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VelloHB-35 Dedicated Lens Hood
 
4.5

(based on 22 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (9)
  • Durable (5)
  • Easily interchangeable (3)
  • Easy to use (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (5)
  • Sports/action (5)
  • Wildlife photos (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (8), Pro photographer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (13)

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

 

Fits only in one direction

This hood works well if put on forward for normal use, but when reversed for storage it doesn't stay on at all. Given that it spends the majority of its time in the reversed...Read complete review

This hood works well if put on forward for normal use, but when reversed for storage it doesn't stay on at all. Given that it spends the majority of its time in the reversed mode, this is a real problem.

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5.0

Works like original that came with lens

By Dean

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Vello HB-35 Dedicated Lens Hood:

Purchased to replace the original hood on my 18-200 lens that was cracked in a fall. Fortunately, no other damage. Works great.

 
5.0

I would highly recommend this product!

By gforceusc

from Columbia, SC

Verified Buyer

Comments about Vello HB-35 Dedicated Lens Hood:

I like to use lens shades on all of my lenses! This is an excellent and cost effective alternative to the OEM lens shade!

 
2.0

Fits only in one direction

By stillhope

from near Seattle, WA

About Me Pro Photographer

Comments about Vello HB-35 Dedicated Lens Hood:

This hood works well if put on forward for normal use, but when reversed for storage it doesn't stay on at all. Given that it spends the majority of its time in the reversed mode, this is a real problem.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Works on 18mm

By Arthur Hutabart

from Silver Spring. United States.

Comments about Vello HB-35 Dedicated Lens Hood:

Easy to setup and adjustable. A perfect match for 18mm lens. It does what I expected. Love it!

 
4.0

Replaced my Nikon hood, just as good

By erf

from Arlington, MA

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Anti-lens Flare
    • Lens protection

    Comments about Vello HB-35 Dedicated Lens Hood:

    The lens hood for my Nikon 18-200mm lens was no longer fitting snugly, and kept falling off. I ordered this as a less-expensive alternative to the Nikon hood. It fits snugly and securely.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    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.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      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.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      fine lens hood

      By HarryNewton

      from New York

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Vello HB-35 Dedicated Lens Hood:

      It's light and does the job effectively.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      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.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        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.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        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

         
        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.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            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
               
              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.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                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
                     
                    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
                     
                    5.0

                    like!

                    By jona

                    from israel

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    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
                     
                    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!

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        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.

                             
                            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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