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Well it looks the part but it is way over-priced !
on 15 November 2011
Olympus are being rather cheeky expecting us to pay £30 for this - most manufacturers would have just included it in the box with the (albeit wonderful) 45mm 1.8 micro 4/3 lens. Yes it is a perfect fit and looks the part but when all's said and done it is made of cheap plastic and there are ebay versions for half the price or less, even ones perfectly color matched to the lens like this "official" hood is. I have used the lens for a while now without the hood as it happens, both indoors and outdoors and in the Autumn conditions I was shooting in, even on a bright sunny day, I didn't see flare or loss of contrast being an issue at all, so I'm not sure how essential a purchase this would be as avoiding flare would be the main reason for buying this.