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Old Jul 19, 2002, 12:07 PM   #1
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Default Nikon 5700-5000 tubes make sense?

Call me confused but I do not understand the idea behind these tube adpaters ofr the auxiliary lenses? Can one rally use add on lenses that have a vraiable difference to the fornt element? what about filters?
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Old Jul 19, 2002, 12:26 PM   #2
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I called it Nikon 'philosophy' since they've been doing it with the 5000 (and Olympus previously) for attaching filters and auxilliary lenses. It actually work out good for the utra wide angle aatachment that the D7(i) doen't have even though this camera has a filter thread, since you'll run into vignetting.

Beside theses devices also generate revenue for the dealers as well, bringing in more traffic to the stores...

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Old Jul 19, 2002, 9:46 PM   #3
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But how can they work? Seems to me that any optics added this way will genrate flare!
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It also limit the zoom ratio, and add extra weight to the front of the camera (very un-balanced on my 990). I still question Nikon about this approach... (they come up with a locking mechanism on the 995)
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