When I first bought into the Olympus 4/3rds system (E-1) they supported all the lenses with Hoods that fitted on the lens to store and to use and soft cases for the lenses. I now have the 17mm +14-42mm=+9-18mm+14-150mm and none of them come with hoods or soft cases. I think that they have slipped in there capacity of being a front line manufacturer when you see Panny lenses with cases. I am putting this memo in print to remind us all of what we used to expect with Olympus brand and if they expect the 4/3rds concept to flourish they should start return to the beginning and provide these accessories with the camera and lens range. Some would say it would cost more....so......why not increase at the beginning the cost with all included and then I would not rant about their lack of Quality! I remember the good old days of film when you bought a camera with a gorgeous leather case and strap.......Those days I guess are gone forever.