Excerpt: Very well made, attractive metal hood with an old-school knob to attach. However, it is expensive, should have been included with the high-end 75mm lens, and there are much cheaper knock-offs available.
Excerpt: I don't always use a lens hood, but when I do, I use the original equipment.
This lens hood is made as well as the Olympus 75mm f/1.8 it was designed for. The hood is metal and solid, and comes with a center pinch lens cap that can be used when the hood is attached.
Expensive, which is why only 4/5 stars, but pleased with my purchase.
10 April 2015
Summary: The LH-61F looks like it was made for the 75mm F1.8 and it was. The hood is perfectly color-matched to the 75mm lens. That may also be true of some cheaper Chinese lookalike hoods, which are also made of metal, but despite knowledge of those I nevertheless decided to buy this official LH-61F hood.
Excerpt: I know a lot of reviewers were unhappy when they learned that the 75mm f1.8 Olympus lens did not come with a lens hood. However, the supplied lens hood which came with my 12-40 f2.8 Pro Olympus lens is nothing compared to this lens hood. This hood is all metal and has a better attachment system.
Excerpt: There is nothing wrong with this hood other than that it is overpriced for what it is, and it should have come with the lens itself. One shouldn't have to pay for a lens hood when buying a $[$]lens.
Excerpt: This is an extremely well made lens hood that matches the 75mm high quality perfectly. Once attached it's hard to tell where the lens stops and the hood begins. I've found that you can leave the hood on and an Olympus 67mm lens cap will fit the front of the hood which is great when you don't have...