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Old 25th of April 2012 (Wed)   #1
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Default Lensmate adapter for G1X

The Lensmate adapter for the G1X is now available. I received mine today and have posted a very quick comparison on my blog at http://lightdescription.blogspot.com...e-adapter.html

Summary: The Lensmate and Canon adapters seem to be about the same but are slightly different. At this point, it is difficult to say which one is "best".
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Old 26th of April 2012 (Thu)   #2
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Thanks for the heads up - just ordered one
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Old 27th of April 2012 (Fri)   #3
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So what's the point of getting the Lensmate adapter if it's no different from the Canon adapter other than the material used for construction? It would be great if there was a way to use the lens hood with a filter.
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Old 27th of April 2012 (Fri)   #4
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So what's the point of getting the Lensmate adapter if it's no different from the Canon adapter other than the material used for construction?
Price! There are plenty of alternatives to the genuine Canon adaptor including aluminium copies on Ebay for around 10.
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Old 27th of April 2012 (Fri)   #5
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Price! There are plenty of alternatives to the genuine Canon adaptor including aluminium copies on Ebay for around 10.
So can we conclude that the lensmate adapter is a better buy than the Canon adapter given the material that's used?
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Old 27th of April 2012 (Fri)   #6
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I've ordered (but not received yet) an aluminium one from Ebay...

I would never pay the price Canon charge for a genuine one.
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So can we conclude that the lensmate adapter is a better buy than the Canon adapter given the material that's used?
No, the plastic polymer (ABS) in the Canons Adaptor is more tolerant to low sub zero temperatures and less liable to cracking stress over time, the lensmate polymer degrades. The lensmate is designed knurled all the way around where the Canon is interrupted, the Canon has more homogenous strength by design.
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The filter adapters are not deep enough to hold the old Canon wide angle conversion lens: http://lightdescription.blogspot.com...sion-lens.html
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Since Canon makes the ring light adapter, I wonder whether Lensmate would make some thing like it to allow wide and tele lenses from other G series?

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...E_ADAPTER.html

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Since Canon makes the ring light adapter, I wonder whether Lensmate would make some thing like it to allow wide and tele lenses from other G series?

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...E_ADAPTER.html

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My thoughts exactly; in fact, that's what I expected from Lensmate until they told me no.
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My thoughts exactly; in fact, that's what I expected from Lensmate until they told me no.
Perhaps an enterprising Chinese firm will pick up the challenge?

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Perhaps an enterprising Chinese firm will pick up the challenge?

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LOL. If we sent the specs we want to a Chinese firm, and marked the envelope "Top Secret", we could get one in a month.
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No, the plastic polymer (ABS) in the Canons Adaptor is more tolerant to low sub zero temperatures and less liable to cracking stress over time, the lensmate polymer degrades. The lensmate is designed knurled all the way around where the Canon is interrupted, the Canon has more homogenous strength by design.
So I should get the Canon adapter instead?
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Stupid question, but from looking at the pictures, it seems like the filter adapter is bigger than the lens itself. Does that mean that dust can enter from the back/sides to the filter? It kind of reminds me of what I deem to be a bad design of the Fujifilm X10 adapter. If it is similar, then I rather not buy the adapter at all.
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Old 29th of April 2012 (Sun)   #15
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Anyone here used this lens hood before?

http://www.lensmateonline.com/store/...utmk=238214016

If that lens hood doesn't cause any vignette then I can see the possibility of using that hood and a filter! Win-win if it does work without any issues!
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