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mitz444
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Feb 08, 2010 13:19 |  #1

Hi Guys,

I just ordered a lensmate filter adapter for my sx20 and was wondering if the sun pak 58mm polarizer would fit into it?

Any feedbacks on this?

Thanks!

Tim




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Feb 08, 2010 13:25 |  #2

I would try to find the thread size - if they are the same, should work. I ordered the Bowman adapter and filter kit just to avoid any issues with compatability.


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Feb 08, 2010 13:28 |  #3

Yes, the Lensmate filter adapter for the SX1/10/20 takes any standard 58 mm filters. But if you haven't gotten the SunPak filter yet, I'd suggest you read the "Protective Filter FAQ" sticky - not all brands of filters are equally good.


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Feb 08, 2010 16:04 |  #4

great. Thanks for the replies.

I'll read the FAQ




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Feb 11, 2010 20:25 |  #5

mitz444 wrote in post #9567293external link
Hi Guys,

I just ordered a lensmate filter adapter for my sx20 and was wondering if the sun pak 58mm polarizer would fit into it?

Any feedbacks on this?

Thanks!

Tim

If you are getting the adapter to allow you to install filters on your SX20, you don't need to go this route. I installed a 52mm screw in filter and it fits perfectly. No need for step-up rings.




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Feb 11, 2010 22:40 |  #6

The SX20's not actually threaded to take filters; you're pretty much relying on the soft plastic to hold the filter on and it'll be very easy to cross-thread and strip out the lens barrel.


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Feb 12, 2010 21:09 |  #7

technogeek wrote in post #9592450external link
If you are getting the adapter to allow you to install filters on your SX20, you don't need to go this route. I installed a 52mm screw in filter and it fits perfectly. No need for step-up rings.

Forcing 52mm filters might damege the lens so I think its better go for Lensmate 58mm Filter Adapterexternal link or Janco 58mm Filter Adapterexternal link . Safer that way.


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Feb 12, 2010 22:42 as a reply to Hasitha's post |  #8

Yep, a few people will swear to you that those are threads on the SX20/SX10, but they're not. Get the adapter.


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