for the Nikon D5100

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                                                        • No

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                                                        5.0

                                                        Cheap but Reliable

                                                        By Brent

                                                        from Virginia

                                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                        Verified Buyer

                                                        Pros

                                                        • Durable
                                                        • Easily Interchangeable
                                                        • Lightweight
                                                        • Smell

                                                        Cons

                                                          Best Uses

                                                            Comments about Vello HB-45 Dedicated Lens Hood:

                                                            At first I didn't see this lasting long because it felt cheap when putting on and taking off. I have tested it probably over a hundred times now just to see if it would wear prematurely or break and it is still in new condition. Its a go!

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                                                            5.0

                                                            I would buy this product again

                                                            By Isabel

                                                            from Miami,Florida

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                                                            Verified Buyer

                                                            Pros

                                                            • Durable
                                                            • Easily Interchangeable
                                                            • Lightweight

                                                            Cons

                                                              Best Uses

                                                                Comments about Vello HB-45 Dedicated Lens Hood:

                                                                Very different from most usual lens hood I have, works great.

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                                                                • No

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                                                                3.0

                                                                Not bad

                                                                By dgrincon

                                                                from Venezuela

                                                                About Me Casual Photographer

                                                                See all my reviews

                                                                Verified Buyer

                                                                Pros

                                                                • Durable
                                                                • Lightweight
                                                                • Strong Construction

                                                                Cons

                                                                • Tough To Attach

                                                                Best Uses

                                                                • Landscape/Scenery

                                                                Comments about Vello HB-45 Dedicated Lens Hood:

                                                                Does the job, however, when it comes to installation and removal gives some difficulties

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                                                                • No

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