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Re: [OM] Magnetic Filter Adapters

Subject: Re: [OM] Magnetic Filter Adapters
From: Moose <olymoose@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 1 Jan 2022 12:26:20 -0800
On 1/1/2022 7:32 AM, Chris Trask wrote:
I looked at magnetic filter systems some time ago, and didn't think much of 

This strikes me as a non-reply. If you haven't used them, how can you know?

When I was deciding to buy my first ones, I recall a review, roughly "They sounded expensive to me. When I used them, I realized they were a bargain."

I found that to be exactly true for me, as well.

Wayne is talking about taking off and putting on again for each and every shot, perhaps more than once, as decisions about framing, etc. change.

When switching between on and off frequently, I found I can cup my left palm, so that the adapter fits there without my skin touching the element(s), even as that hand adjusts zoom and/or focus. On — Off, On — Off, repeat many times, becomes natural, taking no time and not at all distracting the relationship between me and the subjects.

For things that move, the time saving is often the difference between getting and missing the shot. On a muddy path through a rice field, I see a grasshopper posing. <https://photos.app.goo.gl/6N1mxqvKVHU9dCs87>

Do  I get that shot if I have to screw the lens on? Maybe, likely not.

Rainy morning, is this unusual mantis going to wait while I screw on my C-U adapter? <https://photos.app.goo.gl/ZgC8ExvjSkmVXvFQ8>

I am most often walking with other(s) while photographing in the field. I can't hold others up over and over while I screw things on and off.

My primary lenses always have Xume receivers on them. I even put metal, screw-in lens caps on Xume filter adapters, so I can put them on without disturbing the set-up for filters/C-U lenses. The Xume receivers on my primary lenses haven't been off for years.

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