Excerpt: I purchased this hood along with a 45mm lens. My first thought was I had the wrong hood because no way would it go on the lens. I learned through reading reviews here (thank you) that the plastic ring has to be removed before the lens will fit. Really? The ring does not just easily come off.
Excerpt: Works exactly like it should. What I like about it is that there is a nice confirming snap once the hood is attached to the lens. It is nice and firm fitting. I purchased a knockoff[$] and despite being same size, the hood doesn't snap into place and is wobbly.My complaint is the ridiculous price...
Excerpt: Simple and easy on/off. Color matched to lens. Should have come with the lens, but I guess Olympus needs the extra bucks. I thought of the Vello, but decided to fork over the extra for the cache.
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.
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...
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.
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.