Canon PowerShot G9/G7

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Introducing the Lensmate PowerShot G9/G7 58mm lens adapter. Like all our lens adapters, the G9/G7 adapter is machined from 6061 aluminum. It's then bead-blasted and anodized black to match the finish of the G9/G7.

In addition to allowing the use of filters and conversion lenses, the adapter protects the delicate zoom mechanism and lens from the inevitable bonks of everyday usage, as well as allowing the camera to be left on indefinitely with the lens extended in street-shot mode, instantly ready for that decisive moment. It also allows the use of a conventional clip-in lens cap, which stays in place until removed.

Having a metal thread, it will never strip or cross thread like a plastic adapter can. You'll also find that the adapter provides a comfortable support for the camera. Some may find the 35mm wide end of the G9/G7 limiting, but with the quick-change bayonet mount, adding or changing lenses is a snap. In addition to the Canon wide converter WC-DC58B .75X, several non-Canon wide converters can be used with the G9/G7, including the Raynox HD-6600Pro, the Raynox HD-7000Pro, and the Sony VCL-DH0758. For those wanting to extend the zoom range beyond 210mm, several options exist For non-Canon teleconverters, the Raynox 1540 1.54x performs well. Samples from all of these lenses are found in the reviews here.

These samples below were taken with the Canon G7.

For further information see FAQ.

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Canon PowerShot G9/G7 FAQ

1.Why isn't there a Lensmate 52mm adapter for the G9/G7?
Due to the design of the G9/G7s zoom lens, it retracts about 15mm when zoomed back to the wide setting from the full telephoto setting. Because the lens is recessed so far in the adapter tube at the wide setting, vignetting occurs with a 52mm diameter adapter with even a single filter. Though vignetting is very slight, a 52mm adapter would have very limited usefulness on the G9/G7, so we elected not to make one.

2. What's the length of the Lensmate G9/G7 58mm adapter?
1.990" or 50.55mm. This is exactly the same length as the Canon LA-DC58H. The Lensmate adapter is designed to be just slightly longer than the cameras lens at full zoom.

3. Does the adapter itself create a flash shadow?
At the wide zoom setting, the adapters will cast a shadow when using the onboard flash. The shadow gradually diminishes and disappears as you zoom toward telephoto (click here). It only takes a second to remove the adapter for a flash shot. For best flash results when using the adapter with a conversion lens, a hotshoe mounted flash is recommended.

4. How do I attach the Lensmate adapter to the Powershot G9/G7?
You need to remove the silver trim ring from the cameras lens barrel by pushing the silver release button located next to the trim ring on the front of the camera. This exposes the bayonet mount. Find the index mark located on the outside of the adapter near the end that attaches to the camera. Line this mark up with the corresponding index mark on the camera front located just above the silver release button. Gently push the adapter onto the camera, then rotate it clockwise until it locks into place..

5. I find it difficult to thread the converter onto the adapter, what am I doing wrong?
You'll find that it's much easier to thread the converter onto the adapter before mounting the assembly onto the camera. It's also a good idea to turn the camera off so the lens retracts before attaching the adapter to avoid the possibility of damaging the zoom lens. If you have more than one converter, you might want to get an adapter for each so they'll always be ready to bayonet onto the camera quickly.

6. Will adding any kind of compatable conversion lens affect the G9/G7s auto focus?
No because the LCD shows exactly what the camera is seeing with or without the conversion lens.

7. Why do I need a polarizer? do I need a linear or a circular polarizer?
A polarizer deepens blue skies and takes the glare off water and glass. For an excellent comparison click here. You can use either a linear or a circular polarizer with the G9/G7. We sell the circular polarizer because it is available in a HMC multicoated filter where the linear polarizer is only available in black in a double coated.

polarizer sample
Place your cursor over the image to see what it looks like when a polarizer is used. The two images were taken a few seconds apart, no post processing.


8. What is the difference between a double coated filter and a HMC?
HMC means multi-coated or six layers of a coating (three per side). The HMC multi-coat greatly reduces flares when shooting into the sun or when the sun strikes the filter compared to the double coated (single coating per side).

9. Can I put a polarizer on my wide converter?
Of the wide converters we tested, only the Raynox 6600 has a front thread. Any filter, even a thin one will vignette slightly at wide zoom. Click here to see sample.

10. Can I put a polarizer/hood on my teleconverter?
Of all the teleconverters we tested, only the Raynox 1540Pro and the Raynox 2020Pro have front threads. Their sizes are 67mm and 82mm respectively. You can use both a filter and hood combined with either converter.

11. Will adding a conversion lens affect how the panorama (stitch assist) mode works?
No because the LCD shows exactly what the camera is seeing with or without the conversion lens.

5 image pano assembled in Canon Photostitch