Excerpt: Eventually, all Lens Hoods are going to get loose and not stay on your lens. Purchasing an original Nikon replacement prevents me from worrying about a bad fit or dropping/loosing the hood while shooting.
Excerpt: I lost the hoot to my 80-400 lens, and without a problem whatsoever, B&H came to the rescue. What a great resource, and I highly recommend them for having what you need, when you need it, and at a price that you can can't beat.
Excerpt: I purchased a used 80-400 VR Nikon lens from B&H and the lens hood was not included. This hood was recommended as used or if I preferred new. The price for new was not that much different and I chose new. Lens hood fits right and stores on the lens backwords when not in use.
Excerpt: This is a quite sturdy unit. I cracked the original when I fell with the lens in front of me onto some rocks. It suffered a small crack but prevented any damage to the lens. (It took me a few weeks to heal.) It also works well for its intended purpose, that is as a shade.