Reviewed by 4 customers
Use hood predominantly outdoors during sunlight hours. Performs the task but should be more durable meaning less sensitive to jarring/breaking as easily particularly conasidering the cost.
This product is designed to replace the hood on the 70-200mm VRII. It does that, but falls short of the quality of the older VR-I lens hood. It is much thinner material that is easily broken. It will not provide the same level of convenience as its predecessor. It will NOT allow me to stand the lens upright while mounted on the lens. This product has diminished quality and features, as compared to the older product.
On my China Trip in April 2013, I was felt on slippery granite trail along beautiful Li River , Guilin. My Nikon D800 and heavy tele zoom Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 G AF-S VRII smashed on the granite rock ! Fortunately, the HB-48 lens hood acted as a shield to save my expensive and favorite zoom lens. . However, the hood was broken apart and my left hand holding the camera also got a serious bruise. The hood is also a must to block the glare for my wildlife shot and shield the lens from abuse in almost my back country trips.
Works perfectly, just like the original. What else to expect from a genuine Nikon replacement part? I had to replace the hood because I dropped the lens. The lens hood broke but that saved the lens and even the filter. In addition to shielding the lens from unwanted light, it's a great shock absorber!