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Nikon HS-9 Lens Hood (52mm Snap-On) for 50mm f/1.4 AIS

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Nikon HS-9 Lens Hood (52mm Snap-On) for 50mm f/1.4 AIS
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Nikon HS-9 Overview

Lens hoods are primarily designed to prevent unwanted stray light from entering the lens by extending and shading the end of the lens. In addition, since the end of the lens is extended, you also get the added benefit of some extra protection from accidental impact.

Dedicated lens hoods are designed to match the specific focal length of the lens it was designed for.

UPC: 018208005437

Nikon HS-9 Specs

Packaging Info
Package Weight0.095 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)3.05 x 3 x 1.45"

Nikon HS-9 Reviews

lens hoods should be used often

By Dale
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-08-09

Appropriate for medium focal length lenses. This lens is compact, and clips on and off quickly on 52mm filter threaded lenses. Improves image contrast by reducing lens flair from the sun and bright clouds. This is particularly important for vintage lenses that do not have modern lens coatings.

HS-9 Lens hood

By Anonymous
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2016-06-03

Easy to use, clips on to filter threads without threading. Easy on, Easy off.

HS-9 Lens Hood by Nikon

By beek
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2015-03-03

This hood is on a 50 Mill 1.4 Nikkor D lens it is a precision made metal hood that mates perfectly with the lens and does a great job of protecting the front element and keeping glare off the element


By Tor Bue
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2012-12-17

The hood itself is great with my 50mm 1.4 AI-S, but the connector-spring-thing is annoying. It is faster to add/remove then a screw-in hood, but I usually keep the hood on constantly, anyway. What bugs me most is that the 52mm lens cap no longer fits within the hood (the newer ones can be squeezed in, but it's hard). I much perfer the later bayonet mount, but then what can you do when you got an old lens?

Solid construction

Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2011-09-14

Snaps on lens easily. All metal.

50mm f/1.4 Incomplete without this

By Anonymous
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2011-09-11

Great accessory but not as nice as a bayonet type hood. Snaps into place and can be reversed. If you hit it a certain way, it can pop off but this doesn't happen often.


By Daryl
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-07-21

I purchased this hood for Nikon AF nikkor 50mm f/1.8D lens. It fits nicely , no slop after attaching to lens. I like the Nikon quality . Didn't even consider buying third party. Higher price but for me worth it .

Works perfectly.

By glen
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2016-10-27

I purchased this item for use on an AF Nikkor 50mm 1:1.4. It works perfectly with or without a screw-in filter. No vignetting whatsoever.

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Does this fit the Nikkor 50mm 1:2 which uses a ...

Does this fit the Nikkor 50mm 1:2 which uses a 52mm lens cap?
Asked by: Hart
You would need the HS-12 hood for the 50mm f1.2:
Answered by: Dan
Date published: 2019-12-13

Is this Hood made of Plastic or Metal ???

Is this Hood made of Plastic or Metal ???
Asked by: Robert
The Nikon HS-9 Lens Hood (52mm Snap-On) for 50mm f/1.4 AIS is made of metal.
Answered by: Dan
Date published: 2021-02-23


Hi,Is it compatible with the Nikon 50mm 1.4D?Thanks.
Asked by: Anonymous
No, that lens hood is not compatible. Here is the proper hood.
Answered by: Matthew C.
Date published: 2018-08-28


Can this hood still be used if there is already a screw-on filter on the lens?
Asked by: Peter
Although I don't leave a clear filter on the front of any of my lenses, I concur with Nicholas's answer. There is a slight chance of vignetting since the hood will be further forward. Probably won't happen with just one filter. The design of this lens hood lets you reverse it and store it on the lens. Depending on which vintage Nikon lens cap you have, you can then install the lens cap on the lens hood. The filter won't prevent this. BTW, I believe the suggestion to leave a haze (or other clear) filter permanently attached to the front of your lens is nothing more than a conspiracy to get you to spend more money before you leave the store with your new lens. I've never had any problem with the front surface of any of my lenses getting damaged as a result.
Answered by: CARL F.
Date published: 2018-08-27


I hate rubber fall apart hoods. Is there a metal hood for the Nikon 50mm 1.4D?
Asked by: Robert
The HS-9 hood works perfectly on my AF Nikkor 50mm 1:1.4 and does not suffer from the issues you mention.
Answered by: glen c.
Date published: 2018-08-27


How to remove lens cap
Asked by: Anonymous
The lens hood is removed by sliding the tab in the direction of the arrow imprinted on the tab.
Answered by: glen c.
Date published: 2018-08-27


Will the HS-9 hood work on a Nikkor AF 50mm 1:1.4 lens?
Asked by: Anonymous
It works just fine. However, not all lens caps will work with the hood in place.
Answered by: glen c.
Date published: 2018-08-27
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