Is there an adapter thread on the lens of the RX10 ? N/T

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doctorxring Senior Member • Posts: 1,332
Is there an adapter thread on the lens of the RX10 ? N/T

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FramerDave Contributing Member • Posts: 636
Re: Is there an adapter thread on the lens of the RX10 ?

Yes, 62mm

Chris43 Contributing Member • Posts: 603
Re: Is there an adapter thread on the lens of the RX10 ?

FramerDave wrote:

Yes, 62mm

There certainly is a filter thread. Is that strong enough to take, for example, a 62mm extra lens? I hope so, as just occasionally a longer range would be useful. I know the expected superb picture quality would be compromised, but maybe not too much.

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Re: Is there an adapter thread on the lens of the RX10 ?

Chris43 wrote:

FramerDave wrote:

Yes, 62mm

There certainly is a filter thread. Is that strong enough to take, for example, a 62mm extra lens? I hope so, as just occasionally a longer range would be useful. I know the expected superb picture quality would be compromised, but maybe not too much.

Per some of the reviews, the RX10 lens is solidly designed with virtually no movement (I guess, that goes with weather sealing requirements). So, an accessory lens may be possible. It is also possible that Sony will offer at least a pair of accessory lenses as they have done in the past (including R1) but that may also be bayonet mount (I believe that was the case with R1 lenses, as they are with conversion lenses for Sony E-mount lenses).

I happen to have two Sony tele-conversion lenses (unfortunately, both are for 58mm filter). The DH1758 is quite light, one I use on Sony 55-210 OSS (NEX--3) and HG1758 which is bigger and quite heavy that I use on Minolta 70-210 f/4 (being an internal zoom lens, it doesn't extend with zoom unlike 55-210).

On F828, I can use either since this lens doesn't extend much either (and has 58mm filter).

The lens on RX10 does extend, so while it may be able to take more weight, it may be worth a consideration to look for a lighter lens, or wait for Sony to provide one.

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BillSprague Contributing Member • Posts: 932
Re: Is there an adapter thread on the lens of the RX10 ?

Raynox makes one with a 62mm mounting thread. Raynox say it is intended for camcorders. Someone will undoubtedly try it. (Might be me --- grin!)

http://raynox.co.jp/english/dcr/dcr2025pro/

The listing on Amazon provides good reviews. At $273 there is a chance it is not trash.

http://www.amazon.com/Raynox-DCR-2025PRO-High-Definition-Telephoto/dp/B000Y9YFDA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1382821664&sr=8-1&keywords=dcr-2025pro

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elliottnewcomb Forum Pro • Posts: 11,283
Re: Is there an adapter thread on the lens of the RX10 ?

Chris43 wrote:

FramerDave wrote:

Yes, 62mm

There certainly is a filter thread.

I am not certain there are threads. When I look at my R1, I clearly see threads in photos of it, and it takes 67 mm filters, etc. directly to those threads.

When I look at Sony pics of RX10, I see 62mm designation, but, I do not see threads. I do see portions of protruding plastic on the edge.

My friends canon sx50, has this, you have to first buy an adapter plate, that twists on like a lens hood, and then, the adapter has threads to receive something. This may be similar on RX10, I do not know.

Anyone have pics showing threads or definitive words?

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Re: Is there an adapter thread on the lens of the RX10 ?

elliottnewcomb wrote:

Chris43 wrote:

FramerDave wrote:

Yes, 62mm

There certainly is a filter thread.

I am not certain there are threads. When I look at my R1, I clearly see threads in photos of it, and it takes 67 mm filters, etc. directly to those threads.

When I look at Sony pics of RX10, I see 62mm designation, but, I do not see threads. I do see portions of protruding plastic on the edge.

My friends canon sx50, has this, you have to first buy an adapter plate, that twists on like a lens hood, and then, the adapter has threads to receive something. This may be similar on RX10, I do not know.

Anyone have pics showing threads or definitive words?

Its in the specs ...

Filter Diameter: 62mm

In case of R1 though, Sony offered accessory lenses using bayonet mount instead of the filter threads. Here is one of them: Sony DEH17R (1.7x Tele-conversion)

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