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Add Filters to Canon, Fuji, or Olympus Cameras with a Lensmate Adapter

on June 28, 2012 10:00 am

 

In 2002 I purchased a Canon G2, considered at the time to be one of the best prosumer cameras around. At the time the camera cost me around $1200AU, and as an optional extra, Canon offered a lens surround which would allow you to run filters on it.  Not only was it expensive, but it was made from cheap  black plastic that didn’t even match the champagne camera. After much research I found Lensmate, a small niche company that was making CNC machined aluminum versions that not only matched the colour, but looked a heck of a lot classier.

Well I’m glad to say that Lensmate is still in business.  Currently they support accessories for the  Canon G1X,  SX series, latest G series (successors to my old G2) and S series,  Fuji X10/X100 or Olympus XZ-1. So if you own one of the above cameras and you’ve been considering a filter adapter for running a CPL, close up kit, or even quick change filter systems, then it might well be worth a visit.

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    anson says:

    i run a lensmate adapter to hold a 72mm polarize filter onto my canon G11. Works great!. I’ve also recommended the grip add-on for the too-slick S90/S95 to my friends.
    Only the best things to say about this company.

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    Ian Lim says:

    @anson – 72mm ! Wahhhh that’s a huge piece of glass :) Nice to see that their service hasn’t changed then, but I suppose their longevity indicates they’re still on the ball.

    On a side note, if you’re after similar adapters for Samsung, Panasonic and Sony check out http://www.pemaraal.com. Similar products but I’ve never dealt with them before.

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