Nikon HB-37 Bayonet Lens Hood

The Nikon HB-37 Bayonet Lens Hood is specifically designed for use with the 55-200mm VR DX lens. Lens hoods are one of the most important accessories for each lens you own. A lens hood provides multiple functions: it shades the lens from stray light improving your contrast and image quality in inclement weather it can assist in keeping moisture or wind-blown debris off the lens and it protects the front barrel from the inevitable impacts against walls door frames and other real-life obstacles.