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Re: [OM] Magnetic Filter Adapters

Subject: Re: [OM] Magnetic Filter Adapters
From: Moose <olymoose@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 1 Jan 2022 01:59:08 -0800
On 12/31/2021 10:41 PM, Wayne Harridge wrote:
Happy New Year !

I'm currently dabbling in some experiments with photographing with UV, I've
picked up an ancient Nikon D70 which has a reasonable sensitivity to UV
without any "surgery" but as it's a DSLR rather than mirrorless I need to
frame and focus without a filter then screw in the appropriate UV filters to
shoot.  This has become a real PITA  so I'm looking to use a magnetic system
for swapping filters in/out.  Any recommendations about systems?

Yes, yes!

Manfrotto Xume.

Xume was an independent start-up, then bought by Manfrotto. Got lots of 'em, in several sizes love 'em! The speed/practicality of use compared to threads is infinitely better.

I mostly use them for achromatic C-U lenses, which are much heavier than filters. I've had one failure, where the magnetic ring came unglued from the threaded part. I don't remember the exact circumstances, but nothing was damaged. With just a filter, or two, I think they are bulletproof.

Perfect for your intended use.

Moose D'Opinion

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