Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month
It is made of strong plastic, it doesn't seem as it is going to break any time soon :). It does what it is suposed to do, protects the lens from light rain, accidental drops, flares...
Takes time to put on/off the lens which isn't a problem if you are not in a hurry (or you never take it off). Not suitable for wider lenses because the hood can get into your frame (on Nikon 18-55 lens if you zoom below 24mm in some circumstances you'll see the hood in the corners of the picture; it can be fixed if the hood is manualy rotated).
This is the first hood I ever bought so for me it is difficult to judge if it is better or worse than some other hoods. Also, the one I got is a bit different than the one shown on the picture - it has slightly different ring, it's rounder (nicer), and on the hood it's printed DC-S and not DC-SN. But nevertheless, it's good.
Note:Stock and Availability shown on this site is for your reference only. While
we strive to provide the most accurate and timely stock and availability information,
availability information may become out of date and may change between the time
you added an item to cart and the time your order is received.
Quantities on clearance items are limited. Prices are current at time of posting. DX Reserves the right to change prices at any time without notice.