The Olympus LH-40 Lens Hood for M.Zuiko 14-42mm Lens is designed for use with the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II or the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II R lens. Lens hoods are primarily designed to prevent unwanted stray light from entering the lens by extending and shading the end of the lens. In addition, since the end of the lens is extended, you also get the added benefit of some extra protection from accidental impact.
Reviewed by 3 customers
I've got the second generation lens and it attaches quite nicely and does an excellent job of reducing sunlight and flash flare
There is nothing wrong with this product but you might find as I did that it did not fit my 14-42 lense as the desciption claims.
Product is fine though abit pricey. Unfortunately did not fit my lens.