Thanks Moose, I did find the Manfrotto Xume system but wasn't sure if it
was what you were using. Typically for UV there is a UV pass filter which
also transmits some IR so you need to add another filter to cut out the IR,
so a 2 filter stack.
I'll put in an order for a few bits.
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> Subject: Re: [OM] Magnetic Filter Adapters
> 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
> threaded part. I don't remember the exact circumstances, but nothing was
> With just a filter, or two, I think they are bulletproof.
> Perfect for your intended use.
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