Trim ring on the 45mm Oly Lens

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by Gary Ramey, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. Gary Ramey

    Gary Ramey Mu-43 Veteran

    Dec 27, 2012
    Aurora Colorado
    Just a heads up. The 45mm, my only silver lens, has a trim ring where the hood would normally go. I just received the lens and was surprised to see this piece sitting under my office desk. My guess is it fell off. I can see this piece being a very easy piece to lose. It isn't on the 60mm (black) or kit lens. So my guess is only the silver lenses will have it.
  2. twokatmew

    twokatmew Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 1, 2012
    Lansing, MI, US
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    My 14-42 II R has the same trim ring. Removing it exposes the bayonet mount for the hood. Not just silver lenses.

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  3. MAubrey

    MAubrey Photographer

    Jul 9, 2012
    Bellingham, WA
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    Mike Aubrey
    A couple small pieces of double sided tape will hold it in place without a worry. I haven't had trouble with mine since I did that seven months ago.
  4. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
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    I've never had any problem with mine.
  5. xdayv

    xdayv Color Blind

    Aug 26, 2011
    Tacloban City, Philippines
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    i used blu tack, very effective to hold it until now.
  6. mrjr

    mrjr Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 25, 2012
    I've had to learn different/better technique for changing lenses because of that stupid little ring.
  7. Gary Ramey

    Gary Ramey Mu-43 Veteran

    Dec 27, 2012
    Aurora Colorado
    Well, I'm sitting here laughing because if it does come on the black lenses I've lost both the 12-50 and 60mm in 1 week. Not a big deal I don't guess but if I would've known, I could have taken a bit more care in swapping lenses. :)
  8. LowTEC

    LowTEC Mu-43 Regular

    I lost mine the second week I have my 45mm :(
  9. gcogger

    gcogger Mu-43 Veteran

    May 25, 2010
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    Remove trim, put it in the box the lens came in, forget about it. Problem solved :)
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  10. savvy

    savvy Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 28, 2012
    SE Essex, UK
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    I got a hood for it straight away that fits on the bayonet by removing the ring. So, mine is safely tucked away somewhere (Now where is that safe place I put all my stuff ?? :eek: :biggrin: )
  11. napilopez

    napilopez Contributing Editor

    Feb 21, 2012
    NYC Area
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    Napier Lopez
    Hahah, given that I don't use hoods(I just shield with my hands if flare/contrast gets really annoying) I've completely forgetten it's supposed to come off. In fact, I've maintained the blue tape that came with the lens ever since I got it back in april/may. I think it looks cooler that way, anyway =P Thanks for the heads-up though, should I remove it.
  12. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
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    That's what I did. It fell off in the bag and I simply didn't notice it for a month.
  13. mintchoco

    mintchoco Mu-43 Regular

    May 24, 2012
    Toronto, Canada
    I was thinking my lens was defective :)
  14. Zariell

    Zariell Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 28, 2012
    Bountiful, UT
    I keep mine in my drawer of magical things, it's got company such as my long lost Canon lens cap, that appeared the day I purchased a replacement, four of the flash hotshot covers, seven or eight flash attachments, replacement synch covers for my sekonic meter, bits of string, and possibly Jimmy Hoffa's body. ;)