Excerpt: I got this product to replace the one that didn't come with the 80-200 that I received. It works like the OEM hood and I have the same complaint as others that I can't have the lens cap on at the same time the hood is on.
Pros: Consistent Output, Control Lens Flare, Durable, Lightweight, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I am a photojournalist and push my equipment to its limits often. Cheap lens hoods have always broken. Metal hoods are by far the best. This is perfect for my old, trusty lens which I've had for nearly 20 years. B&H's service is almost always perfect, too!
Excerpt: There may be a use where this product exceeds the HB-7 bayonet mount but I can't think of it. I only bought it because B&H was of of stock on the HB-7. When I received the HN-28 I screwed it on and figured out you couldn't put the lens cap on with the hood in place.
Excerpt: I use this hood on my 80-200mmm Nikkor D-AF zoom, to photograph indoor performances of various kinds. Most of the time, there's light coming from every direction...I needed this hood, because every small improvement adds up to a better post production.