Oly 9-18mm lens hood available

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by BBW, Jun 8, 2010.

  1. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus

    Thanks to georger's post
    over on this thread https://www.mu-43.com/f38/m-zuiko-vs-zuiko-digital-9-18mm-lens-shootout-3163/ earlier today, we are now aware of a lens hood for this 9-18mm lens.

    Apparently, according to the post on dpreview, one has to call to order because it's not showing up yet on their website.

    Thought some of you might be interested. Please let us know what you think, if you buy one.
     
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  2. oris642

    oris642 Mu-43 Regular

    Hey, not only have I ordered one, I got it on May 24th in Hong Kong, and have already lost it : (
     
  3. landshark

    landshark Mu-43 Veteran

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    ordered one on Thursday, let you know details when it arrives
     
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  4. LisaO

    LisaO Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 18, 2010
    New York Metro Area
    Lisa
    How'd I miss this? Will order one tomorrow thanks!
     
  5. LisaO

    LisaO Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 18, 2010
    New York Metro Area
    Lisa
    I called Olympus today to order one. The guy couldn't find it in his system. He said he will look into it, I'll call again tomorrow. I gave him the item number, price, etc. but they couldn't sell me one.
     
  6. Be persistent

    Be persistent, Lisa.

    When I called, he ...
    1) told me if it wasn't on the online catalog, he couldn't order it, then ...
    2) agreed to look for it on his in-house catalog, but couldn't find it, then ...
    3) agreed to ask his supervisor while I waited.

    I ordered the hood, and it arrived today. :)

    On the negative side:
    1) it doesn't provide that much protection. It's similar to, but less effective than, the one on the PL45/2.8.
    2) it wouldn't slide past my B+W UV filter :(

    I ended up taking off the filter, putting on the hood, putting the filter back on. That means the hood is basically on the lens for good until I get a new filter.

    - josé
     
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  7. LisaO

    LisaO Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 18, 2010
    New York Metro Area
    Lisa
    Great, Thanks for the link - ordered it. That was easy.
     
  8. angloasturian

    angloasturian Mu-43 Veteran

  9. LisaO

    LisaO Mu-43 Top Veteran

    798
    Mar 18, 2010
    New York Metro Area
    Lisa
    Nice idea in a jam but I'd rather have a real one. Gives both protection and improved image quality. I guess if you had some thick matte black card stock this would be a viable alternative.

     
  10. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    I never use hoods, never did.
    This lens, with camera on sholder needs a hood.
    My arm hits it all the time.
    If it improves IQ that's an added plus...
    Just ordered, will have it this week.
     
  11. mabelsound

    mabelsound Guest

    Thanks for the heads-up, just ordered my 9-18, and this hood as well.
     
  12. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus

    I can't seem to tell from the photo, is it rubber or metal?
     
  13. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    I think plastic....
     
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  14. hard black plastic

    the white lettering across the top seems too bold to me as well... maybe i'll darken it with a marker.
    (sorry about all the negatives. it's just that I -love- this lens, and was disappointed with the hood.)
     
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  15. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus

    B&H Photo has one listed that is a bit different... It's by Pearstone and called a "tulip" lens hood. Maybe you'd like it better?

    B&H# PELHS52
    MFR# 10042410
    Price: $ 16.95
     
  16. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    BB, This is a classy place with klassy peoples.....

    we doin need no artificall phoney lens hoods roun' here.....
     
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  17. mabelsound

    mabelsound Guest

    Well! My 9-18 arrived a day early, to my surprise. What a nice little package! I am very impressed. Those of you who ordered the hood, where does it ship from? Did it arrive quickly? It would be great if it actually came this week...
     
  18. landshark

    landshark Mu-43 Veteran

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    I order the hood last thursday it arrived today, looks good, to answer an earlier question it is plastic, the only thing I do not like is it will not bayonet backwards for storage.
    Otherwise so far so good
     
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  19. mabelsound

    mabelsound Guest

    Doesn't come with a cap, I assume?

    It's good if it took a week to get to you...that suggests they ship from near me!...I suspect from Pennsylvania, which I think is where the US HQ is. I just might have it for my trip...