40++ so exp wor..
anyway...i was looking for it too..when to many places to hunt for it..apparently all say no stock.so i call Nikon up.They say got stock in their warehouse they can transfer to one of the dealer for me.the price they quote is less than $20.
maybe u can give it a try.
Why do you need a hood? You should know the reason why you need one and should have one or not....that is if you are new to all this stuff. Nikon original hoods are never cheap that is why you should be lucky that if you buy a lens it comes with one if not...it can be pricey. I thot this kit lens comes with a hood already? no?
Now if you are new to all these and want to venture to buy a third party hood note that a wrong hood can work against you. Since you are using it on a 18mm wide lens, you need to be sure the hood is able to cover that wide angle and not obstruct it to casue dark corners in your photos you shoot at 18mm. So make sure the shot you get that from an assure you it can or have a exchange policy. Best would be to bring your camera down to test though if your camera is not a full viewfinder, you might still not see till you load the photo into your PC or Mac to view it. Something to take note of.
can try ringing directly to Nikon sales hotline. i think a sweet lady voice will answer and she check the stock status.If available stock she would ask you which dealer u wan to get ur stuff from (cos Nikon dun do direct sales) .then they will transfer the stock over to that dealer which u requested
i just got my HB-33 55mm lens hood for less than $20 today !