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Optional screw-in lens hood for select NIKKOR lenses.
By reducing the amount of non-essential light falling onto the front lens element, lenses can better achieve their optimum optical performance, producing more saturated images.
Use of specifically engineered Nikon lens hoods is highly recommended.
In less-than-ideal lighting conditions, the performance difference can be substantial.
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Does the HN-31 lens hood fit the new 85mm f/1.4 AF-S G lens?

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The HN-31 lens hood was originally designed for the 85mm f/1.4 AF-D lens. It's made of metal and has screw mount.

The hood supplied with the new 85mm f/1.4 AF-S "G" lens is bayonet-mount and made of plastic. This particular bayonet-mount design is completely lame, and as a result, the supplied hood keeps falling off.

I would like to go back to the HN-31 hood on the "G" lens, (which replaced my old "D" lens), if this hood fits the "G" lens.

Thank you.
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Answer: 
Since both 85mm/1,4 D and G are on 77mm srew-on filter size, the HN-31 will fit the G lens.
But you loose the easiness that give the bayonet hood, that you can store reversed, safely and neatly.
The screw-on HB-31 is not easy to store in either position, and long to remove.
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Answer: 
The lens hood that goes with this lens is the new HB-55. If you have the old one you can use it.
 
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Is the HN-31 hood compatible with AF-S 85mm f/1.4G lens?

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Answer: 
The HN-31 hood was made for the old 85mm lens. This new version of the lens comes with the HB-55.
 
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What the the diameter of this product?

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I would like to know because I want to try a lenscoat hoodie and want to know which size to get
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Answer: 
Approximately 77mm.
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