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4/3 lens hoods - compatibility question

Hi.

I have three lenses with my E-system, which I would like to get lens hoods for.

14-42mm f3.5-5.6 ED,
40-150mm f4.0-5.6 ED,
70-300mm f4.0-5.6 ED.

All have 58mm filter threads, and appear to accept 61mm lens hoods.

But which hoods fit which lenses?

I bought, by mistake it transpires, a LH-61 for the 14-42mm, but I can't get it to fit properly. Or am I just being too soft with it?

I have ordered a LH-61C for it, on the presumption that I have indeed made a mistake and the bayonet mounts are different. I don't wish to repeat the mistake on the other lenses!

Can someone please tell me which lens hoods are compatible with the remaining two lenses?

Thanks in advance.
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Re: 4/3 lens hoods - compatibility question

Hi Corned. From a bit of research it seems that the relevant lens hood numbers are as follows:

14-42: LH-61C
40-150: LH-61D
70-300: LH-61E

I have all of those lenses and the only hood which is a bit tricky to fit is the 70-300. With that lens you need to extend the zoom and grip the barrel before clicking the lens hood in place.

I hope this helps.

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Re: 4/3 lens hoods - compatibility question

Hi Ron,

Thank you for your reply. The 70-300 outer end rotates (focus?) when you move it - the others do not, so I see what you are saying about needing to grip the end of the extended lens.

Out of interest, did the earlier digital lenses have a different bayonet format for the hoods? (And if so - why did they change it? )
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Re: 4/3 lens hoods - compatibility question

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Hi Ron,

Thank you for your reply. The 70-300 outer end rotates (focus?) when you move it - the others do not, so I see what you are saying about needing to grip the end of the extended lens.

Out of interest, did the earlier digital lenses have a different bayonet format for the hoods? (And if so - why did they change it? )
The earlier 40-150 f3.5 -f5.6 (LH61B) did have a different mount & shape to that of the later 40-150 (LH-61D).

It is important to take care of your 70-300 lens by not manually rotating the barrel because it can damage the gears or motor as some users have found out the hard way. That is why holding the zoomed out barrel to take the hood off is a good idea. Another thing to protect all the lenses is to use a dry lubricant like pencil lead on the mating surfaces of the hood & leans but I wouldn't go spraying (puffing) it with graphite though (or liquid lubricants).

BTW, JJC make copies of these hoods too, but sometimes a little adjustment might be needed to use them, e.g. for 70-300mm f4.0-5.6 ED such as a slight scraping of the hood to allow it to fit in reverse without being too tight.
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Re: 4/3 lens hoods - compatibility question

LH61 is for the 14-45mm f3.5-5.6

LH 61E for the 70-300mm f4-5.6
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Re: 4/3 lens hoods - compatibility question

Thanks, chaps.

Yes, I know now why that ebay special was so cheap!

I can see - now - that the LH61 has a 3-point bayonet, whereas the lenses have a 2-point... Doh!

So - C, D and E is the way to go.

Thanks for the help.
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Re: 4/3 lens hoods - compatibility question

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It is important to take care of your 70-300 lens by not manually rotating the barrel because it can damage the gears or motor as some users have found out the hard way.
That is why holding the zoomed out barrel to take the hood off is a good idea. Another thing to protect all the lenses is to use a dry lubricant like pencil lead on the mating surfaces of the hood & leans
Corned

This point is worth stressing -the gears are easily damaged if you accidentally rotate the tube

Ross' idea with the pencil works brilliantly!
He mentioned it a year or so ago and I adopted it then and have passed off the idea as my own several times since

I have all the hoods you mention if you still need to look at them.
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