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Re: M.Zuiko lens hood - confusion

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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.

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Mine is exactly the same, it puts a lot of strain on the lens when removing it.
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Re: M.Zuiko lens hood - confusion

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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.

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Good question; the fit is quite normal. But do remember that the ZD 70-300 is not an internally focusing lens so the hood mount rotates and this makes it more tricky to get the hood on and off compared to the 75-300.

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Re: M.Zuiko lens hood - confusion

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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!).

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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.

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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.

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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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Re: M.Zuiko lens hood - confusion

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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).
That's a useful tip Ross. I hadn't realised that the 75-300 doesn't rotate so it should be less of a problem.

I haven't used my 70-300 much since getting the 50-200 but, when I did, I always held the barrel of the lens when unlocking the hood in the extended position. Unfortunately, you can't do this in the stored position as the hood covers the barrel. As I aways carry the camera in a holster I never lock the hood in the stored position as it won't get lost if it undoes itself and falls off.

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Re: M.Zuiko lens hood - confusion

Just had confirmation that my M.Zuiko 75-300 MK II will be delivered on Monday.

I guess it is going to be a bit of shock to see the size of it compared to my other M.Zuiko lenses. The good news is that it is still much smaller than the equivalent would be for my FF DSLR.
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Just had confirmation that my M.Zuiko 75-300 MK II will be delivered on Monday.

I guess it is going to be a bit of shock to see the size of it compared to my other M.Zuiko lenses. The good news is that it is still much smaller than the equivalent would be for my FF DSLR.
Had phone call this afternoon, followed by txt from courier, to say my 75-300mm would be delivered Monday. I have a lens hood on its way and plan to get a B+W MRC UV filter, filter's fairly expensive but good quality. Should be off work Mon/Tues and Strumpshaw Fen, here in Norfolk, is only 6 miles down the road, hope weather's kind.
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Grrrr I haven't heard about mine yet and I put a deposit on it long before Focus. And it's costing me more than the Focus price by a big margin. Sulk Sulk
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Re: M.Zuiko lens hood - confusion

I have the 75-300 Mk I, purchased just after I got the EM-5 last year and it was significantly more in price than the Mk II. How have they managed to shave so much off the price?
If I understand correctly The I and II are the same optically (same internally?) except that the II has the new zero coating.
Cosmetically I prefer the II as it matches the 12-50mm kit zoom a bit more (i.e. no silver band at the mount and the new look dimpled barrel rather than ribbed.
Probably not enough difference to warrant getting one unless anyone wants my Mk I but I suspect that the 2nd hand prices of the Mk I are now well below the price of the Mk II which makes for quite a drop in price over new.
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Re: M.Zuiko lens hood - confusion

My 75-300 Mark II has arrived

The lens hood does fit but it does look large compared to the lens. The M.Zukio 75-300 is a compact size, smaller than I expected after seeing the lens hood.

Just need my OMD EM-5 to be returned from getting a replacement monitor and I can go have a play.
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My 75-300 Mark II has arrived

The lens hood does fit but it does look large compared to the lens. The M.Zukio 75-300 is a compact size, smaller than I expected after seeing the lens hood.

Just need my OMD EM-5 to be returned from getting a replacement monitor and I can go have a play.
Isn't it annoying when all the toys don't come together. Hopefully the E-M5 will be returned very soon. I hope to receive my 75-300 lens by the end of next week (& maybe the JJC hood too), if deliveries happen on time (here in Australia), but that's probably being too optimistic.

We'll be waiting for some excellent photos from you now.
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Re: M.Zuiko lens hood - confusion

The 75-300mm arrived this morning, faultless service from supplier and courier, went into Norwich for a B+W UV filter. Blip in the weather meant we've had lovely sunshine this afternoon ! I took full advantage of the situation. Arrived home after a pleasant afternoon with Omd and new lens to find the JJC hood had been delivered.
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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.

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I have received the JJC lens hood (but still waiting for the 75-300 II lens) & it is rather tight, infact too tight when reversing it (on the 70-300 lens). I found I had to use a scraper or chisel to scrape back the inner diameter just behind (or more correctly, in front of) the cam sections to fit on the lens properly. I also used a pencil & now it's fine. I guess you get what you pay for. Pay Olympus for the original that fits or the cheaper copies that may not fit.
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Re: M.Zuiko lens hood - confusion

There has been some discussion that the LH-61D hood from the 40-150 (either Zuiko Digital or m.Zuiko) will also fit the 75-300 but I can positively refute that - the 61D hood has a two-claw bayonet and the 61E has a 3-claw.

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I have received the JJC lens hood (but still waiting for the 75-300 II lens) & it is rather tight, infact too tight when reversing it (on the 70-300 lens). I found I had to use a scraper or chisel to scrape back the inner diameter just behind (or more correctly, in front of) the cam sections to fit on the lens properly. I also used a pencil & now it's fine. I guess you get what you pay for. Pay Olympus for the original that fits or the cheaper copies that may not fit.
I have taken a photo with instructions on how I modified the JJC LH61E copy lens hood to fit in reverse on the lens without being too tight as my descriptions may not have been explicit enough.



I hope this helps someone else that prefers to do it the cheaper way like I did.

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Re: M.Zuiko lens hood - confusion

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There has been some discussion that the LH-61D hood from the 40-150 (either Zuiko Digital or m.Zuiko) will also fit the 75-300 but I can positively refute that - the 61D hood has a two-claw bayonet and the 61E has a 3-claw.

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Ian, I have only just noticed what you actually wrote in this post as I was looking at (& buying) the LH61B from the (original) ZD40-150 f3.5-4.5 lens going on advice from another person on 4/3's User forum. It is in fact a 3 claw or cam system but different in design (unlike the LH61D for the ZD40-150 f4.0-5.6 lens with a two claw mount), but I'm not sure that it will give me a great advantage in size yet (hopefully smaller in diameter overall) than the LH61E, because it appears to have more flair in it, assuming I can get it to fit with some modification if necessary. The hood I bought is coming from Dublin to Australia, so when it comes I shall report on how successful or not it will be.
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