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Square hood

Discussion in 'X100F, X100T, X100S, X100, and X70' started by Musicophile, Apr 3, 2018.

  1. Musicophile

    Musicophile Premium Member

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    As a Fuji X100T shooter with no real interest in upgrading to the F I don’t have a lot of options for GAS, as I already have all the stuff I need (custom strap, JJC hood, all filters, Ona bag, etc.)

    So when I saw this website: Please login or register to view links

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    I figured for €30 including shipping it is worth trying out.

    Does anybody have any experience with it?

    I’ll obviously post pics once I get it and report back.
     
  2. jknights

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    Looks like an interesting product.
    It says it is a slip on hood. That would be my only concern as a slip on can also lead to loss of the hood by it getting pulled off accidentally.
     
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    True. However it could also be an advantage when using a polarizer with it. Right now, I have to unscrew my JJC hood every time I want to adjust the filter, and screw or back on afterwards. Hopefully this makes this step easier.
     
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    30 Euros sounds a little steep when other well know accessory hoods can be purchased for half that.
     
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    Looks to be a printed hood, so finish could be questionable...
     
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    I don’t think they get the same economies of scale as JJC. And at least it includes shipping.
     
  7. Musicophile

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    Could be. I’ll report back. Worst case it is a €30 write off.
     
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    The problem with any square hood is the oversizing...blocks a good chunk of the OVF.

    If you look carefully, even the lens without hood or filter barely clears the 90% accurate frame-box.
     
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    Well, even my regular JJC lens hood blocks a bit of the OVF. Good thing that I don't use the OVF that much.

    In any case, if you look at the pics of this particular hood, I'd assume it blocks LESS than the JJC or Fuji standard hood.

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    I prefer the JJC dome style hood, causes minimal viewfinder blockage and provides excellent protection, available in either Black or Silver.

     
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    I have been using this hood for weeks. No complaints. I have three different style hoods for the X100. This is my preference so far.
     
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    I have the same hood and even a BW filter too.
    When walking around with the X100T over my shoulder in a city, this ser-up will protect the front element very well and more than once somebody banged into my (or the camera).
    Regarding this hood, will it limit light gathering after Dark?
     
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    The purpose of a lens hood is to reduce non-image forming light which contributes to flare. If it caused vignetting this would be noticeable in daylight and I have not seen such a problem.
     
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    Shadowside Good Glass is Forever...

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    I have an eBay round metal vented on (ala Leica) and it looks awesome, good protection, and minimal interference with OVF.

    The square one I tried took more of the view, I like the OVF so it was a deal breaker for me.

    The round METAL one on eBay cost 6.00 (CDN) shipping included - took 4 weeks to get here, but it was cheap. Best thing I ever bought on eBay lol
     
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    Now I remember where I saw it first. thanks for sharing.
     
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    I have been doing DIY hoods for a long time...after rejecting just about every hood found for the intrusion into the OVF.

    See...: Please login or register to view links

    At Post #43 I'd shown a hood made from a step-up ring; and my Avatar picture shows a hood made from a piece of plastic that fits under the cover ring...even posted for a forum member the dimensions so that he could do a pattern for 3D-printing [...but no news for years].
     
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    So, I just received the hood. (10 days delivery time). Packaged lightly in a small envelope that contains nothing but a small cardboard box.

    I’ll post better picsthan that quick iPhone snap later.

    First impression: I like it. It fits only when the filter adapter is removed. But then you really get a nice compact pocketable package.

    The material is obviously plastic but doesn’t feel cheap, and leaves quite a solid impression.

    While being slide-on, it fits quite tightly. Obviously, in the OVF you see it, but it doesn’t even cut into the parallax adjusted frame.

    Overall, I’m happy with the purchase

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