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Lens hoods for m12-50 & m45mm OMD

I'm sure that most of you guys who have an OMD E-M5 have looked for lens hoods for the kit lens m12-50 and the m45mm offer lens.
Any advice on which is the best to buy. I noticed a silver LH-40B hood on eBay but what are people using on the 12-50 zoom?
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Re: Lens hoods for m12-50 & m45mm OMD

Mine is a JJC from amazon though they are also on ebay. A tough plastic, fits and works well. 12.95 delivered
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Re: Lens hoods for m12-50 & m45mm OMD

I also have a JJC model for the 12-50 and also the 45mm, the latter fits perfectly whereas although the former fits snugly it doesn't quite line up - an aesthetic issue which does not affect its function.

Basically they do the job at a fraction of the Oly item price.

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Re: Lens hoods for m12-50 & m45mm OMD

I bought a Winka version off `E-bay and it was rubbish lasted all of two weeks.
Then bought an all metal circular one off E-bay afain that screws onto the front of the lens. Vignettes very heavily when the lens is racked back to 12mm.
I'm on the brink of buying both the OLy 12mm and the 75mm so will probably buy the Oly lens hoods though I findthe prices extremely irritating.
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Re: Lens hoods for m12-50 & m45mm OMD

I ordered the hood for the 75mm at the same time as I ordered the lens. It didn't arrive so I just trotted to the other camera shop who had a generic rigid plastic screw-in hood which does a fine job. Not much risk of vignetting from the hood with the 75, the 12 is a different matter.

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Re: Lens hoods for m12-50 & m45mm OMD

I got a JJC for the 45mm. Mine is rubbish fit. Got a Uwinka for the 12mm and it's as good quality as the genuine 75mm Olympus hood, which is to say, superb.
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Re: Lens hoods for m12-50 & m45mm OMD

I bought a JJC equivalent for an LH-55B for my 12-50mm which fits just fine for the princely sum of £9 delivered. It also fits the 9-18mm, though I've not really played with that much yet.
They only fit facing forwards, though with a bit of care with a scalpel, they can be made to reverse for storage. When reversed it is at right angles to where it would be facing forwards. i.e. North South rather than East West
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Re: Lens hoods for m12-50 & m45mm OMD

I got the JJC for the 12-50 lens & it's fine. uWinka had one, but there was no way I was going buy it with that name on it.
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Re: Lens hoods for m12-50 & m45mm OMD

I bought one (JJC) for 9.99 from storetwo on eBay. It is perfectly satisfactory. As the original lens hood was designed for a 12mm lens neither it nor the lookalikes do much good at the longer end. What is really needed is a rose petal type hood as on the 12-60. I regard mine more as a lens protector than anything else.
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Re: Lens hoods for m12-50 & m45mm OMD

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uWinka had one, but there was no way I was going buy it with that name on it.
The trick is to mount it with the brand name pointing towards Ca**kon owners.
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Re: Lens hoods for m12-50 & m45mm OMD

I decided to replace my screw in rubber lens hood on my 12-50mm with a plastic one. The rubber lens hood is a 67mm mount screwed into 52-58/58-67 step up rings which take the diameter out pretty quickly. There is no vignetting with the rubber folded back but it doesn't look all that pretty.

I went for this instead,

a 67mm screw in reversable petal type lens hood along with a 52-67mm step up ring. I thought the combination of a petal type hood plus just the one steup up ring plus the large diamater (67mm) would prevent vignetting at the short end and give slightly more shade than the standard Oly lens hood (or direct replacements as others seem to have gone for) at the longer end of the zoom. I went for 67mm again as all my fillters are this size from my OM film cameras.

The lens hood seems robust but is a tight (bayonet) fit on its ring. A little graphite or being plastic a little WD40 or petroleum jelly might be in order. As the new step up ring has not yet arrived I can't comment on the vignetting (with the 2 step-up ring setup I currently use its bad) but then the lens hood fastening ring seems rather deep; I think I had expected something with less profile but maybe this is a result of it being all plastic. Also, the front of the ring is threaded but is a tad bigger than 67mm, maybe 67.5 or there abouts. My 67mm filters will screw in but are very loose and will pop out with a bit of a push. I may never want to screw something into the front of the lens hood but it seems either poor design or craftmanship to me.
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