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Old Dec 3, 2002, 11:51 AM   #1
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Default Add lens to complement 2x optical zoom on Kodak DX4900?

Hi,

I recently purchased a Kodak 4900 and I'm quite pleased with it so far. However, I have found out, as expected, that being limited to a 2x optical zoom is a bit constraining in some situations.

So I'd like to be able to zoom more without having to get the quality degradation that occurs using the digital zoom.

I seem to remember having read that Kodak cameras could have additional lenses adapted to them for that purpose. I'm a photography newbie so please correct me gently if I'm completely wrong.

Anyway, questions on this subject:

- Do those lenses actually exist for the 4900?

- Do they provide a good alternative way of obtaining a higher (optical zoom quality) zoom? I've noticed some mentions of distortion but how bad is it and is that true of any lens that can be fitted in?

- How much would I need to invest to get one of those?

- What do I lose by doing so?

- Is it easy to fit in and remove or must it remain in place once fitted in?

I did a quick search on the net and this forum but had trouble finding related information so any help would be welcome.

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Old Dec 3, 2002, 12:47 PM   #2
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Just did some more research and found the following on the Kodak web site: http://www.kodak.com/global/en/digit...l?MODEL=DX4900

So such a kit exists. That's step one.

It does make me feel like the newcomer I am though as I'm not too sure what a +10 lens or +7 lens actually does.

I suppose the main lense that would fulfill my requirement would be the 2X telephoto lens
( http://www.kodak.com/global/en/digit...l?MODEL=DX4900 ), right?

Also, this leaves all the questions about usabilitiy, picture quality, ...

Are these even the only and best lenses one can get?

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Old Dec 5, 2002, 6:09 AM   #3
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Hi,

I have gotten some useful replies to this question which I thought I'd share here. They can be found in the following forum: http://www.dpreview.com/forums/read....essage=3890142

If anyone else is wondering about lenses, I suggest you have a look there. It should hopefully answer some of your questions.

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