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Vello HB-7 Dedicated Lens Hood

B&H # VELHNHB7 Mfr # LHN-HB7
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You Pay: $19.95
Product Highlights
  • For Nikon 80-200mm f/2.8 ED D-AF Lens

The dedicated Vello HB-7 Lens Hood is specifically designed for use with Nikon's 80-200mm f/2.8 ED D-AF 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-7 Dedicated Lens Hood
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    VelloHB-7 Dedicated Lens Hood
     
    4.3

    (based on 27 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (17)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    88%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (17)
    • Lightweight (14)
    • Easily interchangeable (10)
    • Strong construction (8)
    • Rugged (7)

    Cons

    • Tough to attach (3)

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (9)
    • Sports/action (8)
    • Wildlife photos (8)
    • Weddings (5)
    • Night photography (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (7), Photo enthusiast (6), Pro photographer (6)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (15)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    GOOD LENS HOOD

    This lens hood is the replacement for a missing Nikon hood. The hood fit over the lens and its' placement is as snug as its Nikon's counterpart.

    I like the...Read complete review

    This lens hood is the replacement for a missing Nikon hood. The hood fit over the lens and its' placement is as snug as its Nikon's counterpart.

    I like the feel and the lack of added weight.
    The cost is right as well. A good replacement for the cost.

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    Not Thrilled

    This is just an okay lens hood. It does not attach in "reverse" to allow for a quick switch when you are in a situation where you need a lens hood....Read complete review

    This is just an okay lens hood. It does not attach in "reverse" to allow for a quick switch when you are in a situation where you need a lens hood. Instead you have to pack it away everytime you are not using it.

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    5.0

    Does the job

    By TailSpins

    from Aurora, IL

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Quality Item

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Vello HB-7 Dedicated Lens Hood:

        Purchased to use with the 80-200mm f/2.8 ED D-AF Lens. Not sure why but Nikon doesn't include a hood with this lens. Does what it's supposed to.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Works as promised

        By titan85

        from Southern California

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Vello HB-7 Dedicated Lens Hood:

          I trust B&H because they keep their word and can be trusted. This product was delivered on time and is exactly what I ordered. Thanks B&H.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Lens Hood

          By MCB Nikonman

          from Roanoke, VA

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Night Photography
            • Sports/Action
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Vello HB-7 Dedicated Lens Hood:

            Works as expected, a bit tight however not an issue on my Nikon Lens.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Just as good, and such a better price

            By Emily

            from Pittsburgh, PA

            About Me Photography Student

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Durable
            • Lightweight
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

            • Tough To Attach

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Vello HB-7 Dedicated Lens Hood:

            The HB-7 lens hood by vello works just as good as my other nikon lens hood. What sold me on it was its price. I'm always looking for a better deal when it comes to my equipment knowing I am going to have to upgrade every other year. The thing about this hood is that it protects from lens flare along with all the other problems you run into with a naked lens. But the best thing about it has to be that it can take a beating. VERY STURDY! If you are looking for something to save a few bucks I would say buy the Vello and save $ dollars and get the same use. The only thing you have to watch out for is making sure you twist it on right. It can be a little tricky at times.

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            • No

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            3.0

            Lens Hood

            By Terry

            from Detroit, MI

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easily Interchangeable
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Tough To Attach

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Video

            Comments about Vello HB-7 Dedicated Lens Hood:

            Gets the job done, fit is a little tight but works.

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            • No

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            5.0

            it's not matte box, but does the trick

            By hayzen's productions

            from greensboro, nc

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Vello HB-7 Dedicated Lens Hood:

                  for the price, it keeps stray light off the lens.
                  it's no matte box, and once i can afford a nice matte box i will probably never use this again, but in the meantime it works great and does it's job.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Works well

                  By Blue Coyote

                  from Salt Lake City

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Vello HB-7 Dedicated Lens Hood:

                        The HB-7 lens hood by Vello does exactly whats it's supposed to do. It fits well and provides the same shading as the original Nikon hood did.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Perfect fit

                        By qrk

                        from California

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Good fit

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Protection

                          Comments about Vello HB-7 Dedicated Lens Hood:

                          Fits like the OEM part. Mainly use it for lens protection (fingers and other evil things).

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Just as good as the Nikon

                          By Adam

                          from Reading, Pa

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easily Interchangeable
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Vello HB-7 Dedicated Lens Hood:

                              I bought this for use on my 80-200 f/2.8 AF lens (the push pull) and it fits perfectly. A friend has the Nikon version of this hood and while the outer finish matches the lens better, the Vello hood feels like its made of the same material. I would recommend is over the Nikon any day. Less expensive and it does the job.

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                              5.0

                              very nice hood

                              By photo John

                              from Brockport, N.Y.

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Vello HB-7 Dedicated Lens Hood:

                                  FIT GREAT and stays tight

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                                  • No

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                                  4.0

                                  Does its job!

                                  By hmgphotos

                                  from Laramie, WY

                                  About Me Semi-Professional

                                  Verified Reviewer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                  • Hard to install

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Vello HB-7 Dedicated Lens Hood:

                                    Not too much you can say about a lens hood. I didn't want to spring for the pricier Nikon one, I bought this one at the same time I bought the lens. Very durable. Only issues I have is that it can be hard to get on the lens (almost like it is a tad too small), and you can't reverse it for storage.

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                                    4.0

                                    Hood OK

                                    By Clumsy

                                    from NC

                                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Reliable

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Vello HB-7 Dedicated Lens Hood:

                                        I bought this because I dropped my camera bag, shattered the original and the Nikon replacement wasn't in stock.

                                        +'s The unit looks good on the lens and should provide the same protection that saved my lens last drop. It fits snug once you get it lined up.

                                        -'s The color and texture are not a PERFECT match but close enough that it will go unnoticed by everyone but Nikon experts. If you can live with a little inperfection, or a hood that says "For Nikon" instead of "Nikon" this will do the trick.

                                        The alignment doesn't twist on perfect, but once it's on it's snug and will work well.

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                                        • No

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                                        4.0

                                        Great deal

                                        By iparkerphotography

                                        from Saratoga Springs, NY

                                        About Me Pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Lightweight

                                        Cons

                                        • Tough To Attach

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Landscape/Scenery
                                        • Weddings/Events

                                        Comments about Vello HB-7 Dedicated Lens Hood:

                                        For half the price of Nikon's lens hood its an awesome buy. I'm extremely happy with it. It's a little tough to attach but who cares if it does what I bought it for right?

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                                        • No

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                                        4.0

                                        It is what it says it is.

                                        By jerrywb

                                        from Antioch, CA

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Durable
                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Rugged

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Landscape/Scenery
                                          • Sports/Action
                                          • Wildlife Photos

                                          Comments about Vello HB-7 Dedicated Lens Hood:

                                          Works as it should a bit awkward getting it on & off but not a big deal.

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                                          • No

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                                          3.0

                                          I would Buy this product again

                                          By BLHACKMOON Photography

                                          from Rancho Cucamonga , CA.

                                          About Me Pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Durable
                                          • Easily Interchangeable

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Vello HB-7 Dedicated Lens Hood:

                                              Lens hood for my nikkor 80-200 2.8 , It's light wt. & twist on with no problem.

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                                              • No

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                                              1.0

                                              This one did not fit my Nikon lens

                                              By bb47

                                              from Michigan

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Comments about Vello HB-7 Dedicated Lens Hood:

                                              It was a tad too small and wouldn't fit over the lens. I ended up [...] getting the Nikon HB-7 hood which fit perfectly.

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                                              5.0

                                              Dedicated lens hood for Nikon 80-200

                                              By Craigs Sports Action Photo

                                              from Media Pa.

                                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Consistent Output
                                              • Durable
                                              • Easily Interchangeable
                                              • Lightweight
                                              • Rugged
                                              • Strong Construction

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                  Comments about Vello HB-7 Dedicated Lens Hood:

                                                  Product is strong and easy to attach to lens
                                                  Most importantly the price is right

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                                                  5.0

                                                  GOOD LENS HOOD

                                                  By photodyki

                                                  from Washington, DC

                                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Durable
                                                  • Easily Interchangeable
                                                  • Rugged

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

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

                                                    Comments about Vello HB-7 Dedicated Lens Hood:

                                                    This lens hood is the replacement for a missing Nikon hood. The hood fit over the lens and its' placement is as snug as its Nikon's counterpart.

                                                    I like the feel and the lack of added weight.
                                                    The cost is right as well. A good replacement for the cost.

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                                                    5.0

                                                    Hard to find

                                                    By uiphotos

                                                    from Dayton, Oh

                                                    About Me Casual Photographer

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Durable
                                                    • Rugged
                                                    • Strong Construction

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                        Comments about Vello HB-7 Dedicated Lens Hood:

                                                        Nikon discontinued the lens and it was hard to a hood for it. this fit perfectly

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                                                        1.0

                                                        Doesn't Fit

                                                        By Jason

                                                        from Columbus, OH

                                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                        Verified Buyer

                                                        Pros

                                                          Cons

                                                            Best Uses

                                                              Comments about Vello HB-7 Dedicated Lens Hood:

                                                              Considering it won't attach to my nikon 80-200 2.8, the lens I bought it for, I'd say it's sub-par.

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