Olympus 12-40 hood problem

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by JoJo, Mar 12, 2014.

  1. JoJo

    JoJo Mu-43 Regular

    176
    Mar 19, 2013
    Atlanta, GA
    JoJo
    I can not keep the hood on my wonderful Olympus 12-40 lens. Knocked it off several times on my last shoot. Has anyone found a RUBBER alternative that does not vignette?
    I prefer rubber for it's shock absorbing properties and the screw on variety tends to stay in place.
     
  2. MarkoPolo

    MarkoPolo Mu-43 Regular

    141
    Jan 25, 2014
    Greeley, CO
    Mark Brown
    Try mounting it upside down from the way you have it. You may be bumping the remove hood side button (I was) and turning it the other side up solved the problem. I did not realize one button is for removal and the other one is for putting on the hood.
     
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  3. DWhite

    DWhite Mu-43 Regular

    34
    Jun 23, 2013
    David
    I haven't bought it yet -- so no personal experience -- but B&H Photo tells me that this rubber hood won't vignette on the 12-40mm.
     
  4. JoJo

    JoJo Mu-43 Regular

    176
    Mar 19, 2013
    Atlanta, GA
    JoJo
    Thanks guys.