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davidfarquhar
3rd April 2013, 03:47 PM
I woke up today to a nice happy birthday mail from the forum which was nice. Being a special birthday (40th) my family all got together to and helped me buy the Olympus 60mm macro which will be arriving tomorrow. I'm very excited!

I want to buy a lens hood without spending 50 quid on the official one. Does anyone have any recommendations? I saw a JJC hood on eBay that looks good, anyone with experience of this or any other?

Thanks in advance

Ian
3rd April 2013, 03:48 PM
Many happy returns!

:)

Ian

CJJE
3rd April 2013, 04:18 PM
Many Happy Returns!

I would certainly recommend using a lens hood to minimise glare. I bought the JJC lens hood for my Olympus 12-50mm zoom and am quite happy with it. It fits well and seems a good quality plastic. In fact it fits better than the Olympus hood does on my 45mm lens! (The design is modelled on the Olympus lens hood and so there should be no difference as far as the shading is concerned.)

Chris

Wee man
4th April 2013, 07:38 AM
Happy birthday and many more.

maccabeej
4th April 2013, 07:51 AM
Happy Birthday. I use a JJC lens hood on my 12mm,it's a slightly tight fit but other than that its a decent piece of kit for the price. Jim.

Alpha1
4th April 2013, 08:33 AM
I use JJC hoods on three Oly mFT lenses and I am totally happy with them.

OM USer
4th April 2013, 10:43 AM
Happy Birthday. When mine comes around I'm hoping my present will be the announcement of new fast zooms from Olympus... and maybe getting one the year after whne they finally hit the streets.

Ross the fiddler
4th April 2013, 11:52 AM
Happy Birthday David. *party

I bought a vented lens hood for my M.ZD60 macro lens which allows the Focus Assist Light to shine on the subject where other hoods block it. This is it.
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/46MM-46-MM-Vented-Lens-Hood-for-Leica-Summicron-lens-/160987968948?pt=AU_Cameras_Photographic_Accessorie s&hash=item257ba175b4

The JJC lens hood is fine for the 12-50mm lens & now I have found they make one for this lens too, so I'm ordering it too.
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/JJC-Lens-hood-for-olympus-M-ZUIKO-DIGITAL-ED-60mm-f2-8-Macro-Lens-as-LH-49-/261191994464?pt=AU_Cameras_Photographic_Accessorie s&hash=item3cd0418c60

*chr

davidfarquhar
4th April 2013, 11:10 PM
JJC it is then, thank you everybody for your advice and kind wishes.

The lens arrived today, wonderfully small and light compared to my previous Canon 100mm macro. Took a few test photos with it and am very please with the results

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8389/8620800442_e7bc8c51f8_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/khaosproductions/8620800442/)
Daffodil (http://www.flickr.com/photos/khaosproductions/8620800442/) by khaosproductions (http://www.flickr.com/people/khaosproductions/), on Flickr

Currently trying to work out the best solution for flash, trying to balance a nice light and nimble solution vs a bracket and off camera flash. The Olympus RC flash setup works nicely with the flash just off the camera which is good. However I found holding a bracket and the OM-D very hard work (I sold my grip), so I'm trying a few different options. All ideas welcome

OM USer
5th April 2013, 11:44 AM
Currently trying to work out the best solution for flash, trying to balance a nice light and nimble solution vs a bracket and off camera flash. The Olympus RC flash setup works nicely with the flash just off the camera which is good. However I found holding a bracket and the OM-D very hard work (I sold my grip), so I'm trying a few different options. All ideas welcome

I use the OM T series flashes having not yet invested in a digital compatable flash but know the problem well. A nice "comfortable to hold" flash grip tends to be big even if not heavy. Here is the OM grip (showing the cable solution for a non T series camera; normally I would use hot shoe T cable that plugs directly into the grip or flash) which is exceedingly confortable to hold.

http://i848.photobucket.com/albums/ab43/Fluffball_photobucket/om-d%20em-5/DSCF6371b_zps43545bb6.jpg

And here is the neat and nimble solution (using F280 flash) which is a lot harder to hold.

http://i848.photobucket.com/albums/ab43/Fluffball_photobucket/om-d%20em-5/DSCF6375b_zpsc8eb8fdd.jpg