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VelloHB-35 Dedicated Lens Hood
 
4.6

(based on 17 reviews)

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93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (8)
  • Durable (5)
  • Easily interchangeable (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (5)
    • Sports/action (5)
    • Wildlife photos (3)
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      • Photo enthusiast (7)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (11)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Does the job

    After having two of the Nikon HB-35 hoods crack, I decided to try this less expensive alternative and order a couple so that I would always have a spare. Although it looked slightly...Read complete review

    After having two of the Nikon HB-35 hoods crack, I decided to try this less expensive alternative and order a couple so that I would always have a spare. Although it looked slightly larger than the Nikon version, the hood fits the camera well and does not vignette the images when at the short end of my 18-200mm lens.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Substitute of Nikon hood.

    Substitute of Nikon hood to Nikkor 18-200 lens.
    It isn't enough rigid that's why quite often falls out of the lens.

    Substitute of Nikon hood to Nikkor 18-200 lens.
    It isn't enough rigid that's why quite often falls out of the lens.

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    4.0

    Does exactly what it should!

    By Dan the Photo guy

    from Wichita, Ks

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Sports/Action

      Comments about Vello HB-35 Dedicated Lens Hood:

      The only issue I have is when I turn it around to store it on the lens, it is not real tight.

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      • No

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      3.0

      Substitute of Nikon hood.

      By Jurek

      from Lodz, Poland

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Tough To Attach
      • Weak Casing

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery

      Comments about Vello HB-35 Dedicated Lens Hood:

      Substitute of Nikon hood to Nikkor 18-200 lens.
      It isn't enough rigid that's why quite often falls out of the lens.

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      • No

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      5.0

      fine lens hood

      By HarryNewton

      from New York

      Verified Buyer

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        Cons

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            Comments about Vello HB-35 Dedicated Lens Hood:

            It's light and does the job effectively.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Third try

            By Joe

            from Ny Ny

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Lightweight
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Sports/Action
              • Wildlife Photos

              Comments about Vello HB-35 Dedicated Lens Hood:

              This is merely a lens hood. The one that came with the original lens, (18-200), fitted loosely, and was lost easily. The replacement, A Nikon original for $, was also lost in the same way. Both were poorly made, and an outrageous rip off. The one I got from B&H fits much better, for a much lower price. I have rarely been so disappointet in a Nikon product.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Better than Nikon

              By Pawnee

              from Baton Rouge, LA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fits

              Cons

              • NONE

              Best Uses

              • all the time

              Comments about Vello HB-35 Dedicated Lens Hood:

              My original Nikon HB35 was always loose and eventually rolled down a mountainside. This one clicks in place in both forward and backward mode. Another reviewer noted slight vignetting at full wide angle, but I did not.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Just as Good!

              By RacerX

              from Orange County, CA

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Vello HB-35 Dedicated Lens Hood:

              Just as good as the Nikon for Less

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              5.0

              Better than Nikon Original.

              By Photo Nut

              from Albuquerque, NM

              About Me Semi-Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday use

                  Comments about Vello HB-35 Dedicated Lens Hood:

                  it is better than the nikon that came w\lens.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Good Replacement for Nikon Lens Hood

                  By Mike of Kirkland

                  from Kirkland, WA

                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday use
                    • Traveling

                    Comments about Vello HB-35 Dedicated Lens Hood:

                    The Pearstone hood fits well, stays in place during typical camera use, does not cause vignetting, and costs less than the Nikon hood it replaces. It even looks good.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Hood arrived as described...

                    By Bob

                    from San Diego CA

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easily Interchangeable
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Sports/Action
                      • Wildlife Photos

                      Comments about Vello HB-35 Dedicated Lens Hood:

                      The lens hood is a replacement for a Nikon hood that got knocked off somewhere i Chico CA. This hood is identical to the Nikon hood except for the text written on it. It seems to fit the threaded front of the lens a bit tighter than the original.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Good as the old one.

                      By LH

                      from Kansas City, MO

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Vello HB-35 Dedicated Lens Hood:

                          The hood fits as well as the original & does the job.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          4.0

                          I would buy this product again

                          By DSP Photography

                          from RI

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                          • Tough To Attach

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Sports/Action
                          • Wildlife Photos

                          Comments about Vello HB-35 Dedicated Lens Hood:

                          Thought I could live without a lens hood for my Nikkor 18-200 Zoom. I couldn't! Great replacement lens hood. Does what one would expect of a well made hood. However, at times it is hard to line up to attach.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          5.0

                          like!

                          By jona

                          from israel

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

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                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Vello HB-35 Dedicated Lens Hood:

                                it was a gift to my brother.... i guess he is realy happy with it

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • Yes

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                                5.0

                                As good as the original

                                By lemonshot

                                from Las Vegas, NV

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Consistent Output

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Vello HB-35 Dedicated Lens Hood:

                                    This lenshood replaces the original Nikon Lenshood for the Nikon 18-200VR lens. It looks exactly the same and it works the same; just as good for half the price!

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Great Fit

                                    By John Crane

                                    from Germantown, SD

                                    About Me Casual Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Rugged

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Vello HB-35 Dedicated Lens Hood:

                                        I use this on a Nikkor 18-200mm VR lens as a replacement for the original. It fits much more securely than the original. I don't notice it in the frame, at 18mm it might just barely barely be noticible to a more observant shooter.

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                                        4.0

                                        it saved my lens

                                        By jeff

                                        from sandy, ut

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easily Interchangeable
                                        • Lightweight

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Landscape/Scenery
                                          • Macro Photography
                                          • Night Photography
                                          • Sports/Action

                                          Comments about Vello HB-35 Dedicated Lens Hood:

                                          I use a lens hood all the time. Forturnately is was on my camera last photo trip. I was riding on a train. My camera was securely packed in its Lowe camera bag. While walking down the aisle another passenger bumped the camera and it fell to the floor. The fall broke my lens hood, but the lens hood saved the camera from damage. I replaced the lens hood as quickly as possible, and will continue to us a lens hood all the time.

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                                          4.0

                                          Works Great

                                          By Jake

                                          from Saratoga Springs, NY

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Durable
                                          • Easily Interchangeable
                                          • Lightweight

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • General Use

                                            Comments about Vello HB-35 Dedicated Lens Hood:

                                            I lost the one that came with the lens. This one works great. I was a little concerned with the sides being narrower.

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                                            5.0

                                            Does the job

                                            By Rockskipper

                                            from Mill Valley, CA

                                            About Me Professional

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Price

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • General Use

                                              Comments about Vello HB-35 Dedicated Lens Hood:

                                              After having two of the Nikon HB-35 hoods crack, I decided to try this less expensive alternative and order a couple so that I would always have a spare. Although it looked slightly larger than the Nikon version, the hood fits the camera well and does not vignette the images when at the short end of my 18-200mm lens.

                                              Share this review