Nikon HB-57 Lens Hood for AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR Lens

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Nikon HB-57 Reviews

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1.8

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (10)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

No problems

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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Snap-On Lens Hood

Watch out hood will come apart when you don't expect it great idea but just doesn't work.

Reviewed by 14 customers

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Piece of junk

By

from Undisclosed

Hardly even used it and within a few months it just fell apart

 
1.0

Definitely NOT up to Nikon's Standards!

By

from Undisclosed

I was only able to use this hood once before it fell apart into pieces just like it has with over 15 other reviewers. I called Nikon and found out that this hood, which was included with the purchased lens (see below), is NOT part of the covered warranty. When I asked about the price, I was told to go to this site. Here I found all of these 1-star reviews because of the poor design & craftsmanship. I read some of these reviews to the Nikon rep I was speaking with and she is forwarding them on to someone (who?) to see if something can be done. They need to send this design back to the drawing board & come up with a better made hood for this lens. They should also offer to replace the defective ones at no charge!

 
3.0

So-So Quality

By

from Rochester, NY, USA

I've had this lens hood (and lens# for more than 2 years and yesterday the hood suddenly fell apart when removing it from the lens. The lens gets light-to-moderate use and always receives careful handling. While some may think this failure period is reasonable, I don't. Fortunately, the end cap that holds the springs and release tabs in place broke away cleanly and allowed me to reassemble and super glue them back together. Taping the parts was not robust. Hopefully this fix will last, but I wanted others #and Nikon# to know this part is not made well, especially for its high price #IMO) Despite this experience, I do prefer #and recommend) a snap-on hood as the bayonet styles I have, including the HB-61, are too loose and constantly rotate and fall off with normal handling.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

THIS?? is Nikon??

By

from Pittsburgh, PA, USA

I take very good care of all of my equipment and this thing just fell apart in my hand. I can't believe that Nikon would make something this poorly.

 
5.0

Solid performer

By

from Glenview, IL  -  Photo Enthusiast

I purchased this to replace a broken one. Performed as promised.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

disappointment

By

from Undisclosed

I have owned this lens and hood for over a year - the hood is very cheaply constructed compared to other nikon hoods. The mechanics of the hood are not very durable. Now that the hood has broken into pieces I am finding it just plain difficult to find a replacement. Seems the HB-57 is either very popular or nikon has decide to scrap the hood and not inform owners of the lens.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

fell apart

By

from Undisclosed

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.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

No problems

By

from Undisclosed

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.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Worst Nikon product ever made

By

from Brasília - Brazilian Federal District, Brazil

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.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Worst product ever

By

from Undisclosed

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.

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Shopper  Is there a butterfly hood that fits over a UV filter on the Nikkor 55-300mm lens?
CHARLES M  It's an excellent lens hood. It's sturdy and well designed.
Shopper  what is the purpose of a lens hood?
WARD P  In my case, I shoot a lot in the Glades in South Florida, it helps cut glare from the water surfaces and also the midday sun when shooting roosting birds. Also this particular lens hood does not have a vinegeting problem on this lens.
Shopper  what is difference between 'bayonnet' and 'butterfly' hoods?
THOMAS W  They refer to different things. Bayonet (as opposed to screw-on) refers to the way the hood attaches to the lens. Butterfly refers to a scalloped shape of the front edge of the hood.
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