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According to dpreview.com this lens is to be supplied with its lens hood - Olympus part code LH-49. Is this valid ?

asked on September 22, 2012

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At least in the U.S., no. The hood is / will be sold separately -- you can buy it separately in Europe, but it's not yet available in North America (either directly from Olympus, or via any retail outlet).
E. Seale answered on October 5, 2012
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The lens does not ship with the hood anywhere in the world that I am aware of - and certainly not here in Asia. The lens hood is not necessary, because macro lenses are only very rarely used shooting into the sun or in the direct line of flash. The optional hood is outrageously expensive.
newzild answered on March 19, 2013
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There's no optical reason for getting a lens hood anyhow. It seems impervious to flare. Unless you're worried about dropping the lens and scratching the front element, don't fret not having one.
Frank Paris answered on November 6, 2012
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