The dedicated Pearstone LHN-HN3 Lens Hood is specifically designed for use with Nikon's 35mm f/1.4, f/2D, and f/2.8. This aluminum hood features a screw-type mount and a ridged interior surface that's designed to deflect light. Please click here for a complete compatibility list, and to see a list of available lens hood options.
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. In addition, because the end of the lens is extended, you also get the added benefit of some extra protection from accidental impact.