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HB-32 Lens Hood for Select Nikon Lenses
 
4.7

(based on 116 reviews)

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    (92)

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    (19)

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    (1)

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    (2)

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    (2)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (57)
  • Durable (54)
  • Easily interchangeable (37)
  • Strong construction (25)
  • Rugged (14)

Cons

  • Flimsy (4)

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (43)
  • Sports/action (22)
  • Wildlife photos (21)
  • Weddings (11)
  • Night photography (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (43), Semi-pro photographer (19), Casual photographer (14), Pro photographer (7), Professional (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (80)

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

Works well

By Michael

from North Carolina

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

This lense hood attaches quickly and easily. Good product for the price.

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4.0

Basic Lens Hood

By REParker

from Teaneck NJ

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable

Cons

  • Light Plastic Material

Best Uses

  • Outdoor bright light

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

Nothing special; basic plastic construction

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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4.0

great price @ B&H...

By tom

from new york

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Nice Bokeh
  • Rugged

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Night Photography
    • Weddings/Events

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

    it is really great price and very usefull..!!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    it works....

    By video express

    from ny...

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

          simple... it fits it works...

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          • No

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          5.0

          Lens hood

          By Joebags

          from FL

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Rugged
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

              Good

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              GOOD HOOD,

              By bengal

              from Western North Carolina

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easily Interchangeable
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Macro Photography

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

                Easy on, easy off, stores backward on the lens. Just made for Nikon 18-140.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Great lens hood

                By Raiders

                from Pennsylvania

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

                Easy to use.

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                5.0

                GReat Product

                By Talisac

                from Indianapolis

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easily Interchangeable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Sports/Action
                  • Weddings/Events

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

                  We use this for everyday photography. This item works just as described. Fits like a glove. Have no real issues yet.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Just what I needed

                  By POLLY

                  from Boise, Idaho

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                        This lens hood did not come with the lens I purchased.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Made a big in picture quality

                        By Mace2455

                        from Casstown, Ohio

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

                        Bought this for my Nikon D5300 with 140mm lens. Picture quality has improved greatly.

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                        5.0

                        Worth the money

                        By Mike

                        from Carlsbad CA

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

                        This is a must when shooting outdoors, I no longer have to use my hand to shield the sun! This was a great buy.

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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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                          • No

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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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                                    • No

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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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