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I have a Fujifilm finepix S1 camera\. Where can I get lens

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I have a Fujifilm finepix S1 camera\. Where can I get lens filters that do not need an adaptor and can therefore be used with a lens hood? I live in Devon uk.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Digital Cameras
Expert:  Russell H. replied 1 year ago.
Hi, thank you for contacting JustAnswer.com. My name is Russell. I will do my best to provide the right answer to your question.

Would you be looking for such filters, only in a bricks-and-mortar store in your Devonshire region?

Or would an online source be OK to buy from? if so, would you be willing to buy only UK / pounds-currency sites, or $-US or $-Aus or $-Canadian as well?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

I would be happy to buy online - preferably in pounds, although I daresay I could cope with other currencies. I do not want to spend a fortune...but a couple of filters should not cost much, should they? I would be interested to find a local proper shop, too. MD

Expert:  Russell H. replied 1 year ago.
Would this sort of thing be what you are looking for??:

http://www.newwestdirect.com/UV-Haze-1A-Multicoated-Multithreaded-Glass-Filter-/p-451951?refid=Google

(Note: I have to present this as if it were an Answer to your question - but it is tentative, and not representative of my full effort at an answer, yet.)
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

I already have something along these lines. The problem is that you cannot use the lens hood with the adaptor. So I need filters which fit the camera without an adaptor - which is what I would expect from a large manufacturer - or possibly a lens hood which would fit round the adaptor and still do the job without intruding in the picture. It seems to be a ridiculous problem. Thanks for your efforts, MD

Expert:  Russell H. replied 1 year ago.
Would a lens hood like this be any use to your requirements?:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=&sku=292623&gclid=CO6K5o6mm8QCFUnl7AodUSMAbg&Q=&is=REG&A=details

or do you want a lens hood that actually closes over the lens when in use, i.e. completely cover it?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

I want an ordinary hood that blocks distracting sidelight. The one you showed me looked too complicated and much too expensive. Every camera I have owned I have equipped with hood and either a uv filter or a plain glass protector of the lens. There has never before been a problem - either buying standard sizes, which seems not to work for Fujifilm, or getting from the manufacturer. I must say their customer relations seem poor. No way on the website to contact the firm directly or to purchase such things, if they exist.

Expert:  Russell H. replied 1 year ago.
Try contacting FujiFilm USA then:

http://www.fujifilmusa.com/support/ServiceSupportContactForm.do?catid=464128&prodcat=644675

and ask them about a lens hood that will fit on your Finepix S1 Pro camera.

I suggest this because I honestly don't know what lens hood would fit an S1 model. I apologize and offer to Opt Out of the case (opening it to other Experts in this category.)
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Thanks for trying. I have sent them an e-mail and await a response. I have a bit of a problem with my very slow, steam driven computer at the moment. I shall let you know what the response from fujifilmusa is. I suspect I shall be put on to a commercial question and answer site............

MD

Expert:  Russell H. replied 1 year ago.
If the question comes back to me, I shall continue to pursue it - or if I feel I have contributed as much to the case as I can, I shall Opt Out of it and open it to other Experts here at JustAnswer.com - free of additional charge to you, and allowing you a chance at a second opinion on the matter. Thanks, ***** ***** me know what happens, please.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

No joy from Fuji USA. I was advised to use an adaptor and lenses that i already have, indicating that 1) Nobody read my message thoroughly to identify the problem, and 2) there are no filters that fit this camera and can be used in conjunction with the lens hood. Had I known this, I may not have bought the camera. Still, it is a nugget of information you may want to use if asked to compare bridge cameras. Fare well and thanks,

MD

Expert:  Russell H. replied 1 year ago.
The best cameras are made by co.s such as Olympus or Nikon (roughly speaking, and not meaning to scorn Canon much, nor Leica.)

They are industry standard lines that many products are made for. One of those might possibly fit your FujiFilm camera, though I doubt it. Looking for a jumbo lens hood that might fit around a mounted filter will be a chellenge.

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