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Customer Reviews for Nikon Inc. HB-35 Bayonet Lens Hood

Nikon Inc. HB-35 Bayonet Lens Hood

Lens Hood (Bayonet) for 18-200mm AF-S Lens.
Average Customer Rating:
2.333 out of 5
2.3
 out of 
5
(6 Reviews) 6
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Rating Snapshot 6 reviews
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2 out of 6(33%)reviewers recommend this product.
Customer Questions & Answers:
1 Question | 3 Answers
Customer Reviews for HB-35 Bayonet Lens Hood
Review 1 for HB-35 Bayonet Lens Hood
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

GREAT?

PostedJanuary 11, 2013
Ethannikon
Location Columbia, TN, USA
Age Under 18
Favorite Subject Family & Friends
Nikon Family 2-5 years
Experience More than a year
Role Semi-professional photographer
I see lots of complaints that the hood falls off easily. Mine has never fallen off! When you put it on your lens you have to make sure you click it into place! It takes a little force but thats it!!
 
My product recommendations
 
+2points
Review 2 for HB-35 Bayonet Lens Hood
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Pretty good

PostedJanuary 8, 2011
Becky
Location Toronto
Age 45-54
Favorite Subject Nature
Nikon Family 6-10 years
Experience More than a year
Role Serious passion, hobbyist
Very helpful for keeping lens shaded when shooting toward the sun. MUCH better than those rubber things because those end up showing in the corners of the pictures when zoomed out. This one will never show even when on wide angle. My only complaint is that it is not very secure on the camera--it falls off sometimes. The last time it popped off I didn't notice until I had hiked a mile or two, so now I'm buying a new one. But if you're deciding between this and one of those horrible rubber ones, DEFINITELY get this one.
+6points
Review 3 for HB-35 Bayonet Lens Hood
Overall rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5

Beware of shadowing

PostedMarch 2, 2013
Nikon D5100 with Nikkor 18-200mm and HB35 Hood
User submitted photo
Although this hood is made for the Nikkor 18-200mm lens, it produces shadowing in the upper left and right-hand corners when used at 18mm. Unlike some of the other reviewers, I found the hood to stay on quite securely.
+1point
Review 4 for HB-35 Bayonet Lens Hood
Overall rating 
1 / 5
1 / 5

Poor design

PostedJuly 3, 2012
TR62
Age 45-54
Favorite Subject Nature
Nikon Family 6-10 years
Experience More than a year
Role Serious passion, hobbyist
This bayonet has been a problem since I bought the lens. You have to be careful of the vignette it causes at certain focal lengths. It also falls off VERY easily, at the slightest bump. Most times I was lucky to have it fall at my feet, the last time it fell off into a pond and was irretrievable. Unfortunately it is necessary to add an extra level of protection for my favorite lens so I must buy a replacement.
+1point
Review 5 for HB-35 Bayonet Lens Hood
Overall rating 
1 / 5
1 / 5

As noted, pretty poor

PostedJanuary 1, 2012
HBart
Location Washington, DC, USA
Age 45-54
Favorite Subject Travel
Nikon Family 2-5 years
Experience More than a year
Role Serious passion, hobbyist
Shadows the image at certain focuses, but more importantly it doesn't attach securely and with only a miniscule strip of thin plastic at the attachment point one bump in a crowd breaks it.
Disappointed.
+3points
Review 6 for HB-35 Bayonet Lens Hood
Overall rating 
1 / 5
1 / 5

Hood shadows the lens when zoomed to 18mm

PostedFebruary 18, 2011
Jimbo
Age 55-65
Favorite Subject Travel
Nikon Family 2-5 years
Experience More than a year
Role Serious passion, hobbyist
My complaints
1. The hood does not securely attach to the lens
2. The hood shadows the lens & shows up in the picture when zoomed to 18 mm
I can't believe that a company like Nikon would put out a product like this.
+4points