This filter wheel takes it up a notch and elevates quality filter management to a whole new level. This is Starlight Xpress's new large format filter wheel, primarily intended for use with the SX-35 and 36, but also suitable for smaller chip cameras if you want to make use of it- we also stock numerous adapters to help you attach it to a wider variety of cameras as needed! It is a nine position filter wheel threaded for 50.8 mm sized filters, and benefits heavily from an inbuilt Off-Axis-Guider.
As an added bonus, this isn't just an exceptionally sized filter wheel with many positions of convenient size- it's also equipped with a built-in off-axis guider! That's right- this filter wheel really does go above and beyond, providing both convenient filter-changing between up to seven 50.8 mm filters and off-axis guiding for whatever camera you choose to attach it to.
This model makes use of input and output adapters that are M72 x 1 mm (male and female). These adapters are both removable and also may be oriented at any rotational angle to set the wheel and camera into optimal positions. The standard 72 mm x 1 mm thread adapters may be replaced with other versions, simply by unscrewing three fixing bolts.
This filter wheel doesn't stop the show there, either- it goes on to boast about its new motor system, another field in which it greatly surpasses older, less sophisticated models from a less elegant time. Instead of the typical stepper motor most filter wheels use, the SX Maxi Wheel makes use of an internal sub-miniature DC motor which consumes far less power than the older alternative.
Furthermore, this internal motor bypasses the need for bulky power supply systems, and the lack of an external motor also greatly cuts down on bulk and size. And on top of all that, this filter wheel takes it to a whole other level in yet another fine way by also providing vibration-free filter transfers due to the small size of the motor.
Diameter: 274mm (10.8 inches)
Thickness between input and output adaptors: 41.6mm (1.63 inches)
Weight: 1.6kg (3.5 pounds)