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Lens hood for oly 14-42 mk1 - stress for the focus drive?

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by ronninas, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. ronninas

    ronninas New to Mu-43

    1
    Mar 27, 2012
    Hi guys,
    I was looking for a lens hood for oly 14-42 mk1 lens, and faced an opinion, that it could stress the focus drive as the front of these lens is rotating during focusing. What do you think? is there anyone using hood on such lens?
     
  2. oldracer

    oldracer Mu-43 All-Pro

    Oct 1, 2010
    USA
  3. rstrader

    rstrader Mu-43 Regular

    96
    Apr 12, 2012
    Colorado Springs
    Having been in the camera business for 15 years. (I'm just sayin'!) I really don't think you will hurt the lens in any way. However, I think it would be more prone to damage from being knocked around as any shot to the shade would be transmitted directly to the front assembly of the lens.

    In the end... it's your call.
     
  4. phrenic

    phrenic Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 13, 2010
    Given how cheap these go for I wouldn't lose too much sleep over trying it.
     
  5. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    I always had a 40.5mm screw-in hood with mine. I didn't really use mine though... it's a slow kit lens, which I don't have any real use for. So I sold it with the hood.