After the purchased of one’s camera and lens; to some the
beautiful photography journey begins. As for the rest; its
time to start accessorizing the newly acquired camera. New
strap, hand grip, soft release button, premium leather case,
and list goes on for miles. Camera accessories is indeed a
multi million dollar industry.
Today I am going to show off not one, not two but three hoods.
All on the sexy X-Series cameras. Something old and something
First, the X70 with the Square hood from UN hood from Japan.
I have been searching high and low for this hood. Thanks to Sam
Chia from Singapore Fujifilm Club X, for pointing me to the right
direction. This hood has a 49mm thread and will also fit on any
X100 series camera. I believe many of you will agreed with me
that this combo with the Fujifilm external optical viewfinder VF-X21
on the X70 looks amazingly cool!
Its made from resin. Feels well made, smooth and light weight.
Just ensure you have a AR-X100 adaptor ring to make all this
happened. If you are interested to purchase this hood; just email
Sano San at firstname.lastname@example.org. I made a order from him on
Monday morning in Singapore and by Thursday afternoon its here!
Next is the silver X100T fitted with a vintage Voigtlander 310/49 Metal
lens hood. This lens hood is a work of great craftsmanship. With lots
of love from Germany. When mated together; its oozes with so much
sex appeal. If you only shoot with OVF, then this hood will not work
well as its cover about 20% of the OVF’s view. If you are like me; only
shoot exclusively with EVF, then you have a sexy piece of camera
gear in your hands. Looks and substances do exist.
I gotten this idea from a fellow photographer Ken Choi. You could
still find these vintage Voigtlander 310/49 Metal lens hood from Ebay.
They don’t come cheap though. But I can’t take my eyes off this set up.
Its like a marriage made in heaven. Its so beautiful.
Last but not least, is my new silver X-Pro1 inspired by fellow
X-Photographer Jonas Rask. Here is Fujifilm latest metal square hood
for XF23mm F1.4 lens. Do you like this new hood with the silver X-Pro-1?
Its another solidly built lens hood. Those who owns the XF16mm
lens hood will find this quite familiar in the design. Comes with a slide
down plastic cover that locks in with a click.
After looking at this 3 hood set-up, which is your fav?