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Olympus LH-40 Lens Hood for Olympus M.Zuiko 14-42mm Lens

You Pay: $24.95
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  • For the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II or the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II R lens

The LH-40 Lens Hood for Olympus M.Zuiko 14-42mm Lens from Olympus is designed for use with the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II or the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II R lens. Lens hoods are primarily designed to prevent unwanted stray light from entering the lens by extending and shading the end of the lens. In addition, since the end of the lens is extended, you also get the added benefit of some extra protection from accidental impact.

For the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II or the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 II R lens

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LH-40 Lens Hood for Olympus M.Zuiko 14-42mm Lens
 
3.8

(based on 10 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (6)
  • Easy to use (5)
  • Durable (3)
  • Reliable (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday (5)
    • Landscape/scenery (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (10)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Pricy, but nice to have

    The bad: it is a bit pricy for just a piece of plastic. The good: it is very easy and fast to connect and disconnect the hood, which in my case happens quite...Read complete review

    The bad: it is a bit pricy for just a piece of plastic. The good: it is very easy and fast to connect and disconnect the hood, which in my case happens quite a lot because I use the wide angle converter. It looks good, is genuine Olympus and I haven't noticed any negative effects on pictures shot in wide angle. I would recommend the hood.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Not as effective as I had hoped for

    I use my Olympus m4/3 kit primarily as an Infrared camera with the 14-42 II which doesn't have a bad hot spot problem like the 12-50

    With IR...Read complete review

    I use my Olympus m4/3 kit primarily as an Infrared camera with the 14-42 II which doesn't have a bad hot spot problem like the 12-50

    With IR filters, flare is often a problem so I needed a hood to help with my situation.
    The hood does a satisfactory job, but its quite shallow especially since it attaches quite deep into the len's main body. Thus, flare is still a problem if you have a regular thickness filter on
    The finish is of a matte black variety that has so far been quite resistant to peeling.
    It's easy to attach in either hooded or retracted position and doesn't make increase the size profile of the kit lens
    It is quite expensive but there are other 3rd party alternative but I've seen a few and those seem to not work as well with filters and some do have matte coatings that peel off easily

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    5.0

    Does a fine job

    By dustball

    from pine grove, pa

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Reduces Lens Glare

    Cons

    • NO CONS

    Best Uses

    • Landscape Photography

    Comments about LH-40 Lens Hood for Olympus M.Zuiko 14-42mm Lens:

    General landscape photography

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    4.0

    Nothing special

    By Tom

    from Acton, MA

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easily Interchangeable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery

      Comments about LH-40 Lens Hood for Olympus M.Zuiko 14-42mm Lens:

      I would say so far so good. Nothing special. Just a plastic hood. You get what you paid for.

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      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Not as effective as I had hoped for

      By Manila Dan

      from Manila, PH

      About Me Semi-Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

      • Expensive

      Best Uses

      • Everyday use

      Comments about LH-40 Lens Hood for Olympus M.Zuiko 14-42mm Lens:

      I use my Olympus m4/3 kit primarily as an Infrared camera with the 14-42 II which doesn't have a bad hot spot problem like the 12-50

      With IR filters, flare is often a problem so I needed a hood to help with my situation.
      The hood does a satisfactory job, but its quite shallow especially since it attaches quite deep into the len's main body. Thus, flare is still a problem if you have a regular thickness filter on
      The finish is of a matte black variety that has so far been quite resistant to peeling.
      It's easy to attach in either hooded or retracted position and doesn't make increase the size profile of the kit lens
      It is quite expensive but there are other 3rd party alternative but I've seen a few and those seem to not work as well with filters and some do have matte coatings that peel off easily

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      • No

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      5.0

      Functional and nicely made

      By quartz

      from Erlanger, KY

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday use
        • Landscape Photography
        • Macro Photography
        • Portraits
        • Studio
        • Traveling

        Comments about LH-40 Lens Hood for Olympus M.Zuiko 14-42mm Lens:

        It works as described, it's a lens shade after all, and it looks good on the 14-42 mm lens. To store it it can be reverse mounted, very convenient. Too bad it is not included with the lens in the first place.

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        3.0

        A simple hood that works

        By Ben Herrmann

        from Fuquay Varina, NC

        About Me Semi-Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Not Durable

        Best Uses

        • Everyday use

        Comments about LH-40 Lens Hood for Olympus M.Zuiko 14-42mm Lens:

        Look gang - I don't know what else to say other than this is a simple (plastic) hood that does what it's supposed to do. Albeit, I must admit that Olympus charges way too much for this light, plastic hood. Maybe for less $ would be more like it, but hey...I don't make those pricing decisions. At least B&H has the best price around on this item. So if you want a hood for the Oly 14-42 II kit lens, this is the baby you will need to get.

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        4.0

        useful and compact

        By BillH

        from chico ca

        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

        • Costly

        Best Uses

        • Everyday use

        Comments about LH-40 Lens Hood for Olympus M.Zuiko 14-42mm Lens:

        This is the sorely needed hood for the kit lens that comes with Pen cameras (note:not the early model).Except that it should have come with the lens,it fits well,and doesn't extend further from the camera as the threaded ones do.Too expensive,but all the hoods from Olympus are.

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        (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        not for micro 4/3 lens

        By cpr

        from L A, Ca

        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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              Comments about LH-40 Lens Hood for Olympus M.Zuiko 14-42mm Lens:

              very nice lens hood but it does not fit the micro 4/3 14-42 lens

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              5.0

              Just as expected, fits perfect

              By JR

              from Traverse City, MI

              About Me Casual user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday use

                Comments about LH-40 Lens Hood for Olympus M.Zuiko 14-42mm Lens:

                Easy to place and remove the lense cap while the hood is on. It can be reversed for storage.

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                5.0

                great little hood for a great little len

                By mr.john

                from new jersey

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Wildlife Photos

                  Comments about LH-40 Lens Hood for Olympus M.Zuiko 14-42mm Lens:

                  This is a great little lens hood for a great little lens. The Olympus 14-42 lens is a nice compact lens. I have it on my new e-m5. Keeps everything small.

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                  4.0

                  Pricy, but nice to have

                  By AlexLK

                  from Poughkeepsie, NY

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easily Interchangeable
                  • Nice Bokeh
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                  • Pricy

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery

                  Comments about LH-40 Lens Hood for Olympus M.Zuiko 14-42mm Lens:

                  The bad: it is a bit pricy for just a piece of plastic. The good: it is very easy and fast to connect and disconnect the hood, which in my case happens quite a lot because I use the wide angle converter. It looks good, is genuine Olympus and I haven't noticed any negative effects on pictures shot in wide angle. I would recommend the hood.

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