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About Nikon HR-2

Screws onto the front of the lens. Metal type available for extra strength. Rubber type folds back over the lens when not in use. For 50/1.2, Noct 58/1.2, AF 50/1.4, AF 50/1.8

The Nikon HR-2 is commonly used for Everyday, General purpose, Home, Landscape/scenery, Landscape photography, Macro photography, Night photography, Portraits, Sports/action, Studio, Travel, Weddings, Wildlife photos and more.The Nikon HR-2 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Enthusiast, Photo enthusiast, Semi-professional, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Nikon HR-2 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Nikon HR-2: Durable, Easily interchangeable, Easy to use, Improves product function, Lightweight, Rugged and Strong construction

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Lightweight (37),Durable (34),Easy to use (16),Rugged (13),Easily interchangeable (12),Strong construction (12),Improves product function (7),Reliable (3),Versatile (3)
Cons:
Tough to attach (3)
Best Uses:
Everyday (14),Portraits (13),Travel (10),Landscape/scenery (9),Night photography (7),Sports/action (7),Macro photography (6),Studio (6),General purpose (5),Home (5),Landscape photography (5),Weddings (5) Wildlife photos (4),Low light (3) View All
Reviewer Profile:
Enthusiast (12),Semi-pro photographer (10),Photo enthusiast (8),Semi-professional (5)

Nikon HR-2 Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
4.6

(based on 44 reviews)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

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  • 4 Stars

     

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  • 3 Stars

     

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    (1)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Best on the market

Costs a little more than others, but Nikon stays true to form and makes a product just *that* much better than the rest. Hood is a tad wider, deeper, and made of better rubber than any other off-brand hood I have tried for less. Does great to block the sun and folds tight and flat when not in use. Screws cleanly onto lens and filters and doesnt "gum up". Use it with my Nikon AF 50f/1.8D, 24f/2.8D, 35f/2D and 50f1.4D primes. Dont skimp here, get this hood. Its a cut above the rest.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Don't Bother...

Hangs onto dust for dear life. Semi-floppy rubber body requires a lot of care or it will quickly hold a warped shape. Also, it's kind of shallow, so I can't imagine that it is shielding much of anything, unless the light you are trying to block is 90 degrees to your right or left, making it more or less worthless. Makes a short lens look more pro, that's about it.

Reviewed by 44 customers

 
5.0

Great shade to have

By

from Maine  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Not as clunky as Nikon's hard shades. Folds back over lense to make a compact package to fit in pouches and pockets. and perhaps provide some protection. Likes it enough to by two

 
4.0

As Advertised

By

from Westerville, Ohio  -  Photo Enthusiast

What can I say? It does what it's supposed to do. USPS took their time delivering it (a week), but that's not Adorama's fault. Good protection for a lens, and cleverly folds back for storage.

 
5.0

Perfect

By

from Narberth PA  -  Photo Enthusiast

Lens Hood that does a perfect job and is a perfect fit.

 
5.0

Collapsible... Genius!

By

from Minneapolis, MN  -  Photography Student

I use this hood for every shot with my 50mm fast lens to prevent lens glare. It serves it's function, and the threading doesn't bother me. It feels very secure on the lens that way. The flexible material is so great. I was worried about it fitting in my case since the camera just fit without the hood, but it works perfectly when it's collapsed down!

 
4.0

Collapsible!

By

from Denver, CO  -  Photo Enthusiast

I needed a lens hood for my 50mm prime lens. I like the collapsible nature of this hood because it can fit pretty flat in my camera bag. However, it is a threaded attachment and not as easy as the newer hoods for Nikon's "G" lenses.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Good but could be better

By

from Denver, CO  -  Photo Enthusiast

I purchased this for the Nikon 50mm f/1.4D AF Lens. I like the collapsable aspect of this hood and the flexible material it's made from. The thread mount makes it a bit more difficult to attach than the hood for the newer f/1.4G lens. Still it's what's available for the lens I have and is definitely needed to help with lens glare.

 
5.0

great for my nikkor 50mm 1.8d

By

from chico,ca.  -  Semi-pro Photographer

very useful accessory for my 50mm 1.8 nikkor lense.

 
5.0

For the 50mm

By

from Lexington, TN  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Had to break down and pay the inflated price because I love the 50mm 1.4 that much!

 
5.0

Great Product!

By

from CA  -  Photo Enthusiast

I've been meaning to get a hood for my 50mm and this works great! The soft rubber is so much better than the hard plastic and it's nice how it collapses when storing the camera with the lens on. I can't believe why I waited so long to get one of these. This has nothing to do with it's function, but having the hood on a small lens like the 50mm makes it look more balanced when using a flash.

(0 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Grrr...Didn't fit :(

By

from Arkansas  -  Photo Enthusiast

This didn't fit my Nikon 50mm 1.4 AF-S. I was very disappointed, because the description said it would fit a "50mm 1.4"...didn't realize the AF-S made a difference in the size. Not too happy that I'm going to have to send it back. If anyone out there know where to find a rubber hood for the AF-S lens, please post here!

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Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
J. R. B  i like the flexability
Joan H  Will this fit my Nikon 18-200mm?
ROBIN M  No.This is 52mm where the 18-200 is 72mm. You are better off with the HB-35 reversible hood for this lens.
Shopper  Will this fit a 52 mm diameter AF-S Nikor 18-55 mm lens?
GERARDO S  It will fit, but its not the best alternative, since the hood will probably cause vigneting when the lens is in the wide position. I would suggest the Nikon HB-45 hood instead. It ataches to the outer part of the lens and is a bit shorter, avoiding any vigneting risk.
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