For those with the Nikor 18-55mm (kit lens)
Not the new VR Nikor 18-55mm... The one that came with the Nikon D40 and D40x...
In your documentation for the camera/lens (as well as on the Nikon website), it states that there is a hood for the lens- the Nikon HB-33. It has been discontinued- and you can only find a rubber replacement.
However, the bayonet hood for the Nikor 18-55mm VR- the HB-45 does fit- I got it today from Adorama.
Just wanted to pass that along... and save frustration to the many D40 users here in this board!
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