Lens shade, why am I still waiting

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

  1. Landshark

    Landshark PhotoDog

    Jul 15, 2010
    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

    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

    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

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
  5. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    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

    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