whats a good hood for the Oly 45mm f1.8 lens ?

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by dave, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. dave

    dave Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 30, 2012
    Havent really looked for this much until recently, however now that im looking im not seeing a whole lot of options out there thus far. Whats the best hood and were do i find one? Thanks in advance.
  2. dylandingo

    dylandingo Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 12, 2011
    La Crosse, WI
    I just found a metal one on eBay for 15 dollars and free shipping. I don't think there is any problem using a generic hood as long as its the right shape and thread size. I'm pretty sure I just looked on eBay for "Olympus 45mm 1.8 hood" and had a few to choose from.
  3. BigTam

    BigTam Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Mar 19, 2012
    Dortmund, Germany
    The JJC hood is fine. Check on ebay, but some dealers (at least here in Germany) also have it. EUR15.99.

    OM-D E-M5, O9-18, P20, O40-150, O45, Fuji X100, Hadley small: enthusiastic beginner!
  4. BarefootPilgrim

    BarefootPilgrim Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    Dec 23, 2009
    Westchester, IL
    I found a metal screw-on hood at Amazon for just over $8 US and I love it. Matches the lens perfectly. I prefer the screw-on type, but Amazon also has a bayonet-mount model or around $14 US.

    The metal screw-on hood is nice because you can stick a lens cap on the front and leave it attached to your lens all the time.

    Here are the links to both....

    metal screw-on hood

    plastic bayonet mount hood
  5. jamespetts

    jamespetts Mu-43 Top Veteran

    May 21, 2011
    London, England
    I have the JJC hood, which works fine and looks good on the lens. It is plastic, but so is the lens itself...
  6. dave

    dave Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 30, 2012
    Thanks guys great links found some i like ?
  7. alans

    alans Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 28, 2010

    Left one is a 37mm screw in which is the cheapest and made of metal. I had a filter between this and my 45. The filter got stuck in the filter ring (metal to plastic) and it was a bear getting it out. Just be careful not to overtighten. A 52mm lens cap fits on this.

    Middle one is Olympus LH-40B which fits a little more secure than the JJC on the right. It also reverse mounts better than the JJC. Both are plastic.
  8. zucchiniboy

    zucchiniboy Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 13, 2010
    San Francisco
    I've got the metal screw in one. I like it okay - it does the trick in shading the front element and stays on nicely. Just a note - the silver is ever so slightly a different shade than the 45mm silver, and it looks slightly strange with a black uv filter in between, giving you a silver-black-differentsilver look. But for $9, can't complain really.
  9. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 10, 2011
    Los Angeles, USA