X100s adapter and lens shade for black camera

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by Iansky, Feb 22, 2014.

  1. Iansky

    Iansky FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    Feb 1, 2013
    The Cotswolds, UK
    Ian Lloyd-Grahm
    I received an Email the other day from the UK Fuji shop telling me they had stock of the black X100s adaptor and lens shade so called up to order.

    I was expecting the cost to be the same as the silver version (£89.99 for the set)!

    Alas, Fuji have decided to charge a premium price that worked out at:

    FUJIFILM X100S / X100 Adaptor Ring - Black P10NA05390A 1 £29.99
    FUJIFILM X100S / X100 Lens Hood - Black P10NA05380A 1 £79.99

    and postage on top (they do not sell them as a kit as they do the silver version??????????).

    I have seen the black version of the X100s camera selling for £899 and the silver for £999 so do not understand how Fuji can justify charging these extortionate prices for accessories.

    Luckily I got a free Fuji X100s case (new version in dark brown with flap to access battery/SD card) when I bought the camera so that has balanced out the cost of the hood but it still irritates me.

    I have got a third party black adaptor/hood that cost under £10 and are both metal but the fit is not very good, it will continue to serve me until the Fuji version arrives.

    I also managed to source my Fuji EF-X20 flash for £149.00 from a third party supplier (it is a genuine Fuji version) yet the Fuji shop charge £229.00 + postage!

    Still, these are the last 2 items I need for the X100s and just hope Fuji start to consider charging fair prices across like models for the same items and I have been told that the coating system is similar in cost for both sets!
     
  2. phil62

    phil62 FujiXspot Regular

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    Oct 27, 2013
    Fuji are right up there with Apple when it comes to accessory pricing (says the man with a house full of both!) I have the JJC copy hood and adapter for my silver X100 and it's pretty hard to tell the difference in quality from my 'official' X10 hood. Have JJC started doing a black X100 set yet?
     
  3. Iansky

    Iansky FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    Feb 1, 2013
    The Cotswolds, UK
    Ian Lloyd-Grahm
    Hi Phil,

    I contacted JJC and they are not planning on a black version of the adaptor/hood yet - I guess they are waiting for sufficient disgruntled owners to contact them rather than buy the Fuji version.
     
  4. jimmy1

    jimmy1 FujiXspot Regular

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    Jan 27, 2014
    didn't realise they were sold separately until i saw this thread so had to pay an extra £5 shipping for the adapter! :mad:
     
  5. Iansky

    Iansky FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    Feb 1, 2013
    The Cotswolds, UK
    Ian Lloyd-Grahm
    I was the same Jimmy, could not and still cannot understand why they sell the silver version as a kit yet split the black version - money grabbing operation!
     
  6. Iansky

    Iansky FujiXspot Top Veteran

    988
    Feb 1, 2013
    The Cotswolds, UK
    Ian Lloyd-Grahm
    Follow up to my last - the items arrived today and when I opened the box containing the hood, I found the box also included the adaptor as a kit so I have ended up buying an adaptor I do not need!

    I called the Fuji shop and the gent I spoke to seemed to have no clue about stock and tried to make some lame excuses - I told him that i had been told categorically by one of his colleagues that there was no kit!!!

    I managed to get a Freepost address to return for a refund.

    Come on Fuji UK, get your act together!