HB-57 Snap-On Type Lens Hood

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Helps to reduce stray light which can cause flare.
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  • 1

    55-300 Lens hood is trash

    Posted by Angry on August 16, 2012

    Everyone who is complaining about the lens hood is 100% correct.....Junk just junk!

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    fell apart

    Posted by traveling artist on August 9, 2012

    This is a poorly made product. Two thin line of glue hold the parts together. It came apart in my hand when removing it from the lens. I managed to reassemble it and with the help of tape hold it together well enough to use it for a while. Now the lens cap resides in a plastic bag. I´m looking for a better quality lens cap.

  • 5

    No problems

    Posted by KHo on July 23, 2012

    Owned this lens hood for a month now with relatively intensive usage and no problems so far. Really convenient compared some other lens hoods I´ve used.

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    Should we expect this type of quality for all Nikon products moving forward

    Posted by Nikon?PoorQuality on May 6, 2012

    This lens hood came with the Nikon 55-300mm lens. It crumbled into pieces after a few uses. The flaw in the design is the small ring that is glued to the larger plastic hood. After only a few uses, I was walking along and heard plastic hitting the ground around me. When i looked down the hood was on the ground separated into two pieces with the little tabs also bouncing across the floor. Then when you go online to see if you can get a replacement, all you read is the same experience time and time again. Replacing this is expensive and it will just break quickly again. Why bother?

    Seems that Nikon is shipping an inferior product. There are alternatives out there and suggest that

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    Posted by Dizkid on March 8, 2012

    Had this 55-300 lens for about 6 months. Never had to actually use the lens hood, just took it off when I used the lens. Less than a dozen times. Took it off as usual last night, it came apart in my hands. It wasn´t dropped, squeezed or mishandled. And they want 33 dollars to replace it? I think not.

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    Worst Nikon product ever made

    Posted by bgeneto on December 11, 2011

    Take care when handling this cheap lens hood, you can break it into pieces only by removing this product. To make things worse Nikon does not provide (wake up guys!) a compatible/similar hood of better quality (maybe a screw on hood) to replace this fragile peace of... hood.

  • 1

    Worst product ever

    Posted by Nikon User on July 27, 2011

    I have had two of these lens hoods. Both fell apart after one or two uses. They are complete garbage.
    Worse, if you contact Nikon, they will do nothing.

  • 1

    I´m disappointed!

    Posted by Kushina on July 26, 2011

    Like the summary, I am not happy with this hood.
    Actually, the only thing I like about it is it´s a snap-on hood. But it´s really disappointing that it´s fragile and it was in my hand for only 4 months. Now, I´m thinking I should buy new one or not. Because it will still break apart like the first one if the quality goes on like that.

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    Posted by CIGAR MAN on July 24, 2011

    This lens hood is garbage. It fell apart after 4 uses. I cannot understand how Nikon can put such a poor hood on such a nice lens. Unlike others, I wouldn´t give Nikon another dime, I will find an after market hood that fits. ´´Customer Service´´ is useless.