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2.0 out of 5 stars Skip it, December 1, 2011
I spoke to some people at Fuji and there us already discussion of v.2 on this item which falls short on all counts. First, it steps up the filter thread from Fuji's peculiar 40mm to a useable 52mm. Now, this 40-52 already blocks a sizeable portion of the viewfinder but if that were the extent of it I'd say, fine, it's like using a 35 Summicron with hood. However, this accessory is 2 pieces and the hood has about a 60mm thread. So now, it's a 40mm-60mm adapter and that just blocks too much. Hold a 60mm ruler in front of your lens and you'll see what I mean.

But what if you don't care about the viewfinder; you just want to keep dust off that vulnerable front element? Well, it turns out the filter does not sit flush the lens. In other words it sits slightly in front. Probably not enough to cause an optical problem but the way things are desinged, there are slots (cut out to make using the viewfinder a little easier)and dust can and does enter through these slots.

So, yes, it will hold a filter in place. But that's all it will do. And PS, you get a storage pouch but not the 58mm cap you'll need if you want to leave this sorry hood in place. (You can put a 52mm snap cap on the filter but for $60 they could have included a cap, no? Even if it meant omitting the pouch. Note to Hoya: it would be great if you would start making 40mm filters again so X10 users can skip all this. Two stars because if you just want to use a filter it will do that, and there's no other way.
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