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Olympus 45mm bayonet hood and filter?

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by zucchiniboy, Dec 2, 2012.

  1. zucchiniboy

    zucchiniboy Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 13, 2010
    San Francisco
    I thought I read somewhere that you can't put a filter on if you use the bayonet hood with the Olympus 45mm f/1.8. Can someone confirm or deny this?

  2. jeffg53

    jeffg53 Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

    Aug 22, 2012
    Sydney, Australia
    Jeff Grant
    Deny, it is. I always use a hood and filter and the 45 is no exception.
  3. zucchiniboy

    zucchiniboy Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 13, 2010
    San Francisco
    Thanks Jeff!
  4. David A

    David A Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 30, 2011
    Brisbane, Australia
    The Olympus bayonet hoods bayonet onto a "thread" on the outside of the barrel. No part of any of the hoods I've got overhangs the interior of the barrel when mounted so there's no way that using a filter of the size for the barrel would prevent you from using the appropriate bayonet hood. That means Jeff is absolutely correct if we're talking about filters which match the filter thread size specified on the lens.

    On the other hand, you may well run into problems if you're using an oversize filter with a step down ring. What happens then is going to depend on the particular hood and it's geometry just in front of the barrel, plus the diameter of your oversize filter. You may be able to use some oversize filters with some hoods but you won't be able to use all oversize filters with all hoods.
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