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Old Feb 25, 2010, 7:13 PM   #1
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Default lens hoods for m4/3 lens

Does any know if they have a lens hoods for the m4/3 14-42mm lens?
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Old Feb 25, 2010, 11:35 PM   #2
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No, it does not come with one and there's not one you can buy separately. I think that lens has a weird filter size too, which makes it hard to find anything generic.
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Old Feb 26, 2010, 12:07 AM   #3
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I was looking at the leica lens hoods. It is 40.5mm same as the Leica M. This is what I found so far.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...#ht_2560wt_988

http://cgi.ebay.com/New-Metal-40-5mm...#ht_500wt_1182
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Old Feb 26, 2010, 1:03 AM   #4
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I have the heavystar version for my 20mm pancake - solid built. You may want to get the wide angle version as it is shorter if you want a smaller profile lens hood.

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That first vented hood is typical of the hoods you would get with Leica's 50mm lenses. The second solid hood says "standard lens", which would mean a 50mm lens, so it (and maybe that first one too) will be too narrow to use with the 14-42 Zuiko, severely vingetting at the wider focal lengths. You have to find a hood that will not vingette, or shade the corners of an image shot at the widest focal length of your lens.

I would try it without a hood before you spend much money on one. If they felt it had really needed one, Olympus would have included it. You can always use your hand to shade the lens if you shoot with the sun at oblique angles.
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I was looking at heavystar, they only have 2 the standard and a vented on just like the chinese knock off one. I will have to do a search for a wide angle one of heavystar. Thanks Justin.
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Thanks Greg for your input on this. It really feels strange not having a lens hood. Guess it is something I got uses to over the las 20+ years.
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Justin,

Did you mean this one?

http://cgi.ebay.com/New-Metal-40-5mm...#ht_500wt_1182
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Yup, should be that. He usually has a standard, wide and tilted vented version for each hood size.

For my pancake lens, I ordered both of this:
- standard http://cgi.ebay.com/New-Metal-46mm-S...item2558f83d4d
- wide angle http://cgi.ebay.com/New-Metal-46mm-S...item2eab588e77

Depending on your needs for a deeper or smaller profile lens hood, you can pick either or both for your lens size. I have not experience any vignetting on them, nor have I have heard reports from those using this lens hood on the pancake.

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