75-300mm II Hood Options

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by verbatimium, Sep 10, 2014.

  1. verbatimium

    verbatimium Mu-43 Veteran

    Jul 17, 2013
    Toronto, Ontario
    Has anyone tried the LH-61B hood that was designed for the 40-150mm F3.5-4.5 lens for the four thirds system on the 75-300mm II lens? If so, does it fit, and can you store it backwards?

    I don't want to get the LH-61E hood for this lens as it is very large and bulky. I know that the LH-61D hood that is designed for the 40-150mm R will not fit onto the 75-300mm II, but you can make some modifications to the hood to make it fit, and you can also store it backwards on the lens (I may go this route if the LH-61B doesn't fit).
  2. janneman

    janneman Mu-43 Veteran

    Dec 6, 2012
    Jan (John) Kusters
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  3. verbatimium

    verbatimium Mu-43 Veteran

    Jul 17, 2013
    Toronto, Ontario
    I also have a cheap metal screw-in hood like that, but would like to be able to reverse it. I know of the post where someone modified the LH-61D to be used on the 75-300mm II lens (I think this is the one you are also talking about). However I am specifically asking about the LH-61B (not the LH-61D) and whether it can be used on the 75-300mm II without any modifications.
  4. Tilman Paulin

    Tilman Paulin Mu-43 Veteran

    Jun 10, 2013
    Anyone using a rubber lens hood on the 75-300?
    I've never had one, but the idea that they simply fold back when you want to add a filter or stow away the lens sounds appealing to me.
  5. Sammyboy

    Sammyboy m43 Pro

    Oct 26, 2010
    Steeler Country
    .... I think Ross did the modification ......
  6. Ross the fiddler

    Ross the fiddler Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Yes, I did (with the LH-61D hood for the 40-150 lens) with a satisfactory outcome too for forward & reverse mounting.

    As it looks when fitted (the alignment arrow is what I have added).

    Original LH-61D hood view from mounting end.

    And trimmed out JJC LH-61D hood

    Use a trimming knife to cut as above (both hoods are aligned in the same position in the photos) & carefully check for tight spots & use pencil lead (graphite) for some lubrication of the contact points. Don't force it otherwise you might be unlucky enough to sheer the front off the lens (as has happened to the 12-60 lens by someone in the past).
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