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G1X Filter adapter is PLASTIC!

Started Sep 25, 2012 | Discussions thread
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G1X Filter adapter is PLASTIC!
Sep 25, 2012

I don't remember hearing that in the forums or in any of the reviews, but I got the camera last week from J&R, they didn't have the adapter. I bought it today from a local dealer, I opened the box to see it and even the guy at the shop was surprised. A bulky box, but a thin plastic adapter!

I had seen the pictures in the guide of the twin flash units (looked like my Nikon R1), and they have another picture with a ring light. This adapter may be stronger with a filter attached (The adapter is a bayonet mount) but it will only hold a filter. Actually, I think the filter will hold the adapter.I called Canon and found out that there are separate adapters for the twin flash, and another adapter for the ringlight.

I assume that that the plastic adapter will hold the filter, but I would handle it a little carefully. It's not just that everything is an additional cost, but they never said anything about this. It was hard enough just finding out how to attach a filter to the tapered threads. By the way, they had the new book today, Canon Powershot G1 X "The EXPANDED GUIDE" it has the pop out reference card in the back too. Cost $19.95 by David Taylor ... It's a good thing that I got the camera cheap! ... Joe Prete

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