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Here's how to get a threaded filter mount like Canon should have put there:

1-take any 52mm filter
2-carefully & safely shatter and remove the glass. :!:Warning: do so at your own risk!
3-attach any 52mm filter on it
4-thread it to the camera lens

The lens filters are a very tight fit, so use care attaching the adapter the first time. Be careful not to cross-thread it.

a) you now have a permanent threaded mount on the lens
b) you retain full use of your lens hood and can switch filters easily

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pictures..

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And be careful that you don't end up getting vignetting at the wider angles.

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sounds kinda unstable

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Yeah, that too. If you try it, I'd suggest biting the bullet and trying to glue it on. Of course Canon will refuse to honor a warranty after that, but you saved a few bucks, maybe.

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we gota see some pics of this ghetto rigin

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This is the way to do it if you want permanent threads so you can switch filters to your heart's galore. The kind of threads Canon should have put on!!!
However, you can just screw it on like I had it before, but you will not be able to pop it on and off to your heart's content.
Both methods are cool.

Aug 04, 2009 22:34

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gerrydee wrote in post #8399892external link
Here's how to get a threaded filter mount like Canon should have put there:

1-take any 52mm filter
2-carefully & safely shatter and remove the glass. :!:Warning: do so at your own risk!
3-attach any 52mm filter on it
4-thread it to the camera lens

The lens filters are a very tight fit, so use care attaching the adapter the first time. Be careful not to cross-thread it.

a) you now have a permanent threaded mount on the lens
b) you retain full use of your lens hood and can switch filters easily

what u r doing makes no sense, see no purpose of adding a extra 52mm filter (minus the glass) and screwing on another 52mm filter it will result in vignetting.

i think a better option is to get a step up adapter, 52mm-58mm (or whaterver) that might possibly avoid viginetting...

just screw in any 52mm filters and start using,

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Correction: there is slight vignetting at W/A, you have tap the zoom a tad.
I agree with tunge, better to go with a 52/58mm step ring and 58mm filter. But you would have to remove the step ring to attach the hood if you don't use it all the time.
My hood stays on all the time so no bother here.

Aug 05, 2009 10:44

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gerrydee wrote in post #8403570external link
Correction: there is slight vignetting at W/A, you have tap the zoom a tad.
I agree with tunge, better to go with a 52/58mm step ring and 58mm filter. But you would have to remove the step ring to attach the hood if you don't use it all the time.
My hood stays on all the time so no bother here.

right now i have on a 52mm slim uv filter and the canon hood for regular use. i also have the lensmate 58mm filter adapter and a number of 58mm filters (CPL, ND, Star) to use when i'm shooting specific shots....

n yeah i still can't understand why Canon did not make proper threads for the SX10/1 series, it's afterall a pretty decent prosumer PnS camera

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So you have "threaded" a 52mm filter onto the lens also? Did you try to add a 52/58mm step adapter and 58mm filter on it? I would like to know if you would still get some vignetting.

Aug 06, 2009 12:05

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Why on earth anyone wouldn't just spend the twenty or so bucks for the Lensmate adapter and a screw in hood before messing around with all this is beyond me. Of course, that's just me.

Aug 06, 2009 15:28 as a reply to gerrydee's post 3 hours earlier.

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honestly, I was thinking along Graydee's idea since i got my SX10 last year.

However, knowing how delicate the plastics around the lens barrels are - I finally ordered my lensmate.

The idea was to use a 62mm stepup ring, UV protective filter and lens cover as the basics. If adding a PL getting vignetting at the wider angles, than I will use an even larger PL filter, either 72mm or something like this from my collections. Step up rings are like US$3 each over here.

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gerrydee wrote in post #8411006external link
So you have "threaded" a 52mm filter onto the lens also? Did you try to add a 52/58mm step adapter and 58mm filter on it? I would like to know if you would still get some vignetting.

no i do not have on a step up. right now i have the 52mm protector filter on all the time and the original canon hood still will fit (this explains why the lensmate adapter is really not the best of the best choice)

when i need other filters (CPL, ND or star) i remove the 52mm and attach my lensmate filter with the 58mm filter i need. i've tried to attach the lensmate adapter with the 52mm filter still on but it's too tight a fit (although it does stay on) and no vignetting seen.

so really many options, u just gotta decide on the one u prefer, right now i'm still really trying to figure the best, most convinient option

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JustShootin wrote in post #8412133external link
Why on earth anyone wouldn't just spend the twenty or so bucks for the Lensmate adapter and a screw in hood before messing around with all this is beyond me. Of course, that's just me.

I's all about testing the abilities of the SX10.
CHDK is not native to Canon neither but does a great job and adds a lot of excellent features like battery level, RAW etc... to a lot of models like the S3/5.
So experimentation is not a bad thing.
Everyone is different, it's important to know the camera's capabilities.

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