Lens shade, why am I still waiting

Discussion in 'Fuji X100 Forum' started by Landshark, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. Landshark

    Landshark PhotoDog S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 15, 2010
    SoCal
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    Bob
    While others have complained about this or that little annoyance with the X100, I find the camera a lot of fun to use and love the image quality but I am dying without a lens shade, how hard could it be to make and sell them. Please Fuji get your accessory stuff together, not batteries, no case, co filter adapter, no shade!
     
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  2. Burkey

    Burkey SC Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Apr 18, 2011
    Northern New England
    If you don't mind paying a little bit extra Dirk at Japan Exposures can get the hood and adapter pretty fast. He got mine for me and shipping was fast and affordable. I gave up waiting for B&H and took the advice of another forum member. Good luck.
    . . . David
     
  3. Andrewteee

    Andrewteee SC All-Pro S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 8, 2010
    The accessories often take longer. The Olympus battery for the E5 camera started shipping about 6 months after the camera was released.
     
  4. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
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  5. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    The hoods ok. I use it but love the profile of the camera without it.
    My brother is a machinist. He has my hood. I gave him specs as to what I want.
    I want to be able to put it on in reverse when not in use.
    He will either redesign mine, fabricate a new one or destroy mine.
    I'll know in a few days and will inform all if it works out.
    He's good at what he does but, he's my brother so one never knows.
     
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  6. Burkey

    Burkey SC Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Apr 18, 2011
    Northern New England
    Don - if it comes out to your liking you should recommend he run a "John Milich"-type of operation. John is the guy that mills adapters and lens flanges for coding non-Leica lenses. He's a incredible machinist.
    I actually sorta' like the way the hood looks but would prefer it was reversible too. Good luck.
    . . . David