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Fuji hood and built in flash

Discussion in 'X100F, X100T, X100S, X100, and X70' started by TonyWilkins, Dec 6, 2017.

  1. TonyWilkins

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    I have read that the Fuji hood for the X100 series cameras must be taken off to use the built in on board flash. Just want to confirm that this is in fact the case?
     
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    Yes.

    You might be able to get a third-party hood which doesn't interfere...
     
  3. Hugh Jammer

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    Doesn't have to be taken off, but it's advised as the hood creates a shadow at the bottom of the image.
    The lens barrel alone creates a slight shadow so 3rd party hoods don't help. Best just to quickly unbayonet the hood when using the built in.
     
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    I would say Yes but I tend to use an off camera flash most of the time.
    Same with DSLRs. Flash in/on camera and hood tend to make for shaded flash.
     
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    I noticed the shadow and assumed the good was the culprit. I’m terrible with off camera flash - I forget to take the battery out and ruin them. Right now my ef-x20 is suffering from this.
     
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    Trying to decide if I want to leave the adapter on, keep the original ring, or just leave both off unless I need them. Thoughts?
     
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    Leave the adapter ring on and store the original ring. This lets you use the hood, and independently of the hood, you can use filters too. The only disadvantage is that you need a clip-on lens cap, but that''s more or less a penny item.
     

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