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Good aftermarket hood for 35mm 1.4

Discussion in 'Native X-Mount Lens Forum' started by comma, Dec 7, 2017.

  1. comma

    comma New Member

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    Hi guys.
    I asked briefly about this in another thread but thought it needed its own.

    I have a 35 1.4. It didn't come with the original hood. It came with one for a Fuji 18 that just doesn't stay on tight.

    I'd like to avoid buying a new fuji brand hood if possible. They are insanely expensive.

    Is there a good comparable aftermarket hood that I could buy?

    Thanks!
     
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    Look for JJC items. They are cheap and quite good.
     
  3. Chris GB

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    Heliopan 52mm short metal hood? also available in a long version. I bought a 39mm short version for the XF27mm, I think it's OK and quite discrete. It says made in Germany on the box.

    So many of the cheap Chinese made ones in eBay and Amazon Marketplace all look identical and from the same factory, so I guess whichever brand or store is selling them cheapest for 52mm thread.
     
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  4. comma

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    Thanks!
    This ist he hood I'm trying to replace:

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    Fuji hoods bayonet on and off, not occupying the filter ring. Those which go into the filter ring need to be screwed on.

    If you are using a circular polarizer, graduated neutral density filter, are switching filters often or frequently take the hood on and off, this might matter to you.

    I believe there exist third-party hoods which bayonet on, but if so, they are the minority. Check if it matters to you...
     
  6. comma

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    Not sure what you mean. I am very new to Fuji.

    What kind of hood is the one in the image I posted above?

    Are there aftermarket versions of this hood?

    If not, do other hood styles have the same effect?

    I've never used hoods in any of my photography in the past, which I am being told is wrong. So I'm trying to learn.

    Since my 35 1.4 came used without the hood I'm trying to figure out the best approach.
     
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    The only 3rd party hoods I can find are generic 52mm screw in types.
    Personally I think the genuine Fuji hood is worth the extra:
    • Deeper so offers more flare protection
    • Offers physical protection
    • No additional bulk if you are using a filter
    • Looks cooler :)
    However, the hood cap is useless and will fall off in no time, I use mine with filter + hood and no cap.
     
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    The Fuji ones go around the front of the lens. The other type screw into the front of the lens.
     
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    Er.. that is the original hood for the 35mm 1.4, see here:

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    Its the same hood for the 18mm, fits both.

    Gerry
     
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    No, this is wrong, it's not the same hood at all. The 18mm has the same bayonet fitting, all other aspects are different. I have both lenses and hoods.
     
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    The 18mm hood is a little smaller but still works on the 35mm without issue (bought the 18mm hood to test it with my 35mm f1.4)

    even the original hood for the 35 wouldn't be right after extended use. If you don't like the hood for the 18mm lens, which as I said does work with the 35 without issue, then your only other option that I know of is one of the screw in hoods. If you google "alternative hood for Fuji 35" you should find lots of different options.
     
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    Sorry about that, I don't have either lens but a google search shows hoods that look identical. I couldn't find a hood listed for the 18mm on that Fuji page

    Gerry
     
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    I heard 18-35-60 could use the same hood. I have 35 and 60 and could use 35 hood on the 60 just fine and usually use 35's hood when I use the 60.

    I just remembered I have a 52mm metal lens hood for my adapted lens which also works with the 35 f1.4

    Slim looking, slightly smaller than original lens hood. Difference being the metal one screwed on the inside while the original screwed on the outside.

    [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    Thanks guys. But as said in my original post, I have the 18mm hood. It does not lock into my 35mm and falls off if I try to shoot with it.

    Not sure if it’s just an issue with my lens or hood, but for me, they are not compatible.

    Why are the Fuji hoods so expensive? I used to shoot Nikon and oem hoods were really cheap. That’s why I wasn’t concerned when I bought this lens without the original hood. Just figured I could buy a cheap used one.

    Slowly learning haha
     
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    The hood shouldn't be THAT loose so yeah, probably an issue with the hood it self.

    You can buy a nice screw in hood fairly cheap and it will do the same job as the original hood. Just find a style you like in the proper thread size.
     
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    So a screw in hood will do the same thing as the original fuji hood? I know very little about hoods in general and what the different types do (or if they all do the same thing)
     

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