What cap for X100/s with lens hood?

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steddyman
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What cap for X100/s with lens hood?
Apr 5, 2013

I've just got the lens hood for the X100s so I can fit a filter to the front of the lens.

Now the lens cap that came with the camera no longer fits, so I went to a camera show to buy one that clips inside the hood.

I tried the 55mm caps which were too small, and the 58mm caps which were too big.  The shop told me there was nothing in between.

What does everyone else do?

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Re: What cap for X100/s with lens hood?
In reply to steddyman, Apr 5, 2013

steddyman wrote:

I've just got the lens hood for the X100s so I can fit a filter to the front of the lens.

Now the lens cap that came with the camera no longer fits, so I went to a camera show to buy one that clips inside the hood.

I tried the 55mm caps which were too small, and the 58mm caps which were too big.  The shop told me there was nothing in between.

What does everyone else do?

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I don't want to speak for everyone else per your request but a 49mm squeeze-to-clip type lens cover works for me.

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In reply to 94, Apr 5, 2013

I mean on the outside of the lens hood.  There is a filter ring on the inside of the hood.

It wou;ld be really awkward to keep trying to get a cap on by passing it through the lens hood.

Here is a 58mm one, which I can get to fit but it is really tight and difficult to remove.

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In reply to steddyman, Apr 5, 2013

Man, that's ugly. : /

I'm with 94 on this one - my X100S just arrived and I had the JJC hood, filter and a 49mm snap-on lens cover waiting for it. Very nice - not too fiddly to put the cap on the lens.

steddyman wrote:

I mean on the outside of the lens hood.  There is a filter ring on the inside of the hood.

It wou;ld be really awkward to keep trying to get a cap on by passing it through the lens hood.

Here is a 58mm one, which I can get to fit but it is really tight and difficult to remove.

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In reply to jazzyfingers, Apr 5, 2013

Photo Plus adaptor, hood and cap work quite well  - and costs about 12 quid.  Available from amazon.

I use an adaptor with a B+W Clear 49 007 filter - works great - protects the lens.

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Re: What cap for X100/s with lens hood?
In reply to jazzyfingers, Apr 5, 2013

So am I correct that this fits deep inside the hood onto the front of the filter?

You are right.  It is really ugly.

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Re: What cap for X100/s with lens hood?
In reply to steddyman, Apr 5, 2013

A 49mm centre-pinch cap (on filter) works fine - easy to fit/remove unless you have bananas for fingers

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In reply to Photozopia, Apr 7, 2013

Photozopia wrote:

A 49mm centre-pinch cap (on filter) works fine - easy to fit/remove unless you have bananas for fingers

And if you do have banana size fingers or if your fingers are forever busy with bananas it's little trouble to snap OFF the lens shade, snap ON the lens cover,  and then snap ON the lens shade once more. Certainly less bother than attempting a butt ugly solution such as that 58mm monstrosity shown.

Or, perhaps, wrap the thought that no photo whatsoever is obtained with a covered lensĀ into the workflow and leave all thought of lens covers behind, banished to the wide field of unproductive effort.

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