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wellyboot 14th January 2014 03:18 PM

Which hood for Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40-150mm 1:4.0-5.6 R
 
Having seen such good reviews of this lens, and being a bargain price on Amazon I couldn't resist.
The lens has arrived, and I am very pleased, however I now need a hood (moan about Olympus not providing them omitted! ;)).
I have a 61C JJC petal type hood (in fact most of mine are JJC) that fits my M.ZUIKO 14-150mm so tried it on the new 40-150mm and it went on no problem.
However a quick check has confused me as most places seem to be selling the 61D for the 40-150mm, which is the standard cylinder shape.
Anyway, my question is this, am I missing something? Is the petal shaped 61C not appropriate for the 40-150mm? I like the fact it doesn't make the lens look ridiculously big, as the 61E does on the M.Zuiko 75-300mm.
I wonder if anyone could advise me here as I would be very grateful.
many thanks
Marcia

Dave in Wales 14th January 2014 03:58 PM

Re: Which hood for Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40-150mm 1:4.0-5.6 R
 
Depending on how much you want to pay.


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wellyboot 14th January 2014 04:48 PM

Re: Which hood for Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40-150mm 1:4.0-5.6 R
 
Thank you Dave. I certainly wouldn't pay Olympus prices, so will definitely go for a JJC alternative!
Mind you having read my rather rambling thread starter, I'm not really making myself clear!
The official number of the type of lens hood for the M.Zuiko 40-150mm is 61D as shown in your links Dave. However I already have the petal shaped 61C which is not the officially correct hood for the lens, but does fit, and leaves the lens looking quite neat.
My question really is this. Is it OK to use the petal shaped 61C for the M.Zuiko 40-150mm (which I already have a JJC copy of), or is there a reason why I should buy the correct cylinder shaped hood, the 61D?
Sorry if I confused you Dave, and I hope I've made myself clearer this time round.
I'm afraid I've taken some pain killers, and I'm feeling rather woozy, and why I never take them during the day unless absolutely necessary.
Thank you Dave for taking the trouble to reply. It is much appreciated.

StephenL 14th January 2014 05:02 PM

Re: Which hood for Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40-150mm 1:4.0-5.6 R
 
I can see no reason why you shouldn't continue using your petal. The maximum focal length is the same. To confirm, point the lens at a bright sky (you may need to move house to achieve this) and check the corners on your screen at both ends of the zoom. If there's no darkening, no problem.

Bikie John 14th January 2014 05:16 PM

Re: Which hood for Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40-150mm 1:4.0-5.6 R
 
Quote:

To confirm, point the lens at a bright sky (you may need to move house to achieve this)
Move house? Move continent more like :)

John

wellyboot 14th January 2014 05:35 PM

Re: Which hood for Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40-150mm 1:4.0-5.6 R
 
Thanks Stephen! I will try that as and when the chance arises!! Although I think John is right to think I need to move further than just moving house!! :D
In fairness, we have had a few nice days of late, although looking at the forecast that is about to change! In fact it's grey for the remainder of this week, although it looks like we may have a little sun a week today, and then more grey and wet days. So depressing isn't it!

Ross the fiddler 15th January 2014 01:03 PM

Re: Which hood for Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40-150mm 1:4.0-5.6 R
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by StephenL (Post 274175)
I can see no reason why you shouldn't continue using your petal. The maximum focal length is the same. To confirm, point the lens at a bright sky (you may need to move house to achieve this) and check the corners on your screen at both ends of the zoom. If there's no darkening, no problem.

The petal shape is there for the 14mm wide angle use whereas the LH-61D is only as wide as it needs to be for the 40mm focal length & also protects & shades the (40-150) lens more effectively, but I would also just get the JJC one. Actually, I modified that one to fit on my 75-300 (Mk II) lens & it works OK, including reversing & doesn't look ridiculously big like the 61E, but it requires some accurate trimming of the mounting cam/lugs for it to work.

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/1457/P5143289-s.jpg

wellyboot 15th January 2014 01:59 PM

Re: Which hood for Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40-150mm 1:4.0-5.6 R
 
Thanks for the info Ross. I like the idea of modification to fit the 75-300mm too. The 61E of course was originally for the 70-300mm four thirds lens which is much bigger!

Olybirder 15th January 2014 02:15 PM

Re: Which hood for Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40-150mm 1:4.0-5.6 R
 
I like the LH-61E on my 75-300 II. It makes my camera look more butch which, of course, is vitally important when surrounded by all those 500mm C and N lens toting bird photographers. ;) :)

Ron

Ross the fiddler 15th January 2014 11:01 PM

Re: Which hood for Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40-150mm 1:4.0-5.6 R
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by wellyboot (Post 274325)
Thanks for the info Ross. I like the idea of modification to fit the 75-300mm too. The 61E of course was originally for the 70-300mm four thirds lens which is much bigger!

I'll have to photograph the inside for you then, & then it will be available for others too.

wellyboot 16th January 2014 06:36 AM

Re: Which hood for Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40-150mm 1:4.0-5.6 R
 
Thank you Ross - that sounds like a plan!

Ross the fiddler 16th January 2014 11:39 AM

Re: Which hood for Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40-150mm 1:4.0-5.6 R
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by wellyboot (Post 274401)
Thank you Ross - that sounds like a plan!

Here is the original (Olympus) & modified (JJC) LH61D lens hood back views. At the top the centre is trimmed out while at the bottom the ends are trimmed & then new dimples are cut from the bottom to allow locking for normal front facing & reverse storage. Also a little relief around the whole hood might be required for a comfortable fit, otherwise the front of the lens could be sheered off if too tight & forced (as I think it has happened to a ZD12-60 SWD lens).

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/1...62252-cr-s.jpg http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/1...62250-cr-s.jpg

And the resulting fit on the M.ZD75-300 Mk II lens.

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/1457/P5143289-s.jpg

wellyboot 16th January 2014 11:47 AM

Re: Which hood for Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40-150mm 1:4.0-5.6 R
 
Thank you for that Ross. I will show it to my hubby and I'm sure he will be able to do it for me. I would have a go myself, but Rheumatoid Arthritis means my hands couldn't manage the intricate work!
Thank you again
Marcia

Ross the fiddler 16th January 2014 12:10 PM

Re: Which hood for Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40-150mm 1:4.0-5.6 R
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by wellyboot (Post 274440)
Thank you for that Ross. I will show it to my hubby and I'm sure he will be able to do it for me. I would have a go myself, but Rheumatoid Arthritis means my hands couldn't manage the intricate work!
Thank you again
Marcia

A good sharp wood carving (instrument makers) knife does it well, but remember to trim less at first because it is much harder (read impossible) to put it back afterwards (I've probably trimmed a little more than I needed to). ;) Also use pencil lead (graphite) for lubricant when fitting.

wellyboot 16th January 2014 01:45 PM

Re: Which hood for Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40-150mm 1:4.0-5.6 R
 
Thanks for the tips Ross! Now I just need to wait for the hood to arrive. It's on it's way but sods law it won't arrive until next week!!


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