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#1 Ario Arioldi

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 01:16 PM

I do not know if it is only a problem of my own samples but the hood caps of both the 18mm and the 35mm are very loose and hardly stay in place. I have put some tape on the hoods to improve the grip but this seems not to be the proper solution.
Any idea?
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#2 fearofhummingbird

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 02:53 PM

I haven't received my camera yet. But I read on a forum somewhere that they have to be popped on - like tupperware. Then they are really secure.



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Posted 24 March 2012 - 03:02 PM

Tupperware is something I remember from my childhood in the United States, but I have no idea what it is like today, so I cannot comment on the analogy. "Lock and Lock" it is not.

The hood cap on my 35 falls off quite easily, too. It is quite easy to "pop on"--there is no trick involved here--and it will not off simply because of gravity, yet gives up the goose at the slightest provocation. Just touching the edge of my Domke coming in or out of the bag is enough to bring it off.



#4 Ario Arioldi

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 09:39 PM

I haven't received my camera yet. But I read on a forum somewhere that they have to be popped on - like tupperware. Then they are really secure.

I wish the were like the "tapperware", believe me they are not, at least my own two samples.
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Posted 24 March 2012 - 10:29 PM

I do find that you can put the caps on and have them fall off - or push them on, and they will stay put unless knocked.

Still poor design though

Could be a mute issue as I've ordered new lens hoods for the 18mm and 35mm, as the existing hoods are useless when you need to adjust a filter such as a CPL or grad - there's simply no access! :(

Went with a vented metal hood

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 12:42 AM

I've given up using either the pinch caps or the hood caps, so the lenses are in my camera bag with hood, but sans caps now. Let's me get into 'shooting mode' faster anyway :)



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Posted 25 March 2012 - 02:12 AM

I do not know if it is only a problem of my own samples but the hood caps of both the 18mm and the 35mm are very loose and hardly stay in place. I have put some tape on the hoods to improve the grip but this seems not to be the proper solution.
Any idea?
Ario


My 35 mm has the same issue. Seems to be the design. Do you have the 60 mm as well? No problems there?

#8 MiZe

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 02:34 AM

I do find that you can put the caps on and have them fall off - or push them on, and they will stay put unless knocked.

Still poor design though

Could be a mute issue as I've ordered new lens hoods for the 18mm and 35mm, as the existing hoods are useless when you need to adjust a filter such as a CPL or grad - there's simply no access! :(

Went with a vented metal hood

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And this looks so much better than the original :-) I really miss the look of the X100 hood!

Ebay? Do they come with some form of cap included, or would you know what third party caps would fit this hood?

The 35 mm seems prone to flare. Could you please report how well this hood reduces that?

#9 cdodkin

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 07:50 AM

Sourced them from EBAY

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No cap included - I'm guessing they will take a standard 52mm pinch cap - will confirm when they arrive.

Will take test shots to report back on flare when I get them as well

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#10 Ario Arioldi

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 09:34 AM

My 35 mm has the same issue. Seems to be the design. Do you have the 60 mm as well? No problems there?

The 60 mm hood does not have any cap. Due to the cylindrical shape you can use the regular lens cap, which is fine.

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 09:37 AM

Hmm, that hood looks very nice and it's cheap too. Only problem is now that seller is only shipping to US, I would need shipping to Europe. Have anyone seen these elsewhere?



#12 MiZe

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 09:40 AM

Hmm, that hood looks very nice and it's cheap too. Only problem is now that seller is only shipping to US, I would need shipping to Europe. Have anyone seen these elsewhere?


Seen and ordered :-)

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A few EUR more but a cap is included.

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 09:40 AM

It never occurred to me that one would or could use those hood caps when carrying the camera in the open. I was always under the impression that they were designed to protect the lens when carrying the lenses in the bag with the hood still attached. So I never ever put those caps on with the lens attached to the camera. I had to chuckle when I realized that folks were actually trying to run around with those sloppy things, for sure losing/dropping them all the time. ;) I really don't think this is a good idea.

There is a plastic lens protector included for each of the three lenses that won't fall off easily, I think this is the one you are supposed use on the road for lens protection, but you'll have to remove the hood in order to reach it. Remember, there never was a cap for the official X100 (or X10) lens hoods, the hood itself is supposed to be protection enough.



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Posted 25 March 2012 - 09:48 AM

Seen and ordered :-)

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A few EUR more but a cap is included.

Wow, that was fast ;) Thank you very much.

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 10:38 AM

How about one of these:

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I use them on my CV 15's metal cap, which always feels loose and I am afraid I will lose the cap one day somewhere. Not sure if they will stick on a rubber cap though.