Lens Hoods For micro 4/3 Lenses

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by Robert Watcher, Jul 20, 2012.

  1. Robert Watcher

    Robert Watcher Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Yesterday my lens hoods came in from overseas. I was very pleased with them both - one ordered from one company on ebay for my 14-42 kit lens ($7.99 including free shipping to Canada) - and the other from a separate company on ebay for my 40-150 lens ($11.95 including free shipping to Canada).

    I really like the look of the square hood design with the 14-42 product

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    As well, the 40-150 hood is nice and long for protecting the front elements from lens flare

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  2. southcol

    southcol Mu-43 Rookie

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    Jun 30, 2010
    Lens hood

    Hi Rob, nice hoods! where did you get the square lens hood from? Which seller from ebay?

    Cheers,
    J.
     
  3. Robert Watcher

    Robert Watcher Mu-43 Top Veteran


    I was a little surprised that hoods weren't included when I purcahsed the lenses. But that seems to be Olympus' way. Canadian prices are $37.95 and $59.95 plus taxes adn shipping - - - so I am quite pleased with my just under $20 delivered right to my door.

    14-42 lens hood - JJC Lens hood for OLYMPUS M.ZUIKO 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6 II R replaces OLYMPUS LH-40 | eBay

    40-150 lens hood - lens hood for OLYMPUS M.ZUIKO ED 40-150mm 1:4.0-5.6 R | eBay
     
  4. phrenic

    phrenic Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 13, 2010
    Cool, I think I have the same or a similar 40-150mm hood from ebay in the mail. Hopefully it will work well without any vignetting.
     
  5. BigTam

    BigTam Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 19, 2012
    Dortmund, Germany
    Ron
    The JJC hoods are fine. I have them for the 40-150, O45 and 9-18. Enjoyyourcamera here in Germany has them in stock. No connection with either company ...
     
  6. Ritualnet

    Ritualnet Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 21, 2012
    UK - West Midlands
    Seem
    Do you think that square hood would work with the panny 20mm, or would it be better picking up one of those vented designs?
     
  7. drewbot

    drewbot Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Oct 21, 2011
    Toronto, ON
    The square hood is not compatible with the 20mm. There is a specific thread on the outside barrel on the lens for the square hood to fit.

    The vented hood is more popular because it goes onto the filter thread of the lens, and thus is compatible with all lenses of the same diameter.
     
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  8. Ritualnet

    Ritualnet Mu-43 Regular

    78
    Jun 21, 2012
    UK - West Midlands
    Seem
    Ah ok, thank you!
     
  9. Robert Watcher

    Robert Watcher Mu-43 Top Veteran


    I may have misinterpretted what you are saying - and if so, I aplogize. Both of the Lens Hoods that I received are Bayonet Mount and not Thread mounted. But I have no idea if they would fit any other lenses like Panasonic.
     
  10. MrPhotoBob

    MrPhotoBob Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jun 16, 2012
    Lens hood for OLYMPUS M.ZUIKO 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6 II R

     
  11. MrPhotoBob

    MrPhotoBob Mu-43 Veteran

    261
    Jun 16, 2012
    Works great now.....

    For some reason I decided to twist the end of the lens and a small ring twisted off of the top of the lens revealing the bayonet mount that is use to fit the hood onto the lens. Everything works great.