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Old May 6, 2003, 4:08 PM   #1
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Default G3 Adapter Tubes

I bought a Canon conversion lens adapter tube for my G3 so that I could add UV and polarizing filters (Why do they make digital cameras without threads!!).

Anyway, the Canon tube is 58 mm and this causes two problems. First, it blocks the viewfinder. So if you're shooting outside this means that you're shooting blind because can't see through the viewfinder and the LCD isn't bright enough to see either. Second, it blocks the flash and casts a shadow.

So, two questions for anyone who can help.

First, where can you get a smaller diameter tube for the G3 and will it solve these problems? I've only seen one by Kenko (www.2filter.com), but I'm not sure of the quality.

Second, is there a hood for the LCD on the G3 and does it make daytime shots possible using the LCD?

Any leads would be appreciated.

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Old May 6, 2003, 4:46 PM   #2
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I have a Kenko adapter tube for my Olympus and it is very good quality. I purchased from www.2filters.com.
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Old May 7, 2003, 11:26 AM   #3
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Thanks, Gibson.

That may be fine for the Olympus, but the Canon G3 has a bayonet mount. I've read that on the G3, the Kenko tube is not secure and moves around. This may be because extra machining is required for the grooves and to make the stop square. If not, there's wiggle room.

Anyone else had any experience with the G3 tubes and LCD hood?
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