One of the best little reasons to own at least one Fuji camera

Discussion in 'Fuji Forum' started by Ray Sachs, Nov 17, 2011.

  1. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend Subscribing Member

    Sep 21, 2010
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    you should be able to figure it out...
    OK, apologies in advance - this is no doubt the dumbest post I've ever inflicted upon you all. Its just one of those little bits of wonderfulness that makes life better but nobody generally bothers to mention.

    THIS LITTLE PIECE OF PLASTIC:

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    I got one of these little guys with my X100 and now I have two, one of them brand spankin' new and unscuffed. I just realized this now that I've decided that the X10 is a keeper and I've probably gone beyond the return window anyway, and so I fished around in the box to see if there was anything useful in there I hadn't grabbed yet. This little contraption was dreamt up by Fuji (or maybe they copied it) and it makes the putting on and taking off of camera straps that use the little metal rings SO MUCH EASIER than any other method I've ever tried. The sharp little wedge piece just fits right in between the two metal pieces of a typical key ring or camera strap ring and then you slide it in a bit and it separates the two sides so you can get a key on or get the ring onto a camera strap lug. No more busted fingernails, no more trying to wedge a penny or a dime in there. This little guy is da bomb!

    I don't change camera straps that much, but sometimes I do, and this little 2 cent piece of plastic is the handiest little doo-dad I've ever found for the job. I like 'em so much I might have to drill a hole in one of them and then use the other one to get the first one onto my key ring, so it'll always be handy.

    OK, I'm done. Sorry about that. But in case anyone didn't know what that little piece was for, now you do.

    -Ray
     
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  2. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
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    LOL! I didn't even know these little pieces of plastic came with the X100 and X10. I'll have to open the box and look for them when I go home. I was expecting to read some thread about awesome IQ, or the retro-styling, or innovative technology. I suppose this can be considered innovative! :)
     
  3. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend Subscribing Member

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    Just one of those very very very small but slightly brilliant ideas that somebody came up with to solve a problem nobody ever really thinks much about, but is a PIA anyway...

    -Ray
     
  4. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
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    I'll add that to the list of things missing from my used X100 that showed up yesterday. I wonder if anyone sells these?
     
  5. BBW

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    Ray, you are too much but you are so right! I have terrible finger nails that easily break, so I usually have to hand this stuff off to my husband the carpenter. It's not that he has good nails - but he is handy. These little mini pry open thingies are great.:thiagree:

    Never would I ever have guessed that this was what the thread was about!

    Luke, why not try Fuji? Maybe they'll give you one?
     
  6. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
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    Dear Fuji,
    I just bought a used camera that you manufactured. Would you be interested in giving me one of those "mini pry open thingies"? Also, those ring-like things that connect to the camera body that I loop the strap through would also come in handy. And an printed out owners manual would also be cool (if that's not too much trouble).
    your new biggest fan,
    Luke
     
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  7. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member

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    Well done.:friends:
     
  8. jazzle

    jazzle SC Regular

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    Oct 14, 2011
    hey just curious what is this return window thing? you have mentioned a few times that you can return your camera if you dont like it. does it mean the shop will be selling that camera as used later, do you have to pay the shop for compensation? in australia, we cant generally exchange goods if we have a change of mind
     
  9. BBW

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    It all depends upon the seller - the store. B&H has a very good policy. You always need to read the Returns Policy for any store because they are often very different.
     
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  10. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend Subscribing Member

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    you should be able to figure it out...
    I think Best Buy had a two week window. I don't believe they're sold as new, but are probably returned to the manufacturer and then maybe sold as refurbs. I returned a Sony A33 to a Sony store after 2-3 days once, exchanging it for a Nex, which I kept. I'm deinitely more comfortable buying a camera knowing that I could return it if it's really the wrong camera for me. I returned a lens once too.

    -Ray
     
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  11. 123compact!

    123compact! SC Regular

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    May 19, 2011
    Is that used kit not as comprehensive as you thought?

    At least you got the camera, that's the important piece! :wink:
     
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  12. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Moderator Subscribing Member

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    The OEM Hood and Fuji leather case are more than enough to make up for it. And it is minty. Now for the learning curve. It sure feels good in the hand, and that OVF is a true joy.
     
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  13. jazzle

    jazzle SC Regular

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    Oct 14, 2011
    Thanks, in here I think some shops have demo which you can use for 'testdriving' but it is not nearly as good to make a decision based on playing with a unfamiilar camera in such a short testing timeframe. :)

     
  14. Djarum

    Djarum SC All-Pro S.C. Charter Member Subscribing Member

    Jul 10, 2010
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    All my straps loop around the keyring, so no need to sepate it unless I need to take it off. Cool little thing though. I wish our BB had an x10 to play with:crying:
     
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  15. Hyubie

    Hyubie SC Veteran

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    Just received my X10, and I can relate 100% to the original post. Awesome 2-cent piece of tool. :smile: