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Olympus 12-60 lens/hood

My lens hood has become more than difficult to take off and put on of late (Tight from new).

Suggestions as to what to apply to either the threaded part of the lens or hood would be appreciated.

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Re: Olympus 12-60 lens/hood

Hi Barr1e

Mine was the same, has it got very fine worn looking plastic dust on the inside groove(hard to describe).
I cleaned mine with soap and water and a scrub from an old tooth brush.Works fine now.
Also rubbed the brush around the outside of the lens but not with water.

Hope this helps
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Re: Olympus 12-60 lens/hood

Barrie or Andym,
I was completely confused about this lens until it dawned on me that this the 4/3 forum It's not a Mu43 lens! So how do you like it? The range is really decent (in my opinion) and it's relatively fast as well! From first glance, aside from its size, it seems like a really great lens option.
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Re: Olympus 12-60 lens/hood

I'd try Andy's solution first before trying anything else.

I don't think I've taken the hood off mine since I got it. But I had a similar problem with a bayonet hood on my Tamron 90mm macro years ago, I solved that by finding a screw in hood the right size.
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Re: Olympus 12-60 lens/hood

Same problem here .... so at the risk of stressing the lens barrel out by taking it off/on, I just leave it in situ all the time.
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Re: Olympus 12-60 lens/hood

I have the same thing with my 4/3 9-18mm. I'll try Andy's solution as well.

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Re: Olympus 12-60 lens/hood

Amazing - someone knocked my camera when passing in a narrow path in the forest soon after seeking advice here. I didn't think much about at the time and then when using the camera later discovered my rubber eye piece missing.
I attempted to take the lens hood off but couldn't - when returning home I tried once more to remove the lens hood with the following result...



...detaching the front section on the lens.

Anyhow, after a trip to the Olympus repair facility and a speedy turn round I am now back in photography mode and awaiting the arrival of the new camera when announced.

The pleasing thing is the lens hood now slips on and off as it should have done from new. I suspect the early ones when manufactured expanded slightly when leaving the mould.

Again thanks for your advice etc.

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Re: Olympus 12-60 lens/hood

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Barrie or Andym,
I was completely confused about this lens until it dawned on me that this the 4/3 forum It's not a Mu43 lens! So how do you like it? The range is really decent (in my opinion) and it's relatively fast as well! From first glance, aside from its size, it seems like a really great lens option.
Just noticed your post - it is IMHO a great lens.

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Re: Olympus 12-60 lens/hood

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Hi Barr1e

Mine was the same, has it got very fine worn looking plastic dust on the inside groove(hard to describe).
I cleaned mine with soap and water and a scrub from an old tooth brush.Works fine now.
Also rubbed the brush around the outside of the lens but not with water.

Hope this helps
I would also suggest to follow it by applying pencil lead (graphite) to the contact areas & then it should remain nice & smooth to put on & take off.
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Re: Olympus 12-60 lens/hood

Sorry about the lens Barrie... but I really like your "product" shot of it with the front ring removed... well done. I'm also waiting for some new 4/3rds stuff in the fall...
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