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Aftermarket Lens Hood for the Olympus 17mm f/1.8

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by Joe_B, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. Joe_B

    Joe_B Mu-43 Regular

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    I contacted Rainbowimaging today by email about an aftermarket version of the Olympus LH-48B Lens Hood; Silver Metal Lens Hood for Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 17mm f1.8 Lens.

    The response I got was to, "Pls wait a while."

    They do have a silver screw in type hood for the lens. - Olympus LH-48B Lens hood, Olympus M.ZUIKO 17mm f1.8 Lens

    I think that they are still working on a more true copy of the Olympus LH-48B Lens Hood, if this interest you, you might contact Rainbowimaging and let them know of your interest.

    rainbowimaging@gmail.com
     
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  2. LeoS

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  4. janneman

    janneman Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jan (John) Kusters
    I think they made a mistake. The 17mm has a 46mm filter thread, the lenshood in the link -although it refers to the 17 mm lens- is 37 mm thread. They are probably still working on the right size.
     
  5. rabican

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  6. janneman

    janneman Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jan (John) Kusters
    It would not fit, the 45 mm has a 37 mm thread and this hood works fine on it. The 17 mm has a 46 mm thread... With an adaptor ring from 46 to 37 mm a wider hood fron the 17 mm would work, but be far too short and way too wide to be very effective.
     
  7. rabican

    rabican Mu-43 Regular

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    Thanks for explaining :thumbup:
     
  8. Jonathan F/2

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  10. Photodan1

    Photodan1 Mu-43 Regular

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    Dan
    If you order that vented hood, just go ahead and get a center pinch lens cap because the Olympus one will be impossible to get on and off. The best one I have found, believe it or not, is the 46mm Panasonic cap.
     
  11. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

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    The 17mm 1.8 has really good flare resistance. I'd say it's just better for protecting the front barrel from getting knocked around! :wink:
     
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