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    Fuji GS690II?

    How hard should the hood be to move forward/backward?

    Are some things just harder to focus on?

    Is this viewfinder just naturally dark?

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    I have the III. The hood shouldn't be too hard to move forward/backward. I haven't noticed a problem focusing, but something with clear edges is easier. My viewfinder doesn't seem that dark.

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    I think the hood on mine isn't perfectly round anymore. Must have gotten squeezed some how.

    It's not dark outside but indoors it's not exactly bright.

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    Hi, I have a 69011 and the viewfinder has fogged up somewhat making it a little more difficult to focus. The sliding hood is REALLY stiff, that's because I have dropped the camera several times and the hood is egg shaped!
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    Some thing must have happened to this one to. It's not visibly out of round but it still catches a bit.

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    I seem to remember someone not liking the built in hood. He cut it off with a hacksaw.

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    I have the GSW690 III and the hood doesn't slide back easily either. I just give it a slight turn while pulling it back and it slides back much easier.
    As far as the viewfinder is concerned, I haven't had any issues with it.
    I really like using the camera as it has a great lens.

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    I have the GW690 III with a smooth working lens shade. And I have the GSW690 III with an almost sticky lens shade. But as papagene pointed out, a short turn helps a lot.

    The viewfinders are great - very bright compared to my Contax, so I can't complain. Sometimes it helps to screw off the viewfinder glass and clean it from both sides. Then use a Q-tip (cotton swab?) with some alcohol to clean the tiny window for the patch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by papagene View Post
    I have the GSW690 III and the hood doesn't slide back easily either. I just give it a slight turn while pulling it back and it slides back much easier.
    As far as the viewfinder is concerned, I haven't had any issues with it.
    I really like using the camera as it has a great lens.

    gene
    I do the same thing. Just turn the hood while pulling it out. Works fine for me that way.

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