Nikon 80-200 AFS hood fit on 80-200 D?

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by wesley_bennett, Feb 20, 2006.

  1. I have a 80-200D without a hood. I want to buy a hood. I am leaving
    on a trip this weekend but a buddy has an extra 80-200AFS hood, and
    insists that it will work. Should I save my money and buy two cases
    of beer instead of ordering a new hood tomorrow.
    A silly question. I know.
    -Thanks, WB
  2. You can use the HB-17 (AF-S) hood on the AF-D 80-200. However:<br>
    - You have to shave off a bit from one of the hood's locking protrusions, which probably makes it less than adequate for future use on an AF-S 80-200.<br>
    - For the best fit, the hood must be rotated a bit off from center. This is only a slight rotation and doesn't vignette on DX bodies, but the whole setup isn't exactly solid.<br>
    - The hood only fits one way, so you can't reverse it for storage or travel.<br>
    I use the HB-17 hood in situations where I won't change lenses, such as football games or telephoto work on a tripod. For other situations, I use the HB-7 hood, which is made for the lens and actually fits in my camera bag. My HB-7 appears to be a Nikon China hood, and was about $15 on an auction site.

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