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    sigpicDave

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    Re: lens hood costs

    Yes - but I have read that the 300mm is made to order, so the lens hood probably is too.

    I haven't looked for it in the UK, but the 50-200 hood is US$40 from here https://emporium.olympusamerica.com/...sku=260007-410

    I bought my 50-200 used with no lens hood - I doubt many people will be bothered by not having the hood. Didn't matter to me... but I prefer to use collapsible rubber lens hoods on tele lenses rather than the hard versions.
    Hugh of Bardfield
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      Re: lens hood costs

      Originally posted by HughofBardfield View Post
      Yes - but I have read that the 300mm is made to order, so the lens hood probably is too.

      I haven't looked for it in the UK, but the 50-200 hood is US$40 from here https://emporium.olympusamerica.com/...sku=260007-410

      I bought my 50-200 used with no lens hood - I doubt many people will be bothered by not having the hood. Didn't matter to me... but I prefer to use collapsible rubber lens hoods on tele lenses rather than the hard versions.
      Maybe, but 10% of the total cost for a bit of plastic and three screws?? It is a pain to put on the lens too. Not the best design in my view. Even hand made it should not cost that amount. I will ask my engineer mate for an idea of the cost.

      The £20 quoted for the 50-200 is not that bad, the retailer needs to make a profit so less than 5% of the total cost is not unreasonable I reckon.
      Dave.
      Last edited by sapper; 18th February 2008, 11:43 AM. Reason: wrong price
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