I am posting this in the Olympus forum because that's what I own. I think it also applies to other cameras. Point is this. All lens manufacturers should ship lenses with center pinch lens caps. This works best whether one uses a hood or not. Most of the time when you need to use a hood, the traditional lens caps don't work and its wasteful having to buy another lens cap. Of course cheap China-made ones are only a couple of dollars but branded ones usually sell for a lot more.