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Nikon HB-34 Lens Hood for 55-200mm DX Nikkor Lens
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- Lens hood, Designed for the Nikon 55-200mm f4-5.6G ED AF-S DX Nikkor zoom lens
- Deflects oblique light angles that often cause flare effects
- Helps protect front of the lens scratches and dings while shooting
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|Item Dimensions||1.9 x 3.3 x 3.4 inches|
|Item Display Weight||40 grams|
|Item Weight||0.15 pounds|
|Shipping Weight||0.15 pounds|
Top Customer Reviews
Otherwise works as it should, just not necessary unless you want a scalloped hood. You probably already know all of this if you do.
So, hopefully I just saved you some cash.
BUT...the 55-200mm f4-5.6G ED AF-S DX COMES WITH THIS ITEM! Don't "take advantage" of Amazon's "Better Together" offer for the lens:
"Buy this item with Nikon HB-34 Lens Hood for 55-200mm DX Nikkor Lens by Nikon today!"
Because then you'll own TWO of these.
Saw the Nikon HB-34 Lens Hood for 55-200mm DX Nikkor Lens listed here on Amazon, and though it wasn't the same as the original one for my Nikon 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED IF AF-S DX VR Nikkor Zoom Lens, thought that it might be worth a try. After two years in constant use, can say that it was a was a good choice.
Not sure why, but the original 'round' HB-37 lens hood never was a good tight fit on my lens. At the time that I bought the zoom lens, this HB-37 hood came with it, so I shrugged it off and kept using it. There was a bit of looseness to it in the way that it fit even when double checked; the bayonet mount wouldn't go as tight as one might hope. But this HB-34 lens hood has always had a good precision fit, one that one would expect from Nikon, and it continues to do so to this day.
As far as lens performance goes, it's flower-type design works well for reducing the non-essential light falling onto the front lens element, especially when a filter is attached.Read more ›
This hood is about half the price of the HB-37 recommended for the VR II version of this lens. .I am a bit leery of that hood, as it has springlike plastic parts that look easy to break. I'm glad that this one works as well as it does.
1) There is less chance of a petal style hood causing vignetting (darkening around the corners of your image) when shooting the lens at wider angles. I have never shot the 55-200mm, f4-5.6 DX VR Nikkor with the standard HB-37 hood, so I cannot confirm or deny if it does cause vignetting. I have been shooting the lens for about a month now with the HB-34, and have had no instances of it.
2) The petal style hood looks cooler than the round.
This HB-37 mounts very securly to the end of the lens. However as mentioned in other reviews, when mounted backwards for storage, the lens cannot zoom out to 55mm. Personally, this doesnt bother me. I zoom it to about 85mm, mount the hood backwards, and then zoom the lens out until the hood rests gently on the focal ring (about 70mm). As far as I can tell, nothing rubs or scratches when the hood rests on the focus ring, so it doesn't bother me.
Summary: Im really happy with the hood!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Only thing I did not like was the darn thing popping off now and then. If it had clicked into place better I would have given it 5 stars.Published 29 days ago by Amazon Customer
It doesn't screw on and as a result it is always falling off. Unfortunately, haven't found a better one.Published 1 month ago by Able Devildog