Sony RX100 Wide Angle Lens MagFilter Adapter Skyler MiniCam

The Sony RX100 produces great video quality, and performs well in low lit situations, so I was recommending this camera to a Real Estate agent looking to perform low budget YouTube Virtual Tours. Unfortunately, it's widest focal length is approximately 28mm (not the greatest). I got to thinking, and decided to test out the new Carry Speed MagFilter Threaded Ring Adapter. The MagFilter Adapter will allow you to attach your own filters to point and shoot cameras, and here I'm using the RX100 with a cheap 52mm Wide Angle Lens Adapter.

Wide Angle Lens MagFilter Carry Speed RX100
find-price-button Neewer 0.45x 52mm Wide Angle Lens with Macro

To make walk throughs even more stable, I balanced with the Skyler Minicam.

Sony RX100 + Wide Angle Lens + MagFilter Threaded Adapter on Skyler MiniCam Stabilizer

21 thoughts on “Sony RX100 Wide Angle Lens MagFilter Adapter Skyler MiniCam

  1. Emm

    Post author

    @Marcin - A plain RX100 is too light for the Skyler. You have to add a quick release baseplate system to make it heavier.

  2. Marcin

    Hi Emm, have you made some test shots with this setup? I'm wondering how skyler can handle lightweight camera like RX100..

  3. bill


    I have the Glidecam HD1000 for my 60D, but I haven't really used it as much as I thought I would. In fact never, except for practice. I want something for run and gun and I'm thinking Skyler with a Nex 5n with 16mm pancake.

    Do you think that combo is too light for the Skyler? I have a Smoothee for my GoPro that I could modify instead of buying the Skyler. Thanks.

  4. Socius

    That's a lot of lens. How does the magfilter hold up against that much weight? Do sudden movements cause it to detach? I've ordered a fish eye lens for my magfilter that hasn't arrived yet and I'm wondering if I made a mistake.

  5. Emm

    Post author

    @impoze - Yes you would just use the single 1/4-20 screw to hold the QR base. Then mount the QR plate to the camera.

  6. impoze

    @Emm, ok cool,

    do you just use the screw on the camera plate to screw into the quick release?


  7. Emm

    Post author

    @impoze - Yes you can add a quick release base plate system to the Skyler. I had to add one to make additional weight for my small point and shoot camera.

  8. impoze

    Hi Emm,

    just wondering if I could put a manfrotto 577 quick release on the skyler as I can't see any space in between the plate.


  9. Emm

    Post author

    @James - I have not even tested the HDMI out on the RX100. I don't think I would use this feature.

  10. James

    Emm, have you found a solution to the tripod mounting problems of the rx100? Specifically accessing the HDMI port or the battery/card ports on the camera while it is mounted?

  11. Emm

    Post author

    @Ernie - Video was pretty good with a bit of distortion around the edges from the wide view. I haven't tried pictures, and this is a cheap one. Just wanted to see if it would actually work and how much field of view difference I would obtain.

  12. Ernie

    How do you like the cheap 52mm Wide Angle Lens Adapter? for 1080p video? If for still picture 20Mpixel, should get a better quality one?

Comments are closed.