Lensmate announces the Canon Powershot G16/G15 Quick-Change Filter Holder 52mm.
Now you can add filters to your G16/G15 without a bulky tube adapter.
Only the tiny receiver stays on the camera (it adds only 3mm to the depth of the camera). The filter/filter holder assembly bayonets onto the receiver for quick changes without having to thread the filter on and off. The filter holder is retained by a low tension locking system, so very little torque is applied to the lens barrel when attaching and detaching it.
There is no chance of flash blockage at any focal length (with the filter holder removed), since the receiver is the same diameter as the end of the lens barrel. The receiver adds only 3mm (about 1/8") to the total depth of the G16/G15 camera. It attaches to the camera using a 3M dual-sided adhesive film which holds tenaciously yet is easy to remove cleanly and safely when desired.
We designed the system so that the filter remains in the filter holder and is attached/detached as an assembly. The filter holder bayonets onto camera with less than 90ø of rotation to the locked position.
The low tension locking system assures that the lens barrel won't be harmed by over-enthusiastic tightening (or loosening) of the filter. The ability to quick-change the filter in changing light conditions without having to thread/unthread should appeal to filter users.
The Canon G16/G15 Quick-Change Filter Holder kit is comprised of the following:
Canon G16/G15 Quick-Change Filter Adapter attachment directions.
We recommend attaching and detaching filters from the filter holder when it's off the camera. In fact, you can't unscrew the filter from the filter holder on the camera because it will just remove the filter/ holder assembly as it was designed to do. Don't over tighten the filter - it requires little force to stay attached to the holder.
If you use a snug fitting bag or case, we recommend removing the filter holder/filter assembly before stowing the camera. If you do leave it on, be sure to check that the filter holder is still in the locked position when you use it again.
Some polarizers rotate with enough friction to remove the filter holder assembly when rotated in the direction of removal. If this happens, rotate the polarizer in the direction of attachment only.
If you use a wrist strap, be aware that jostling can dislodge the filter holder from the camera.
Removing the Canon G16/G15 Quick-Change receiver from the camera.
*Photo is showing Sony RX100 but removing Part 1 is the same for the Canon G16/G15.