Excerpt: Got to admit I bought this because it looks cooler than the one that came with the lens. Bayonets right into place and goes on backwards for storage. Nikon quality. A guy told me the petal hood helps prevent vignetting that might occur with a solid one.
Excerpt: It's a Nikon product, it fits the lens correctly, it doesn't pop off unless I don't put it on right, it shades the lens like it's supposed to. Priced higher than other solutions but it's Nikon quality.
Excerpt: The only time I remove my new hood I bought is when I have to store my camera back into the bag. I flip opposite and snapped back on to store it back into my bag, when I'm done shooting for the day. It's an awesome hood: ) Yes I would recommend this hood. 10+