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Olympus LH-49 Sliding Lens Hood

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Product Highlights
  • Deflects Stray Light
  • Minimizes Flare / Glare
  • Slides Down to Retract
  • Remains on Lens When Stored
  • Protects Lens
  • Fits M.ZUIKO Digital ED 60mm f/2.8 Lens

The LH-49 Sliding Lens Hood from Olympus is a round lens hood specifically developed for the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 60mm f/2.8 Macro Lens. Lens hoods act to deflect stray light from entering the lens and producing glare. They also add a level of protection for the lens from accidental impact. This lens hood is special in that it has a sliding mechanism and can slide down to retract when not needed. This allows the lens hood to remain on the lens when not being utilized or when stored.

Deflects stray light and protects lens
Sliding mechanism slides lens hood down and out of the way when not in use or when lens is stored. Lens hood can remain permanently fixed to lens without becoming an obstacle.
Compatible with the M.ZUIKO Digital ED 60mm f/2.8 Macro Lens and designed for its focal length.
Mount Diameter 46mm
Olympus LH-49 Sliding Lens Hood
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    OlympusLH-49 Sliding Lens Hood
     
    4.6

    (based on 27 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (16)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (14)
    • Durable (8)
    • Strong construction (7)
    • Rugged (6)
    • Easily interchangeable (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Macro photography (13)
      • Landscape/scenery (6)
      • Sports/action (3)
      • Weddings (3)
      • Wildlife photos (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (17), Semi-pro photographer (5)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (22)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Works well, elegant design and feel

      Not sure why the Olympus 60mm macro warranted such a trick hood, but it does work well and (up to this point) feels like it was well-designed. Not sure why they didn't do...Read complete review

      Not sure why the Olympus 60mm macro warranted such a trick hood, but it does work well and (up to this point) feels like it was well-designed. Not sure why they didn't do a simple reversible bayonet hood, but the LH-49 makes the 60mm feel a bit like Canon's 300 F4L/400 F5.6L lenses, with their slide-out hoods. The Olympus doesn't lock in place with a twist, but is otherwise quite similar.When retracted, the focus limit dial is still completely visible and useable, but the manual focus ring is completely covered. I do wish that the whole mount was about .5mm thinner - I thought I was going to be able to mount my screw-in LED ringlight with the hood in its retracted position, but there's just a bit too much contact between the back of the ringlight and the front surface of the bayonet mount on the hood.As with most Olympus hoods, this one is a bit pricey, and a part of me certainly wishes that they'd include the hoods with their lenses. On the other hand, they seem to be stressing a 'luxury' feel on most of their hoods these days, and probably feel that the 60mm Macro sells better a[$], and anybody who really wants a hood will eventually buy this one.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Nice, but should be included with lens

      It's a nice lens hood, and I like its sliding mechanism, so can quickly deploy or not. On negative side is that it can make lens feel a bit wobbly on lens compared...Read complete review

      It's a nice lens hood, and I like its sliding mechanism, so can quickly deploy or not. On negative side is that it can make lens feel a bit wobbly on lens compared to a fixed lens.

      Real con is the way Olympus make you buy these hoods in addition to their lenses... but I'm too much of a brand sucker to get the knock-offs.

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      5.0

      Best Hood

      By MinAZ

      from Phoenix, AZ

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Travel

        Comments about Olympus LH-49 Sliding Lens Hood:

        This sliding lens hood is a great example of innovative design. By sliding out of the way, you can easily store the lens with hood attached. You can also vary the length of the hood if desired. I wish all hoods were designed this way!

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great quality

        By DB

        from Temecula, CA

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Olympus LH-49 Sliding Lens Hood:

        Fits my lens well. Much better than 3rd party options

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        5.0

        A sliding lens hood: Awesome!

        By Aldaine

        from The Earth

        Comments about Olympus LH-49 Sliding Lens Hood:

        This was my first encounter with a sliding lens hood. To put it in simple terms, all lens hoods should do this if possible. It works well, as most lens hoods do. It seems durable. It slides up and down. What more can you ask for?

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        5.0

        it i s a sliding lens hood

        By ken

        from arizona

        Comments about Olympus LH-49 Sliding Lens Hood:

        works well

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        4.0

        Hood for Olympus 60mm macro lens

        By Bubba

        from Atlanta

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good design

        Cons

        • Cost
        • Weak Casing

        Best Uses

        • Macro Photography

        Comments about Olympus LH-49 Sliding Lens Hood:

        Excellent design. Implementation is a bit flimsy. The only real problem is that the hood should be included with the lens by Olympus....not a high cost accessory.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Hood works nice, but why is it extra

        By Bob

        from Detroit, MI

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Lightweight
        • Slide In And Out
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Macro Photography

          Comments about Olympus LH-49 Sliding Lens Hood:

          The hood works very nicely, I like that it slides in and out, I wish all hoods worked that way. The construction makes it seem worth the high cost of a hood.

          Now, I'd just like to know why it isn't included with the lens.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Pricey but well thought out design

          By CanonW

          from San Francisco, CA

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            Cons

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                Comments about Olympus LH-49 Sliding Lens Hood:

                The hood is 10% of lens price. Does the cost worth it?

                Consider it protects pictures from lens flare and accidental lens drop, it's your call.

                Personally, I like sliding design to be a space saving feature.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Smart design - expensive but worth it

                By Artsifrtsy

                from Eureka Springs Arkansas USA

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Macro Photography

                  Comments about Olympus LH-49 Sliding Lens Hood:

                  The design of this hood is so practical. It slides out of the way when not in use without covering the focus limiting dial. It stays put and works very well in use. Like most of the other reviewers, I wish it had been included with the lens. Olympus just doesn't include bags or hoods so you have to pony up. I have been happy with it's performance and impressed with its design and functionality. Well made and thoughtfully engineered.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Good accessory to the Olympus 60mm Macro

                  By WindRowe

                  from Toronto Ontario

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Effective
                  • Good design

                  Cons

                  • Price

                  Best Uses

                  • Macro Photography
                  • Street photography

                  Comments about Olympus LH-49 Sliding Lens Hood:

                  The lens hood (not unfortunately included with the lens) works well and is convenient to use. But it is expensive. The knock-offs, although much cheaper, receive bad reviews so I did not want to chance them. The combination of lens and Olympus hood becomes definitely pricey (which caused me to drop one star from my rating of an otherwise sound product).

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Good Lens Hood

                  By Agedrunner

                  from Aurora, CO

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Lightweight
                  • Rugged
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Olympus LH-49 Sliding Lens Hood:

                    This lens hood fits the 60mm Olympus M. Zuiko lens perfectly. It protects the lens and prevents light flaring on the lens.

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                    • Yes

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                    4.0

                    Quality piece of kit

                    By Alfa Norm

                    from Loudon, TN

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Slides Back Over Lens

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Olympus LH-49 Sliding Lens Hood:

                        I was reluctant at first to splash out on this lens hood, and am still a bit disappointed with Olympus for not including hoods with their lenses. However, I am very pleased with this item. I had been using a third party 46mm hood that did a good job shading the front element of the lens, but I decided to fork out for the Olympus hood. It is a nicely built item and I really like the way it slides back over the lens for storage. I would give it five stars for functionality, performance and quality, but have opted for four stars simply because of the cost of it, and the fact that it is not included with the lens.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Expensive but worth it

                        By Conrad

                        from South Africa

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Easy to Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Olympus LH-49 Sliding Lens Hood:

                            Well designed and fit for purpose. Easy to use, and also easy to remove and replace lens cap. The sliding feature is useful for extreme close ups. Essential equipment for the lens, so why oh why is it not included with the lens?

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Great!

                            By PierrePe

                            from Quebec, Canada

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Olympus LH-49 Sliding Lens Hood:

                                All lens hoods should be build like this : sliding.

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                                • No

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                                4.0

                                Well engineered, but still overpriced

                                By Mikofox

                                from Yukon

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Lightweight
                                • Strong Construction

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Macro Photography

                                  Comments about Olympus LH-49 Sliding Lens Hood:

                                  This lens hood retracts back over the lens barrel. It slides smoothly and snaps lightly at both ends. It's well engineered and because of the sliding mechanism probably more expensive to make, but nevertheless, this hood should be included with the lens. Appears sturdy enough to take a knock or fall without breaking. It's grooved inside to break reflections.

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                                  5.0

                                  Great Hood!

                                  By PSB

                                  from Conyers, GA

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Can Use With Polarizer
                                  • Retractable
                                  • WORKS GREAT

                                  Cons

                                  • Cost

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Use It All The Time

                                  Comments about Olympus LH-49 Sliding Lens Hood:

                                  Yes, it is pricey, but this may be the best lens hood I have used. It retracts so it can stay on the lens all of the time. Highly recommended.

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                                  • No

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                                  4.0

                                  Works well, elegant design and feel

                                  By Rick the Photographer

                                  from West Haven, CT

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  See all my reviews

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Elegant Design
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                  • Expensive
                                  • Unknown Durability

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Macro Photography
                                  • Outdoor Portraits

                                  Comments about Olympus LH-49 Sliding Lens Hood:

                                  Not sure why the Olympus 60mm macro warranted such a trick hood, but it does work well and (up to this point) feels like it was well-designed. Not sure why they didn't do a simple reversible bayonet hood, but the LH-49 makes the 60mm feel a bit like Canon's 300 F4L/400 F5.6L lenses, with their slide-out hoods. The Olympus doesn't lock in place with a twist, but is otherwise quite similar.When retracted, the focus limit dial is still completely visible and useable, but the manual focus ring is completely covered. I do wish that the whole mount was about .5mm thinner - I thought I was going to be able to mount my screw-in LED ringlight with the hood in its retracted position, but there's just a bit too much contact between the back of the ringlight and the front surface of the bayonet mount on the hood.As with most Olympus hoods, this one is a bit pricey, and a part of me certainly wishes that they'd include the hoods with their lenses. On the other hand, they seem to be stressing a 'luxury' feel on most of their hoods these days, and probably feel that the 60mm Macro sells better a[$], and anybody who really wants a hood will eventually buy this one.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Great lens hood

                                  By Richrd

                                  from Seattle

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Convenient
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                  • Relatively expensive

                                  Best Uses

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

                                  Comments about Olympus LH-49 Sliding Lens Hood:

                                  It is great lens hood that slides out of the way when not needed. The hood can be left on the lens all the time, extended when the lens is used for portraits, nature or landscape, and retracted for macro photography. It fits close to the lens so it takes very little extra space in the camera bag.

                                  The one drawback mentioned by others is the price, but I tend to use a lens hood almost all the time as a level of protection for the front element, I consider it worth the price.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  So handy

                                  By Great Granny

                                  from Bloomington, IL.

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                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Macro Photography

                                      Comments about Olympus LH-49 Sliding Lens Hood:

                                      So convenient and easy. A bit more expensive but worth it. Just leave it on and slide back and forth to use and store.

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Excellent Quality...WAY overpriced...

                                      By Mike

                                      from Los Angeles

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Durable
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Rugged
                                      • Strong Construction

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Macro Photography

                                        Comments about Olympus LH-49 Sliding Lens Hood:

                                        I have to rate the LH-49 hood at 5 stars because it IS a well-made lens hood and cleverly slides over the lens barrel when not in use.

                                        But it is a shame on Olympus that they don't:

                                        a) Include the lens hood with the lens, or
                                        b) Charge at least half of the current price

                                        There is no way on Earth that this lens hood should be priced at what it is. But Olympus has us by the proverbial "short hairs", so what are you going to do?

                                        Again, very well-made lens hood...not worth the current price by a long shot.

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                                        4.0

                                        Smart hood

                                        By John

                                        from NYC

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Durable
                                        • Rugged
                                        • Strong Construction

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Olympus LH-49 Sliding Lens Hood:

                                            A bit expensive, but it's nicely designed to slide back over the lens itself.

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