Sony RX100 filter adapters?

Started Aug 17, 2012 | Discussions thread
Tom Hoots
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Jens Faerber's adapter ring.
In reply to cdp8, Aug 21, 2012

cdp8 wrote:

I wrote to Lensmate several times regarding a RX100 filter adapter and never received a response. I have trip in September and I want to use ND and CPL filters so I bought an adapter from a gentleman in Germany

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYRsNiIz1bk

It takes 52mm filters and I have a bunch in that size. According to the German Post Office tracking number he gave me, it is on its way. I'll give an update when I receive it.

Thanks for posting the link to the video. Of course, this is our old friend Jens Faerber, who has made adapter rings for several other Sony cameras. I certainly can vouch for his handiwork, as I bought one for my HX100V.

Here's a video that shows you how to install it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xj9zisOPxxc&feature=plcp

Obviously, there's a bit of adhesive tape involved, though the kit includes a ring that helps you center the actual adapter ring properly.

Here's a video showing the effect of different filters, a lens hood, and so on "in use" on the camera as it shoots the video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEQ3Fd809pY&feature=plcp

And, here's the video showing him attaching the different filters to his installed adapter ring:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYRsNiIz1bk&feature=plcp

I'm not familiar with the Lensmate G12/S100 adapter, but it looks like it's quite a bit "more stuff" than Jens' ring. So, at the least, Jens' ring looks like it's about as minimal as you're going to get -- just a tiny thing that gives you 52mm threads in front of the RX100's lens.

Like the videos say, just send an e-mail to the address he mentions:

faerberj@googlemail.com

And, presuming that it all works the way he's always done it, you just say that you want to buy his RX100 adapter ring, and he'll reply to you with an e-mail with all of the details. And then you would basically be sending a PayPal payment, making sure you include your name, address, e-mail address, and that you're ordering the RX100 adapter ring. And then it should be on its way to you, shortly thereafter.

I recall it taking about a week for my HX100V adapter ring to get to me here on the west coast of the US, but folks on the other side of the country got theirs quite a bit quicker.

Anyway, that should be the drill, and I expect that I'll be sending Jens another e-mail, very soon.

Tom Hoots
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