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Black X100 arrived today and I need help with adapter.
Old 12-17-2012   #1
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Black X100 arrived today and I need help with adapter.

My black X100 turned up today complete with the filter, hood and lens adapter, however can I fit it? Nope, not a chance.

I thought being an 'adapter' ring I would have everything I need to mount the hood?

Thanks in advance.
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exactly what won't fit ?

there's a ring on the camera you need to remove to attach the adapter. Is that what you mean ? ?
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I think Dave is on the right track. Did you remove the ring from the front of the lens? It covers the thread that you would fit the adapter and hood to.

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exactly what won't fit ?

there's a ring on the camera you need to remove to attach the adapter. Is that what you mean ? ?
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Thanks Guys. Does this ring turn or pull off? I've read the manual but it relates to the silver version, no detailed info on getting to fit the adapter ring.

Edit. Got it. Makes sense to turn it off seeing that the adapter is threaded. Doh....

Just waiting for the battery to charge and then I'll kick off with some images.

I've been around cameras previously and suffered with GAS terribly. I sold all my digital gear in favour of film, both 35mm, medium format and sheet film however this camera took my attention and so I had to have one, especially when there is already so much experience written about it that I can draw from.

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You're going to love this camera. And the hood is totally optional. I've had nary a trouble with flare, sans-hood.
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As a new user stretching the camera out, I have noted that the hood blocks the built-in flash.
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Hoody? It looks really cool, but takes away the advantage of fitting nicely in and out of one's pocket...

Never use it, never really had any flare issues.
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As a new user stretching the camera out, I have noted that the hood blocks the built-in flash.
Another forum thread mentioned the Pentax hood with a 49mm thread that fits the Fuji adapter. I got one and like it much better. You do have to remove the hood to put a lens cap on for bagging the camera.

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I remove the ring, then screw on the adapter in reverse. It makes for a shallow hood, keeps it pocketable and the camera will still fit in the ever ready case.
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Well I love the camera so far. I've not had much time in hand with it but I've updated the firmware and purchased a second Hahnel battery.

It feels so good in the hands and the OVF is out of this world. Its going to be hard not to forget that I have a darkroom!
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I remove the ring, then screw on the adapter in reverse. It makes for a shallow hood, keeps it pocketable and the camera will still fit in the ever ready case.
Got a photo of this?
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I decided to create a 365 day blog with the X100 because it'll force me into getting to know its capabilities. So far I have only managed grab shots such as this one 10 feet from my 'orifice' desk.

Nothing special but I was very happy with how the camera controlled the lighting. f/8 @ 250th ISO 320.
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That's sure a good beginning!

I love the 365 concept. I'm doing one this year with my iphone and an app called Project 365, which stores them all in a calandar format. There are some apps like that for windows and mac as well, if you're interested.

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Thanks Tom. I would like to look into the windows AP as it'd save a lot of work at the end! Very kind of you to give me the heads up.

I'll also be starting a 365 film format sometime soon using 35mm, 120 and 4x5 sheet. It'll be a hard 365 technically but I find the best comes out of me when under pressure and I'm feeling as though the best is not coming out of me right now.

This X100 has a lot to answer for, thankfully.

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My black X100 turned up today complete with the filter, hood and lens adapter, however can I fit it? Nope, not a chance.

I thought being an 'adapter' ring I would have everything I need to mount the hood?

Thanks in advance.
Just a quick "useability" tip: the OEM lens cap can be pushed against the ring to grip it, making it very easy to tighten and remove. Hope this is useful.
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Great tip. Not tried it but will do when I play with filters. Thank you.
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Thanks Tom. I would like to look into the windows AP as it'd save a lot of work at the end! Very kind of you to give me the heads up.

I'll also be starting a 365 film format sometime soon using 35mm, 120 and 4x5 sheet. It'll be a hard 365 technically but I find the best comes out of me when under pressure and I'm feeling as though the best is not coming out of me right now.

This X100 has a lot to answer for, thankfully.

Gavin.
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There are a lot of them - I haven't used any but the iphone ones, but here are a few:

http://365project.org/

Tip from one post -- Make Posting Easy
You can install blog software like Movable Type or WordPress on your own site and create an entry for each photo, but for true ease of use, try a photo sharing site. Flickr will let you post a week’s worth of photos in 2 minutes flat, and fotolog and Photoblog.com are geared toward a photo-a-day workflow. Making it fast and easy means you’re much more likely to do it.

http://www.flickr.com/groups/365days/

http://www.flickr.com/groups/project365/

http://project-365-photo-viewer-v.software.informer.com

http://download.cnet.com/Project-365...-75148640.html - this is an iphone app, the one I use and think is the best ever !!!

Interesting thread: http://forums.zenfolio.com/forums/t/1699.aspx

Good luck - it's sure helped me stay focused on "seeing photographically"

Cheers,

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Old 12-31-2012   #18
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Thank you Tom. I think that I'll switch my website back on and dress it into a 365 day blog site.
There is some good reading in those links to which I'm very appreciative of. Technically I'm aware of Flickr and the such as I've been president of a photography association in my past, for my sins. I currently run a self started private photography group but I think its about time to offer the reigns over and get some 'me time' back.

I never thought that I'd miss digital for at least 18 months but thankfully through talking with an old friend over compacts the X100 came up. Funny how such small things can change a persons direction.

Thank you for your kind input Tom.

Happy new year.
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