This Fujifilm 3-item accessory set consists of a lens hood, a hood cap and a protector filter specially treated with a multi-layer Super EBC (Electron Beam Coating) for improved resistance to ghosting and lens flare. This set in available in either silver or black to match the color and design of your X20.
I've been using the X20 for over a year now, and the X30 has just been released. By the looks of the new one, I'll stick with the X20. It's been a great camera for me. First, the size is good (for my taste, the RX100 is actually too small). The zoom is the perfect range; the lens is fast enough and sharp enough; the flash, when you need it, is pretty natural looking; the RAW files have great detail and colors but the JPEG output is very good too (esp. B&W). Where it falls short is in low light, and of course for video, which is a shame because every once in a while I want to shoot some video. It's an excellent stills/street camera, and can make a nice portrait too.
I got this as a third body and for extreme quiet and sensitive situations. Had an assignment in recording studio and it worked like a charm. I love, love the manaul zoom and wide open aperture but the kicker is the viewfinder. As a pro, the viewfinder is a must. I've been looking for a rangefinder type camera for years and X20 fits the bill wonderfully.
This is my compact, go everywhere, sidekick. The feel and bulid of the X20 more than surpass my expectations. It is great for any level of photographer and the image quality is superb. The fast lens, different shooting modes and film simulations, allow for creativity.
As a previous owner of the Fuifilm X10, which I loved, I was excited when Fujifilm premiered the X20. There's a lot of new features on this camera like double exposure, selective color, shutter speed and exposure information in the viewfinder and larger sensor. The picture sharpness rivals most DSLR's. Ergonomically it has all the bells and whistles in the right places and the menus are clear and easy to understand. It's also built like a truck. I love it and I would recommend it to anyone. The only gripe I have with it is it's short battery life. When I go on a serious shoot, I take an extra battery with me. This is something that Fujifilm should really do something about. But this is not enough reason not to buy it.
I've been impressed so far! Still a newbie to this camera. But so far it has been a great addition to my tool chest. Easy menus good glass, not much post processing needed. What else could one ask for? Oh yah it looks great too!
Camera is awesome. Recently sold off all of my DSLR equipment in an effort to start having fun again with photography. Based on reviews, build quality, and the optical viewfinder I purchased an x20. I did originally want a longer zoom and may compliment the x20 with a bridge camera later on. Historically, I am a Nikon guy; however, I believe my opinion is changing. I do not know how "professionally" I will be taken when showing up for a shoot with just an x20 although as any pro knows the camera does not make the photographer. A lousy photographer with a pro cam is still a lousy photographer. Time will tell, but right now, after about 100 shots, the camera is a dream in Sheep's clothing.
Carry it all the time, small light and fun to shot.
Fuji makes great stuff with all the X series equipment. I own and use and LOVE my X100. I have had it almost since day one of it's introduction. So I have been through every firmware release and it's been back to Fuji twice for the Sticky Blade Problem. It's fine now for over a year. Fuji was and is great about that. I got the X20 because of the Fuji zoom lens, the X-Trans sensor and viewfinder info. It was good for about a month and then it started randomly over exposing. I tried everything to correct it with no luck. So I reluctantly returned it. I have not seen any other complaints about over exposure but I didn't have the time to deal with it. I do recommend it. Because I might have had a bad sample. I will buy another at some point because it really is a great little camera with GREAT IQ. FYI-I have a studio full of Nikon gear and that's where it stays because my X100 and for a time my X20 are my weapon of choice for the street and travel. Fuji is getting it right. I will slowly transition from Nikon to Fuji in the studio and on location as well. FYI 2-I use the X100 on location along with my Nikon gear and it keeps up within it's limitations.
This filter and hood set is really nice, but the cost is steep. Part of the idea behind buying a NC filter is to protect the expensive lens of the camera. Well this filter is so expensive that I'm afraid of damaging it too! I leave the filter on my x20 all the time and I haven't noticed any degradation in image quality. The 3rd part options out there seemed really cheap so I just went with this. If you buy the official X20 leather case, you'll have to take the hood off to close the case. You can leave the filter on all the time though. Filter + stock lens cap will fit with the case as well.
I bought this camera for use on a vacation in which I didn't want to carry around a pro digital body and lenses. While I gave up the extreme wide angle and long telephoto views, the convenience of carrying a small camera on a relaxing trip made up for it. The quality of the file is great. Turning the camera on and off by twisting the lens barrel is really convenient. There are a lot of menus to learn and navigate, and that was a bit of a drawback. But the different shooting modes of various color films, black and white film and filters, and advanced modes like toy camera, miniature mode, panorama, etc., made experimenting with the camera fun. For the price, it's a great camera to toss in a bag and and use when you don't want to bring the heavy gear.