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Olympus LH-55B Lens Hood for Select Olympus Lenses

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Product Highlights
  • Rectangular-type Lens Hood
  • Prevents Lens Flare
  • Protects Lens
  • For 9-18mm f/4.0-5.6 Zuiko ED Lens
  • For 12-50mm f/3.5-6.3 M.Zuiko ED Lens

The Olympus LH-55B Lens Hood for Select Olympus Lenses helps reduce lens flare caused by stray light from the sun or other light sources. Lens hoods also provide a degree of protection for the lens against accidental impact. The LH-55B lens hood is compatible with the 9-18mm f/4.0-5.6 Zuiko ED Lens and 12-50mm f/3.5-6.3 M.Zuiko ED Lens from Olympus. It is a black, rectangular type lens hood.

Compatibility
Olympus 9-18mm f/4.0-5.6 Zuiko ED Lens
Olympus 12-50mm f/3.5-6.3 M.Zuiko ED Lens
Olympus LH-55B Lens Hood for Select Olympus Lenses
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    4.2

    (based on 17 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (13)
    • Durable (7)
    • Easily interchangeable (7)
    • Strong construction (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (9)
      • Sports/action (4)
      • Weddings (4)
      • Wildlife photos (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (8), Semi-pro photographer (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (12)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Does the job !

      I bought this lens hood for the M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-50mm F3.5-6.3 lens that comes with the Olympus OM-D E-M5 camera.
      I believe Olympus should provide these with their lens but they...Read complete review

      I bought this lens hood for the M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-50mm F3.5-6.3 lens that comes with the Olympus OM-D E-M5 camera.
      I believe Olympus should provide these with their lens but they decided not to, so I ordered this one that fits perfectly.
      It's a good quality hood and it does its job accordingly. The inside of the hood is covered with a matte non-reflective felt of some kind, which is a good idea to prevent any light reflection on the lens front element.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Should be included with lens

      Well made, but plastic, and can't be mounted on the lens in reverse.[$] bucks for something that should have been included with the lens. Come on Olympus ... get with...Read complete review

      Well made, but plastic, and can't be mounted on the lens in reverse.[$] bucks for something that should have been included with the lens. Come on Olympus ... get with the program.

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      4.0

      Hood for the Olympus M. 9-18mm

      By K

      from Cairo, Egypt

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

      • Not Reversible

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery

      Comments about LH-55B Lens Hood for Select Olympus Lenses:

      This is the original Olympus lens hood for the micro four thirds M. Zuiko 9-18mm lens. Works perfectly. Note that it does not attach in reverse for minimizing size during storage and transportation.

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      • No

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      An expensive peace of plastic !

      By LeVolatile

      from Montréal, Québec

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Quite Expensive

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Sports/Action
      • Video
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about LH-55B Lens Hood for Select Olympus Lenses:

      This is my second Olympus I bought but time as changed and no always for the consumer interest! When I got my OM-1 in 1978, All my lens came with his Hood. It was a part of the lens. Today, I just can't believe that we have to buy separately a part that should be included with the lens. Worst, this peace of plastic cost [$]$. I just hope that a generic will be available soon at half the price.

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      • No

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      3.0

      Does the job but could be better

      By 4/3rds newbie

      from Australia

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Durable
      • Easily Interchangeable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about LH-55B Lens Hood for Select Olympus Lenses:

          This is a useful option but should be included with the lens like Panasonic does with most of their zoom lenses. Only three stars because you can't reverse it onto the lens!

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          • No

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          4.0

          Does the job

          By Hudson

          from Seattle

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about LH-55B Lens Hood for Select Olympus Lenses:

              Would rate it 5 stars if cheaper or made of metal.

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              (3 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              I'm speechless

              By The dad

              from Lincoln, NE

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about LH-55B Lens Hood for Select Olympus Lenses:

                    I'd have to say I've never before experienced the sensations I "feel" when I gaze upon this lenshood. Suffice to say, I haven't been able to sleep since the purchase. Words excape me.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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                    5.0

                    Worth it.

                    By Paul S.C.

                    from Albany, NY

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent Output
                    • Durable
                    • Easily Interchangeable
                    • Lightweight
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about LH-55B Lens Hood for Select Olympus Lenses:

                        I was hesitant in buying this for my 12-50mm lens for my OM-D EM-5, but it works quite well. I can;t say that it has helped with flare much (since it is so small), but it has saved me from banging my lens into some things a couple of times.

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                        4.0

                        It is what it is - a nice hood

                        By Ben Herrmann

                        from Fuquay Varina, NC

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easily Interchangeable
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • Costs More Than Its Worth
                        • Very Lightweight Plastic

                        Best Uses

                        • Indoors/Low Light
                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Sports/Action
                        • Weddings/Events
                        • Wildlife Photos

                        Comments about LH-55B Lens Hood for Select Olympus Lenses:

                        Look - there's not much than you can say, other than the fact that this hood works. But I've got to be honest here and admit that although this is the hood required for the Olympus 12-50 zoom lens, they are of very lightweight plastic construction - so don't expect a masterpiece. It does what it's supposed to do and clicks on quite simply.

                        Nooooo, it's definitely not a metal masterpiece. Quite frankly, I would think this hood would cost more like $10 - $15 - but hey, I don't make the pricing decisions at the corporate level.

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                        • No

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                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Compact Lens Hood

                        By ERG the kayaking photographer

                        from Southborough MA

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Lightweight
                        • Small size

                        Cons

                        • Had To Buy Separately

                        Best Uses

                        • Photography From Kayak

                        Comments about LH-55B Lens Hood for Select Olympus Lenses:

                        I wish that Olympus included lens hoods with their lenses.

                        I wanted a lens hood to keep the dry bag from smearing the lens of my 12-50mm lens on my Olympus OM-D E-M5 while I'm kayaking. The lens hood is large enough to protect the lens, yet small enough to fit neatly in my dry bag while kayaking.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        First Line of Defense

                        By Johnny K

                        from Harrisonburg, VA

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easily Interchangeable
                        • Lightweight
                        • Nice Bokeh
                        • Rugged
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Sports/Action
                          • Weddings/Events
                          • Wildlife Photos

                          Comments about LH-55B Lens Hood for Select Olympus Lenses:

                          Great way to protect the lens and filter. With this lens hood in place I can stop worrying about banging the end of my lens on a wall, table, etc. Instead of leaving the camera in the bag, take it out and use the camera. Rugged form factor offers strength and helps to eliminate some of those pesky rays of light that often spoil a shot.

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                          • No

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                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Does the job !

                          By jldesigner

                          from Laval, QC Canada

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easily Interchangeable
                          • Lightweight
                          • Rugged
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Wildlife Photos

                            Comments about LH-55B Lens Hood for Select Olympus Lenses:

                            I bought this lens hood for the M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-50mm F3.5-6.3 lens that comes with the Olympus OM-D E-M5 camera.
                            I believe Olympus should provide these with their lens but they decided not to, so I ordered this one that fits perfectly.
                            It's a good quality hood and it does its job accordingly. The inside of the hood is covered with a matte non-reflective felt of some kind, which is a good idea to prevent any light reflection on the lens front element.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            2.0

                            Should be included with lens

                            By 97redz3

                            from Northville, MI

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Pros

                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about LH-55B Lens Hood for Select Olympus Lenses:

                                Well made, but plastic, and can't be mounted on the lens in reverse.[$] bucks for something that should have been included with the lens. Come on Olympus ... get with the program.

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                                • No

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                                3.0

                                Hood for the 12-50

                                By Dave the Caver

                                from Georgetown, IN

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Pros

                                • Durable

                                Cons

                                • Doesn't lock when reverse

                                Best Uses

                                • Indoors/Low Light
                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Macro Photography
                                • Night Photography
                                • Sports/Action
                                • Weddings/Events
                                • Wildlife Photos

                                Comments about LH-55B Lens Hood for Select Olympus Lenses:

                                This lens hood is what Olympus recoomends for the 12-50 lens. It works ok. It seems like it is a little thin for such a lens. Still it does shade the lens ok and protect the lens ok. I will give the lens a 4 star for these things. The only real problem is that the hood doesn't lock on the 12-50 when reversed for storage. This made me drop the star rating down one to a 3-star. Still Olympus should have included the lens hood with the lens at the time of purchase.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Works great on the 12-50 mm lens

                                By jemanner

                                from Panaca, NV

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Pros

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about LH-55B Lens Hood for Select Olympus Lenses:

                                      A bit pricy, and should have been included. Nevertheless, just what is needed to reduce flare with the 12-50 lens. Fits good, high quality.

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                                      • No

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                                      (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      4.0

                                      A must have for the Olympus 9-18mm lens.

                                      By phorton

                                      from Norman, OK

                                      About Me Pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Landscape/Scenery
                                        • Video

                                        Comments about LH-55B Lens Hood for Select Olympus Lenses:

                                        A must have for the Olympus 9-18mm lens (B&H # OL91840)

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                                        5.0

                                        Nice addition to 9-18 lens

                                        By Jimbo

                                        from Md.

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easily Interchangeable
                                        • Lightweight

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Landscape/Scenery

                                          Comments about LH-55B Lens Hood for Select Olympus Lenses:

                                          Helps prevent glare and protects lens

                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                          • No

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                                          (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          Lens Hood for Olympus 9-18mm micro 4/3

                                          By kevingm

                                          from Madison, WI

                                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Durable
                                          • Easily Interchangeable
                                          • Lightweight

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Landscape/Scenery

                                            Comments about LH-55B Lens Hood for Select Olympus Lenses:

                                            A useful addition to the 9-18mm lens. Lens hoods help avoid flare, increase contrast, and offer protection for the front element.

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                                            • No

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                                            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            4.0

                                            Good quality

                                            By photowide

                                            from Houston, TX

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Comments about LH-55B Lens Hood for Select Olympus Lenses:

                                            This lens hood should have been included with the lens, especially the wide angle lens. It is also non standard and there are no after market. But works well as it should.

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