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Olympus LH-40B Lens Hood for Zuiko Digital 45mm f/1.8 Lens

You Pay: $34.95
Product Highlights
  • For Zuiko Digital 45mm f/1.8 Lens
  • Silver Design Complements Lens

The Olympus LH-40B Lens Hood is specifically designed for the Zuiko Digital 45mm f/1.8 lens. This lens hood is mounted on the front of the lens to prevent excess light from entering the lens causing lens flare. The silver design of the lens hood also complements the silver coloring of the lens itself.

Specifically designed for the Zuiko Digital 45mm f/1.8 lens.
Prevents lens flare by blocking excess light from entering into the lens.
Silver design complements the silver coloring of the lens.
Compatibility Zuiko Digital 45mm f/1.8 lens

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OlympusLH-40B Lens Hood for Zuiko Digital 45mm f/1.8 Lens
 
4.0

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

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    (0)

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95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (17)
  • Easy to use (10)
  • Durable (6)
  • Reliable (6)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (4)

Best Uses

  • Travel (10)
  • Everyday (9)
  • Landscape photography (8)
  • Portraits (6)
  • Home (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (12), Semi-professional (4), Photo enthusiast (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (17)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Definitely better than third party ones

I previously bought a third party hood (EZPhoto screw in) because I couldn't find this one. The third party hood was okay, but could not be reversed for storage, which was important...Read complete review

I previously bought a third party hood (EZPhoto screw in) because I couldn't find this one. The third party hood was okay, but could not be reversed for storage, which was important to me. This hood can be reversed, and looks much nicer. You could also store the lens with the lens cap on even with this hood on, the third party one, you cannot. You have to take off the decorative ring on the lens of the 45mm to attach it though.

If it is important for you to reverse the hood for storage then this is the one to get, I like it and to me it is worth it, would be happier if it were a little cheaper but worth it nonetheless.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Lightweight and costly

It fits the lens nicely and works. It is very lightweight, but I guess that is the reason to have MFT in the first place. It is a bit irksome that one has...Read complete review

It fits the lens nicely and works. It is very lightweight, but I guess that is the reason to have MFT in the first place. It is a bit irksome that one has to pay a high price for a cheap hood that typically are included with Panasonic lenses.

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3.0

Wish it was metal

By Tomservoca

from Calgary, Alberta

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good For Flair Busting
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Flimsy Plastic

Best Uses

  • Everyday use

Comments about Olympus LH-40B Lens Hood for Zuiko Digital 45mm f/1.8 Lens:

Bought this so I can deal with the intense sun in the Foothills. I've not been getting the contrast I want from my E-P2 and 45, especially in side lit situations.

I can't fathom why Olympus doesn't include this with the lens from the get go.

Hope that the plastic construction doesn't fail me. I wish it was metal

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5.0

METAL HOOD

By HIker

from Portland, TN.

About Me Semi-Professional

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Reliable

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Olympus LH-40B Lens Hood for Zuiko Digital 45mm f/1.8 Lens:

    I LIKE A METAL HOOD.
    I WISH ALL HOODS WERE METAL

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    3.0

    Lightweight and costly

    By Carl

    from Philadelphia, PA

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    Pros

    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Expensive
    • Not Durable

    Best Uses

    • Traveling

    Comments about Olympus LH-40B Lens Hood for Zuiko Digital 45mm f/1.8 Lens:

    It fits the lens nicely and works. It is very lightweight, but I guess that is the reason to have MFT in the first place. It is a bit irksome that one has to pay a high price for a cheap hood that typically are included with Panasonic lenses.

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    4.0

    Works as presented

    By MimiK

    from Austin, TX

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    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

    • Difficult To Use

    Best Uses

    • Landscape Photography
    • Traveling

    Comments about Olympus LH-40B Lens Hood for Zuiko Digital 45mm f/1.8 Lens:

    Once I understood how to attach the hood, I'm pleased. (internet is valuable resource for such things). I love my OM-D & this lens is one of my very favorites! BUT, Olympus should include the hood with their prime lenses! Shame on Oly! Also, would be nice if clear instructions came with the hood!
    Still, glad for the availability at B&H!

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    • No

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    4.0

    Does the job

    By Tom

    from Bay Area

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Olympus LH-40B Lens Hood for Zuiko Digital 45mm f/1.8 Lens:

      Gets the job done, stores conveniently on the lens when reversed and does not add significant bulk, decisive/positive bayonet attachment mechanism, perfect cosmetic match to the lens itself. Too expensive for what it is; it should be half the price. But, if it's not worth your time/money to research and risk using third party options, just fork over the money for this "official" version and move on. Maybe there is a cheaper option that works just as well, I don't know, and don't care that deeply.

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      5.0

      Essential Accessory

      By Bill

      from Lyndhurst

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      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Good Fit And Finish
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Not included with lens

      Best Uses

      • Everyday use
      • Landscape Photography
      • Traveling

      Comments about Olympus LH-40B Lens Hood for Zuiko Digital 45mm f/1.8 Lens:

      There's not much one can say about a hood. Nor only does it help to protect your lens, it also prevent lens flare. The fit and finish is good, goes on very easily, and it's reversible for storage.

      My only con is not about the hood, It's about Olympus. When you consider how much the 45mm 1.8 cost there's no reason that Olympus should not include the hood. If you feel the same as me, look for non OEM alternatives hoods. I bought a Vello for my 12mm lens.

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      4.0

      protective of lens

      By tgf

      from new york city

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      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday use
        • Traveling

        Comments about Olympus LH-40B Lens Hood for Zuiko Digital 45mm f/1.8 Lens:

        i wish it was metal like my other lens hoods but it looks sleek and attractive and does the job

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        4.0

        Nice accessory, but...

        By Wing0949

        from Bay Area, CA

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        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

        • Not included with lens
        • Relatively expensive

        Best Uses

        • Everyday use
        • Home
        • Landscape Photography
        • Portraits
        • Traveling

        Comments about Olympus LH-40B Lens Hood for Zuiko Digital 45mm f/1.8 Lens:

        This is the genuine lens hood for the Olympus 45mm f/1.8 lens from Olympus.

        It is a perfect match in color to the lens it was designed for and fits perfectly as well. I have never tried any of the less expensive lens hoods which mimics this design (such as the one from JCC), but from many reviews, it sounds like anything but the one from Olympus isn't designed that well.. generally, the cheaper less expensive lens hoods just don't have the good fit like the more expensive one from Olympus.. most reviewers say the cheaper ones tend to be a bit on the loose side and more easily accidentally detached from the lens.

        I didn't want to have a poorly functioning lens hood that cost less for the very nice 45mm lens, so I opted to get the genuine one from Olympus to be sure of perfect fit and function. And it delivered on that.

        THis would have gotten 5 stars, but I deducted 1 star because this should have been included with the 45mm lens itself... let alone charging a high price for a relatively simple plastic piece... Shame on you Olympus :(

        Other than not having been included with the 45mm lens original and costing a ridiculously high markup for such an accessory, I love this lens hood!

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        4.0

        Pricey, but nice

        By Paul S.C.

        from Albany, NY

        About Me Semi-Professional

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Expensive

        Best Uses

          Comments about Olympus LH-40B Lens Hood for Zuiko Digital 45mm f/1.8 Lens:

          I always buy the OEM hoods for my lenses after having a bad experience with fit using a 3rd party one in the past. This is pricey, but it gets the jb done.

          I wish it clipped in more tightly. It is also a bit annoying yo have to store the lens ring cover from the lens somewhere, but that's another story.

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          5.0

          Would buy again

          By Ian

          from Australia

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          Pros

          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday use

            Comments about Olympus LH-40B Lens Hood for Zuiko Digital 45mm f/1.8 Lens:

            Its a must have to stop flare and protect lens Work great

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            3.0

            As Expected

            By Kalei Campbell Photography

            from Newport Beach, California

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            Pros

            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Olympus LH-40B Lens Hood for Zuiko Digital 45mm f/1.8 Lens:

                Fit is perfect-need to remove existing ring prior to install. 5-Stars if price wasn't so high and it should have been included with the lens.

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                4.0

                Definitely better than third party ones

                By SJV

                from Dana Point, CA

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Reversible

                Cons

                • A little expensive

                Best Uses

                • Everyday use

                Comments about Olympus LH-40B Lens Hood for Zuiko Digital 45mm f/1.8 Lens:

                I previously bought a third party hood (EZPhoto screw in) because I couldn't find this one. The third party hood was okay, but could not be reversed for storage, which was important to me. This hood can be reversed, and looks much nicer. You could also store the lens with the lens cap on even with this hood on, the third party one, you cannot. You have to take off the decorative ring on the lens of the 45mm to attach it though.

                If it is important for you to reverse the hood for storage then this is the one to get, I like it and to me it is worth it, would be happier if it were a little cheaper but worth it nonetheless.

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                4.0

                Looks Can Be Expensive.

                By monochromatix

                from Toronto, ON

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Fairly Durable Plastic
                • Lightweight
                • looks good

                Cons

                • Fairly Expensive
                • Lengthens the Lens

                Best Uses

                • Everyday use
                • Home
                • Portraits
                • Traveling

                Comments about Olympus LH-40B Lens Hood for Zuiko Digital 45mm f/1.8 Lens:

                After much debate, I finally decided to get this. At first, I was just going to get a third party one, but I can't stand third-party items that have random text decal-ed all over the place. Considering it's made entirely of plastic, however, I'd say that it's a bit too expensive for what it does. More so, I strongly believe that it should've came coupled WITH the Olympus 45mm 1.8 lens, instead of having the consumer to buy it separately. It also nearly doubles the length of the lens itself, which may cause complications for those who have smaller camera bags. With that being said, however, the lens hood CAN be reverse-mounted in a storage position like most dSLR lenses.

                All-in-all, this lens hood does exactly what it's advertised to do: it protects the lens' front element, and it reduces the chances of flare. If you don't mind the slightly higher price tag, definitely pick one up.

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                4.0

                Worth It

                By ARK

                from Long Island

                About Me Semi-Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape Photography

                  Comments about Olympus LH-40B Lens Hood for Zuiko Digital 45mm f/1.8 Lens:

                  Expensive but worth it compared to 3rd party hoods.

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                  4.0

                  Good fitting hood.

                  By mnmnyuen

                  from Philadelphia, PA

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape Photography
                    • Macro Photography
                    • Portraits
                    • Studio
                    • Traveling

                    Comments about Olympus LH-40B Lens Hood for Zuiko Digital 45mm f/1.8 Lens:

                    Used on 45mm f1.8 Oly lens to reduce stray light and flare.

                    Nicely reverse-fits onto lens to save space (but you have to remove and store away the decorative trim ring to do so).

                    Good fit compared to the cheaper made-in-china knock-offs.

                    Really should have been a part of the lens kit like most Pany lenses, to have to pay separately for it is pretty poor from Olympus. Rating loses a star for this.

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                    3.0

                    A bit expensive for plastic, not metal.

                    By Justin

                    from New York, New York

                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Expensive
                    • Not Durable

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape Photography
                    • Portraits
                    • Traveling

                    Comments about Olympus LH-40B Lens Hood for Zuiko Digital 45mm f/1.8 Lens:

                    This definitely does the job well, but I don't think it's worth [$]. Unlike what another review said, this is plastic, not "heavy gauge metal".

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                    5.0

                    Well Made and Handy

                    By Digiratidoc

                    from Springfield, MO

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easily Interchangeable
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Olympus LH-40B Lens Hood for Zuiko Digital 45mm f/1.8 Lens:

                      I tried a third party lens hood and didn't like it so I ordered this one and love it. Bayonets on with a conforting snap and reverses on the lens for storage. A little pricey but worth it.

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                      4.0

                      Works well... Wish it weren't plastic

                      By muschem

                      from Austin, TX

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                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easily Interchangeable
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Weak Casing

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Olympus LH-40B Lens Hood for Zuiko Digital 45mm f/1.8 Lens:

                        I like that it is reversible to save space. I haven't yet had a durability issue, but I would prefer a metal construction vs plastic.

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                        4.0

                        Very good, Too complex, Too expensive

                        By Greydog

                        from Detroit

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                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Big enough to work well
                        • Durable
                        • Rugged
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                        • Over-complex attachment
                        • Pricey

                        Best Uses

                        • Any kind of photography

                        Comments about Olympus LH-40B Lens Hood for Zuiko Digital 45mm f/1.8 Lens:

                        First, this is a very good lens hood. It's long enough and wide enough to actually be useful, which many hoods are not. It's made of heavy gauge metal and will probably last a long time. It fastens securely and is not likely to fall off.
                        On the other hand:
                        1. It should have been included with the lens.
                        2. It's expensive; about 10% of the cost of the lens.
                        3. It requires the removal of a trim ring from the lens, to uncover an external bayonet. The trim ring will be easy to lose.
                        4. Only a problem for some people: It about doubles the size of the lens. It has to be that big to work properly, but some will find it cumbersome.
                        So, this really does have the potential to improve your pictures, but you'll have to decide whether it's worth the price.

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