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Is the LH-XF16 hood worth it?

Discussion in 'Fuji X-Mount Lens Forum' started by ojporqpojrewpo, Jun 29, 2017.

  1. ojporqpojrewpo

    ojporqpojrewpo Premium Member

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    Just wondering if that hood is much better than the standard hood. It seems pretty pricey for a hood...
     
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    Worth it? Almost certainly not. Whether it is more effective, I'm not so sure.

    The LH-XF16 is simply a style alternative for those who prefer the 18mm/2 and 35mm/1.4 style hoods that were introduced originally. Whether it's worth it to you, only you can tell.
     
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    It makes a relatively big lens a little less bulky (very little) when compared to the standard petal hood, but I find it very convenient pulling the lens out of my bag..that little bit of space savings is great. Also, it is just a bit quicker to pull the cap off without having to turn the petal hood around. As far as effectiveness goes, I don't see a difference between the two hoods, but I never tried to specifically test the two against each other.

    Anyhow, I find it is more convenient and looks great. But the price is ridiculous so only worth it if you like the look and want to indulge yourself a bit.
     
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    It's metal vs. plastic, You decide....
     
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    I just found a used one at FM. Probably not worth it even used. ( :
    I do really like how it looks and I am looking forward to the convenience of not having to reverse the petal.

    The JJC looks good. I like their product. Just didn't want to wait for it.
     
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    I agree! The metal hood weighs more but is more compact and effective.

    Cheers,
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    I love the look of it. No idea if it works any better than the standard plastic hood.

    Haven't touched the petal hood since getting the metal one.

    Worth it? Kind of but not really. :)
     
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    Definitely a nice hood... I have it and like it
    Stupid price of course... but just ignore that snag and get it
     
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    After a few weeks of use, I really like it.
     
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    On the Fuji 16mm lens hood, the slide on/slide off cover is a real pain to take off/put on, is flimsy, and, I would suspect, easily mislaid. If you leave the cover off, the lens hood is aesthetically nice, and it functions as it should, but I sold mine, because I could not bear the hood cover.
     
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    Just got my JJC hood. It's really nice, feels solid and the front cap is clip on, but not as flimsy as the Fuji caps. Pretty good so far.
     
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    Will take a look at the JJC, as the clip on option sounds preferable. I lived quite comfortably with the original Fuji primes, which had the clip on caps. I have two other JJC lens hoods, and they are well made. Didn't realise there was an XF 16 model, so thanks.
     
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    It's a style thing. It's a decent product but you can't use filters, etc when the hood is mounted. In spite of this I have one. Guess I'm a sucker for retro details.
     
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    Really? I actually find it to be very easy to get on and off while still being quite secure and strong. I do plan on getting some of the JJC caps for the LH-XF16 just because I like the styleing on the front a bit better. But of the JJC cap clips on instead of slides I might not.

    Is it worth the price? Most definitely not. But it does look cool so whatever. The JJC version looks just to be of the same quality so if I had it to do again I would probably buy the JJC version instead of the Fuji one.
     
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    Just to clarify, whilst the Fuji lens hood cover slides on (which I found to be very awkward, as you have to get it aligned perfectly, or run the risk of damaging the 'runner'), the JJC clips on, in the same manner as the caps on the original Fuji primes did? So, it is push on and pull off?
     
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    Yes. But it doesn't fall off as easily as the Fuji hoods like the one for the 35/1.4
     
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    I love the slide vs clip.
    I was hesitant at first because of my experience with the clip version on the 18 and 35. < worthless imo.

    I've changed my vote to absolutely worth it.
     
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    Yep - my 35 1.4 cap is long gone. Still have the 16mm slide on cap. :)
     
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    I like the square 16 so much I ordered a JJC 23 for my 56.
    It doesn't block stray light as well but it adds front bump protection and I don't have to fiddle with that long reversible.

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