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The FujiFilm FinePix HS10 comes with a non-removable Fujinon lens. Incredibly, this is a 30x zoom lens with a focal length of 4.2mm to 126mm; equivalent to a 24mm to 720mm zoom lens on a 35mm camera. This 30x zoom lens is an amazing travel lens. FujiFilm makes the photographers' life easier by showing 35mm equivalent focal length on the zoom lens, so that you won't have to mental perform the conversion. In addition, a focal length scale that shows both the 35mm equivalent and the native focal lens on the lens barrel that extends as you zoom. The zoom lens has a maximum aperture of f/2.8 at 4.2mm and a maximum aperture of f/5.6 at 126mm. The lens has a 58mm filter thread for you to attach accessories. It's a fairly standard thread size for filters.
When I carried my Canon EOS DSLR while traveling, I had always wished I had a 28-300mm lens, because I would only have to carry a single lens for all purposes. This FujiFilm FinePix HS10 satisfied that wish and more. Not only did it cover the entire 28-300mm range, it is 4mm wider and twice as powerful in the telephoto range. While traveling in Oahu, Hawaii, I was able to zoom out to capture the grand skyline with lightning while zooming in to capture the birds at Diamond Head State Monument. The Fujinon lens with image stabilization performed both tasks with ease.
The lens has bayonet notches for attaching a lens hood. Looking on FujiFilm's web site, I found that the LH-HS10 lens hood will be available soon for the HS10, HS20EXR, and the HS22EXR. However, it is currently not available anywhere for purchase.
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