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Old Feb 8, 2008, 1:40 AM   #1
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Just got delivery of a 52mm Lensmate lens adapter and 2 Hoya filter lenses from Lensmate also - UV and Polarizer.

I also own a Canon Lens Adapter and find the Lensmate a nicer adapter for the following reasons:

1. The diameter of the barrel of the Lensmate is slightly smaller
2. The length of the barrel of the Lensmate is slightly shorter
3. The barrel of the Lensmate is made of aluminum as against the plastic of Canon - makes the screwing and unscrewing of filter lenses very smooth - I have problems doing this with the plastic barrel of Canon and the filter lens ring (made of metal) sticks too much to the plastic.


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Old Jul 22, 2008, 6:12 PM   #2
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Super!
I was just looking for a post like this.

Because of the "well known" CCD error in the S1 IS I was given a new S5 IS today. But since I have the 52mm adapter in aluminium look and the UV and polarizer filters as well, I wanted to buy new ones in black.

And I guess it will be Lensmate that's going to ship them to me again!
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Nice looks, VERY good quality and fair price.
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Old Jul 24, 2008, 2:17 AM   #3
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Henrik,

One word of caution - make sure the filter is screwed on tight whenever you go on a shoot.

I recently lost my UV filter because it easily comes loose on the aluminum barrel of Lensmate.

The advantage of the Canon plastic, on the other hand, is that the filter, once screwed on tight, is hard to remove and almost no danger of falling off.

So watch your filter on the Lensmate barrel.
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Old Jul 24, 2008, 3:15 AM   #4
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Thanks.
I really never thought about that but I have also tightened the filter SO much that it has never been off the adapter.

I actually put the polarizer on first and then the uv-filter. And they have both been on the adapter ever since.

Any problem with that constellation seen from a proffessional point of view?

And btw. The polarizer filter I got for my S1 IS was a circular polarizer.
I've heard that the linear polarizer does the same job but I know that it is much cheaper.
Which one would you guys prefer? I have to buy a black one that fits my S5! :roll:

Thanks,

Henrik.
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Old Jul 24, 2008, 10:29 PM   #5
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Henrik,

I have very very limited knowledge about polarizing filters. My knowledge extends only to knowing that they help reduce glare and bring out certain colors when used outdoors, specially for sky shots.

Maybe there are others on this forum who can give us advice.
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I have the G9, but the same question applies to it and the S5 - linear or circular polarizer? The answer is either one works on a point and shoot camera. Only DSLRs require the circular, due to their focusing method. Here's an article on this related to the G9;

http://lightdescription.blogspot.com...ng-filter.html

If you decide to purchase a Hoya polarizer filter through Lensmate, and you want it with 6 coatings to reduce reflections, then you will have to buy the more expensive circular version.

http://www.lensmateonline.com/newsite/order_S2_1.html

[Edit - I see no value in adding a UV filter on top of the polarizer, since the polarizer offers the same benefits. Also, another layer of (inferior?) glass cuts down the resulting image quality

hope this helps,
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Thanks for the info. I have actually shifted from the S5 to a Canon DSLR.
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