let me have a question which is a little bit strange: Does the huge lens hood HB-17 which is designed for the AF-S 2,8/80-200 fit the AF 2,8/80-200 (two ring zoom with no motor built in)? Both lenses have a filter diameter of 77 mm and bajonet mount for the lens hoods. Has anybody tried it? Each answer will be much appreciated.
If you try the HB-17 on the lens and it works, please let us know. I have the same lens and have been using a collapsable rubber hood that I hate, and I was planning on replacing it with the HB-7. As for vignetting, you actually may not notice any until after the photos are developed, and even then it may not be noticeable. Example: My 20-35mm F/2.8 Tokina using a normal single filter shows very slight vignetting in the corners when using my F5, but not with the F100. When the photos are developed, slides show no vignetting since it was so slight, vignetting was covered by mount. Some prints did show the slight vignetting, depending on how the machine cut them. So, I know I will be interested to find out if the bayonet dimensions are the same and the elements are postioned in the same relationship to the end of the barrel. Good Luck, Doug
thanks for your answers. I thought maybe someone has tried it before. The large HB-17 can be ordered separately and it's quite possible to use that hood on the non-AF-S lens without vignetting because both lenses have the same focal length. But I don't know if the bajonet mount of the hood fits to the non-AF-S lens.
As I've purchased my new F100 at the beginning of August I couldn't afford any new stuff this year. But I'll go to my local dealer and try it (as far as it is possible, maybe the HB-17 and/or the lens is sold out). I'll tell you the results here at Nikonians.
Don't forget to check for lens placement to the relationship to outer edge of the barrel. A lens can have the same focal length, but if the elements are placed a little farther inside the barrel, a filter may cause vignetting, while in another lens of the same focal length, if the elements are placed farther out, it will not vignette. I have two different zooms and at the 28mm focal length, one will vignette with two filters, one will not. The one that will not vignette has elements that are not as recessed as the one that does vignette. Again, let me know if it works. I would be curious, and willing to purchase the 17 if it does not vignette. Doug
Agree with Doug, as the obvious reason that this must be the case is of course the point of discussion, i.e the hood it self. I assume Nikon did not design this new hood just for the sake of it, it is a pain if you ask me to fit in the bag, so the elements must have changed in the barrel and the "old" hood cannot be used at all focal lengths To my knowledge the old version of the hood which is in the 1 & 2 ring versions of the "D" version should also be available as a separate item. I would stick with that hood instead, or why not use a flarebuster that you fit in the hot shoe??
Since the HB-7 did not come with the lens, it is offered through B&H for $29.95. For some reason it is more expensive than the HB-17. If you compare the two photos of the two different lens hoods, the HB-7 does angle outwards from the lens at a greater degree than the HB-17. DD