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Helps to reduce stray light which can cause flare.
Use of specifically engineered Nikon lens hoods is highly recommended.
In less-than-ideal lighting conditions, the performance difference can be substantial.
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.
HB-57 Snap-On Type Lens Hood 1.4 5 18 18
HB-57 Yes not made very well , mine also fell apart , but I was able to put it back together after about an hour of fooling around with it . Had to scotch tape it together . Will try to put some super glue on it soon as I can pick some up at the store ,and hope it willl stay . October 7, 2012
55-300 Lens hood is trash Everyone who is complaining about the lens hood is 100% correct.....Junk just junk! August 17, 2012
fell apart 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. August 10, 2012
Should we expect this type of quality for all Nikon products moving forward This lens hood came with the Nikon 55-300mm lens. It crumbled into pieces after a few uses. The flaw in the design is the small ring that is glued to the larger plastic hood. After only a few uses, I was walking along and heard plastic hitting the ground around me. When i looked down the hood was on the ground separated into two pieces with the little tabs also bouncing across the floor. Then when you go online to see if you can get a replacement, all you read is the same experience time and time again. Replacing this is expensive and it will just break quickly again. Why bother? Seems that Nikon is shipping an inferior product. There are alternatives out there and suggest that May 7, 2012
Cheap...Garbage.. Had this 55-300 lens for about 6 months. Never had to actually use the lens hood, just took it off when I used the lens. Less than a dozen times. Took it off as usual last night, it came apart in my hands. It wasn't dropped, squeezed or mishandled. And they want 33 dollars to replace it? I think not. March 9, 2012
Worst Nikon product ever made 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. December 12, 2011
Worst product ever 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. July 28, 2011
I'm disappointed! Like the summary, I am not happy with this hood. Actually, the only thing I like about it is it's a snap-on hood. But it's really disappointing that it's fragile and it was in my hand for only 4 months. Now, I'm thinking I should buy new one or not. Because it will still break apart like the first one if the quality goes on like that. July 27, 2011
Garbage This lens hood is garbage. It fell apart after 4 uses. I cannot understand how Nikon can put such a poor hood on such a nice lens. Unlike others, I wouldn't give Nikon another dime, I will find an after market hood that fits. "Customer Service" is useless. July 25, 2011
Flimsy Lens hood broke into 6 pieces. Flimsiest hood I've ever used. Nikon, please make a better hood for this lens. June 16, 2011
the most fragile lens shade I ever used Nice concept, but lens shade can't stand any abuse at all - I've had two and both fell apart after mild bumping around, then can't be reassembled with any success. PLEASE Nikon or some third party make an alternative lens shade for the 55-300. The lens itself is fine, the lens shade, not. After the 2nd one fell apart I reported it to Nikon, who offered to replace the lens shade with a new one - I declined the offer, and will do without until there's an alternative. Nikon owes me $70 for two bad lens shades, or one good alternative for free - If they were really concerned about standing behind their product. April 16, 2011
Snap-On Lens Hood Watch out hood will come apart when you don't expect it great idea but just doesn't work. April 4, 2011
Parasol fraco Realmente falta um conceito mais durável e robusto a este conjunto, não condiz com a marca Nikon. Consegui por 3 vezes remontar os componentes que se desmontaram em minha mão. Quando aconteceu de novo no meio do mato só achei o copo maior, as demais peças se foram. E agora o prejuízo. June 3, 2013
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When will the HB-57 lens hood be available for purchase at the Nikon store? Is it the only one that will fit a 55-300mm zoom?

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These terrible (Nikon should be embarrassed) lens hoods are also out of stock at on-line dealers. Basically there is not replacement for this lens hood.
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Currently we don’t have the HB-57 Snap-On Type Lens Hood in stock at Nikon Store but you can get it at any online dealer. Just click on the link below and then to Authorized Dealers.
http://www.nikonusa.com/Nikon-Produ...
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is the lens hood still lose after installed to the lens?

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i m using the nikkor 55-300mm lens.
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This is a snap-on hood, how does one rotate it until a click is heard? The one that I have snaps on to front lip of the 55-300mm lens, afterwards it rotates freely around the lens.
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Make sure to turn the hood until you feel a click, is not suppose to be loose.
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What other hood can I use to replace the HB-57?

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It is well known that this hood is horrible, very fragile and expensive. Surely the nikon lens it is made for, the 55-300, is compatible with some other lens hood?
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The 55-300mm lens is only compatible with the HB-57 lens hood.
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What's the best zoom lens for the Nikon D3100?

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I recently brought a Nikon D3100 and I'm looking for a nice zoom lens for it. What's the best zoom lens for the Nikon D3100?
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Please click on the link below for the lens simulator; it will help you to make the decision on what lens you need.
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I find the poor quality of this part and the lack of support for the users to be a blemish on the Nikon reputation. Looking for a response that you have a plan to quickly resolve the issue.
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hi
I would check with Service and Support.
It seems as though there has been a problem with this item...
Not very helpful, but i feel your dilemma
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What screw-on hood will work with the 55-300mm (58mm) lens? I would think that any screw-on hood for a 55mm lens with 58mm threads should work.

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The HB-57 is the Nikon accessory lens hood for this lens.
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