Review by Tom Guilmette




We've been getting a lot of questions regarding using our Jag35 Adapters on different type of cameras, other than Canons. I guess we really don't think of it, but a big chunk of our clients are using Canons, and since we use canons, sometimes we forget to mention about using them with other model cameras, like Sony, JVC or Panasonic. Basically, you can use the Jag35 Adapters on most consumer cameras, the thing to look for is, your camera's lens filter thread diameter. We ship our adapters with the most common threads. 37mm, 43mm and 58mm, this covers most consumers cameras, but if you have a different thread, like for example, some JVC's have a 46mm thread, or 30mm thread, you can still use the Jag35 adapters on this cameras. You'll just need to use a step ring in order to do this. If you have a 46mm thread, you'll need to go with the Jag35 adapter with the 43mm thread, and you'll need to use a 46mm to 43mm step down ring.

I also wanted to mention, it was brought to our attention that the Sony HVR-HD1000u has some issues accepting the Jag35 adapter, even with the 37mm thread. We haven't tried this ourselves, so we can't give you more info on this at the moment, but as soon as we do, we'll share our insights.

Also I wanted to share a couple of video reviews made by Tom Guilmette of tomguilmette.com


Updated Review with more Information.


11 comments:

immy said...

Won't the magnet screw up the internal mechanisms? Will this trick work with the HV30? Just curious!

Misa Garcia said...

The Magnet won't screw anything up, if it did, we wouldn't do it. This will only work on some Sony Models, not Canon.

Pierre said...

Hi Misa,

Nice Post... I got the JVC GY-HM100 which stores footage to SDHC the magnet works... do you or Tom know if it would effect the cards... also i am a big climbing fan... mostly out west... but like to hear if you guys are climbing in the east and where.... i went to the Gunks.. nice!

pierre

Marius Hesleskaug said...

GREAT Review! To bad I got canon cameras!

Misa Garcia said...

Hi Pierre,

The Magnets shouldn't be a problem for your Hard Drive or cards, just be sure to keep them only on your LCD, no need to have the magnets attached to the outside of the camera body where the HD would be or memory cards. Keep in mind, that these camera's also use magnets inside the body. Also, I've never heard of the magnet trick working on JVC cameras. Only on a couple of Sony Models.

Anonymous said...

What about for the Sony Z1U? It has a 72mm thread, will a simple step down from 72-58mm work? Thanks in advance!

Jehu said...

For the 72mm cameras like the Z1U you'll need the XL optics that sell for $199 here: http://web.me.com/jehug/JAG35.com/Accessories.html

Anonymous said...

Hi i have a sony Hvr-a1e camcorder, and i want to know if anybody test the magnet trick on this model.

Gene Green said...

Will the JAG35st work with the Sony HDR xr500? it has a 37mm front.. Is there any directions on set up?

Misa Garcia said...

Hi Gene,

The Jag35ST should work fine on your camera, just be sure to select the 37mm thread in the options when placing your order. You can see a video which talks about the intial setup: http://bit.ly/7Jh7WC

Anonymous said...

heh Ive just ordered a jag35pro w/ 72mm Achromat ive got a z1 and a sony a1e do I just need a 72mm to 37mm step down ring for the a1e or do I need any thing else.

regards

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