I was shocked when I tried to remove the lens hood from Nocticron yesterday, finding it stuck on the lens barrel even after fully releasing the screw. After using force to pull it out, I see many patches of gluey, sticky substance all over the lens barrel. Totally disgusting now that I got my fingers all oily and sticky too. Attempting to wipe off just spreads it on the lens barrel even further On the hood itself, I see two strips of sticky leakage, which has to be the source of the oily gluey substance on the lens. It took me 20 mins to find the correct lens cleaning liquid that would dissolve this mess, and another 20 mins to wipe off the entire spread of gunk. Has any other Nocticron owner noticed this? I simply cannot believe a premium lens over $1500+ would be designed to create a mess like this. I've owned, shot, used dozens and dozens of lenses, and this is the first time ever I've encountered a lens hood spewing glue all over the lens barrel. Is this an isolated incident? Or by design? I would gladly pay the premium to buy an Olympus lens hood than getting a "free" hood from Panasonic that is made to spread strong glue all over?! Not even those cheap knock-off hoods made in China from eBay would do something like this I'll be calling Panasonic Canada on Monday to see if they'll send me a replacement hood. My past experiences with Panasonic doesn't give me a good feeling about this. I fully expect that they'll dismiss me with some excuse like user error. Let's see?