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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on June 6, 2013
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You have a cool camera that can do so much, so why not get the appropriate accessories for shooting all at once? That's what I figured. Most people seem not to bother with filters, but you'd be amazed at the difference when you use them under certain conditions or for effects. True, you may need to take the time to learn about them and then actually use them for "serious" shooting. The beauty of a camera like the Canon SX500 is you can use it like a really good point-and-shoot for all those snaps when you're on the move or with a group, but then you can customize your photos as with a fancy SLR when you're in a more professional mode. Finally, try pricing the items in this kit separately and you'll see it really is a great deal.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on June 12, 2013
First, let me qualify my perspective for this review.

I normally shoot images with my Canon EOS D-50. But, what I needed was a lighter digital camera for extended backpacking trips. That led me to the Canon Powershot SX50 HS - which is an extraordinary camera. Canon, however, produced very few accessories specifically for the '50. There was a bayonet adapter that allowed you to use 67mm filters (only). Or a bayonet mount tulip lens hood. So you had the choice of using either a filter or the tulip hood. Not a good choice. Although Canon scribed groves into the inside of the lens barrel, that was done only to allow the lens cap to firmly grip the lens and does not allow you to screw in a filter.

I was hoping that this kit would resolve the problem. It does... almost.

This bayonet mount allows you to screw onto it anything with 58mm threads. This gives you access to pretty much any sort of camera filter ever made. However, the barrel on the tulip hood is so long that at the 50's widest (24mm) the hood's barrel becomes just visible in the upper right corner of the frame. This vignetting is exacerbated and pronounced if you stack a filter with the hood - effectively preventing you from going to maximum image capture (if you need to shoot with both a filter and lens hood.) To my mind, this explains why Canon's OEM filter adapter for this camera goes from bayonet to 67mm threads - you can stack 67mm filters without vignetting. (The engineering solution to this problem is to have a bayonet tulip lens hood with 58mm filter threads on the inside of the hood.)

If you don't shoot a lot of wide angle images, then this kit will work for you just fine and is a great deal. One final note - the hood is plastic while the adapter and all of the filters are metal and if you aren't careful screwing the hood onto the adapter or filters there's a good chance of cross-threading the hood.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on August 26, 2014
I just got this lense kit from Goja ... I have the Canon Sx 500 and sx 510 . This kit works well on both of them. I like the idea of having the UV lense on the camera all the time. It not only cuts down on glare but it also protects the lense from dirt and grime and scratches.... the two cleaning clothes are as soft as a babies behind.... the lense cap is better than the one that came on the Cameras... the case is a fantastic I idea.... haven't yet used the other two filters and not sure about the lense hood thing.... lol... will have to google it.... BUT REALLY what I was most happy about was this Seller Goja sent me a never used, brand new items..... not a single finger print on any lense... box had the factory seal on it....and it was what was pictured when I bought it... and it came a day sooner than promised.... excellent.... really.... very nice order...
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on January 8, 2014
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Actually, the kit is not bad as long as you don't expect much from the filters. Adapter ring fits Canon SX510 HS fine and allows use of 52mm filters. Lens cap is fine and needed once the adapter is attached to the camera. Filters are of low quality but with filters, you get what you pay for. Micro-fiber cloths and filter case are handy.
For the price, this is not a bad deal, just don't expect too much. Overall quality is good for adapter ring and lens cap does what it's designed to do (protect filter/ lens).
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on August 1, 2014
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The item arrived promptly, every thing as described. But the most outstanding feature was the customer support of Goja.
First you need to learn from my mistake, the adapter snaps perfectly on my sx510 HS, then you can screw on any 52mm accessory (the hood, any of the filters, etc) at one instant I over tightened the hood to the adapter and couldn't unscrew if (even though both are made of hard material but still I didn't want to try excessive force so I won't break either -yeah I think I might be that strong!:)
So I thought I'll get another adapter ring for the filters and keep the one attached to the hood where it currently is, but since I couldn't find the stand alone ring to purchase, I emailed Goja with the situation asking to buy the ring alone. Within a few hours I got a reply from the customer service rep saying he already made arrangements to send me an extra ring!! Next day I got the shipment notification and tracking number! Chapeaux!
The lesson is, don't tighten the screwing parts more than you should! After all they are supposed to come on and off. But if you do, contact the company and they will help you!!
Bottom line: good product for what it's worth and excellent customer care.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on December 20, 2013
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Excellent product. Worked perfectly with my new SX510 just as described. It protected my main lens and allowed me to change filters.
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on November 26, 2014
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I have the SX510, and this is a great little addition to it. It's worth the price for the circular polarizing filter alone, and the little case that comes with the kit to store the filters in allows you to do so without fear of man-handling them unintentionally. If you've never used a polarizing filter before, what it will allow you to do is take naturescape shots in which the clouds stand out and the sky is bluer than blue. Kind of like how things look when you have your sunglasses on -- well, the clouds, anyway. And you also get a plain UV filter that you can leave on all the time otherwise, in order to have a protective barrier for your camera's lens.
Some of the reviews here complain of cross-threading when putting the adapter on. Because of that, I was extra careful and had no issues. Just be slow, and don't force anything. If it doesn't feel like it's going on right, then it probably isn't. So just back it off and start over.
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on July 16, 2014
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I am quite happy with my order of filters & accessories. The filters are heavy duty & do fit nicely on the camera. The only reason I did not give a five star rating is due to the lens hood. When on the camera, it can be seen with wide angle shots. It isn't a problem otherwise & does fit well. If you are like me, I am constantly moving back & forth from close up to wide angle shots. In order to get a wide angle shot without the hood included, you must remove it. This can become a hassle. Otherwise I did recommend this product. Hopefully a new hood will be designed to work with this camera
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on August 3, 2014
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Everything fit my Canon SX-510 perfectly. Like others have mentioned, my lens came off when tightening the adapter but it popped right back on. I was able to clean the lens on the inside with the cloth so it was an advantage, especially since there was a smudge there! I don't use the filter case, it won't fit in my camera bag but it seems nice enough. I've been using the UV filter and love having my lens protected. The lens cap fits perfect. I just restrung the lens cap string from the one that came with the camera. It's not hard to do and is better than that sticky thing! IMO.
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on July 28, 2014
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This is false advertisement for the Canon Powershot sx510. I had purchased it for that Powershot model and when I received it, it did not fit. Although they include an adapter, the adapter connects to a piece of the camera and you have to force it off which could lead to obstructing the lens of the camera. I can not speak on behalf of the Powershot sx500, but with experience with the sx510 it is not a good set.
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