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Olympus LH-48 Lens Hood for Zuiko Digital ED 12mm f/2.0 Lens (Black)

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Product Highlights

  • For Zuiko Digital ED 12mm f/2.0 Lens
  • Black Metal Design Complements Lens

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The black Olympus LH-48 Lens Hood is a square-cut lens hood specifically designed for the Zuiko Digital ED 12mm f/2.0 lens. Due to the threaded design of the lens hood, it can be mounted in any position on the front of the lens to prevent excess light from entering the lens, causing lens flare. The black metal design perfectly complements the look of the lens itself.

Specifically designed for the Zuiko Digital ED 12mm f/2.0 lens.
Prevents lens flare by blocking excess light from entering into the lens.
Black metal design complements the black lens.
Compatibility Zuiko Digital ED 12mm f/2.0 lens

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OlympusLH-48 Lens Hood for Zuiko Digital ED 12mm f/2.0 Lens (Black)
 
4.1

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (11)
  • Lightweight (9)
  • Easy to use (7)
  • Reliable (5)
  • Strong construction (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday (5)
    • Landscape photography (4)
    • Travel (4)
    • Home (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (7)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (16)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Excellent although expensive

    A very well built lens hood that should be included with the DZ 12mm f2.0. I'm giving only 4 stars because of the price. The M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150 mm f4.0-5.6 R...Read complete review

    A very well built lens hood that should be included with the DZ 12mm f2.0. I'm giving only 4 stars because of the price. The M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150 mm f4.0-5.6 R Lens for Micro 4/3 costs $249.00 and is an excellent lens, I just don't understand why a simple piece of metal and plastic can cost more than a third of this lens

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Very Poorly Executed Design!

    MAYBE A HALF STAR?!
    I love the lens and purchased my usual B+W UV MCR filter and was delighted to see that it came in a silver finish to match (though...Read complete review

    MAYBE A HALF STAR?!
    I love the lens and purchased my usual B+W UV MCR filter and was delighted to see that it came in a silver finish to match (though I'm sure they made it for a Leica lens)!
    So while it's a total travesty by not being included with such a nice high end lens I ordered this Hood as well.
    Great thought! Until I realized it was a primitive friction/squeeze mount!!!
    Who would think that's "state of the art"??? NO ONE!
    But, wait, that's not the "real" problem. It's too tight a fit and will soon destroy the lens or the filter (one or the other) finish. And then simply fail regardless as no one will bother to use it! Of just fall off...
    The EM-5 is my latest favorite toy camera but this design oversight is absurd.
    So I sent it back and B & H handled the return impeccably!

    Reviewed by 18 customers

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    5.0

    La negra terminó siendo plateada

    By dano

    from Buenos Aires, Argentina.

    About Me Semi-Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Olympus LH-48 Lens Hood for Zuiko Digital ED 12mm f/2.0 Lens (Black):

        Pedí este parasol para el ED 12 f/2 en negro pero, a pesar de que la página lo ofrecía, la gente de B&H no pudo encontrar ni un sólo LH-48 negro. No tuve más opción que comprarlo plateado.Es elegante, fácil de colocar y fijar, liviano y hace su trabajo. También es caro, y eso continua siendo un abuso de parte de Olympus.

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        • No

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        5.0

        The hood gives it that Pro look!

        By JC

        from Herndon, VA

        Comments about Olympus LH-48 Lens Hood for Zuiko Digital ED 12mm f/2.0 Lens (Black):

        It helps to protect the lens and also the prevents lens flare appearing on the image. It also fits the lens very nicely.

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        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        wish this came with camera

        By ash

        from seattle

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Olympus LH-48 Lens Hood for Zuiko Digital ED 12mm f/2.0 Lens (Black):

        needed item

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        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        LH 48 Lens Hood

        By Ricardo

        from Denver

        About Me Semi-Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday use
          • Home
          • Traveling

          Comments about Olympus LH-48 Lens Hood for Zuiko Digital ED 12mm f/2.0 Lens (Black):

          A bit expensive but worth the professional look and style.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          3.0

          Very nice hood, ridiculous price

          By MistahVega

          from Gainesville, GA

          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Olympus LH-48 Lens Hood for Zuiko Digital ED 12mm f/2.0 Lens (Black):

            Nice hood, but it is just stamped metal. Should have been included with an $800 lens!!! I should have looked at a 3rd party alternative but they aren't much cheaper.

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            • No

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            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Do the job

            By PierrePe

            from Quebec, Canada

            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday use

              Comments about Olympus LH-48 Lens Hood for Zuiko Digital ED 12mm f/2.0 Lens (Black):

              Pricey.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Nice hood!

              By Dave

              from Carmel, IN

              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape Photography
                • Traveling

                Comments about Olympus LH-48 Lens Hood for Zuiko Digital ED 12mm f/2.0 Lens (Black):

                I am used to lens hoods that screw into the filter threads, so I was somewhat apprehensive about purchasing this type of hood for my 12mm lens. I was happy to see how easy it was to smoothly slide this hood onto the lens, right over my B&W UV filter. The hood can be rotated to any position and stays firmly in place by finger tightening a screw. The screw simply compresses the mounting sleeve, applying pressure evenly around the circumference of the lens barrel. Nice design. High quality materials and workmanship. I highly recommend this hood as a good complement to the wonderful Oly Zuiko Digital ED 12mm lens.

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                • No

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                A well designed hood at a premium price.

                By Mike

                from Meridian, Idaho

                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday use
                  • Landscape Photography

                  Comments about Olympus LH-48 Lens Hood for Zuiko Digital ED 12mm f/2.0 Lens (Black):

                  This is a quality product that is very well designed. When I bought this I did so with some trepidation because I wasn't sure if it was a good value. After using it, I'm happy I bought it. It is made of metal, the inside is blackened with a kind of velveteen the should block reflections, it can be stored in reverse on the lens, and the little screw that you use to keep the hood on the lens puts tension on a metal band so the end of the screw isn't marring your expensive lens.

                  The only thing bad I can say about it is that I didn't come with the lens as a package deal.

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                  • No

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                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Looks great!

                  By Patrick

                  from Seattle, WA

                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Olympus LH-48 Lens Hood for Zuiko Digital ED 12mm f/2.0 Lens (Black):

                      Looks great with excellent build quality, but it's a little pricey considering the lens is already $800. They really should included it with the lens.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      Very Poorly Executed Design!

                      By WestCoastJim

                      from Portlandia

                      About Me Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Difficult To Use
                        • Not Durable
                        • Not Functional
                        • Poor Design

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Olympus LH-48 Lens Hood for Zuiko Digital ED 12mm f/2.0 Lens (Black):

                          MAYBE A HALF STAR?!
                          I love the lens and purchased my usual B+W UV MCR filter and was delighted to see that it came in a silver finish to match (though I'm sure they made it for a Leica lens)!
                          So while it's a total travesty by not being included with such a nice high end lens I ordered this Hood as well.
                          Great thought! Until I realized it was a primitive friction/squeeze mount!!!
                          Who would think that's "state of the art"??? NO ONE!
                          But, wait, that's not the "real" problem. It's too tight a fit and will soon destroy the lens or the filter (one or the other) finish. And then simply fail regardless as no one will bother to use it! Of just fall off...
                          The EM-5 is my latest favorite toy camera but this design oversight is absurd.
                          So I sent it back and B & H handled the return impeccably!

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

                          Share this review

                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Nice & expensice

                          By MSP

                          from New York, NY

                          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Olympus LH-48 Lens Hood for Zuiko Digital ED 12mm f/2.0 Lens (Black):

                              Must have accessory for the M.Zuiko 12mm. Does what it's supposed to do, looks great and is well built

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                              • No

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                              (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              1.0

                              Unfunctional Design.

                              By WestCoastJim

                              from Oregon

                              About Me Professional

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                • Difficult To Use
                                • Not Functional
                                • Poor Design

                                Best Uses

                                • Home

                                Comments about Olympus LH-48 Lens Hood for Zuiko Digital ED 12mm f/2.0 Lens (Black):

                                I ordered this hood as I am a firm believer in both using hoods/shades and B+W or better filters. At all times. Saves on post time and protects the real front element from damage.
                                So I get the B&H provided #BWUVCDP46 • MFR #651065555 B+W filter in silver (how cool!) to match the cute little retro finished lens. And proceed to find that this OEM shade will just barely allow itself to be almost forced onto the filter.
                                No way is this adequate or professional. Plus it can easily be placed on the lens without any orientation method. Hence, easily knocking out the opposing corners. This is not appropriate and so I've requested a RMA from B&H.
                                I gave it One Star because it is adequate for blocking cross lighting and it's nicely finished. Big deal.
                                All very sad and a total waste of time.

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                                • No

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                                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                4.0

                                Well made, but pricey

                                By SGS

                                from Overland Park, KS

                                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Lightweight
                                • Well made attractive

                                Cons

                                • Pricy

                                Best Uses

                                • Everyday use
                                • Landscape Photography
                                • Traveling

                                Comments about Olympus LH-48 Lens Hood for Zuiko Digital ED 12mm f/2.0 Lens (Black):

                                The hood is purpose built for the Zuiko 12mm f/2.0 lens and is well made. It slides over the barrel of the lens and is friction attached by means of a screw that loosens or constricts a variable diameter ring around the lens. There is a witness mark on the hood that corresponds with similar mark on the lens to insure things are properly aligned. You slip the hood over the lens, set the depth and alignment, then tighten the screw.

                                The hood appears to be effective in protecting the front element of the lens and in limiting flare. I find it attractive and feel it is well made. These features come at a price, however, and I would not rate it as a particularly good value.

                                Only time will tell how well the design holds up. I worry about the durability of the attachment screw.

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                                • No

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                                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                4.0

                                Well made, but expensive

                                By Gregg Mack

                                from Austin, TX

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easily Interchangeable
                                • Lightweight
                                • Strong Construction

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Landscape/Scenery

                                  Comments about Olympus LH-48 Lens Hood for Zuiko Digital ED 12mm f/2.0 Lens (Black):

                                  This lens hood works great, and it is well made. I only give it 4 stars because of the high cost.

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                                  • No

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                                  (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Very classy & practical

                                  By Vitamin nut

                                  from NY

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Olympus LH-48 Lens Hood for Zuiko Digital ED 12mm f/2.0 Lens (Black):

                                      Perfect match to the 12mm silver metal lens. Sturdy and a classic shape carry this Olympus brand to the top of my accessory list! Yes pricy, well, so is the lens it protects from sun glare and knock-around abuse.

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                                      • No

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                                      (3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      A must have for the 12mm f/2.0 lens

                                      By Susan Carroll-Seger, Seger Studio

                                      from Saint Augustine, Fl

                                      About Me Pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Durable
                                      • Rugged
                                      • Strong Construction

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Olympus LH-48 Lens Hood for Zuiko Digital ED 12mm f/2.0 Lens (Black):

                                          This lens hood is very well constructed and a must have acessory for the Zuiko 12mm lens. A bit pricey but worth it to protect this lens & it looks great.

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                                          • No

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                                          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          4.0

                                          Great accessory but pricey

                                          By gk16blman

                                          from Lincoln, NE

                                          About Me Pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Durable
                                          • Easily Interchangeable
                                          • Looks Great
                                          • Strong Construction

                                          Cons

                                          • Expensive

                                          Best Uses

                                          • All situattions

                                          Comments about Olympus LH-48 Lens Hood for Zuiko Digital ED 12mm f/2.0 Lens (Black):

                                          This is a nice accessory for the 12mm lens. It fits tightly on the lens front and uses a set screw with a tighting ring to clamp it to the lens barrel. It functions well, and looks great on my camera. HOWEVER, it is very pricey for a lens shade. Olympus should reqally include this with the lens!

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                                          • No

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                                          (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          4.0

                                          Excellent although expensive

                                          By MGuarini

                                          from Santiago, Chile

                                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Durable

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Olympus LH-48 Lens Hood for Zuiko Digital ED 12mm f/2.0 Lens (Black):

                                              A very well built lens hood that should be included with the DZ 12mm f2.0. I'm giving only 4 stars because of the price. The M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150 mm f4.0-5.6 R Lens for Micro 4/3 costs $249.00 and is an excellent lens, I just don't understand why a simple piece of metal and plastic can cost more than a third of this lens

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