Here is a random photo of the 12-50mm with its prescribed lens hood (Oly UK): Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available) This looks like a piece of plastic trash to me. Nevermind the stupid price; this just seems like a patently bad lens hood. The 14-42mm II lens hood is very similar and it's also junk. So what I'm wondering is, does anyone know a decently sized petal type hood that will actually shade the lens properly without vignetting it? I would love for it to be a bayonet mount but I'm pretty sure I'll have to settle for filter threaded.