Excerpt: This hood is very nicely made and matches the finish of the lens. I always use a hood to not only diminish the chance for glare, but also to protect all of my expensive glass. It would have been nice if Nikon supplied the hood with the lens instead of making it a separate purchase. Overall, though, if you have good lenses, don't skimp on cheap hoods.
Excerpt: I use this on my Nikon 80-200 for flare reduction and front element protection. It is thick and sturdy and the texture matches that of the lens. The fit on the lens is looser than I expected. It is also pricey for what it is, and really should have been included with the lens.
Excerpt: I purchased this lens for my 80-200mm f/2.8 ED D-AF lens. The hood has a nice tight fit on the lens, which reduces the worry of it falling off. I like that the finish on the hood matches that of the lens. The only down fall, is that it did not come with the lens, it had to be purchased separately.