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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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 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?
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 ...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?
Are you talking about the hood and adapter ring from Fuji? They are insanely expensive on ebay..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
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.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?