Vitec Photographic Buys Out Xume Adapters

Vitec Photographic Buys Out Xume Adapters


Upper Saddle River, NJ—The Vitec Photographic Division—designer, manufacturer and distributor of equipment to professional and nonprofessional image takers—acquired Xume Adapters. The U.S.-based company offers a range of quick-release magnetic adapters that allow photographers to quickly connect filters to their lenses.

The Xume product lineup complements the current range of Manfrotto filters, which includes a choice of UV, CPL and ND filters for professionals and nonprofessional image makers. Made in Japan, Manfrotto filters are engineered to be scratch resistant and provide a high degree of protection to photography and videography equipment. And, each Manfrotto filter features a multicoating process to minimize reflections and maximize light transmission.

Xume 77mm Pro Kit

As a result of their patented magnetic system, Xume quick-release adapters are designed to enable photographers to quickly, safely lock the filter on a lens. Xume offers three product lines: lens adapter (for connecting lens and filters); filter adapter; and also a cap (for protecting the kit).

Xume lens adapters come in 49mm, 52mm, 58mm, 62mm, 67mm, 72mm, 77mm as well as 82mm. The filter holders include 49mm, 52mm, 58mm, 62mm, 67mm, 72mm, 77mm and also 82mm versions.

Furthermore, both the starter kit and pro kit include two lens adapters and two filter holders. Caps are only offered in a 77mm size.

Additionally, the Xume adapter range will be distributed by Manfrotto Distribution, Manfrotto online shops and authorized distributors in Q4 2016.

The Vitec Group plc

For more than 100 years, Vitec businesses have developed a portfolio of brands and products for photography, film and digital image makers. Today, Vitec is a global provider of products and services to the broadcast and photographic markets. In 1989, the UK-based Vitec Group acquired Italian-based Manfrotto.
Manfrotto was founded in 1972 by Lino Manfrotto. And its mission is to support the work of reporters, photographers and producers with its photo and video equipment. Today is also caters to the enthusiast and hobbyist market.