Excerpt: This is a great item to use with 18-55mm Lens. Eventhough it is a kit lens, it can provide better color/contrast with the hood on. I use it as often as I use with other lens with their own related hoods.
Excerpt: When I purchased my D3200 kit I did not initially realize that the 18-55mm lens did not come with a hood. While this hood was inexpensive and mounts on the lens very easily the one drawback I have noticed thus far is when you are wanting to focus the lens manually.