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Discussion in 'Expired Listings' started by charliedid, Nov 18, 2011.
Wondering if anybody has or knows where to get an original hood?
You can get it as a spare part from Panasonic - but I think it's a ridiculous price. $45 or £ or something. There's an aftermarket one with the same bayonet fit Lens Hood for Panasonic Lumix Vario 14-45mm as FS014045 | eBay
Have you used it and is it a real fit?
No I haven't got it - but the maker JJC makes one for the Olympus 45mm that seems to be OK from reports on another thread. I guess it comes down to how much you want an original and how much you're prepared to pay for it... :smile:
I did a quick search and found a thread on another forum that shows the Panasonic original part number is VYC0981 and you can check the price here Parts Ordering It's listed at $44.33 there. In the UK, where I am, it's £45.99! Wow... For a little bit of plastic.
Replacement Lens Hood
I lost my original lens hood for the 14-45 and got this solid metal B+W 52mm screw on hood and just love it. I have a Lumix MC protector filter on the lens, then the hood, and don't use a lens cap any more. The hood is always on the lens, you don't have to mess with reversing it, and the camera is always ready. I do use a camera bag. The hood is for any 28mm wide angle lens (35mm equiv), so is perfect for the 14mm m4/3 lens. It also looks pretty cool.
I may go that route as well. I found a rubber one in a drawer that fits but hate it...
I don't like lens caps and rarely use them unless the camera is in a bag with other stuff. Shooting on the street will do that to you. That and grabbing quick pics of my dogs!
Agree re: the rubber hood for this lens. I bought one of those first and it flopped all over the place and wouldn't hold its shape. This B+W metal hood, however, is made in Germany, really classy, and protects the lens better than a lens cap, which I usually have trouble getting on and off.