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    X100 and UV filters?

    I just ordered my X100 and was wondering do I need to purchase the adapter ring in order to attach a uv filter onto it? or will it just screw onto the lens?

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    Re: X100 and UV filters?

    Quote Originally Posted by Stephen L View Post
    I just ordered my X100 and was wondering do I need to purchase the adapter ring in order to attach a uv filter onto it? or will it just screw onto the lens?
    Stephen......you need the adapter ring/hood in order to attach a UV filter. You actually don't need the hood per se but you can not purchase them separately.

    I would recommend at the start you go nekkid......sans filter until you get a feel for the camera.

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    Re: X100 and UV filters?

    You need a filter adapter to attach a filter, and you can purchase the filter adapter separately.

    The hood, however, cannot be purchased without the filter adapter.

    Hope this helps.

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    Re: X100 and UV filters?

    Quote Originally Posted by leitztozeiss View Post
    You need a filter adapter to attach a filter, and you can purchase the filter adapter separately.

    The hood, however, cannot be purchased without the filter adapter.

    Hope this helps.
    I stand corrected.....thanks.

    Pricey little bugger......

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    Re: X100 and UV filters?

    Thanks! Seems really pricey and out of stock everywhere.. I really need a filter on it, because I don't use lens caps when I'm out shooting, normally I wouldn't mind.. but I can't swap out the lens if it gets damaged..

    I saw this video on youtube, someone was saying that you can take the glass out of a 49mm filter, reverse it and add another 49mm on it for protection.. has anyone heard of something like this or tried this before?

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    Re: X100 and UV filters?

    Quote Originally Posted by Stephen L View Post
    Thanks! Seems really pricey and out of stock everywhere.. I really need a filter on it, because I don't use lens caps when I'm out shooting, normally I wouldn't mind.. but I can't swap out the lens if it gets damaged..

    I saw this video on youtube, someone was saying that you can take the glass out of a 49mm filter, reverse it and add another 49mm on it for protection.. has anyone heard of something like this or tried this before?
    I've heard of this but there is a risk that the lens won't extend properly when focusing. I don't think I would risk it ...

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    Re: X100 and UV filters?

    Alternatives HERE

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    Re: X100 and UV filters?

    Noting so ironic as a "protection" filter damaging the AF mechanism of a lens lol

    Seriously though, I'd suggest you instead go for an adapter ring and one of the vented style hoods you can get on Ebay. They are quite cheap and will not only provide very useful protection from flare, but also protect the front element of the lens from any bumps, fingerprints etc.

    With the way the X100 can flare as is, last thing I would ever want is a UV on the front of it just compounding the problem

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    Quote Originally Posted by Millsart View Post
    Noting so ironic as a "protection" filter damaging the AF mechanism of a lens lol

    Seriously though, I'd suggest you instead go for an adapter ring and one of the vented style hoods you can get on Ebay. They are quite cheap and will not only provide very useful protection from flare, but also protect the front element of the lens from any bumps, fingerprints etc.

    With the way the X100 can flare as is, last thing I would ever want is a UV on the front of it just compounding the problem
    Are you talking about the hood and adapter ring from Fuji? They are insanely expensive on ebay..

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    Quote Originally Posted by leitztozeiss View Post
    Alternatives HERE
    Thanks for the link!

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    Quote Originally Posted by monza View Post
    So I can just get a cheap 49mm filter, break the glass and reverse it and attach another filter onto it?

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    Re: X100 and UV filters?

    Yes, although maybe just remove the glass instead of breaking it, to avoid having little bits of grit in the filter threads.

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    Re: X100 and UV filters?

    I have the Fuji filter adapter and leather case but I haven't found a UV filter that will go on and allow the case to close properly. Anyone tried the B+W 49mm slim. I purchased an inexpensive japanese one advertised as slim 3mm on Amazon but it still had front threads and was 3.69mm on my micrometer. The Heliopan slim is over 4 MM. Is the B+W actually 3mm?
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    Re: X100 and UV filters?

    Quote Originally Posted by barjohn View Post
    I have the Fuji filter adapter and leather case but I haven't found a UV filter that will go on and allow the case to close properly. Anyone tried the B+W 49mm slim. I purchased an inexpensive japanese one advertised as slim 3mm on Amazon but it still had front threads and was 3.69mm on my micrometer. The Heliopan slim is over 4 MM. Is the B+W actually 3mm?
    John......I tried it (the B+W) yesterday at a local camera store and it still doesn't "quite" fit. The magnetic clasp on the case bottom doesn't grab.

    What I did buy there was a cheap 58mm snap-on cap......that way I can walk around using the bottom on the Fuji case as a half-case with the hood attached and still protecting (mostly) the lens when not in use.

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    Re: X100 and UV filters?

    Rich,

    Thanks for the info. The 3.69mm filter was close. I can close it but there is a gap at the bottom. I was hoping a true 3mm would do it.
    V/r John

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    Re: X100 and UV filters?

    Quote Originally Posted by monza View Post
    Yes, although maybe just remove the glass instead of breaking it, to avoid having little bits of grit in the filter threads.
    How can I remove the glass?

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    Re: X100 and UV filters?

    With a hammer! Oh, that's right he said not to break it.
    V/r John

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    Re: X100 and UV filters?

    I tried removing the glass from an old UV-filter I had.
    The glass was held by a metal band, which was pressed together and then put in place.
    When you look closely, you can see a gap at some point and try to pull it to the inside, to remove that band.

    I failed and broke the glass, so I removed it and afterwards detached that ring.
    Don't know if every filter is assembled like that, but you could just take a look.
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    Re: X100 and UV filters?

    On the B+W that I disassembled, I just grabbed the glass and rotated it, and it slowly came loose, which allowed the retaining ring to start loosening up. Otherwise there was nowhere to grip the retaining ring.

    Some retaining rings have two little spots where you can use a spanner or one can fashion a tool out of some tweezers (with fine points) with the prongs spread apart wide.

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    Re: X100 and UV filters?

    Should I buy better filters to remove the glass? Or should I just get a really cheap one? Are the rings on the b+w filters better than say a tiffen one?

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    Re: X100 and UV filters?

    Quote Originally Posted by monza View Post
    On the B+W that I disassembled, I just grabbed the glass and rotated it, and it slowly came loose, which allowed the retaining ring to start loosening up. Otherwise there was nowhere to grip the retaining ring.

    Some retaining rings have two little spots where you can use a spanner or one can fashion a tool out of some tweezers (with fine points) with the prongs spread apart wide.
    I just purchased a tiffen filter and it's so hard to remove the glass.. I've been trying to remove this thing for 30 minutes with no luck.. any tips on how to remove it easily?

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    Re: X100 and UV filters?

    Quote Originally Posted by Stephen L View Post
    Should I buy better filters to remove the glass? Or should I just get a really cheap one? Are the rings on the b+w filters better than say a tiffen one?

    I would just go for a cheap one because even if the rings do get some wear, for the price of a B+W filter you could replace it many, many times over.

    Additionally, I've heard some 3rd parties are going to have some dedicated adapters and hoods for the X100 soon so I think the filter method is really more of a stop gap til either Fuji ships their admittedly overpriced solution or some third parties start having knockoffs on ebay

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    I just received my third party adapter today, it cost $29. the built quality is better than I expect. sort of regret that I did not order the Hood together with adapter.
    I will use a B+W with it.

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