Canon G16/G15 Quick-Change Adapter Kit 52mm by Lensmate

This custom compact 2 Part system allows you to add any standard 52mm filter to your camera with no vignetting through out the entire focal range. 

  • $ 24.95

Lensmate announces the Canon Powershot G16/G15 Quick-Change Filter Holder 52mm.
G16 Quick-Change

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:

  • The tiny receiver that attaches to the end of the cameras zoom lens (Part 1) stays on the camera.
  • The actual Filter Holder, bayonet on one side, 52mm threads on the other (Part 2).
  • Installation guide tube.
  • 52mm clip in style lens cap.
  • A hinged lid container for the filter/filter holder/lens cap assembly for convenient storage.
  • Safe removal device.

Canon G16/G15 Quick-Change Filter Adapter attachment directions.

  • Use the alcohol wipe to clean the front of the lens barrel. Use just a corner of the wipe - use care not to squeeze excess fluid onto the camera.
  • Turn the camera on. Don't zoom the lens, just remove the battery. You are removing the battery so the camera does not time out and retract the lens while you are working on it.
  • Slide the short plastic install tube with etched name of Lensmate on top, over the lens until comes to a stop against the next section of the lens barrel.
  • Separate the receiver from the filter holder.
  • Carefully peel away the clear backing on receiver, rotate it to the desire orientation, and lower one edge into the tube keeping it angled as shown. Don't press it down just yet.
  • Now you can still adjust the receiver until it's rotated to your liking. Once you press it down, there's no more adjusting possible (without removing it).
  • When you're happy with its orientation, press the receiver down gently and remove the guide tube (keep it in the resealable bag for the next use). Replace the battery, and turn the camera off. When the lens is in the closed position, take the time to press firmly on the receiver in a clock-wise major to ensure contact, and you're done.


Important Tips

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.

  • Don't turn the camera on, just remove the battery so you don't accidentally power up the camera. Lay the camera on its back.
  • Let the thread of the removal tool find the space between the receiver and the end of the lens. Pull down and across - it should easily separate the two.
  • Don't reuse the same adhesive once removed as it's probably been compromised in the removal process.


   *Photo is showing Sony RX100 but removing Part 1 is the same for the Canon G16/G15.



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