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Standard zoom and mid range Lenses with focal lengths larger than 12mm, but no longer than 60mm, includes standard zooms and portrait primes plus some macro lenses.

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Screw-on hood for Olympus 14-42mm II R (Solved)

I am looking for a black screw-on lens hood (37mm thread) for my Olympus Zuiko 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 II R lens. It normally takes a bayonet hood fitted by removing the decoration ring, something I dislike and want to avoid. (I had a similar problem with the 45mm f1.8 but that being a telephoto lens, vignetting was not an issue and I found an excellent screw-on hood from Dorr). One possibility is the JJC LH-37EP hood that is recommended for the Panasonic 14-42mm f3.5-5-6 but I am not sure if I can be certain that it will not cause vignetting on my Olympus lens with the same zoom range. Another is the JJC LH-37EPII lens which seems to be OK with the Olympus 14-42mm EZ "pancake" lens but once again may not be ideal with the II R lens.

Thanks in anticipation for ideas or suggestions.

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Re: Screw-on hood for Olympus 14-42mm II R

Just as an aside regarding the decoration ring, I removed it from my much used 45/f1.8 (one of my best all time buys, lens-wise !) and the Oly hood is either reversed in storage or erect when in use, so the decorative ring stays at home. I think it's included for those who choose not to 'wear' a lens hood. A lens hood has dual function: physical and optical.
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Re: Screw-on hood for Olympus 14-42mm II R

Agreed Ricoh but I am one of those guys with slight paranoia about things (as I see it) being 'in the right place, right order' etc. I grew up with it and at 60 cannot change. As far as the 45mm f1.8 was concerned, I could not stand the idea of the black bayonet showing through the silver lens; in any case, that lens is not the problem and I got a very nice silver metal screw-on 37mm hood from Dorr and it works great. But my 14-42mm II R is black and while the exposed bayonet mount is less obvious in this one, I still prefer a screw-on one. I have an old rubber hood with a 37mm thread; I tried that and (for fitting) the silver Dorr hood belonging to the 45mm. In both cases there was vignetting from 14mm to 16mm.

PS: I found this and ordered it. I hope that it works. https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Unlike most other 37mm screw-on hoods, there is no 'lip' at the threaded end; it is usually that lip that causes the vignetting.

Update: It worked perfectly
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