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SOLVED! Olympus hood or knock off for 45mm?

Discussion in 'This or That? (MFT only)' started by Fmrvette, Jul 3, 2013.

  1. Fmrvette

    Fmrvette This Space For Rent

    May 26, 2012
    Detroit, Michigan
    Jim
    EDIT: Issue resolved, see post by Dennis below.

    I've a black Olympus 45mm on order, and of course it doesn't come with a hood.

    The ratings on the Olympus hood aren't all that great (on Amazon), but neither are the 3rd party hood ratings.

    And, of course, all of the hoods I've seen listed are silver :frown:.

    Anyone have a recommendation on a hood for the 45mm?

    (Having blown the budget by purchasing the lens, a reduced-price-but-effective 3rd party lens would be preferable. I haven't given the Princess of the Exchequer the good news about the new lens yet. :biggrin: ).

    I have some rattle-can black paint so I can...ummm..."modify" a silver hood.

    Regards,

    Jim
     
  2. mister_roboto

    mister_roboto Mu-43 Top Veteran

    637
    Jun 14, 2011
    Seattle, WA, USA
    Dennis
    Try this. I've used their other hoods at various sizes and they're exactly what I wanted.
     
  3. Fmrvette

    Fmrvette This Space For Rent

    May 26, 2012
    Detroit, Michigan
    Jim
    Thanks Dennis! I appreciate the help!

    Regards,

    Jim
     
  4. B-9

    B-9 New to Mu-43

    4
    Jul 14, 2013
    I know you can get those nifty vented hoods in 37mm readily for under 5$ shipped via eBay. Retro rangefinder look?, maybe not what your after. The heavystar hoods are great quality.
     
  5. Joe Lain

    Joe Lain New to Mu-43

    9
    Jun 18, 2013
    how about this one? Plastic

    OMD-8_1280x855_. OMD-2_1280x843_. OMD-5_1280x857_.
     
  6. Aldredge

    Aldredge Mu-43 Regular

    52
    Jun 12, 2012
    Toronto, ON
    Aldredge
    That looks fantastic, where can I get one?
     
  7. Fmrvette

    Fmrvette This Space For Rent

    May 26, 2012
    Detroit, Michigan
    Jim
  8. flash

    flash Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 29, 2010
    1 hour from Sydney Australia.
    Gordon
    As long as you realise that the hood shown above is no where near as effective, as a hood, as the original then it should be OK as a protector for the front element. It's designed for the 12-14mm mark. The much deeper 45mm hood is better for protection against flare etc....

    Me. I'd rather get the 45mm JJC hood and then either spray it black or just put a couple of stickers on it to "fancy" it up.

    Gordon
     
  9. Aldredge

    Aldredge Mu-43 Regular

    52
    Jun 12, 2012
    Toronto, ON
    Aldredge
    Good point