In this post, I’ll provide links on where you can buy OEM functioning metal square lens hoods for the latest Fujifilm Fujinon lenses like the XF23WR, XF33WR and XF56WR. I’ll also provide links to lens hoods for older lenses like the XF16 F1.4, XF23Mk1 and XF56Mk1.
Ever since buying my first Fujinon Lens, the XF16 F1.4, I’ve been enamoured by the square lens hood aesthetic. I recall paying nearly $100 for that original Fujifilm lens hood and the fit was a bit loose. The lens hood would rattle when locked onto the lens; a small amount of gaffer tape in the inside barrel of the lens hood fixed the rattle for good.
While I typically favour buying the original lens hoods, Fujifilm has not been consistently releasing metal lens hoods for all their models. The XF23WR and XF33WR do actually have original lens hoods available, but they’re often out of stock and backordered for months; the new XF56WR does not.
This is where the Chinese aftermarket manufactures come to the rescue. I primarily buy JJC or Haoge accessories as they’ve proven to fit well and have high quality and durability. Both brands are available on Amazon.com for a variety of lenses, but I’ll provide specific links to the ones I’ve personally tried below and remarks about how they fit with my particular lens/hood combinations.
Fujifilm goes on easily, but has some play when in the locked position, which results in some rattling; a small sliver of gaffers tape in the inside barrel fixes it while allowing easy removal and installation.
JJC requires a bit more force to install, but has no rattle once installed.
JJC fits like an original hood. Super smooth putting it on and locks into place with a firm click. However, when securely locked on, the hood rattles a very small amount; if you want perfection, a small sliver of gaffers tape on the inside barrel of the lens hood will stop the rattle while still allowing the hood to be easily removed and installed.
There are many offerings from JJC and Haoge for other Fujinon XF lenses, but I haven’t personally tried them so I can’t vouch for their fitment. I can however vouch for the fitment for the lenses above as I’ve personally tried them and use them on a daily basis.
Please feel free to ask any questions in the comments below.