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HB-37 Bayonet Lens Hood

HB-37 Bayonet Hood for 55-200mm F/4-5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor lens reduces stray light and minimizes flare. Your pictures will show improved contrast and better color saturation.
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I am very new at photography. Please explain how to attach a hb-37 lens hood to my d3100, and also will it fit my 18-55mm & 55-200mm

lens that came with the camera. I do have lens protectors on.
Location : West Terre Haute, IN, USA
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Favorite Subject: Sports
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Role: Just getting started with photography
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Location : West Terre Haute, IN, USA
Age: 55-65
Favorite Subject: Sports
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Role: Just getting started with photography
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The HB-37 Bayonet Hood is only compatible with the 55-200mm F/4-5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor lens. You will need to align the lens hood attachment index on the hood (either one of the two indexes) with the lens hood mounting index on the lens, and turn the hood clockwise until it click stops to secure.
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Under what conditions would this hood be used? When is it most helpful?

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Ideally you want to have the sun / light source at least 90 degrees to the lens, for a number of reasons. On of those is 'flare'. Another is loss of color richness.

If you face the subject you are photographing, and stretch your arms straight out to the side, if the sun / light source is even with or behind the arms, that's good. If it is in front of one of the arms, there can be problems. With a lens hood mounted, lens flare can be reduced or eliminated, and vibrancy of color maintained. In most situations it is just easiest to leave the hood on the lens.
Location : Cedar Rapids Iowa
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why won't this hood stay on my lense (the one it came with). It falls off.

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it's a bayonet hood. you have to put it on the lens and rotate it until it clicks and is securely in place.
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