Lens Hoods

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by berkshiregrl, Apr 6, 2011.

  1. berkshiregrl

    berkshiregrl Mu-43 Rookie

    Mar 26, 2011
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    I have the kit lens and the 40-150mm. I would like to get lens hoods for them but I'm nto sure which will fit as I don't see hoods referenced with the "mZuiko" like for the lenses thenmselves. Do you need ot get a hood specifcially for the m series or do you just get a hood that fits the basic lens size?

    I recognize this is likely a dumb question but I am a newbie at lenses and am going on vacation in a week and trying to buy before learning some of this stuff. I do plan to learn but I just want to make sure I have what I need before I leave for vacation. So, THANKS!
  2. walt_tbay

    walt_tbay Mu-43 Veteran

    Aug 24, 2010
    Ontario, Canada
    I don't have hoods for those lenses, but I recently bought some for several of my other lenses. All I did was determine the filter sizes and ordered hoods that would fit those sizes (46mm, 39mm, etc...) The only thing I worried about was vignetting on wide angle lenses, which turned out not to be a problem for my Pany 14mm and 20mm, nor my Leica 40mm.
  3. Hikari

    Hikari Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 26, 2010
    A generic hood will do if it matches the filter size. I like metal hoods as they can also be used as cookie cutters.