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Re: M.Zuiko lens hood - confusion

Originally Posted by Ian View Post
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!).

It's a shame it has to be the same one with the barrel being a little smaller in diameter (by 11mm) than the 70-300, but I've ordered a JJC copy from ebay & there is also the uWinKa one too (but no-one in their right mind would leave that name on it ). I don't feel like paying a premium price for a piece of plastic when I don't have to. It's also a shame the 12-50 lens has to use the 9-18 hood as it isn't adequate & again, the JJC is just fine (as fine as it can be) instead.

Originally Posted by Olybirder View Post
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.

Using pencil lead (graphite) on the lens & hood contact points helps a lot with the tightness of the fit & it is especially important to not let the 70-300 lens rotate when fitting & removing the hood (particularly fast) as some owners have had their lens motor drive fail on them due to that, but as Ian added, the 75-300 doesn't rotate (thankfully) which is much better (especially with polarising filters).
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