Third-party hoods for 12/2.0 and 45/1.8 Olympus lenses

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NZ Scott
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Third-party hoods for 12/2.0 and 45/1.8 Olympus lenses
Nov 3, 2012

Hey guys,

As we all know, Olympus rips us off by not including hoods (or pouches for that matter) with most of its lenses.

The official Oly hood for the 12/2.0 is US $99 shipped and for the 45/1.8 is US$60 shipped (ebay prices)

In comparison, Chinese knockoffs are available for $30 shipped and $13 shipped, respectively. Even these prices seem steep to me.

The Chinese brands are Uwinka and JJC.

Does anyone have any experience with the Oly/Chinese hoods?

Can anyone recommend one brand over another?

Thanks

Scott

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