If any of you who bought the relatively new Fujinon XF 35mm f2.0 and were disappointed by the small plastic lens hood, there is good news for you. I found an alternative metal vented lens hood that Fujifilm makes for this lens. It has more of the classic look that resembles the lens hood they make for the X100/S/T.
I really wasn’t that unhappy with the small lens hood that came with the lens, but I really do like the metal build and more classic look of the alternative version.
As you can see in the photo it definitely makes the lens look a little bigger. That was kind of cool how the original plastic hood kept things very small. If that’s an issue for you, you might prefer the smaller lens hood.
No Adapter Ring Needed
Remember on the X100 series camera, if you wanted to add the lens hood you also needed an adapter ring that would allow you to mount the lens hood? That’s not the case with this setup. The LH-XF35-2 lens hood connects directly to the lens itself, which is nice.
A Little Pricey
As with the Fujifilm lens hood they make for the X100 series, this hood is priced… well I’ve seen it on amazon range form around $70-125. Maybe there’ll be a third party version available soon. Anyway, you can explore the Amazon options here:
LH-XF35-2 on Amazon.com (not an affiliate link)