Now you can add filters to your Panasonic DMC-ZS200, TZ200, TX2 with no vignetting through out the entire focal range.
This system is very compact only adding 3/8 (9mm) to the end of the cameras zoom lens, and does not interfere with any of the cameras functions. Cost 24.95.
Using the Lensmate Quick-Change Filter Adapter kit, only the tiny receiver stays on the camera (it adds only 3mm to the depth of the 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.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 flash blockage at any focal length (with the Part 2 - filter holder removed). With a filter attached, there is only a very small shadow at 24mm (full wide).
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 90 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 quickly change the filter without having to thread/unthread should appeal to filter users. You'll find that you're more likely to use your filters when they can be mounted and removed this easily.
The Panasonic Quick Change Filter Adapter Kit 52mm is comprised of the following:
We don't recommend it - the adhesive is usually compromised and won't have the bond strength it had. (We no longer sell the adhesive sticker alone because its placement on the receiver is critical and requires a fixture to position it precisely.)
If you find the need to remove the receiver and would like to replace it, it's best to replace it with a new receiver which we sell separately.
For some reason the housing on the B+W XS-Pro circular polarizer is different than other polarizer brands, in that the back piece of glass, that does not move, is set closer to the threads on the backside. Our bayonet mount on Part 2 the actual filter holder uses tiny tabs, this B&W polarizer glass being set back in the housing is getting contact. The work around is to use a UV filter or a 52mm - 52mm step ring to screw the B&W polarizer to, so it's shallow backside has enough room.
We have been selling our custom Quick Change Filter adapter Kit design for about 9 years now, on many different camera models, and since this single B&W Slim Polarizer is the exception to all standard filters that do fit - we feel the workaround is acceptable.
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.