the hood for olympus 14-42mm II ?

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by Yanning, Sep 28, 2012.

  1. Yanning

    Yanning New to Mu-43

    Sep 16, 2012
    Hi guys:

    I just receive my EM-5 with 14-42mm lens , so do I need to buy the hood LH-40 for olympus 14-42mm II lens? I confuse whether the zoom lens also need the hood? and when you lengthen your lens with the hood, whether your lens with hood looks like an odd and freak goods?

    I hope you can give some suggestions.


  2. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
    It's a matter of taste. The hood certainly blocks out some amount of side light, which can mean better image quality. But it's also a certain amount of bulk and expense.

    I don't think it looks particularly odd when the lens is extended.

    Here's a photo of it on the nonextended lens.
  3. Photodan1

    Photodan1 Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 26, 2012
    Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    Hoods do provide some protection for things bumping into and hitting your front lens element. I prefer using one to a protective filter. Also, you can pick up a cheaper bayonet style hood on Amazon for quite a bit less than the Olympus brand model.