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Hood color for 45mm/1.8

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by WT21, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 19, 2010
    Boston
    I'm looking at a 37-46mm step up ring, just to get a hood that fits a couple of lenses, as well as my filters.

    Trying to figure out -- the lens is silver, my EPL2 is black. The step-up rings I'm finding are black.

    Has anyone got a third-party hood for their 45/1.8? Did you go black or silver? Has anyone done the step-up route? If so, do you match the ring to the hood?

    Any pictures of hoods on the 45 would also be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Promit

    Promit Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 6, 2011
    Baltimore, MD
    Promit Roy
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  3. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 19, 2010
    Boston
    I did some ebay search, but didn't find that. Thanks!

    Anyone have any pics, though, of hoods on the 45? I think black might be more versatile for other lenses, though at eBay prices I could just buy both colors.
     
  4. Promit

    Promit Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 6, 2011
    Baltimore, MD
    Promit Roy
    You know, the 45mm is almost a dead ringer for the silver 14-42 II...
     
  5. leungw

    leungw Deal Hunter

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    May 26, 2011
    NJ
    Willy
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  6. ZephyrZ33

    ZephyrZ33 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Nov 18, 2010
    Southern California
    Just received my 37-46mm step-up ring yesterday! (to share ND filters with my Lumix 20)

    I also put on the black "Vented Summicron" hood. I think it looks good with the extra contrast since the step-up ring is black too. I'd imagine too much silver and the 45mm looks oddly long and narrow with this hood.




    btw- I sanded down the base of the hood awhile back just to match the ep-3. I know, post is worthless without pictures but here's the hood to give you an idea:
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/60306264@N08/6115777876/" title="Olympus Pen-6 by ZephyrZ33, on Flickr"> 6115777876_afd742e897_z. "640" height="480" alt="Olympus Pen-6"></a>


    Found what you're looking for. Scroll down:
    http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/readflat.asp?forum=1041&message=39419155&changemode=1
     
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  7. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 19, 2010
    Boston