Whether you love or hate it, you can’t escape the fact that we live in an Instagram-filter world.
Ever since the photo and video-sharing social networking service revolutionized the world by (re)introducing the concept of adding filters to an image (which, we know, they didn’t come up with themselves for the first time), we’re now all living in a digital landscape that lives and breathes off of these filtered images and their various controls.
So, rail against it if you’d like (and you’re certainly in the right), but if you’re at all interested in trying out filtering on the camera level—as well as taking advantage of the myriad of benefits that come from using an ND filter during production—then you might want to check some of these Meike Drop-in filters which are now available for Canon EOS R series cameras.
Let’s look at these adapter filter options, which you can check out today.
Canon’s Drop-in Filter Mount Adapter
So, if you’d like to extend the range of compatible lenses with any Canon EF-EOS R series cameras, you can use this drop-in filter mount adapter from Canon to attach any EF or EF-S mount lens to your EOS R mirrorless digital camera. This adapter also comes with a variable neutral density filter for greater control over your exposure settings as well as compatibility with select A-type drop-in filters—like the ones from Meike, which we’ll explore more below.
This adapter is also great because it extends the ability to use filters with unique lenses that cannot accept filters on the front while still retaining the full autofocus and image stabilization capabilities of the mounted lens. As you can expect with anything from Canon and this price point, it’s also fully dust and water-resistant, meaning it should last through heavy use and rough shoots and environments.
Canon's Drop-In Filter Mount Adapter EF-EOS R with Variable ND FilterCredit: Canon
- Canon EF/EF-S Lens to EOS R Camera
- Maintains AF and Image Stabilization
- Includes Drop-In Variable ND Filter A
- Dust- and Water-Resistant
You can also purchase a standard adapter for $99 as well as just a control ring for $149 or with a drop-in circular polarizer filter for $299.
Meike Adapter and Drop-in Filters
As far as the actual filters, which you can now better utilize for your EOS R series cameras, there are plenty to choose from, as well as plenty of packages that you can put together when looking to purchase on Meike’s website. In general, though, filters can be a fun way to try out some new creative looks and compositions.
You can also purchase a Drop-In Filter Mount Adapter EF to EOS-R with Variable ND Filter directly from Meike now as well. This drop-in filter system is also easy to use and can quickly slot lens modifiers into the rear of your lens. It has gold-plated contacts for autofocus, aperture control, lens image stabilization, and lens data transmission to the camera, plus is dust and water-resistant as well with its own drop-in variable neutral density filter and even an extra holder.
A look at Meike's Drop-In Filter Mount Adapter EF to EOS-R with Variable ND FilterCredit: Meike
Now, are these going to instantly make your shots more cinematic or memorable? Well, now that’s going to depend on what you’re looking to shoot and how you’re planning to use them.
Still, with the ND addition and some fun filtered looks to explore, these can be fun add-ons to try out and see if they give you a creative boost as you’re looking to experiment with your cinematography on your next shoot. Here are some top filter options to consider.
- White Streak: $99.99
- Blue Streak: $99.99
- Gold Streak: $99.99
- Rainbow Streak: $106.99
- Rainbow Star: $115.99
- 4 Points Star: $69.99
- 6 Points Star: $69.99
- 8 Points Star: $69.99
How do you feel about adapters and adding these drop-in filters to your camera? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.