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Old Mar 27, 2004, 12:03 AM   #1
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Default Nikon 5700 lens adapter Help

Hello I have a Nikon 5700 and would like to attach filters to the camera. My question is does anyone know if the UR-E8 step down lens adapter will accomplish this or do I need to buy the filter kit with the adapter tube? I am currious if the UR-E8 will allow the filter to be attached and still have enough room for the lens to extend.

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Old Mar 27, 2004, 12:35 AM   #2
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Hello I have a Nikon 5700 and would like to attach filters to the camera.
See the "Filters" section of my 5700 user guide.

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Old Mar 27, 2004, 2:32 PM   #3
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Default Thank you....Shene

I have just ordered the 52MM thread adapter for 52MM filters. I know it is the cheapest way to do it but I shoot indoors for magazines and our website so the camera is uaslly on a tripod. Will let you all know the results.
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Old Apr 1, 2004, 5:17 PM   #4
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Hello I have a Nikon 5700 and would like to attach filters to the camera.
See the "Filters" section of my 5700 user guide.

CK
http://www.cs.mtu.edu/~shene/DigiCam
Nikon Coolpix 950/990/995/2500/4500/5700 User Guide
That's a very helpful site 8) 8)
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Old Apr 14, 2004, 10:57 PM   #5
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Following on from the excellent advice on CK's site, I got the Coolfix 5700 variable adaptor (and a TCON17 & stepdown ring, see CK's site) and also bought some 62mm Hoya filters which screw straight into the coolfix adaptor. Works well, only minor issue is have to slide the adaptor back to avoid vigneting at the wide end of zoom but that's easy as. I leave it on all the time now and bought a 62mm lense cap to go over the filter, so I'm keeping dust away from the main lens 95% of the time.

Only other downside is with flash use the coolfix causes a shadow on the bottom of the picture, so you need to take it off for flash use, but don't need filters in the dark anyway! Does anyone have an external flash with a coolfix, and does this avoid the shadow issue?

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Paul
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Old Apr 15, 2004, 10:19 AM   #6
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Paul

I use a Nikon flash and the adapter does not create any shadows in the picture. I use the bounce flash option most of the time. I have an old SB22 flash.

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Old Apr 15, 2004, 11:17 PM   #7
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OK, thanks Phil, that's what I wanted to hear.
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