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  • M.Zuiko lens hood - confusion

    Hi

    Does anybody have the official Oly Lens Hood for the M.Zuiko 75-300 MK I or MK II?

    I have a M.Zuiko 75-300 MK II on order and ordered an Oly lens hood which has now arrived before the lens.

    I am puzzled as the packaging says E System Accessory and not M.Zuiko.

    Perhaps the same hood is used on some E System and M.Zuiko lenses.

    The part number of my hood is LH-61E. Is anybody able to confirm either way if this is correct for the M.Zuiko 75-300 MK II ?

    Many thanks

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    Re: M.Zuiko lens hood - confusion

    I have looked online it looks like it is the same hood for the 4/3's and M4/3's 70-300mm
    Regards
    Michael

    OM-D E-M5 mk2, m12-40mm f2.8, m25mm f1.8, m45mm f1.8, m60mm f2.8 Macro, M14‑150mm 1:4-5.6 II, M75-300mm MK2, Samyang 7.5mm f/3.5 fisheye

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    • #3
      Re: M.Zuiko lens hood - confusion

      Not sure if it fits the micro 4/3 70-300 ... but LH-61E is the hood that is on my 4/3 70-300.

      Seems likely to be the wrong one to me...

      Chris

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      • #4
        Re: M.Zuiko lens hood - confusion

        Well .... i could be wrong

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        • #5
          Re: M.Zuiko lens hood - confusion

          I hope that you are right, I have bought one as well and it arrived long before the lens!

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          • #6
            Re: M.Zuiko lens hood - confusion

            Originally posted by Chrisspencer View Post
            Not sure if it fits the micro 4/3 70-300 ... but LH-61E is the hood that is on my 4/3 70-300.

            Seems likely to be the wrong one to me...

            Chris
            Mine, too!
            Bob


            To see what is in front of one's nose requires constant struggle.
            GEORGE ORWELL

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            • #7
              Re: M.Zuiko lens hood - confusion

              Well I think both have a 58mm filter size... so could be it fits both...

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              • #8
                Re: M.Zuiko lens hood - confusion

                According to the Olympus site the LH-61E hood is the correct one for the Mk1 75-300, so I imagine it will probably fit the Mk2 version too.

                Ron

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                • #9
                  Re: M.Zuiko lens hood - confusion

                  Hello. The manuals for the MFT 75-300mm and 75-300 II lenses both say that the hood is LH-61E so you are in good shape. This could well be the same as is used with the FT 70-300mm (I haven't checked that).
                  Incidentally, I got the manuals from
                  http://www.olympus.co.jp/en/support/...wnload/manual/

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                  • #10
                    Re: M.Zuiko lens hood - confusion

                    It could be the same hood on both lenses and Oly are selling off stock of old E-System hoods.

                    The manual for the Mark II at

                    http://www.olympus.co.uk/site/rmt/me...NUAL_MULTI.pdf

                    Does say hood is part # LH-61E, but I still have a nagging doubt

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                    • #11
                      Re: M.Zuiko lens hood - confusion

                      I don't wish to sound overly technical and I may be wrong, but it seems to me the job of the hood is to stop stray light getting into the lens without blocking what you are meant to see. The 70-300mm and 75-300mm will have similar (although not quite identical) coverage angles so as long as the filter diameters are the same and the method of attachment is the same then the same filter can be used.

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                      • #12
                        Re: M.Zuiko lens hood - confusion

                        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!).

                        Ian
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                        • #13
                          Re: M.Zuiko lens hood - confusion

                          I have tried a lens hood off one of our Zuiko Digital Four Thirds 70-300s and it fits perfectly on a m.Zuiko Micro Four Thirds 75-300

                          Nice one Olympus!

                          Ian
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                          • #14
                            Re: M.Zuiko lens hood - confusion

                            Originally posted by Ian View Post
                            I have tried a lens hood off one of our Zuiko Digital Four Thirds 70-300s and it fits perfectly on a m.Zuiko Micro Four Thirds 75-300

                            Nice one Olympus!

                            Ian
                            Thanks Ian, that's good news as I don't need to send mine back to Amazon.

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                            • #15
                              Re: M.Zuiko lens hood - confusion

                              Originally posted by Ian View Post
                              I have tried a lens hood off one of our Zuiko Digital Four Thirds 70-300s and it fits perfectly on a m.Zuiko Micro Four Thirds 75-300

                              Nice one Olympus!

                              Ian
                              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.

                              Ron

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