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Nikon lens hood knob
Rob Dicker, Photographer
Lake Villa | IL | USA | Posted: 1:02 PM on 05.20.18
->> Does anyone know where I can get a hold of the replacement parts for a Nikon long-lens hood? The locking knob screw stripped and even I can handle replacing it.

Nikon shows the parts on their website but they are out of stock and the site won't let me backorder it. The other end of the 800-NIKON-US phone number isn't able to help.

None of the repair services that I called would sell them, and the one place that I use wants to charge me between $85 and $150 to replace it - and that is a repair that requires turning two screws.
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David Richard, Photographer
Cleveland | OH | USA | Posted: 1:28 PM on 05.20.18
->> Mark Goldman Photography was selling some type of replacement parts for Nikon lens hoods. You may want to do an internet search for him.
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Greg Francis, Photographer
Rochester | NY | USA | Posted: 3:01 PM on 05.20.18
->> Yes, wasn't Mark Goldman or a member here selling them for about $55
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Jon Cunningham, Photographer
Lisle | IL | USA | Posted: 7:42 PM on 05.21.18
->> I've got this problem too, Rob. Being a cheapo, I just got a really wide heavy duty black rubber band. I keep it on the hood all the time. I put the hood on, and settle the tip of the locking screw into its groove on the lens. Then I slip the rubber band over the knob to hold it in place. Been doing this for years. I might add that this is after already replacing the same locking knob once in the past, and to me not worth doing again.
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Doug Pizac, Photographer
Sandy | UT | USA | Posted: 10:53 PM on 05.21.18
->> FYI, years ago one could easily purchase parts straight from Nikon. I too had missing screws for the spacers and a broken tightening bolt for my 400mm f/2.8 hood. In 2010 I walked into the Nikon repair place in Los Angeles, showed them what I needed and bought extras for the future.

A year or two later Nikon changed its policy to favor/protect camera repair stores by no longer selling parts to end users directly. The change also protected their own repair facilities from DYI repairs. From a business POV this makes sense.
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Greg Francis, Photographer
Rochester | NY | USA | Posted: 11:14 AM on 05.24.18
->> I sent a Nikon 24-70 into Melville for a complete $600 rebuild with a note to get a screw that fell out of my D3 near the strap lug, Nikon called and said no to the one screw I needed. Instead they suggested sending the body in for a minimum $125 visit, i'm sure, To put in a screw. Mind you, they already had my lens for $600 and they was a box coming back to me via UPS that the screw would have fit in...
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