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Practical ergonomics of the full kit: no solution yet.
Old 11-19-2011   #1
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Practical ergonomics of the full kit: no solution yet.

No, I am not selling. No I am not disappointed. Yes I still love it. Yes it is the best digital I have etc.

However, I just have not worked out a neat solution to hood and filter use. I like the never-ready case and keep it in that in my day-bag. One advantage is that the exposure compensation is almost never bumped off the previous setting. This is with me all the time, everywhere I go. I did have it without that nice thread covering ring and use the lenscap with or without that. If I am out and about shooting I will use the half case and screw on the filter adapter and hood which are locked together in the little pouch the hood came with, and that is always in the outer pocket of my day-bag. I would like something like a Leica never ready case in which I could have the hood and filter (which I don't use at all now) on all the time. It would be bulkier. The current set up actually works for me, but I am sort of embarrassed by it. I was cheered up by a photo of Capa and a colleague in the war, with their cameras still in their full cases. For the first 15 years I had the M2 it was always in the case.

What do others do? Is the hood even necessary with this camera? I don't use it much and haven't had a problem. I don't like how unprotected the lens is, but with a filter on I can't use the case.
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Old 12-06-2011   #2
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Nah - I reckon you can use the case with the filter. This is what I do; I always have the adapter and a B+W XS Pro digital on. Then I can use the full case (yes, it just fits) Or I can pop it into a bag with just the back of the leather case like a half-case, or go with no case at all. It feels so much safer having the filter on; I just clean it every couple of weeks.
I have the hood but don't use it. Maybe when I'm on safari I will...
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Put an O-ring over the exposure compensation dial and wedge it in-between the body and the dial. Details are on the x100 forum somewhere...
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Thanks guys. A thin filter looks like the go. Neat trick with the O-ring.
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I leave the lens shade on permanently. A 58mm pinch cap works fine as a lens cap. As to the EC dial, I check it before using the camera. Works every time!
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I use the domed hood for the Pentax 40/2.8 DA Limited (screw-in 49mm). Works great, and adds very little bulk to the lens, so I leave it on all the time.

I'm still looking for a lens cap solution for the Pentax domed hood. I could get a 30.5mm pinch cap for the opening, but I'd prefer a push-on cap. The plastic Leica 14501P cap for the 21/3.4 Super Angulon M would be perfect, but it's 52.5mm. Does anyone know of a similar cap that's more like 51mm?

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What do others do? Is the hood even necessary with this camera? I don't use it much and haven't had a problem. I don't like how unprotected the lens is, but with a filter on I can't use the case.
I don't use filters or hoods. Haven't felt the need for them.
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