Filter solution for the MX-1

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Zvonimir Tosic
Zvonimir Tosic Senior Member • Posts: 2,545
Filter solution for the MX-1

I have posted this in Ricoh forum, as it concerns the new GR too.

I use CPL on the Q all the time, and the difference in image quality is huge — with a CPL, little sensors (especially!) gather much more controlled light and much less accidental light, which they are prone to (that is why images often look 'washed out' on small sensor cameras).

However, MX-1 users can benefit from CPL as well, and give MX-1 images that special, DSLR-quality look. Therefore the Mag filter.

It is a fantastic solution for compact cameras with motor zoom lenses. CPL filter comes in 2 sizes, 36mm and 42mm, and no thread is needed, as compact cams often have no threads because the lenses are retractable. Considering that GR "supports 43mm thread" according to specs, this 42mm Mag Filter may be just the right answer.

With today's cameras, I think CPL is the only filter that cannot be emulated in PP, and worth having. And as a lens protector it can work pretty well too.

PS. Mag Filter does not need a thread — it attaches itself magnetically.

And here is video about it:

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