Aftermarket lens hood for Olympus 60mm Macro (LH-49)

Sootchucker

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Hi all. Have just purchased the Olympus 60mm Macro for M43, and now want a lens hood for it. In the UK at least, the price for genuine Olympus one (LH-49), is an eye watering nearly £50 ($80). I guess the sliding mechanism has something to do with the cost, but I was wondering if anyone had purchased an after market hood cheaper and could share experiences with it please.
 

meekthabeast

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Yes, i have and use the JJC LH-J49. It slides just like the Olympus hood. It works very well and stays on the lens fine.
 

aznpapaya

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I just bought the Oly 60 and decided to buy the JJC hood lens to see how good it is as I did not want to spend $60 on a plastic hood. Overall the hood is actually pretty good and the sliding mechanism work as it should. It's a little "sticky" and required a little more effort to slide it in and out. People said that if you add a little lube the sliding should be a lot smoother. The stickyness can be a good/bad thing. I like it a little sticky because the hood wont collapse or slide out accidently when shooting. Plus how often will you be sliding the hood in a out?
 

mu43nik

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Thanks guys, I also have the JJC. I have been taking it off and reversing it. I didn't know about the slide action.
You learn something every day.


I also have a JJC for my 75mm, excellent value (comparitively)
 

Ross the fiddler

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Thanks guys, I also have the JJC. I have been taking it off and reversing it. I didn't know about the slide action.
You learn something every day.


I also have a JJC for my 75mm, excellent value (comparitively)

Don't worry, your not the first to do that as I seen another say the same as you. :rolleyes: That's a bit like someone wearing the kilt for the first time without seeing someone else wear it, because there have been those that have worn that back to front too. :wink: :biggrin:
 

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