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Hood for Oly 40-150 F2.8?

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by GRID, Jan 29, 2015.

  1. GRID

    GRID Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 22, 2011
    Anyone know if there is any replacement hood for the 40-150 F2.8 yet?
    I´m not concerned about the size so i dont need the retractable funktion so i´m looking for a one peace solid hood.
     
  2. barry13

    barry13 Super Moderator; Photon Wrangler

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    Barry
    Maybe a 72mm threaded hood?
     
  3. OzRay

    OzRay Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 29, 2010
    South Gippsland, Australia
    Ray, not Oz
    EBay has tons of metal lens hoods that would suit and they cost very little.
     
  4. GRID

    GRID Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 22, 2011
    I was thinking of one that dosnt use the filtertreads, but maybe that´s tha only way to go for now.
     
  5. OzRay

    OzRay Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 29, 2010
    South Gippsland, Australia
    Ray, not Oz
    There are some hoods available where the mount screws into the filter thread, but the hood itself is a bayonet. This way it sort of becomes a universal bayonet hood. Those hoods I think are plastic.
     
  6. eteless

    eteless Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 20, 2014
    You could get another Olympus hood and glue it always open...

    ...why wouldn't you want the retractable hood though?
     
  7. GRID

    GRID Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 22, 2011
    It´s not completely "solid" when extracted, so i dont get a 100% nice feeling from it, and i want to put some stickers on it
    and then it would be nice to have the original in mint condition.
     
  8. GRID

    GRID Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 22, 2011
    Yeah i saw thouse, but they all seem to be "tulip" hoods, and i´m not sure how they work with filters on them.
     
  9. OzRay

    OzRay Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 29, 2010
    South Gippsland, Australia
    Ray, not Oz
    I have seen some that are of the normal type, as I was considering getting one for my 35-100mm, as the Olympus one is getting fairly loose. I did a quick check, but couldn't spot the ones I saw earlier. Also, The adapter has a same sized screw thread, so that filters screw into that.
     
  10. GRID

    GRID Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 22, 2011
    I´ve ordered a few cheap ones from ebay now to test out, thx for the help.
     
  11. eteless

    eteless Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 20, 2014
    I too have the same problem with my 35-100mm, I originally thought it was the hood wearing out and bought a new one however on closer inspection it was actually the bayonet is wearing out. What I've done as a temporary measure is built up a layer of nail polish to remake the small nubs that the hood catches on(they wear down after a few thousand uses) and put a very thin layer of liquid electrical tape on the hood itself to increase friction.

    Between both the hood on mine is much improved however I have been thinking about sending it in to Olympus and having the bayonet replaced all the same.


    B+H had the hood for a pretty reasonable price, I suspect they have a few in stock which they cannot move due to lack of demand.
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/486401-REG/Olympus_260029_LH_82_Lens_Hood.html
     
  12. OzRay

    OzRay Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 29, 2010
    South Gippsland, Australia
    Ray, not Oz
    That's good to know, as I too thought it was the hood, will have to investigate. I saw the B&H listing, but when I the checked shipping cost, I nearly choked.