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The exploding lens hood saga continues

SO this week I've had the 40-150 lens hood explode on me, fortunately all the bits were still there, as they fell into the camera bag... very lucky - they could easily have dropped into the snow!

Just been out for a walk and the 12-40 (LH-66) also came to pieces, taking them out last weekend was obviously too cold for the tape to continue working (-7 up in the Peaks) again very fortunately all the little bits were retained (I was leaning over the parapet of a bridge at the time) and the hood is now superglued back together...
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Re: The exploding lens hood saga continues

Olympus don't have a very good track record with lens hoods. A lot of the time they don't supply them with lenses at all and, when they do, they appear to have a propensity to disintegrate. I hope my 300mm f4 hood survives as it doesn't look as if it would be easy or cheap to replace it.

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Re: The exploding lens hood saga continues

Given the cost of Olympus lens hoods and the above problem(s) have you thought to try a rubber lens hood equivalent? I use them for the lens I have and have had zero problems. Added advantages are they are cheap, can stay on even when not in use when out and about, fold back to save valuable space and, if the lens is dropped, can offer some semblance of protection.
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Re: The exploding lens hood saga continues

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Olympus don't have a very good track record with lens hoods. A lot of the time they don't supply them with lenses at all and, when they do, they appear to have a propensity to disintegrate. I hope my 300mm f4 hood survives as it doesn't look as if it would be easy or cheap to replace it.

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Simple screw in third party hoods should be easy to find for a 300mm.


If I had a OEM hood disintegrate like this I'd be demanding my money back, as it's clearly not fit for purpose!
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Re: The exploding lens hood saga continues

The 300 is about the only one of the folding/sliding type that seems to hang reasonably well together.

[Mine's now due for self destruction, having said that]
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