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HB-32 Lens Hood for Select Nikon Lenses
 
4.7

(based on 154 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (126)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (74)
  • Durable (69)
  • Easily interchangeable (50)
  • Strong construction (33)
  • Rugged (16)

Cons

  • Flimsy (4)

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (57)
  • Sports/action (32)
  • Wildlife photos (32)
  • Weddings (16)
  • Night photography (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (55), Semi-pro photographer (23), Casual photographer (17), Pro photographer (9), Professional (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (102)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Nikon HB-32 Lens Hood

There is much debate over the actual functionality of the Lens Hood beyond that of protecting the lens from bumps and falls. It has proved it's usefulness in protection not long ago when I...Read complete review

There is much debate over the actual functionality of the Lens Hood beyond that of protecting the lens from bumps and falls. It has proved it's usefulness in protection not long ago when I dropped my camera bag, the hood broke to pieces and the lens was spared. However, the real purpose of the Lens hood has also proved true. When you are shooting in the bright daylight there tends to be a little thing called Lens Flare. I shot without my hood and was surprised at how apparent it was. I have heard people say that you can move around to avoid it, but I'd rather have the hood as an extra precaution. At only [$] and some change for shipping, it would be ludicras to shoot with out it.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

HB-32 Lens Hood by Nikon

I have the Nikon 18-70 lens and the HB-32 lens hood and I have had continual difficulty putting the hood on straight and when it stores in the inverted position over the lens...Read complete review

I have the Nikon 18-70 lens and the HB-32 lens hood and I have had continual difficulty putting the hood on straight and when it stores in the inverted position over the lens it fits loosely. Due to the difficulty installing the hood for use, it frequently causes vignetting in the corners if you aren't checking the viewfinder closely and has also recently caused a large dark area in the bottom center of the photos. I just returned from a trip to Paris where I finally had to just not use the hood to prevent these problems.

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5.0

Perfect fit for my D5300

By JC

from Texas

Comments about HB-32 Lens Hood for Select Nikon Lenses:

Lens fits my Nikon D5300 perfectly and its in brand new condition as advertised. All in all a good buy!

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5.0

No lens should be without one

By Joe

from Orlando. FL

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easily Interchangeable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Night Photography
    • Wildlife Photos

    Comments about HB-32 Lens Hood for Select Nikon Lenses:

    A lens hood is not just a necessity but should always be used with any lens. cccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccc

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    • No

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    5.0

    Fits perfectly!

    By Greg

    from AMI

    Comments about HB-32 Lens Hood for Select Nikon Lenses:

    Original replacement. Fits perfectly. Thank you B&H staff for steering me in the right direction. I could have purchased an off brand but for a few dollars more I invested in original equipment

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    5.0

    Does what it is supposed to

    By Crassigan

    from MN

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Sports/Action
      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about HB-32 Lens Hood for Select Nikon Lenses:

      I use this on my 18-140 lens and works great. Easy to put on and take off. Even flips around to be out of the way when not needed. sturdy plastic too.

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      • No

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      5.0

      good to have

      By amxman

      from massachusetts

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Durable
      • Easily Interchangeable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about HB-32 Lens Hood for Select Nikon Lenses:

        great to have on your lens. helps with lens flair and protects your valuable lenses from damage.

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        • No

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        4.0

        It's good!

        By Terisu

        from Ohio

        Comments about HB-32 Lens Hood for Select Nikon Lenses:

        Fits great, works well, does what it's supposed to do. What more could you want?

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        5.0

        Nikon HB-32 Lens Hood

        By The King of Photography.

        from East Windsor, NJ

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about HB-32 Lens Hood for Select Nikon Lenses:

          I was very concerned about receiving this Nikon Lens Hood as I had read all of the Customer Reviews that were written about it being a total piece of junky trash that would instantly self destruct upon its first initial use! However the item that I got looked pretty solid to me, and I don't know what all of the uproar was about! I believe that they were just being extremely abusive to the Lens Hood!

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          • No

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          5.0

          Does the job

          By ProfessorX31

          from L

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Durable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Outdoorsdirect Sunlight

            Comments about HB-32 Lens Hood for Select Nikon Lenses:

            Got this hood to help me reduce lens flare when shooting landscapes under direct sunlight. Also got it for the added comfort of lens protection from impact damage.

            Does the job and looks good. No regrets.

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            5.0

            Great product!

            By Amplds12

            from Rigby, Idaho

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Lightweight
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about HB-32 Lens Hood for Select Nikon Lenses:

                I am using this hood with my Nikon D7200 and I love it. It helps to protect my lens from accidental knocks and helps keep stray light out of the frame. I would recommend to anyone! Easy on and off.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Works as intended

                By kodachrome

                from Central Illinois

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easily Interchangeable
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Not Real Deep

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery

                Comments about HB-32 Lens Hood for Select Nikon Lenses:

                Due to the wide angle end of the lens this hood is not real deep so not sure yet how well it will do at hooding the glass from sun but my main purpose is lens glass protection and it works for me. Installs easily and securely.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Perfect for my nikon D7200

                By Natata Pro

                from New York

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easily Interchangeable
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about HB-32 Lens Hood for Select Nikon Lenses:

                    Perfect for protecting the lenses.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Good Hood

                    By rockshift

                    from henderson, nv

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about HB-32 Lens Hood for Select Nikon Lenses:

                        Nikon quality means a good hood

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Fits just right

                        By Stephen

                        from San Antonio, TX

                        About Me Photography Student

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easily Installed

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about HB-32 Lens Hood for Select Nikon Lenses:

                            Can't think of anything negative about this lens hood in that it fits just right, afterall it was manufactured by Nikon and so should fit just right. Now I don't have to worry about extraneous light or glare. Goes on easy and comes off easy. Makes for excellent photography.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Excellent hood

                            By Nosferatu

                            from Miami, FL

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easily Interchangeable
                            • Lightweight
                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

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

                              Comments about HB-32 Lens Hood for Select Nikon Lenses:

                              Perfect fit on my 18-140mm. Provides very good shade and protection when needed. A bit pricey for what it is but well worth the investment. Highly recommended.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              lens hood works

                              By hiker

                              from Oklahoma

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about HB-32 Lens Hood for Select Nikon Lenses:

                                  designed to fit... it works, what can I say...

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  OEM

                                  By World Visitor

                                  from St. Paul, MN

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Comments about HB-32 Lens Hood for Select Nikon Lenses:

                                  The bayonet mount makes this a fast installation, but leaving it on provides a bit of front edge protection for my lens and expensive filter. There is a nearly identical and great quality non-oem alternative available for half the price, but I just wanted to stay with the Nikon brand for this prominently visible attachment to my camera.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Don't Not Get This!

                                  By Nick

                                  from North Jersey

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

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

                                    Comments about HB-32 Lens Hood for Select Nikon Lenses:

                                    Easy to use, quick to not, keep it on your lense regardless. For those moments when the shot could be compromised due to unwarranted light or glare, it's function is obvious. When using a flash and a shadow would diminish the effect take it off, reverse it, store it on the body of the lense and you're done. Better to have than not. Worth the few bucks considering the results of not having it. Just invest in it, you'll smile with the results!!

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    B&H delivers again

                                    By Jsd23

                                    from Akron,ohio

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about HB-32 Lens Hood for Select Nikon Lenses:

                                        Always the best service, shipping times are great. i never have to worry about ordering anything from B&H because i know they will always exceed my expectations

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                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        As expected

                                        By Photo lover

                                        from Missouri

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Landscape/Scenery

                                            Comments about HB-32 Lens Hood for Select Nikon Lenses:

                                            Works for basic use.

                                            • Was this a gift?:
                                            • No

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                                            4.0

                                            Perfect Fit

                                            By CJW

                                            from Rome, GA

                                            Comments about HB-32 Lens Hood for Select Nikon Lenses:

                                            Perfect fit for the 18-140 lens.

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