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Thread started 25 Apr 2012 (Wednesday) 21:33
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Lensmate adapter for G1X

 
GordonSBuck
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Apr 25, 2012 21:33 |  #1

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://lightdescriptio​n.blogspot.com ...g1x-lensmate-adapter.htmlexternal link

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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Apr 26, 2012 08:46 |  #2

Thanks for the heads up - just ordered one:)




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lsquare
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Apr 27, 2012 00:57 |  #3

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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Apr 27, 2012 07:30 |  #4

lsquare wrote in post #14336679external link
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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Apr 27, 2012 14:35 |  #5

C4SMT wrote in post #14337570external link
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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Apr 27, 2012 14:40 as a reply to lsquare's post |  #6

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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Apr 28, 2012 08:28 |  #7

lsquare wrote in post #14339819external link
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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Apr 28, 2012 15:30 |  #8

The filter adapters are not deep enough to hold the old Canon wide angle conversion lens: http://lightdescriptio​n.blogspot.com ...ngle-conversion-lens.htmlexternal link


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Apr 28, 2012 16:39 as a reply to GordonSBuck's post |  #9

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.bhphotovide​o.com ...1_MACRO_LITE_ADAPTE​R.htmlexternal link

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Apr 28, 2012 19:40 |  #10

denncald wrote in post #14344760external link
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.bhphotovide​o.com ...1_MACRO_LITE_ADAPTE​R.htmlexternal link

Dennis

My thoughts exactly; in fact, that's what I expected from Lensmate until they told me no.


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Apr 28, 2012 21:20 |  #11

GordonSBuck wrote in post #14345378external link
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?

Dennis




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Apr 28, 2012 22:31 |  #12

denncald wrote in post #14345685external link
Perhaps an enterprising Chinese firm will pick up the challenge?

Dennis

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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Apr 29, 2012 04:00 |  #13

Judder Man wrote in post #14343112external link
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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Apr 29, 2012 04:03 |  #14

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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Apr 29, 2012 04:07 |  #15

Anyone here used this lens hood before?

http://www.lensmateonl​ine.com ...__utmv=-&__utmk=238214016external link

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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