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Old Nov 3, 2004, 12:58 PM   #1
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Please help

I just got a new c5060 including wide lens (love it) though
have lot's to learn going Digital.

I have never really used a point and shoot camera,and find it uncomfortable to handle. (I will be buying a portrait battery pack in future) What I need to know is this. I have been leaving on the lens adapter all the time with no visual negative affects. I simply like having something to hold on to similar to using a SLR camera,and also would like to protect that mechanical lens.

Does anyone know of a way to add a uv filter directly to the adapter? (bayonett mount) If so this must not interfere with the lens' capabilities. I bought a uv filter that screws to the lens,but with the converter on it bottoms out when going wide. I would buy a seperate adaptor tube with a threaded end if the lens can function fully with it and a filter attached.

Sorry to be so long winded about this. I really need to accomplish this.

Any help/advice would be appreciated.


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Old Nov 5, 2004, 5:33 PM   #2
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I'm not a C-5060 user (my expertise is the C-7xx series)...but if you hit Olympus Emporium (Olympus America's online store) in the C-5060 accessories section they do list some filters; now whether they are bayonet or require the adapter, I DON'T KNOW!!!

I can't give you a direct page due to the way that site works, but start at the following page (you may have to copy/paste it due to it being https rather than http):


From there mouse over the "Accessories" menu, then select "Digital Cameras". On the next page select "C-5060 Wide Zoom".

If you scroll down far enough you see they have the following:

- polarizing filter (PLP-40.5) https://emporium.olympus.com/innards...sku=200427-410
- UV filter (UVF-40.5) https://emporium.olympus.com/innards...sku=200426-410
- plain glass "protection filter" (PRF-40.5)https://emporium.olympus.com/innards...sku=200425-410

According to the site they say, "Screws directly on to the filter thread of the lens. Note: Can be left on the camera lens at all times except when using the TCON 1.7C or WCON 0.7C conversion lens."

Just to repeat what I said at the beginning, I am not familiar with the C-5060 nor those filters, so I am just going by what Olympus says on that site.

Hope this has been of some help.
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Old Nov 5, 2004, 10:09 PM   #3
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Thanks Mike

I will check that out
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Old Dec 4, 2004, 7:40 PM   #4
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Consider the Raynox adapter for their lenses. It protects the tube and increases filter size to 62mm, manymoe available at that size than 40.5.....That adapter made by Oly for the 5060 is basically a joke as are the lenses they offer. You can't add filters to the adapter nor can you use a 40.5 if you have the adapter on the camera. I've very happy with the Raynoz adapter. It protects the lense tube, provides a nice fromt side "handle" and accepts a much wider range of filters......


Also, you can get a really nice Promaster polarizer for around $25 vs Oly's $39.

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Old Dec 6, 2004, 7:11 PM   #5
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THe Raynox is good. It is not too long like the one by Bower, which might cause vignetting, so that's good. It doesn't look stupid, and has a sensible design, unlike the Bower one. IT has 52mm thread, not 62mm. I recommend it.
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