How to get the right lens hood for a hard to find lens?

SnowleopardSnowleopard Posts: 244Member
edited October 2014 in Nikon Lenses
Hi,

I have a AF-S VR Zoom-NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G IF-ED. It uses the HB-29 hood. Most people don't realize there are 2 versions of this lens. The common one is "black" and the rare one is "light grey". I have the light grey one below:
Nakrani Studios: Other &emdash; 20140227_144116

The black one is Manufacturer #: 4119(I do not want this one.) I want the grey one (Manufacturer #: JAB72911).

Nikon USA is telling me they can't get Nikon part number JAB72911. I have only found one place in Europe that carries JAB72911; however, they do not ship to the US.

Do I have any other options to get Nikon part # JAB72911. ?

||COOLPIX 5000|●|D70|●|D700|●|D810|●|AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED|●|AF Nikkor 20mm f/2.8D|●|AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D|●|AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G|●|AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8D|●|AF-S Micro Nikkor 60mm f/2.8G ED|●|AF-S VR Zoom-NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G IF-ED (Silver)|●|AF-S Teleconverter TC-20E III|●|PB-6 Bellows|●|EL-NIKKOR 50mm f/2.8||

Comments

  • MsmotoMsmoto Posts: 5,396Moderator
    What a cool looking lens…..from a distance you are identified as a Canon Shooter no doubt….LOL
    Msmoto, mod
  • SnowleopardSnowleopard Posts: 244Member
    Msmoto,

    I get allot of strange looks from Canon people, it is quite funny actually. They stare at it before approaching me and asking about it... its missing the red "L" series ring on the end.

    Sevencrossing, Thank you so much. Amazon UK will ship to the US. I knew someone would know how to get a replacement lens hood for this lens. The original one cracked and is no good anymore and after hunting this lens down, I can't face putting the black lens hood on it.
    ||COOLPIX 5000|●|D70|●|D700|●|D810|●|AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED|●|AF Nikkor 20mm f/2.8D|●|AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D|●|AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G|●|AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8D|●|AF-S Micro Nikkor 60mm f/2.8G ED|●|AF-S VR Zoom-NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G IF-ED (Silver)|●|AF-S Teleconverter TC-20E III|●|PB-6 Bellows|●|EL-NIKKOR 50mm f/2.8||
  • SnowleopardSnowleopard Posts: 244Member
    Sevencrossing,

    Somehow I don't think I would de-face the lens hood with spray paint unless I am getting the lens taken apart and re-painted from scratch and re-powder coated. Then the lens hood would get powder coated also.
    ||COOLPIX 5000|●|D70|●|D700|●|D810|●|AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED|●|AF Nikkor 20mm f/2.8D|●|AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D|●|AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G|●|AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8D|●|AF-S Micro Nikkor 60mm f/2.8G ED|●|AF-S VR Zoom-NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G IF-ED (Silver)|●|AF-S Teleconverter TC-20E III|●|PB-6 Bellows|●|EL-NIKKOR 50mm f/2.8||
  • NSXTypeRNSXTypeR Posts: 2,042Member
    You can try to get an off brand lens hood that screws into the filter mount.

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/23170-REG/Hoya_H77RH_77mm_Screw_In_Rubber_Zoom.html/prm/alsVwDtl

    I guess it would be a pain if you use a lot of filters, but at least you can use it with other lenses.
    Nikon D7000/ Nikon D40/ Nikon FM2/ 18-135 AF-S/ 35mm 1.8 AF-S/ 105mm Macro AF-S/ 50mm 1.2 AI-S
  • MsmotoMsmoto Posts: 5,396Moderator
    It may very well be that you will have to use some type of modified hood, HB 65 or HB 48…There is always some type of make-shift hood, bent cardboard and Gaffer's tape, useable in a practical sense, but not very attractive.
    Msmoto, mod
  • sevencrossingsevencrossing Posts: 2,800Member
    edited October 2014
    Snowleopard ......unless I am getting the lens taken apart and re-painted from scratch and re-powder coated

    well don't just stop at the lens and lens hood

    http://nikonrumors.com/2013/04/24/military-grade-desert-mirage-lizard-painted-nikon-gear.aspx/
    Post edited by sevencrossing on
  • PistnbrokePistnbroke Posts: 1,793Member
    edited October 2014
  • SnowleopardSnowleopard Posts: 244Member
    Msmoto,

    Nikon USA came back and suggested a "black" HB-48 in their email to me. The hood looks identical to the black version of the HB-29. I went ahead and ordered the Nikon HB-29 in light grey from Amazon UK. I want the real thing. It should arrive in 5 days from the London area (It seems like Amazon has some fast shipping between London and the US.

    Pistnbroke,

    I did see those JJ HB-29 replacements and thought about them for a moment.

    Seven,

    I don't know anyone that could take apart my D700 and lenses and re-paint everything in Military colors, or some strange color,lol.

    ||COOLPIX 5000|●|D70|●|D700|●|D810|●|AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED|●|AF Nikkor 20mm f/2.8D|●|AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D|●|AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G|●|AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8D|●|AF-S Micro Nikkor 60mm f/2.8G ED|●|AF-S VR Zoom-NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G IF-ED (Silver)|●|AF-S Teleconverter TC-20E III|●|PB-6 Bellows|●|EL-NIKKOR 50mm f/2.8||
  • PistnbrokePistnbroke Posts: 1,793Member
    What I do is buy a cheap hood and use it with the lens keeping the original new one in the box for when I sell it ..I also keep the lens cap and origingal mount cap in the box for re sale
  • spraynprayspraynpray Posts: 6,030Moderator
    Powder coating plastic? I'd like to see that....
    Always learning.
  • MsmotoMsmoto Posts: 5,396Moderator
    There are those of us who like to have things look as original as possible. I am one in many cases and with this beautiful gray lens, I suspect I would want the "original". Kinda like my old "F" bodies, I would not want anything but original on them.
    Msmoto, mod
  • SnowleopardSnowleopard Posts: 244Member
    I guess the next question is, if I want to send it in for it's "Annual" calibration (which most of us don't do) will Nikon USA re-calibrate it (at my cost) or do I have to send it off to the other side of the world for 6 months?
    ||COOLPIX 5000|●|D70|●|D700|●|D810|●|AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED|●|AF Nikkor 20mm f/2.8D|●|AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D|●|AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G|●|AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8D|●|AF-S Micro Nikkor 60mm f/2.8G ED|●|AF-S VR Zoom-NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G IF-ED (Silver)|●|AF-S Teleconverter TC-20E III|●|PB-6 Bellows|●|EL-NIKKOR 50mm f/2.8||
  • Golf007sdGolf007sd Posts: 2,840Moderator
    edited October 2014
    If their is nothing wrong with your lens and is working just fine, don't have anything done to it...period.

    Having said that, Nikon service centers will work on your lens and they will charge you, given that it is not a USA model. But again, if you are not having any issues with your lens, just keep enjoying it...don't let a tech touch it.
    Post edited by Golf007sd on
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  • SquamishPhotoSquamishPhoto Posts: 608Member
    Powder coating plastic? I'd like to see that....
    Ask and ye shall receive.

    Mike
    D3 • D750 • 14-24mm f2.8 • 35mm f1.4A • PC-E 45mm f2.8 • 50mm f1.8G • AF-D 85mm f1.4 • ZF.2 100mm f2 • 200mm f2 VR2
  • spraynprayspraynpray Posts: 6,030Moderator
    Nice one Squamish, that's new. Normally the powder is applied electrostatically until melted so I'm thinking that it is the pre-heating that causes the powder to 'stick' until the localised heat is applied. I wonder how tough the finish is, and it obviously can't be applied to many plastics as they have a lower melting point. would work on a decent quality lens hood OK though although I bet the paint on the OP's hood was traditional liquid over a primer.
    Always learning.
  • SnowleopardSnowleopard Posts: 244Member
    edited October 2014
    Well they arrived (that fast from the UK). I ordered 2 of them just to avoid this mess in the future. Out of the 9 Nikon lenses I own, I had never had a lens hood crack and become un-usable. In this case because these are hard to find where I live, I picked up a second one.

    Interestingly enough, Nikon Support and most places on the internet call these "light grey" but it is clearly marked on the box.... "Silver". Not sure where the difference comes from.

    "Nakrani Studios: Other &emdash; DSC_1053"

    Post edited by Golf007sd on
    ||COOLPIX 5000|●|D70|●|D700|●|D810|●|AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED|●|AF Nikkor 20mm f/2.8D|●|AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D|●|AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G|●|AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8D|●|AF-S Micro Nikkor 60mm f/2.8G ED|●|AF-S VR Zoom-NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G IF-ED (Silver)|●|AF-S Teleconverter TC-20E III|●|PB-6 Bellows|●|EL-NIKKOR 50mm f/2.8||
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