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HB-37 Bayonet Hood for 55-200mm F/4-5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor lens reduces stray light and minimizes flare. Your pictures will show improved contrast and better color saturation.
Use of specifically engineered Nikon lens hoods is highly recommended.
In less-than-ideal lighting conditions, the performance difference can be substantial.
Flower-Type bayonet lens hood provided with 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.
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Hood works well It is a nice hood that works very well, it fits well and has performed flawlessly June 13, 2013
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why won't this hood stay on my lense (the one it came with). It falls off.

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it's a bayonet hood. you have to put it on the lens and rotate it until it clicks and is securely in place.
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I am very new at photography. Please explain how to attach a hb-37 lens hood to my d3100, and also will it fit my 18-55mm & 55-200mm

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lens that came with the camera. I do have lens protectors on.
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The HB-37 Bayonet Hood is only compatible with the 55-200mm F/4-5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor lens. You will need to align the lens hood attachment index on the hood (either one of the two indexes) with the lens hood mounting index on the lens, and turn the hood clockwise until it click stops to secure.
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Under what conditions would this hood be used? When is it most helpful?

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Ideally you want to have the sun / light source at least 90 degrees to the lens, for a number of reasons. On of those is 'flare'. Another is loss of color richness.

If you face the subject you are photographing, and stretch your arms straight out to the side, if the sun / light source is even with or behind the arms, that's good. If it is in front of one of the arms, there can be problems. With a lens hood mounted, lens flare can be reduced or eliminated, and vibrancy of color maintained. In most situations it is just easiest to leave the hood on the lens.
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