Mystery of the Century...

Brian Mosley

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No idea, but they're pretty good for flare resistance and the ZD 14-42 lens hood actually fits the mZD 14-150.

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Bill Gordon

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I think Brian is referring to the 4/3 version of that lens (ZD as against mZD).
I understand...my question is why did they not include a lens hood with these lenses as they did with the 4/3rds lenses. That is the question...does anyone know the reasons behind this? Sorry to be such a pain in the but, but most manufacturers now do include a hood.
 

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Bill I no longer have that lens but perhaps it's the 'folding' design that precludes a hood. I know where you are coming from - all my Pana lenses (except the 20mm) came with hoods.
 

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Bill,
If they include a hood with the lens, then you don't get to pay extra for it as an assessory.
Again, I can't understand why. I have been using Olympus from the E-10,E-20,E1, E-3 and the E-520...all with removable hoods and now with the m-4/3rds they have changed their pattern...I can't believe that it is to make more money for an accessory, not Oly, there has to be a reason.

We have people on this panel that have a very close relationship with Olympus and I am sure that they could ask and find out why because it is a major change in their marketing policy.
 

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olympus doesn't even offer a hood for the kit lens, so there's no extra money to be made there :confused:

from what i've read, those who have installed aftermarket hoods have AF problems. the motor in the lens seems to be very weak.

Bill,
If they include a hood with the lens, then you don't get to pay extra for it as an assessory.
 

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olympus doesn't even offer a hood for the kit lens, so there's no extra money to be made there :confused:

from what i've read, those who have installed aftermarket hoods have AF problems. the motor in the lens seems to be very weak.
This is true.
I bought the hood for my 9-18, it's designed for it and works fine.
Why wasn't it included with the lens?
 

Brian Mosley

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Bill, I will ask the question... it will be interesting if there's an answer other than 'none needed'.

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On internally focusing lenses, a lens hood works. Not sure about the kit zoom. The focuser mechanism might not be able to handle the weight of the hood. I would imagine wide angle lenses are more susceptible to flare and those should include one.
 

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I asked my rep why the hood wasn't included with the 9-18.
He said the hoods weren't out of production when the lenses were starting to ship.
I then asked why there was no cut out or space in the lens box.
He then changed the subject.
 

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I can think of a couple reasons: 1) Cost cutting; 2) Size: If people walk around with hoods on their Pen lenses, the Pen looks larger, which makes it less appealing to others looking on.
 

Streetshooter

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Amin,
I'd like to think you are right on the aesthetic issue.
The financial issue bothers me.
I have never used hoods even on my Leicas.
The 9-18 for some reason, with me is a must have.
The position over my shoulder puts the lens right against my arm. The hood keeps the glass away.

So I bought the hood but felt it should have been included.
It's not a low priced lens.

On a side note, I have replaced the 9-18 cap 4 times already.
 
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