We’ve obtained a copy of the new Canon SX50 HS and were surprised that Canon still used the same filter adapter FA DC67A on this camera. The lens grew significantly (.017) on the diameter to be exact) so even though the Canon filter adapter is flexible, the fit is very snug and requires an alarming amount of force to turn onto the camera lens.
We felt this change justified a new design, so we’re changing our Lensmate 58mm filter adapter appropriately. Though the focal length of the SX50 HS has increased dramatically, the wide end remains unchanged so the 58mm filter size is large enough to avoid vignetting at the wide end.
We also made some changes that allow our new SX50 HS filter adapter to be used on all other Canon SX series cameras (SX40, SX30, SX20, SX10 and SX1). In fact we think the fit and locking action is improved over previous models of our 58mm filter adapter.
Why use the larger 67mm filter adapter when it’s not necessary? It just takes up more space and uses more costly filters. The 58mm Lensmate filter adapter does not vignette at all at full wide (24mm) using a full depth polarizer.
The Lensmate SX50 Filter Adapter ( SX40/SX30/SX20/SX10 ) is now available through our website.