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    Lensmate Canon G16/G15 Quick Change Filter Adapter

    Jan 05, 2014

    Now you can add filters to your G16/G15 without a bulky tube adapter.

    The Lensmate Quick Change G16/G15 Filter Adapter Kit 52mm is $24.95.

    Only the tiny receiver (part 1) stays on the camera (it adds only 3mm to the depth of the camera). The filter/filter holder assembly (part 2) bayonets onto the receiver for quick changes without having to thread the filter on and off.

    The filter holder is retained by a low tension locking system, so very little torque is applied to the lens barrel when attaching and detaching it.

    Follow these links to see the filter adapter, macro samples or all of the compatible accessories for the Canon G16/G15.

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    Lensmate Custom Soft Release Buttons

    Oct 10, 2013

    The Lensmate Custom Soft Release Buttons are now available.

    Our beautifully designed buttons are a perfect complement to the Lensmate Fujifilm Thumbrests. Fits any shutter button with a threaded hole.

    We offer several unique engraved designs, some based on traditional Japanese family crests, in both aluminum and brass at a cost of 19.95.

    The aluminum models have been color anodized, then the raised portions buffed to a high polish for a striking effect.

    The brass models receive a similar treatment – an overall patina is applied then the raised areas buffed to a high polish for contrast.

    Most users of our thumbrests find that the new position places the first joint of the shutter finger over the shutter button when the hand is relaxed. Our soft release buttons are shaped to nestle comfortably under the index finger first joint, enabling a softer shutter release and allowing lower shutter speeds without shake.

    Of course if you prefer using your finger tip, or it just lines up better with the shutter button you might prefer the non-engraved concave brass model, though there’s no reason you couldn’t use the convex model as well (mushroom shape). We will be offering anodized non-engraved convex and concave buttons in colors in the near future.

    Purchase one of our Fujifilm Thumbrests with a Soft Release Button to get a $5 discount on the bundle. Discount only applies to soft release buttons chosen as an add-on to the thumbrest.

    Available on:
    Fujifilm FinePix X100S/X100, Fujifilm X-E1, Fujifilm FinePix X20/X10, and Fujifilm FinePix X-Pro1

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    Lensmate Fujifilm X-PRO1 Thumbrest

    Aug 18, 2013

    We are thrilled to finally be able to offer our newly designed Lensmate Fujifilm X-PRO1 Thumbrest Engineered specifically for the Fujifilm X-PRO1, available in black.

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    • The sculpted thumbrest relaxes your grip on the camera, reduces camera shake and allows slower shutter speeds.
    • Makes one handed operation easier and prevents unintentional button presses.
    • Camera specific design retains access to all controls.
    • Integrated silicone insert provides both thumb grip and bumper between the rest and camera body.
    • Silicone insert in the hot shoe tab provides resistance to unintentional ejection.
    • Machined out of solid 6061 Aluminum rod, then bead blasted for texture and anodized for a tough finish.

    Click here to order, $59.95.

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    Lensmate Fujifilm X20/X10 Thumbrest

    Jul 12, 2013

    We are excited to offer the newly designed Lensmate Fujifilm X20/X10 Thumbrest Engineered specifically for the Fujifilm X20/X10, and available in both silver and black.

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    • The sculpted thumbrest relaxes your grip on the camera, reduces camera shake and allows slower shutter speeds.
    • Makes one handed operation easier and prevents unintentional button presses.
    • Camera specific design retains access to all controls.
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    • Integrated silicone insert provides both thumb grip and bumper between the rest and camera body.
    • Silicone insert in the hot shoe tab provides resistance to unintentional ejection.

    Click here to order, $59.95.

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    Lensmate Fujifilm X-E1 Thumbrest

    We are excited to offer the newly designed Lensmate Fujifilm X-E1 Thumbrest Engineered specifically for the Fujifilm X-E1, and available in both silver and black.

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    • The sculpted thumbrest relaxes your grip on the camera, reduces camera shake and allows slower shutter speeds.
    • Makes one handed operation easier and prevents unintentional button presses.
    • Camera specific design retains access to all controls.
    • xe1 black and silver (9 of 9)

    • Integrated silicone insert provides both thumb grip and bumper between the rest and camera body.
    • Silicone insert in the hot shoe tab provides resistance to unintentional ejection.

    Click here to order, $59.95.

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    Lensmate Fujifilm X100S/X100 Thumbrest

    May 25, 2013

    The Lensmate Fujifilm X100S/X100 Thumbrest is available in black and silver. Engineered specifically for the Fujifilm X100S, it also fits the Fujifilm X100.

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      • The sculpted thumbrest allows you to relax the grip on the camera, reducing camera shake allowing slower shutter speeds.
      • Ergonomic improvements include a longer thumbrest (better clearance for left-eyed shooters) and larger grip area with a silicone insert. Silicone inserts are also located at both contact points with the camera to provide protection and to resist accidental removal.
      • Careful consideration has been taken to allow easy access to the adjuster rocker control.
        Lensmate X100S thumbrest rear view
      • Machined from a block of 6061 T6 alloy, bead-blasted and anodized, it has an OEM look with a fit and finish the equal of the camera itself.

    Click here to order, $59.95.

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    Sigma DP Merrill Grip – change the feel of your camera

    Apr 06, 2013

    Sigma DP1/DP2/DP3 Merrill Custom Grip

    This grip fits all the Sigma Merrill cameras — DP1, DP2 and DP3 — and allows you to hold the camera comfortably and securely in any position. It sits well below the retracted lens, so it does not compromise the compactness of the camera. And it adds only about an ounce (35 grams) of weight.

    The grip was designed to cover the silver logo for a more subtle look that makes the camera less obvious to people around you, especially those being photographed.

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    Lensmate Canon G15 Macro Comparisons

    Feb 09, 2013

    This test was done using the Kiwifotos lens adapter LA58G15.

    The purpose of this test is to compare the built in macro mode of the Canon G15 with some of the more common macro lenses/filters available. Included are the Hoya +7 Macro set (+1, +2, +4, and combined +7), Hoya +10, the Canon 500D and 250D, Raynox DCR-150 and DCR-250, and the Raynox MSN 202 and 505.

    The Raynox DCR250 +8 was the best overall in this test. More powerful than the Canon 250D and better value. click here to see all comparisons.

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    Lensmate Canon G15 filter adapter – why you need the KIWIFOTOS version

    Feb 04, 2013

    The KIWIFOTOS LA-58G15 lens adapter has 58mm front threads and is made from aluminum which is anodized black.

    Unlike the Canon LA-DC58L tele adapter which is designed for teleconverters only and vignettes at wide with filters, the KIWIFOTOS adapter has been made slightly shorter – it allows the use of any standard 58mm filter with no vignetting at any focal length . This adapter can still be used with a compatible teleconverter when not using a 58mm filter.

    Canon G15 Adapter (left) and JJC Kiwifotos G15 Adapter (right)


    We recommend the Raynox DCR1542 teleconverter as it is slightly more powerful than the Canon TC-ED58E (1.54x vs 1.4x) with the added advantage of a 67mm front thread for filters. The Canon lens has no front threads.

    Can be used with the Canon MR-14EX Macro Ring Lite Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX.

    G15 Macro Samples

    Canon G15 Macro Comparisons

    The Raynox DCR250 +8 was the best overall in this test. More powerful than the Canon 250D and better value.

    Click Here to view all Macro Comparison Samples

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    Canon PowerShot S110 Lensmate Filter Adapter

    Oct 21, 2012

    We can confirm that the new Powershot S110 has the same lens as its predecessor, the S100. This means our current S100 kit will fit perfectly on the new camera.

    Follow these links to see the filter adapter, macro samples or all of the compatible accessories for the Canon S110.

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