Oly 12-40 Lens Hood Capture

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Oly 12-40 Lens Hood Capture
5 months ago

After losing my first lens hood I bit the bullet and bought an outrageously expensive OEM hood (no generic hoods were available in, or to be sent to the UK).

Although it has two buttons on it to release the capturing mechanism (and looking at the hood alone, they both separately operate a catch each), in reality only one of the two capturing mechanisms has any effect.

In other words, if you press only one button at a time, one will allow the hood to fall off without pressing the second, but when pressing the other button only, the hood stays locked in place.

I'm wondering if this is a peculiarity of my replacement hood or the original poor design.

Can somebody please look at their 12-40 lens & hood combo and tell me if they have a similar experience if you push one button at a time, i.e. one button does nothing and the other allows the hood to unlock?

Thanks.

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