A reader writes:
I am a regular reader of your BLOG, and thought I would share a good experience with a vendor for S1- compatible products.
I purchased the 52mm adapter and a Raynox macro lens/filter from LensMate. The adapter is better than advertized. Not only does it mate perfectly, it matches the paint finish. I added a Hoya UV filter on the end and it looks like an SLR.
Most importantly, the macro filter clips to the end, and I was able to take some very close up shots that compare to those on their website. This was important because I am very displeased with the S1's macro capability. I could not get REALLY close to anything and get it to focus (granted, I am not a particularly good photographer, but I expect the camera to make up for my limitations). With the macro lens, I can get about 4" to the subject and still get focus while zoomed in.
I am very happy with service/ price/ delivery/ and products. I paid US$104 for the whole lot, including shipping and a collapsible rubber lenhood (I haven't used it yet, but it fits the 52 mm threads).