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Waste of time if filters have to be screwed into a non-standard screw thread in the hood
on 21 January 2016
It's OK as long as you don't try to screw a filter into the hood. I tried a Hoya 52mm polarizer (the "right" one, apparently) and there are three problems:
(1) the screw thread doesn't quite fit properly and (2) the knurled edge of the filter ring was so close to the edge of the hood that it's almost impossible to turn the filter when taking shots. I can't speak for other filter makes. (3) The clear filter supplied screws into the lens and against the hood. In use it gets too tight to remove if you want to clean both sides - a rubber glove job.
If you turn the filter too hard to try to stop it falling out you could damage the thread. Another rubber glove job to try to extract it. Now it's stuck completely and I'm going to have to try a non-Fuji alternative. All very frustrating as I'd have expected Fuji to provide a thread fitting standard filter makes exactly. Too late to return it but I'm encouraged that other manufacturers are now aware of the problem and are making a filter adaptor which fits a separate hood - simple.
I might not sound like a Fuji enthusiast but I am in fact totally delighted in every respect with the quaility of the Fuji kit I've got, which amounts to an XT-1 with a lot of lenses. It's a real shame that they didn't get a simple thing like this right. Screw threads apart, surely the notion of having to screw a polarizing filter inside any hood is impractical if it's inherently difficult to turn the filter in use?