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I'm looking for a Tulip Flower Lens Hood for Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 35-70mm f/2.8 D? I know that Nikon HB-1 and HB-15 hood work on this lens. But do you know any Nikon or third party Tulip Flower Hood?

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Are you unable to find a lens hood HB-1 or HB-15 and are you therefore looking for an alternative solution? –  Rene Nov 1 '12 at 7:05
    
@Rene those hoods have a straight front edge (so they are not tulip hoods) –  Imre Nov 1 '12 at 7:32
    
@Imre thanks now the question makes sense to me. –  Rene Nov 1 '12 at 7:55
    
Tulip hoods weren't "in" when that lens was, so I'm sure you won't find one specifically for it. Perhaps something compatible exists... –  Dan Wolfgang Jan 16 at 1:29

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You could try printing your own lens hood on a piece of cardboard. I haven't tried it out myself, so I can't comment on the quality.

If you have a full-frame camera you should use this link.
If you use a frame with a 1.5 or 1.6 crop factor then you need this lens hood template.

I'm not affiliated with this site, just remembered it when I saw your question.

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I bought a couple of lens hoods from ebay and they all worked fine considering the price - even some plastic tulip shaped. You could just buy a couple of them for $2 each and try it. Sometimes, there is a bit of tape needed to hold the tulip in place so it doesn't rotate but hey, even Joe McNally does it. When You have your hood, please make sure you test for light fallof - if the hood is too deep.

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