The Nikon HB-45 is commonly used for Everyday, Home, Landscape photography, Macro photography, Portraits, Studio, Travel and more.The Nikon HB-45 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Casual user, Enthusiast, Semi-professional among others.The Nikon HB-45 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Nikon HB-45: Durable, Easy to use, Lightweight and Reliable
Most Liked Positive Review
You Don't Have This?
If you do not have this on your lens, stop what you are doing and go get one. Your wonderful "kit" lens needs this little added protection as well as the preventative against lens flare, period. The lens may be inexpensive but it's one of the best lenses Nikon produces. Do you have your's yet?
Most Liked Negative Review
It broke the first month
The plastic ring that incapsulates the baionet machanism came off...
Reviewed by 56 customers
I recently purchased this lens hood for my D3200 with the AF-S Nikkor 18-55 mm 3.5-5.6GII lens. I can't get it to stay on the lens. It doesn't snap on, there doesn't seem to be a way to mount it. What am I missing?
The shade has two mounting buttons that retract 4 lugs when pressed. The buttons work well. The shade has nice anti-reflection coating. The cylindrical design will not cut off the image when focusing, a problem for petal style shades. The shade is deeper, with better shading, than Canon's 18-55 mm kit shade. The Canon shade is bayonet mount, so you can strip the gears if you mount the shade with the auto focus engaged! Good design Nikon! A Chinese shade I purchased had no anti-reflection coating, only 3 mounting lugs worked, the interior was poorly made & the whole shade squeaked when pressing the mounting buttons. You get what you pay for.
The hood snaps onto the lens front perfectly. It's a nice fit and doesn't interfear with the front of the lens. Meaning getting lens cap onoff isn't a problem. Very satisifed with this hood.
The lens hood fit the lens for which I bought it, and does the job for which it was intended. I am perfectly satisfied with my purchase.
Finally a lens hood that snaps on and doesn't fall off and fits right
Really like this snap on lens hood; I don't like that it included with the VR lens in Japan and optional in USA. All other lens come standard with a hood. However I do like the how it locks on to the lens, very fast and secure; you can't go wrong with this hood. Bought it from Adorama, got it fast, great price and with free shipping.
Used it to provide some degree of protection and glare that otherwise can ruin a great shot!
Seems sturdy and it fits on the lens backwards for storage (I read somewhere that it wouldn't fit that way). Does what it's supposed to do so I am happy with it.
Purchased for the 18-55mm lens and it is an exact fit.
Works great for me! Does its job and protects the lens at the same time!