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Pentax PH-RBA 52mm Lens Hood for Pentax smc P-DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens

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Pentax PH-RBA 52mm Lens Hood for Pentax smc P-DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens
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Pentax PH-RBA 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.

The Pentax PH-RBA 52mm Lens Hood is intended for the Pentax smc P-DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens, and is designed to match the specific focal length of the lens. The "petal" shape of this lens hood maximizes the amount of hood coverage for the minimum amount of weight and hood area.

UPC: 027075108677

Pentax PH-RBA Specs

Packaging Info
Package Weight0.105 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)3.7 x 3.6 x 1.85"

Pentax PH-RBA Reviews

Perfert Fit

By Anonymous
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2016-07-19

Exact OEM replacement. Flawless and wrapped to withstand a nuclear blast.

Bought this one after the cheap one.

By Steve
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2013-02-07

This is the second lens hood for my camera. I tried to save money on a aftermarket cheap one. It was so loose it rattled when the camera moved and finally fell off. This one fits tightly, and does the job. It also protects my lens. Spend the extra bucks.

Replacement for a great price

By John398
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2012-11-06

After purchasing my Pentax *istDS in May 2005, the kit lens's hood had worn to the point where it no longer fit reliably. B&H's prices again beat the official Pentax web site by a good margin and who can complain about free shipping!

Pentax Ph-RBA Lens Hood (52mm)

By nicknow
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2012-05-02

This lens hood slips on the lens with ease. However Pentax has some nerve, in regards to price. In my opinion this hood and all their lenses are overpriced! And to ad insult to injury they don't allow B&H to discount Pentax items. Pentax makes a fantasic product. I love the Kx DSLR camera and the 50-200mm lens I own. I have been buying from B&H, for over 30 yrs). The way the Pentax lens is made, you can screw in a filter and then ad the lens hood into the outergroves of the lens, and the sum total is that it is slik as whisle! Just bite the bullet and spend the money it will be worth it in the long run!

Excellent lens hood

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2015-11-29

This hood is a replacement for the OEM lens hood that came with the lens, and it works exactly as advertised. This model is for non- WR lenses. The PH-RBC hood is for WR lenses; the two are nota interchangeable.

Fits the need

By jack
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2015-06-25

Use this on my everyday 18mm-55mm lens and adds looks and functionality to my gear as well as my images ...

Just whaty I needed

By Paul
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2014-10-21

Exactly what I needed and delivered quickly.

Excellent Product

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2014-01-20

Fits snugly onto lens and appears to effectively do its job of keeping out stray light.

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What is the difference between this and the PH-RBC hood? I have the kit 18-55 mm that came with the K50 camera. Which hood do I need?
Asked by: Anonymous
Pentax has had multiple versions of their 18-55mm lenses. The PH-RBC is for their 18-55mm WR version of the lens, the PH-RBA is for the previous non-WR version of the lens. The K50 kit was packaged with the 18-55mm WR lens, so you would therefore need the PH-RBC hood.
Answered by: Yos O.
Date published: 2018-08-27


I have the kit 18-55mm that came with the ks-1 camera. Which hood do I need?Thanks
Asked by: HONG IL J.
SMC Pentax-DA L 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 lens that comes with the KS-1 uses the PH-RBA 52mm hood. The other answer had a typo.
Answered by: Bob B.
Date published: 2018-08-27


Is this a screw type hood that would work with other 52mm Pentax lenses?
Asked by: Shaun
it doesn't screw on .. it has to be sort of forced on but stays once it on there . I used minefor a time but it caused rather bad vignetting with the kit zoom and it tends to rotate a bit inits mount which was annoying so removed it all together
Answered by: John M.
Date published: 2018-08-27
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