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Nikon Inc. HN-CP17 Lens Hood

The HN-CP17 is a lens hood, designed for the COOLPIX P7700, to protect the lens from flare while shooting.
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Customer Reviews for HN-CP17 Lens Hood
Review 1 for HN-CP17 Lens Hood
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5 / 5
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A big step to creative experimenting

PostedJune 16, 2014
Location Greater Toronto, Canada
Age Over 65
Favorite Subject Nature
Nikon Family 6-10 years
Experience 6-12 months
Role Serious passion, hobbyist
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Since the HN-CP 17 hood has a standard 58mm filter adapter thread I have been able to experiment with a variety of accessories including digitally multi-coated and old school filters (both threaded and Cokin A system). I have even adapted a vintage System VII 0.4x wide angle (aka 'fisheye' adapter) with a stepping ring, and obtained excellent results.
A tip - take a non-digital old school 58mm uv or skylight filter, screw out the retaining ring and remove the glass. A little spray lubricant dropped in the threads helps. Now you have a holder for DIY vignetters or . . . unleash your own imagination. You can't do any of this stuff with most point and shoot cameras.
Another tip - get a 58mm lens cap. I got a Nikon branded one intended for a DSLR lens. Works perfectly, looks good.
Review 2 for HN-CP17 Lens Hood
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3 / 5
3 / 5

Lens Hood

PostedOctober 31, 2012
Location Alabama
Age 55-65
Favorite Subject Family & Friends
Nikon Family 21+ years
Experience 1-3 months
Role Serious passion, hobbyist
I was so excited to get the HN-CP17 lens hood for my P7700. Finally a hood for a point and shoot. I already had the protective filter on... unfortunately you cannot use the lens cap when you have the filter and hood installed. Am I doing something wrong?