Yes, yes, I know that Oly OEM hoods cost an arm and a leg (in UK) but I always buy them in preference to the atfer-market ones, usually JJC, on offer at Amazon. I picked up a LNIB 75-300 that came with a hood, a JJC version of an Olympus LH-61E. The JJC is inferior, IMVHO, to the OEM version. The main fault is that it's too tight when reversing it to stow in on the lens. It's so tight (JJC) that I feel in danger of twisting the extended barrel out of the lens body and completely ruining the whole lens. The OEM one however, is silky smooth in both modes.