HB-32 Flower-Type Lens Shade for 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED-IF AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor Lens, as supplied with D70 Digital SLR camera (when purchased as a Nikon-configured body and lens outfit).
Flower-Type bayonet lens hood provided with select NIKKOR lenses.
Use of specifically engineered Nikon lens hoods is highly recommended.
By reducing the amount of non-essential light falling onto the front lens element, lenses can better achieve their optimum optical performance, producing more saturated images.
In less-than-ideal lighting conditions, the performance difference can be substantial.