Yes, but too much glass. You can loose up to 3 f-stops and never go out without your hood. The FZ zoom needs a hood on at all times except on-boardflash.
I know you're a big proponent of the hood, but what is the real difference between using it and not? I've taken some very nice shots without the hood. I know the hood will minimize any reflections, but would you happen to have any with/without shots or know of a place that does? I just want to see if carrying the extra bulk around with me is really worth it.