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Also compatible with 12-50mm f3.5-6.3 M.Zuiko
on 20 June 2012
According to Olympus' web page and product details, their version of this hood also fits the 12-50mm lens.
As with other JJC hoods made for Olympus and Panasonic lenses, they are dimensionally identical to the original product but a fraction of the price. If you were to pay the manufacturer's prices for the hoods to fit 3 or 4 of your lenses, you will have spent the equivalent of the price of another lens! Unless you are one who firmly believes that the manufacturer's branding adds something and is therefore worth paying a higher price to receive, then you are welcome to do so. For some items, I would agree but if a £10 hood looks and works identically as one costing £50, why pay more?
It was normal some years ago for lens manufacturers to provide optimally-designed hoods with most of their lenses; it now appears that few will. The hoods cannot cost a fortune to design and produce and would probably add far less to the cost of a new lens than would a separate product.
The JJC alternatives work well and relieve some of the annoyance of paying for the original.