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Olympus LH-40B
8.2 out of 10

Olympus LH-40B

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Reviews and Problems with Olympus LH-40B

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Overall 2
2.0

What The Heck?

Birgit, B&H Photo
16 April 2015
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

LH-40B Lens Hood

SD, B&H Photo
31 March 2015
  • 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...
  • Pros: Easy to Use, Lightweight
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Overall 8
8.0

Why not?

Uncle Earl, B&H Photo
4 March 2015
  • 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.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Good Color Match
  • Cons: OVER PRICED
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Overall 10
10

Well made and fits perfectly

Richard, B&H Photo
19 September 2014
  • Excerpt: I've tried 3rd party hoods and they work well, but don't fit as well as this hood which clicks into place smoothly.
  • Pros: Durable, Easy to Use
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Overall 8
8.0

A little loose

LizJ, B&H Photo
1 September 2014
  • 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.
  • Pros: Lightweight
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Overall 4
4.0

Feels Cheap

Geoff, B&H Photo
4 July 2014
  • 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.
  • Pros: Lightweight
  • Cons: Flimsy Construction
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Overall 6
6.0

Does Its Job

Duffer, B&H Photo
8 April 2014
  • 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...
  • Pros: Functional, Lightweight
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Overall 10
10

Excellent item

Agedrunner, B&H Photo
5 March 2014
  • Excerpt: This is an excellent addition for the 45 mm 1.8 lens. It helps prevent flares and protect the lens from being hit and destroying the lens.
  • Pros: Durable
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Overall 8
8.0

LH-40B Lens Hood for M.Zuiko Digital 45m

Photogirl, B&H Photo
4 February 2014
  • 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.
  • Pros: Durable, Lightweight
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Overall 6
6.0

There are Better Options

Bartlioni, B&H Photo
29 January 2014
  • 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.
  • Pros: Lightweight
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