Object of Desire: Manfrotto Xume Filter System

May 19, 2017

By Greg Scoblete

The product of the happy marriage of Manfrotto’s lens filters and Xume’s magnetic adapters, this system allows you to quickly add and change lens filters without undue hassle. The Xume adapter screws onto your camera lens and stays put. Both the adapter and filters are magnetic so the filters will just pop into place when the adapter is fixed to your lens. Easy peasy. The adapter is unobtrusive enough that other lens gear, like follow focus mechanisms, won’t be in the way. The Manfrotto filters feature a multi-coating to minimize reflection while maximizing light transmission. They come with a storage case and, in most cases, are water and oil-repellent. The lineup includes UV, circular polarizer, neutral density and protective filters. The filters and lens adapters are available in 49mm, 52mm, 58mm, 62mm, 67mm, 72mm, 77mm and 82mm sizes. The 77mm filter can also fit an optional lens cap. 

PRICE: $20-$135 (adapter); $11-$35 (filters)