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#1 aerobat

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 12:04

We had minus 10 DegC yesterday and I was quickly set with holding the X-E1's metal body.
Anyone else finding the XF lenscaps a bit fiddly? The problem is more taking it off than putting it on.
Sometimes it just slips and falls to the floor.
I'm thinking of replacing it with some other lenscap. Any good ideas on a type?
Otherwise I love the new camera and sure this is moaning on a very high level.

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#2 Alan7140

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 12:14

This is nice.
I've already had enough of summer and it's only just begun here.

I still haven't found a solution to the Fuji lenscap dilemma either. Meanwhile the brilliant slip-over/clip on to the (fixed) lens hood of the Samyang 8mm fisheye and also my imminent Samyang 14/2.8 rectilinear Nikon F mount lens has the Koreans once again showing the rest of the world how to reinvent the wheel. Every petal-shaped hood should come with such a cap as standard, which would forever end the poking of ones fingers into a lens hood to pinch the lenscap buried down there (and worse when the lenscap if no longer there and the glass receives the fingertips instead). It would also encourage the permanent fitting of a hood, which to date is still the best protection a lens can have, both from extraneous light and clumsy bumps and drops.
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#3 Longhiker

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 14:20

YES, I have the same problem, though mine is with keeping it on. If I pull the camera out of something, the lens cap is usually not there. I have the same problem with my D800, so maybe its me. On the other hand, the Chinese after market lens hood and cap I bought for the X100 was much more solid and firm. Far superior and well made. Maybe I'll explore another after market solution.
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#4 schwett

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 15:47

nice shot.

i too hate the fuji lens caps. i simply don't use them unless absolutely necessary - e.g. putting the camera in a bag containing other potentially scratching objects.

with my nikon gear I use so many lenses and change them so often that the caps are mandatory. i'm sticking to one or two lenses per outing in the x-e1 so the cap solution has been to skip them.
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#5 bjornthun

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 16:21

Why not use chinese lens caps from ebay that look like modern Nikon lens caps, but maybe without the Nikon logo on them. Works well on Zeiss lenses, and Zeiss for all their skill don't know how to design good lens caps.
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#6 RogerB

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 20:20

Very nice! Not intended slight your effort, but this could be used to sell some cameras. :-) The colors are warming, the snow almost crunches. The dynamic range is excellent. I'm always surprised by the pop of viewing these images "full sized" over the posting size. This really pops on my monitor.
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Posted 13 December 2012 - 21:05

Great winter landscape capture.

Good to hear it works fine in cold conditions - though I haven't expected it wouldn't. We have similar refreshing weather in Denmark these days...

How about battery in general and in the cold? .. any observations?

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#8 aerobat

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 21:30

Thanks for the kind words Roger and Lars. Yes the dynamic range is very good. I didn't operate the camera in the cold for prolonged time but the battery holds a good charge also in winter. The X10 which I had before had too small a battery and needed more battery swapping.

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#9 Luc de Schepper

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 17:33

Very nice shot Daniel! Nice to read you like your X-E1 so much.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 19:50

Very nice indeed, I wonder if I could do this with my D700. You don't help me much resist my temptation to get this camera, I am convinced it is the right tool for my (slow) style.
But I will be strong.

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#11 aerobat

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 20:42

Thanks for your feedback Luc and Olivier. This could sure be done with the D700. I don't know why not.
The advantage of the X-E1 is that you get approx D700 IQ in a smaller and much lighter package. The X-E1 goes in my backpack every day. And yes it's a camera for the slower style. I enjoy operating the high precision mechanics of this gem. Ok enough publicity made...
Luc: Fuji Rumors are talking about an X100 successor with X-Trans sensor.
That's good news as this should hopefully help to have RAW software developpers take their collective fingers out.

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 15:24

Daniel, am looking forward to seeing how the X200 will be.

If the X200 has an articulating screen and has full RAW support from Adobe, I will do something which I said I will not do for another 8 years ... sell my X100. Then again, maybe I am being harsh ... so I will instead give it to my son. :D

Beautiful light and excellent photo by the way.

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 20:15

This is nice.
I've already had enough of summer and it's only just begun here.

I still haven't found a solution to the Fuji lenscap dilemma either. Meanwhile the brilliant slip-over/clip on to the (fixed) lens hood of the Samyang 8mm fisheye and also my imminent Samyang 14/2.8 rectilinear Nikon F mount lens has the Koreans once again showing the rest of the world how to reinvent the wheel. Every petal-shaped hood should come with such a cap as standard, which would forever end the poking of ones fingers into a lens hood to pinch the lenscap buried down there (and worse when the lenscap if no longer there and the glass receives the fingertips instead). It would also encourage the permanent fitting of a hood, which to date is still the best protection a lens can have, both from extraneous light and clumsy bumps and drops.


Agreed!

And Nikon should be embarrassed!

I have the DX nikkor 10.5 fisheye and can confirm that the Rokinon fisheye I have is superior in every way, not just the lenscap (which nikon charges $40 for), for less than half the price.

I have supported Nikon over the years, but it's clear they are too stuck in their ways to actually innovate... the lenscap of the 10.5 fisheye is just one such example.

#14 steveh0607

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 23:55

Lovely picture and yes Fuji lens caps are crummy.




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