Excerpt: Have a Nikon 18-140mm DX VR Lens and Lens Hood helps my photos I take from direct light on a Sunny day to stop Lens Flare! Don't need that kind of light to reduce the Contrast and Color from my Images. Plus protects my lens from damage.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: Assuming erroneously that a genuine Nikon HB-32 was expensive, I bought an aftermarket knock-off. It was too tight and didn't line up properly when seated. For a few bucks more, I got the Nikon. It fits with a nice click and lines up perfectly. It also reverses and fits over the zoom ring, which still provides enough surface to zoom the lens. When attached in the reverse position, the hood is not as tight, so snug it down a bit and be careful not to lose it.