Olympus 17mm F1.8 first impressions and sample gallery

Started Feb 7, 2013 | Discussions thread
Gregm61 Forum Pro • Posts: 14,884
Re: Some questions...

Gregm61 wrote:

Hen3ry wrote:

R Butler wrote:

The Olympus hood is a push-on hood with a thumbscrew to secure it in place, so it's quicker and less fiddly than a screw-on type.

Ah, right, thanks Richard, I should have remembered. Someone mentioned that. I have to say I still think the bayonet is superior in ease of use and security.

Cheers, geoff

No, actually the thumbscrew locks they use on these are superior units. once locked, the hood is literally part of the lens. I grip the lens (12, 17 and 75) by the hood when mounting and removing it. They definitely are going nowhere once locked on.

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Hi Greg, do the screws damage the coating on the lens? And do they reverse for compact storage? I don't have one for my 17 yet and was wondering if I am going to have any joy with the hood.


Yes, the hoods do reverse for storage. I just leave mine in shooting position since the combined unit is still very small. When out shooting I even remove the front caps and have each lens in its own slot, face down, so I just have to deal with rear caps when changing.

The screws do not come into contact with the lens itself. I've had the 12mm lens now for over a year and it has not a scratch on it.

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