Excerpt: HB-50 bayonet lens hood works very well on my Nikon D610. easy to use, lightweight and reliable at all focal lengths. the only con is that it tends to be a bit fragile. the threading mechanism has broken a number of times and needed to be replaced.
Pros: Compact, Easy to Use, Great Picture Quality, Lightweight
Excerpt: As has been commented before, this sole alternative from Nikon is very much lacking. This purchase was for a slightly used Nikon original part, however, it has the same features as a new one. The hood is just too flimsy (very light plastic) and comes off too easily from the lens.
Excerpt: Does the job of shading the lens. Sadly, it falls off easily and the plastic breaks with a short drop (less than a foot) that does nothing to the lens or camera (D7000). I am sure Nikon can do better.
Excerpt: Bought this as a replacement to the one that came with the lens. That's the only reason I don't give it five stars -- I just wish it were more durable. I've shot with the lens hood on all my shots with the lens.