Sony RX100 filter adapters?

Started Aug 17, 2012 | Discussions
cdp8
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Re: Jens Faerber's adapter ring.
In reply to Liz Z., Aug 22, 2012

Liz Z. wrote:

What I don't understand about Jens' setup is how it takes both 52mm and 43mm filters. Or are there two different setups, depending on which size filter you want to use?

If I receive anything from Jens other than a 52mm filter adapter, I'm going to be very disappointed. Here is what he wrote to me:

Thank you for your interest.
Yes, I do for an adapter ring for Sony RX100 make.

It can all filters (UV, Pol, Sky, Star, infrared etc.) with a diameter of 52 mm or
Macro lens Raynox DCR-150 or 250 record.

The adapter is easy with tools (tube) is bonded perfectly to the lens (with double adhesive tape).

It hinders anything - the lens can move freely and also turn off the camera poses no problem.
Price range: 29,50 €

Shipping (International) by certified mail costs 5.50 €
If you're happy with the price, I'll give you my PayPal account.
After receipt of the money part will be shipped immediately.
Of course, I need your mailing address.

It makes me wonder if there are different setups as well as different prices.

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Liz Z.
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Re: Jens Faerber's adapter ring.
In reply to cdp8, Aug 22, 2012

On the video page ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYRsNiIz1bk ) it says "Filtergröße: 43mm bis 52mm" which Google tells me means Filter size: 43mm to 52mm.

cdp8 wrote:

Liz Z. wrote:

What I don't understand about Jens' setup is how it takes both 52mm and 43mm filters. Or are there two different setups, depending on which size filter you want to use?

If I receive anything from Jens other than a 52mm filter adapter, I'm going to be very disappointed. Here is what he wrote to me:

Thank you for your interest.
Yes, I do for an adapter ring for Sony RX100 make.

It can all filters (UV, Pol, Sky, Star, infrared etc.) with a diameter of 52 mm or
Macro lens Raynox DCR-150 or 250 record.

The adapter is easy with tools (tube) is bonded perfectly to the lens (with double adhesive tape).

It hinders anything - the lens can move freely and also turn off the camera poses no problem.
Price range: 29,50 €

Shipping (International) by certified mail costs 5.50 €
If you're happy with the price, I'll give you my PayPal account.
After receipt of the money part will be shipped immediately.
Of course, I need your mailing address.

It makes me wonder if there are different setups as well as different prices.

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Re: Jens Faerber's adapter ring.
In reply to Liz Z., Aug 22, 2012

Well, I'm here now.

It is true that I offer from 43mm to 52mm Adapter for RX100.
Only the size you want to contact me at faerberj@gmail.com.
It is true that in a small 52mm adapter lower right shading.
At 43mm there is no problem with the flash.
There are pictures:
https://picasaweb.google.com/104966931773245075713/AdapterringFurSonyRX100

Thank you! Jens from Germany

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Re: I'm in!
In reply to Al_10D, Aug 22, 2012

Al_10D wrote:
When is it going to be available?
Thanks.

TomBergman wrote:

I wrote to Lensmate about a week ago asking about this. This was their response.

We have just begun machining a filter adapter system for the RX100. It will be similar to the ones we make for the Canon S100 and G12 - http://www.lensmateonline.com/store/G12QC.php

The filter size will be 49mm, large enough to stack filters and combine filters and hoods without vignetting. To get on the interested parties list, just let us know.

Got an email reply from Lensmate on 20Aug. regarding the filter adapter for RX100:

"Yes we will add you to our list and email you as soon as we have our new accessories up on our website. Hopefully up for pre-order in the next week.

Regards Susan"

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Re: Jens Faerber's adapter ring.
In reply to faerberj, Aug 23, 2012

I offer 43mm to 52mm Adapter for RX100.
Only the size you want to contact me at faerberj@gmail.com.
At 43mm there are no problem with the flash.
Examples Pictures :
https://picasaweb.google.com/104966931773245075713/AdapterringFurSonyRX100

Thank you Jens

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Re: Jens Faerber's adapter ring.
In reply to faerberj, Aug 23, 2012

I wish I knew which one I was receiving from Jens. I did not know there was a choice when I ordered. 52mm is nice because its the old standard Nikon size, but not at the expense of shadows or vignetting.

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Liz Z.
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Re: Jens Faerber's adapter ring.
In reply to Tom Hoots, Aug 23, 2012

How important is the optical quality of the filter itself? I wouldn't want to put something in front of the lens that would degrade the image quality, but nor am I up for adding another $100+ to the cost of the RX100.

I have seen Tiffen and Hoya filters for about $25 to $35 each, and then there's this set of five filters on Amazon for $13.95:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0054RJ3HK/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&smid=A1P9QRDRYY6FXL

Not being sure how much I would actually use filters, I am tempted to start cheap, but if that would be like taking pictures through dime store glass, then it's money thrown out....

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Re: Jens Faerber's adapter ring.
In reply to faerberj, Aug 23, 2012

Jens,

It is nice of you to provide an alternative. My concern is whether the attachment/s will put stress at the tip of the lens that eventually it would alter the light path, even if so slightly. The lens extension is not rigidly held to the camera body because it is moving. Movement of the camera may produce the biggest torque at the end where the attachment is. Even when it is closed, the protruding part can scratch the side of the bag and destablized the lens column.

Is there a way to attach a tube to the body of the camera instead of the lens?

Thanks,
Sam

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Step-up ring glued to lens barrel
In reply to spencerda, Aug 23, 2012

I bought a Heliopan 35.5mm --> 39mm step-up ring.
Then removed the 35.5mm thread part and glued the rest to the front of
the RX100 lens barrel.

So I have a permanent 39mm filter thread on my RX100 now.
I will start a thread with some images and info later.

I use it with a 39mm rubber lens hood and 39mm filters.
One filter is ok, but if you use a pol. filter and a ND filter at same time
there is some vignetting. Again, more info coming later.

This is a cheap and "dirty" solution.
But the lens barrel is not very solid, so I believe I have to be very careful
when adding the lens hood and filters. Hold the lens barrel with one hand etc.

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Re: Step-up ring glued to lens barrel
In reply to ianimal, Aug 26, 2012

The Cheeseycam CPL filter should be available soon, here are a few more pics of the production filter:

https://twitter.com/cheesycam/status/237677192534970370/photo/1

https://twitter.com/cheesycam/status/239500885615595520

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Re: Jens Faerber's adapter ring.
In reply to Tom Hoots, Aug 26, 2012

Very useful info Tom. I've been looking for some sort macro lens adapter for my RX100. Looks like this ring along with a Raynox DCR-150 or 250 might be what I need.

Are you familiar with the Raynox 150/250? And if so, any preference between the two and why?

Thanks for your valuable input.

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Re: Jens Faerber's adapter ring.
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andres76 wrote:

Very useful info Tom. I've been looking for some sort macro lens adapter for my RX100. Looks like this ring along with a Raynox DCR-150 or 250 might be what I need.

Are you familiar with the Raynox 150/250? And if so, any preference between the two and why?

Unfortunately, no -- I'm not familiar with either of them. I think they've been used by plenty of folks on other Sony cameras, though -- if you post a new thread asking about them, I'm sure you'll get replies from folks who are very familiar with them.

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ianimal wrote:

I bought a Heliopan 35.5mm --> 39mm step-up ring.
Then removed the 35.5mm thread part and glued the rest to the front of
the RX100 lens barrel.

what will happen if you need a warranty repair.

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Re: Jens Faerber's adapter ring.
In reply to andres76, Aug 26, 2012

andres76 wrote:

Are you familiar with the Raynox 150/250? And if so, any preference between the two and why?

Even with the 250 the magnification is not that high @100mm so I'd say the 150 is not really useful on the RX100.

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Re: Sony RX100 filter adapters?
In reply to spencerda, Jan 22, 2013

Check this 49mm homemade (non-CNC)

http://luigibozianu.blogspot.ca/2013/01/sony-rx100-filter-adapter-49mm.html

very happy with it and very proud

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Ricardo Pocci
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Re: Sony RX100 filter adapters?
In reply to luigibozi, 9 months ago

Hello
Please I would like opinions about which filter adaptor is the best to buy. I bought some days ago a Sony VFA 49R1 for my filter Tiffen 49 and it just released. The glue is very bad and the salesman didn't know what to do.

So that I'm in a hurry to buy another one because I'm in a trip.

I have been reading your reviews but I appreciate what you experienced and what is the best in terms of sticking as well, once the superficie of this camera is very complicated to stick.

Thank you very much

R

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