Excerpt: Plastic. It's a little loose when reverse mounted on the lens, but it hasn't come off. Other than that, works fine. It would be nice if Olympus would include this item with the lens rather than my having to purchase it separately.
Excerpt: There are a few things I really don't like about this lens hood. 1) That it's not included with the lens. 2) You have to remove a plastic ring on the lens in order to install the lens hood. My gripe with this is, where do I put the plastic ring? It could get lost or break, its just annoying. 3) The plastic lens hood feels really cheap. Olympus, if you are going to charge us for a lens hood, please put in a little more effort.
Excerpt: Attaches and stores easily (reversed) and securely to the front of the 45mm lens. Seems to provide flare and front element protection at a reasonable cost. Light weight is a plus, yet seems durable enough for extended use.The necessity of removing the front trim ring on the lens to secure the hood is a disadvantage in my mind. I wonder if weather sealing (not a lens strong point) could be further compromised by removing this ring. Appearance is effected.
Excerpt: Easy to mount once you remove the little plastic circle around lens. Can reverse to be stored. Adds little to the size when stored. This is similar quality to lens hoods provided by Nikon when purchasing their lens. Probably the cost of the lens hood is already added to the cost of a Nikon lens. Can't imagine that this is a free item. Many complain of having to pay for hood with Olympus lenses. Now when purchasing a lens from Olympus you have choices to make.
Excerpt: Nice piece of over-priced plastic lens hood. It fits a little loose on my lens, which means it probably will fit a little loose on everybody's lens. So I dumped it and got a screw-in lens hood made for a Leica 37mm that is perfect for the intended lens. But if you do get this hood, and it does feel uncomfortably loose, then there are tricks you can do to make it fit tighter. The issue is the design of the notches in the mounting dimples of the hood.
Excerpt: It is a nice hood but the quality feels a bit on the cheap side. It is plastic and all but I think for price it should be a bit sturdier. Olympus needs to combine lens hoods with all the lenses period?
Excerpt: I spent like 5 minutes trying to figure out how this thing goes on the lens. It turns out that there is a little protector ring on the lens that needs to come off before you can put the hood on. However, you have to put a little bit of oomph into it. I was kinda concerned that I would damage the lens, but nope. I still think this hood should come with the lens.
Excerpt: 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.