Anyone using a hood for their M.Zuiko 45mm 1.8?

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Anyone using a hood for their M.Zuiko 45mm 1.8?
Jun 29, 2012

If so, which one and where to get it? This is the only one I've seen and was wondering if this works well with the 45mm.

http://www.amazon.com/EzFoto-Silver-Olympus-M-ZUIKO-DIGITAL/dp/B0061GS1OO/ref=pd_bxgy_p_img_b

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yes, I have the same hood. Works well no problem.

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check ebay - there shall be a number of the same hoods

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I am using this one:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00679483I/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00

works great, light, and will reverse and stay on the lens and still fit in the pouch I use for it (the pouch from the Panny 20mm, which is almost always mounted on my PEN). and unlike the Panny 20mm, I think you pretty much need the hood on the 45 to manage the optimal IQ.

it is a tad more expensive than the one you flagged, but I preferred the bayonet mount to the filter screw mount.
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Yes, a simple collapsible rubber hood.

Just type "lenshood 37mm" or something alike as a search on ebay and you will find plenty.

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I am using the Olympus hood which requires taking the decorative ring off. It works very well and I am pleased with the results though the hood was on the expensive side.

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agray88 wrote:

If so, which one and where to get it? This is the only one I've seen and was wondering if this works well with the 45mm.

http://www.amazon.com/EzFoto-Silver-Olympus-M-ZUIKO-DIGITAL/dp/B0061GS1OO/ref=pd_bxgy_p_img_b

I found a nice deep rubber one on eBay. I think it was 9$

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Does the hood make a big difference. I don't have a hood for my 45mm.

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http://www.amazon.com/Professional-Replacement-LH-40B-Olympus-Zuiko/dp/B00679483I

It was under $15 shipped when I got it. It works just like the real LH-40b in that it is a bayonet mount. You have to remove the 45mm's decorative ring to reveal the bayonet mount.

The silver finish matches the lens perfectly, and the inside has a matte black finish to keep light from bouncing into the lens.

Mine fits well, but some say it's a bit wobbly, so might be sample variation

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yotes wrote:

Does the hood make a big difference. I don't have a hood for my 45mm.

It depends on the light. If you have light striking the lens at the wrong angle it can reduce contrast and produce flares. A lens hood shields the lens from stray light. So it helps under some lighting conditions, but isn't necessary under other conditions.

A secondary benefit is some added protection for the front element against dust, rain, and knocks.

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agray88 wrote:

If so, which one and where to get it? This is the only one I've seen and was wondering if this works well with the 45mm.

http://www.amazon.com/EzFoto-Silver-Olympus-M-ZUIKO-DIGITAL/dp/B0061GS1OO/ref=pd_bxgy_p_img_b

I have a black tubular one like that from e-bay. No vignetting, light, compact, stays on all the time. Better IMHO than a wider belled one as it takes less space in the bag.

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sean000 wrote:

http://www.amazon.com/Professional-Replacement-LH-40B-Olympus-Zuiko/dp/B00679483I

It was under $15 shipped when I got it. It works just like the real LH-40b in that it is a bayonet mount. You have to remove the 45mm's decorative ring to reveal the bayonet mount.

The silver finish matches the lens perfectly, and the inside has a matte black finish to keep light from bouncing into the lens.

Mine fits well, but some say it's a bit wobbly, so might be sample variation

Sean

Sean -

I've never really understood this....from what you say above then..is the whole of the extreme front of the 45mm lens - from the colored band to the very front - fully detachable...and that is then where you add this JJC Hood ?

So in effect you save a bit on overall length after adding the Hood..but taking off part of the front end of the lens.. and presumably it must mean that the extreme front lens element is quite well recessed behind the colored front band ??.. if it is so recessed..does a Hood then really do much on this lens ??

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In reply to Ron Joiner, Jun 30, 2012

JJC version is pretty much identical. I tried it but it was not sitting as tight as I expected (most likely, varies from unit to unit with third-party knockoffs). In the end I went with the Leica-style one: http://www.ebay.com/itm/330669784162 . This particular one is even the right color.

The front takes 52mm lens cap and the lens with the hood fits a small pouch from http://www.microlenspouch.com/ perfectly. I cannot really use filters with this combination but why would I want to use filters on this lens?

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ericN2 wrote:

Sean -

I've never really understood this....from what you say above then..is the whole of the extreme front of the 45mm lens - from the colored band to the very front - fully detachable...and that is then where you add this JJC Hood ?

So in effect you save a bit on overall length after adding the Hood..but taking off part of the front end of the lens.. and presumably it must mean that the extreme front lens element is quite well recessed behind the colored front band ??.. if it is so recessed..does a Hood then really do much on this lens ??

The user manual illustrates it better than I can explain it:

http://www.olympusamerica.com/files/oima_cckb/M.ZUIKO_Digital_45mm_f1.8_Instructions_JP_EN_FR_ES_KR_CT_CS.pdf

The decorative ring is only a few mm thick and wraps around the front element. If you use the LH-40b (Oly brand or JJC) or any other bayonet mount hood, you take the decorative ring off permanently. The hood increases the length by a few cm when it is mounted, but you can reverse it for storage.

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in black.

Disadvantage- it's not reversable like the bayonet mount ones, and the OEM lens cap doesn't fit
advantage - it can share 52mm filters w my 12-50 and 9-18

Of course if I want a reversable hood, I still have this one

salvaged from an old lens I took apart
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removing the decorative ring does NOT reduce the overall length of the lens and does NOT alter the recess in any way.

my experience with the lens is that a hood is helpful in certain lighting situations, enough so that after going without it for a while, I got one. conversely, I have yet to run into a problem with the Panny 20 hoodless.
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Careful using it in combination with a filter
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It might get stuck. My threaded hood kept get loose so I'd tighten it a little more which also tightened the filter into the lens

I have a B+W filter which threaded in and out with no problem but I have a generic filter which is jammed in there now. Now I'm going with a JJC bayonet hood. A plastic filter mount is not the greatest idea.

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ericN2 wrote:

Sean -

I've never really understood this....from what you say above then..is the whole of the extreme front of the 45mm lens - from the colored band to the very front - fully detachable...and that is then where you add this JJC Hood ?

So in effect you save a bit on overall length after adding the Hood..but taking off part of the front end of the lens.. and presumably it must mean that the extreme front lens element is quite well recessed behind the colored front band ??.. if it is so recessed..does a Hood then really do much on this lens ??

The user manual illustrates it better than I can explain it:

http://www.olympusamerica.com/files/oima_cckb/M.ZUIKO_Digital_45mm_f1.8_Instructions_JP_EN_FR_ES_KR_CT_CS.pdf

The decorative ring is only a few mm thick and wraps around the front element. If you use the LH-40b (Oly brand or JJC) or any other bayonet mount hood, you take the decorative ring off permanently. The hood increases the length by a few cm when it is mounted, but you can reverse it for storage.

Sean

Sean-

Thank you for that. The illustrations do now explain this so much better than I had imagined before - I see now that the decorative ring is in fact just an external collar of sorts and with that unscrewed and removed it allows another item such as a Hood to screw or bayonet on in its place..

As Confucious (or somebody) said many long years ago.. "a picture is worth a thousand words"...

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RaymondR wrote:

removing the decorative ring does NOT reduce the overall length of the lens and does NOT alter the recess in any way.

my experience with the lens is that a hood is helpful in certain lighting situations, enough so that after going without it for a while, I got one. conversely, I have yet to run into a problem with the Panny 20 hoodless.

Raymond -

Sean has explained the Decoirative "collar" very well here below.. but I just wanted to say that I've used the 20mm now for what must be almost 2 years..and without a Hood of any kind. I've seen it several times said that mostly, these Pancakes just not really benefit hardly at all from a Hood..but by coincidence..just this very week I've had chance to buy and done so - a 46mm Contax Silver Metal Hood together with a Contax metal lenscap to suit..and although I think this probably is as much decorative and personal-satisfaction than anything. I like the very small neat addition..which I've done on both 20mm and 14mm now.

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