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Invicta 12th March 2013 03:59 PM

M.Zuiko lens hood - confusion
 
Hi

Does anybody have the official Oly Lens Hood for the M.Zuiko 75-300 MK I or MK II?

I have a M.Zuiko 75-300 MK II on order and ordered an Oly lens hood which has now arrived before the lens.

I am puzzled as the packaging says E System Accessory and not M.Zuiko.

Perhaps the same hood is used on some E System and M.Zuiko lenses.

The part number of my hood is LH-61E. Is anybody able to confirm either way if this is correct for the M.Zuiko 75-300 MK II ?

Many thanks

The Technician 12th March 2013 04:24 PM

Re: M.Zuiko lens hood - confusion
 
I have looked online it looks like it is the same hood for the 4/3's and M4/3's 70-300mm

Chrisspencer 12th March 2013 04:25 PM

Re: M.Zuiko lens hood - confusion
 
Not sure if it fits the micro 4/3 70-300 ... but LH-61E is the hood that is on my 4/3 70-300.

Seems likely to be the wrong one to me...

Chris

Chrisspencer 12th March 2013 04:26 PM

Re: M.Zuiko lens hood - confusion
 
:rolleyes: Well .... i could be wrong

mike_j 12th March 2013 04:34 PM

Re: M.Zuiko lens hood - confusion
 
I hope that you are right, I have bought one as well and it arrived long before the lens!

BobS 12th March 2013 04:34 PM

Re: M.Zuiko lens hood - confusion
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Chrisspencer (Post 219647)
Not sure if it fits the micro 4/3 70-300 ... but LH-61E is the hood that is on my 4/3 70-300.

Seems likely to be the wrong one to me...

Chris

Mine, too!

Chrisspencer 12th March 2013 04:54 PM

Re: M.Zuiko lens hood - confusion
 
Well I think both have a 58mm filter size... so could be it fits both...

Olybirder 12th March 2013 05:03 PM

Re: M.Zuiko lens hood - confusion
 
According to the Olympus site the LH-61E hood is the correct one for the Mk1 75-300, so I imagine it will probably fit the Mk2 version too.

Ron

Pierre L 12th March 2013 05:10 PM

Re: M.Zuiko lens hood - confusion
 
Hello. The manuals for the MFT 75-300mm and 75-300 II lenses both say that the hood is LH-61E so you are in good shape. This could well be the same as is used with the FT 70-300mm (I haven't checked that).
Incidentally, I got the manuals from
http://www.olympus.co.jp/en/support/...wnload/manual/

Invicta 12th March 2013 05:14 PM

Re: M.Zuiko lens hood - confusion
 
It could be the same hood on both lenses and Oly are selling off stock of old E-System hoods.

The manual for the Mark II at

http://www.olympus.co.uk/site/rmt/me...NUAL_MULTI.pdf

Does say hood is part # LH-61E, but I still have a nagging doubt ;)

Pierre L 12th March 2013 05:34 PM

Re: M.Zuiko lens hood - confusion
 
I don't wish to sound overly technical and I may be wrong, but it seems to me the job of the hood is to stop stray light getting into the lens without blocking what you are meant to see. The 70-300mm and 75-300mm will have similar (although not quite identical) coverage angles so as long as the filter diameters are the same and the method of attachment is the same then the same filter can be used.

Ian 12th March 2013 07:14 PM

Re: M.Zuiko lens hood - confusion
 
I am a little surprised that the 75-300 might have the same lens hood as the 70-300 but I can check at the office tomorrow where we have both lenses plus 70-300 hoods (but no hoods for the 75-300s - at least not that I thought we had!).

Ian

Ian 13th March 2013 06:25 PM

Re: M.Zuiko lens hood - confusion
 
I have tried a lens hood off one of our Zuiko Digital Four Thirds 70-300s and it fits perfectly on a m.Zuiko Micro Four Thirds 75-300 :)

Nice one Olympus!

Ian

Invicta 13th March 2013 06:53 PM

Re: M.Zuiko lens hood - confusion
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Ian (Post 219865)
I have tried a lens hood off one of our Zuiko Digital Four Thirds 70-300s and it fits perfectly on a m.Zuiko Micro Four Thirds 75-300 :)

Nice one Olympus!

Ian

Thanks Ian, that's good news as I don't need to send mine back to Amazon.

Olybirder 13th March 2013 10:42 PM

Re: M.Zuiko lens hood - confusion
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Ian (Post 219865)
I have tried a lens hood off one of our Zuiko Digital Four Thirds 70-300s and it fits perfectly on a m.Zuiko Micro Four Thirds 75-300 :)

Nice one Olympus!

Ian

Out of interest, Ian, does it lock into position as tightly on the 75-300 as it does on the 70-300 Four Thirds? It has always been a bit tricky to remove it from that lens, especially in the reversed position. It would be interesting to know if the problem is with the lens or the hood.

Ron


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