Olympus 40-150mm f/4-5.6 buying a hood

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Hi all,
I know this lens has been around for years but I just got one. So sorry if these are dumb questions.

Firstly, I'm thinking of getting a hood to avoid flare, but if it is effective at 150mm won't there be vignetting at 40mm?

I thought about getting one of those rubber hoods that allow you to change shape for different focal lengths. But I read somewhere that you need to be careful about adding too much weight on an autofocus lens as it can overload the motor. Will this be an issue?

Thanks for any advice

Richard
 

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(in RE: to Olympus 40-150mm f/4-5.6 buying a hood, because this post was moved to here)

Although I don't recall flare (are you getting flare?) using the foldable rubber hoods works. Even if there is vignetting at 40mm collapsing it down a notch should do.
 
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@richardp the focusing is internal, while the zoom is manual and telescopic. The hood won’t cause an issue with operation. I have a JJC rigid plastic hood that has no vignetting and can screw on reversed for travel and storage. Works very well.
 

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Firstly, I'm thinking of getting a hood to avoid flare, but if it is effective at 150mm won't there be vignetting at 40mm?

Richard
The hood is designed for 40mm, so won't vignette at 40mm.
But it is under-shading at 150mm. If you want an effective hood at 150mm you have to DiY a longer hood. Maybe black construction paper around the hood to make it longer.
 

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Hi all,
I know this lens has been around for years but I just got one. So sorry if these are dumb questions.

Firstly, I'm thinking of getting a hood to avoid flare, but if it is effective at 150mm won't there be vignetting at 40mm?

I thought about getting one of those rubber hoods that allow you to change shape for different focal lengths. But I read somewhere that you need to be careful about adding too much weight on an autofocus lens as it can overload the motor. Will this be an issue?

Thanks for any advice

Richard
I bought the Olympus lens hood but it was huge and expensive. I saw Rob Trek on YouTube and he used a 58mm screw in lens hood. It was one forth the price of the Olympus hood. I have had no problems at any focal length with the 58mm hood. Cheap to try the 58mm lens hood. Obout $7 on Amazon.
 

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I bought the Olympus hood because it was fairly reasonable when I first got the lens years ago. I bet the JJC would work fine.


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Thanks everyone for the replies.
Just to clarify, I haven't bought a hood yet so I don't have examples of problems.

I'll try the jjc one since it's cheap and everyone seems happy with it. If under shading at longer focal lengths is a problem I'll try a 58mm rubber one.

Good to know the manual zoom means no problems overloading the motor. Have to wonder why all zooms aren't manual!
 

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One warning about the JJC plastic hoods.
Most of the plastic JJC hoods that I have and used, do NOT fit right, out of the box.
I don't know if it is poor design (incorrect specs) or if the plastic hood shrank after being removed from the mold.
I think except for one hood, I have had to shave the hood, to give it enough clearance to properly fit onto the lens without excessive pressure to push it on, or turn it to lock.
 

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This is one of the Olympus hoods that’s a hangover from the old non-micro 4/3 days, which means there are usually plenty second hand on eBay for the same price as a JJC.

Unlike the hood for the 75-300 (another 4/3rds holdover) this one isn’t that much wider than the lens barrel, so it’s not too much of a space hog when reversed for storage. I’d recommend it.
 
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