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HB-32 Lens Hood for Select Nikon Lenses
 
4.7

(based on 105 reviews)

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    (83)

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    (17)

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    (2)

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    (2)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (56)
  • Durable (52)
  • Easily interchangeable (35)
  • Strong construction (24)
  • Rugged (12)

Cons

  • Flimsy (4)

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (42)
  • Sports/action (21)
  • Wildlife photos (21)
  • Everyday use (9)
  • Low light (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (41), Semi-pro photographer (18), Casual photographer (12), Professional (6), Enthusiast (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (73)

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 has shadow problems

My HB-32 hood is used with the fairly new Nikon 18-140mm
lens. This is mounted on my Nikon D3x which has a setting to automatically frame areas of the image when...Read complete review

My HB-32 hood is used with the fairly new Nikon 18-140mm
lens. This is mounted on my Nikon D3x which has a setting to automatically frame areas of the image when shadowed by a lens hood or other impediments such as more than ample attached filters. This may be a failing in the lens design or in what I saw as a curiosity from Nikon as a single lens hood being used for various lenses.
In any event, it does not perform with Nikon products as a long-time Nikon user expects. NOT B&H fault!

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5.0

Always a Best buy for my Images !

By SpottedOwl

from Grass Valley , CA 95945

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent Output
  • Durable
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
  • Lightweight
  • Rugged
  • 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:

    Have a Nikon 18-140mm DX VR Lens and Lens Hood helps my photos I take from direct light on a Sunny day to stop Lens Flare! Don't need that kind of light to reduce the Contrast and Color from my Images. Plus protects my lens from damage.

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    4.0

    Nikon Lens Hood

    By Peter

    from Wantagh, NY

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

        Easy to use. Does it's job well of shielding from extraneous light. Lightweight.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Very nice lens hood.

        By Geraldo

        from Brasil

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • OUTDOOR USE

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

          For outdoor photography.

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          • No

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          4.0

          If your lens uses this hood, then buy it

          By jt

          from Tucson, AZ

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery

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

            Not sure why nikon didn't include the hood with the lens, but this solves the problem.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Wish I had bought it first

            By GZ

            from Mantua, OH

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fits
            • Inexpensive

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Wherever A Hood Is Needed

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

              Assuming erroneously that a genuine Nikon HB-32 was expensive, I bought an aftermarket knock-off. It was too tight and didn't line up properly when seated. For a few bucks more, I got the Nikon. It fits with a nice click and lines up perfectly. It also reverses and fits over the zoom ring, which still provides enough surface to zoom the lens. When attached in the reverse position, the hood is not as tight, so snug it down a bit and be careful not to lose it. Service from B&H was stellar, as usual.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Perfect Fit!

              By LO Rivera

              from Albuquerque, NM

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Easily Interchangeable

              Cons

              • Weak Casing

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Macro Photography

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

              I bought this hood as a replacement. There is not much to say. I use it all the time except when I want flare. It's light, its's easy to attach, it attaches backward when in storage so it does not take up much space, it's Nikon and it works like its supposed to.

              The only complaint is it not very rugged but I don't know of any lens hood that is. Overall great product.

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              5.0

              Essential Addition to D5300

              By Al1941

              from Washington, DC

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                    Used to be included with camera, now a modestly priced essential add-on

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Perfect

                    By Eric

                    from Massachusetts

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

                    Exactly what it looks like. A nice solid piece.

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                    5.0

                    Very good lens hood!

                    By RUN 8

                    from Flat Rock, MI

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Lightweight
                    • Rugged
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Wildlife Photos

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

                      I bought it for my Nikkor 18-140mm VR lens. I like the way it locks on the lens!

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Nikon HB-32 Lens Hood

                      By Jeff

                      from TX

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

                            The service I got from B&H was great. The product got here when they said and on good condition. The thing I don't understand is why Nikon would not include this in the price of the 18-140mm lens? It's just $ and the lens costs $.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Does the job!

                            By ShannonA

                            from Wisconsin

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

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

                                It's perfect for what I needed as an outdoor portrait photographer. Let's in just the right amount of light on the sides, while protecting against too harsh of lens flare from the top.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Nice and Easy

                                By AFS

                                from Redgranite, WI

                                About Me Photography Student

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easily Interchangeable
                                • Lightweight

                                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:

                                  Fits onto the lens very easily and certainly serves its purpose. To be honest, i use it as protection for my lens also. Plus it looks shnazzy ;)

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  HB-32 Lens Hood for Nikkor 18 - 140 DX

                                  By blackripleydog

                                  from Central Maine

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

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

                                        Purchased after buying the lens. Exact fit. Does the job.

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                                        • No

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                                        2.0

                                        HB-32 has shadow problems

                                        By Bill

                                        from Keaau, Hawai`i

                                        About Me Pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • It Fits The Lens

                                        Cons

                                        • Lens Sees The Hood

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Landscape/Scenery
                                        • Macro Photography

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

                                        My HB-32 hood is used with the fairly new Nikon 18-140mm
                                        lens. This is mounted on my Nikon D3x which has a setting to automatically frame areas of the image when shadowed by a lens hood or other impediments such as more than ample attached filters. This may be a failing in the lens design or in what I saw as a curiosity from Nikon as a single lens hood being used for various lenses.
                                        In any event, it does not perform with Nikon products as a long-time Nikon user expects. NOT B&H fault!

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                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        Why pay more for a name?

                                        By Bill in Austin

                                        from Austin Texas

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

                                        I bought this hood because the Nikon hood was out of stock. It fits perfectly on the lens and cost half the price of the Nikon version.

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                                        5.0

                                        Fast shipping, fair price.

                                        By bob23

                                        from Cheboygan, MI

                                        About Me Casual Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Landscape/Scenery
                                            • Wildlife Photos

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

                                            Wanted an actual Nikon product since after market product was loose and fell off. It fits perfectly.

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                                            • No

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                                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            5.0

                                            HB-32 GREAT lens hood!

                                            By jaskoller

                                            from Yankton, SD

                                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Durable
                                            • Lightweight

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

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

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

                                              I use this product on a Nikon 18-140mm lens. It clips on easily, stays secure and functions just as it should. It is not too large as to get in the way, and it is not too small as to not protect well, or shield the lens from flare. It looks great, was priced right. I would definately recomend this hood to anyone with the 18-140 nikkor or any lens that this fits. Great product!

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                                              5.0

                                              yes it does

                                              By Nicky

                                              from New Jersey

                                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Easily Interchangeable
                                              • Lightweight

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

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

                                                  works as supposed to. Easy to put on for usage or to store. Does not get in the way when putting on the lense cap.

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                                                  • No

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                                                  5.0

                                                  HB-32 Lens Hood for Nikon D5300

                                                  By mjames2fly

                                                  from PA

                                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Durable
                                                  • Easily Interchangeable
                                                  • Lightweight

                                                  Cons

                                                  • NONE

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Indoors/Low Light
                                                  • Sports/Action

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

                                                  Easy fitment and good quality, can be reverse fitted to camera for easy storage.

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                                                  • No

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                                                  5.0

                                                  perfect

                                                  By Shane

                                                  from Cherry Hill, NJ

                                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Durable

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Indoors/Low Light
                                                    • Landscape/Scenery
                                                    • Night Photography

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

                                                    perfect fit fast delivery.

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                                                    • No

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