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Old Aug 14, 2004, 1:21 PM   #1
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I'm going to assume that a telephoto lens is only really good for long distance shots, not macro photography, correct? I purchased the Kodak DX7630 and to my knowledge Kodak has only manufactured telephoto and wide angle accesory lenses.

I really want a macro lens, but I think I'm totally screwed.

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Old Aug 14, 2004, 2:48 PM   #2
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I really want a macro lens, but I think I'm totally screwed.

I don't think so, there is always a way to fit something.

Try to seach on the net for forum specialzed in macro, I saw it once, then may be you can get morehelpful info

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Fortunately, you are wrong. :-) You can buy close-up lenses, preferably doublets, to do close-up. Life-size 1:1 magnificant may not be the case; however, if your camera lens is good, one or two good close-up lenses can help you get very good results. Try the Nikon #5T +1.5 and #6T +2.9 first, because they are good and cheaper. But, first of all, find someway to mount these lenses on your cam. They are of 62mm thread size.

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Old Aug 14, 2004, 8:33 PM   #4
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I'm not sure what the Kodak DX7630 thread size is. The only numbers on the lens is 39mm - 117mm. But that's only referring to the optical zoom.

How do you determine the thread size?

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How do you determine the thread size?

The camera lens itself doesn't have any threads, that's why you this this adapter to provide 37mm threads:

http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...mp;forum_id=50

with that adapter , you screw on whatever you want (I don't say that everything will work opticaly ), filters, polarizers, wideangle, tele, etc ...

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Right. I saw that Kodak has an adapter for add-on lenses. Now I just need to find the macro lens.

How well do additional macro lenses work? I've seen some AMAZING photographs of dragonflies and I thought damn, I'd love to do that. But my DX7630 just doesn't have the macro capability like some cameras and I sure as heck don't get the same results.

I don't think the Kodak DX7630 was designed for phenomenal macro photography, so hopefully there is a way I can make it do atleast decent macro photography.

The adaptor for the addon lenses is only 20$ or so, I've just got to locate it now here in my city.

If anyone hears of add on lenses compatable with my camera, please let me know!

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