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bigdawg Jan 25, 2007 12:52 AM

The Kodak Z710, Z650 and the Z740 all take the same adapter tube. You can buy them from here....

Or here....

They attach the same as on my DX6490

bigdawg Jan 25, 2007 12:56 AM

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These are fine threads so be very careful screwing them in to avoid cross threading them!

bigdawg Jan 25, 2007 12:57 AM

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In this one you can see the camera's lens just beneath the Skylight 1-A filter!

bigdawg Jan 25, 2007 12:59 AM

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bigdawg Jan 25, 2007 1:03 AM

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Here I'm attaching a Scneider Wide Angle lens that can be purchased either here...

Or here....

It's the same lens at both places..and they ship world wide!

bigdawg Jan 25, 2007 1:03 AM

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Here it is attached.

bigdawg Jan 25, 2007 1:05 AM

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In this one I have the Cokin Filter System attached.

bigdawg Jan 25, 2007 1:08 AM

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In this one I have the Olympus TCON-17 attached. You can buy it here.....

Or you can buy the Kodak Schneider 1.4 teleconverter here...

bigdawg Jan 25, 2007 1:14 AM

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If there are any more questions please ask!


Me with the Cokin system shooting some landscapes!

bigdawg Jan 25, 2007 9:48 AM


mtclimber Jan 25, 2007 11:38 AM


That is a great explanation, complete with the necessary photos as well. I especially liked that handsome guy in the last photo.


bigdawg Jan 25, 2007 1:37 PM

Thanks Sarah!

dan279 Jan 25, 2007 7:28 PM

Nicely done, Dawg.


HarrietLD Jan 25, 2007 8:08 PM

wow, this was great! thank-you so much for taking the time to send the photos. it really did clear-up my confusion!

so, from whatthe pictures show, I believethe adapter actually covers the cylinder of the lens and the lens is able to extend and retract "inside" the adapter cylinder. have I got that right? do you attach the filter before turning the camera on? sorry to sound so dense...

so different from my old 35 mm pentax and nikon...

thanks again, appreciate allyour help.

bigdawg Jan 25, 2007 9:12 PM

I keep a Skylight 1-A filter on the tube all the time and unsrew the adapter tube and filter all at once when I'm not needing it! You can put the adapter on first and the filter or lens second or screw the filter or lens to the tube and then screw it on. And yes you are right...the adapter tube goes over the camera lens tube and screws into the camera body. You can do it with the lens extended or with the camera off and the lens retracted...makes no difference...Just remember these are made of aluminum and are fine threaded so you can ( if not careful ) cross thread the threads!

And a big thanks to Dan!


HarrietLD Jan 26, 2007 8:24 AM

i have seen some filter with tube combos onan online sales site. do you know if these will fit the z710?

this is an interesting "attachment" method for kodak, does any other company use it?

anything else i need to know about the z710? so far i really like it. i've hadgreat long-distance telephoto results.


bigdawg Jan 26, 2007 10:28 AM

A lot of the filter and tube combos are pay for what you get in the photo world ... but coming from the 35mm film world you already know that. Stay with the Kodak adapter and get your filters from a reputable sales place like....

Here is another post I did on the other forum I use....

Here is a list of Camera and photo equipment sellers that I personally recommend to those wishing to buy equipment! These are all good dealers with good and proven track records. If there are any that you feel should go on this list please E-mail or PM me and we will see about adding them. No endorsements have been paid for and they are mine alone so far!

HarrietLD Jan 26, 2007 11:19 AM

you have been so nice to collect all these dealers. when i did lots of 35mm photography i knew all the "right" places to shop (and which ones to avoid.) but that was years ago - and now i'm using digital and have to "relearn" the photw world.

i will check them out. appreciate all the time you have spent helping me with this issue.

bigdawg Jan 27, 2007 12:16 AM

You are more than welcome.


whynot8 Feb 18, 2007 9:47 PM

Could someone help me understand this? I didn't know about this site or much about digitals when I bought my Z740 1.5 years ago. I was upset to realize, after the fact, that I could not purchase other lens for this camera. I checked with a couple of camera shops and was told the same thing. Now I see there;s this lens adapter. If there is no threading on the Z740 lens, how does this work? THANKS!

bigdawg Feb 18, 2007 10:02 PM

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The adapter screws to the camera body just at the camera end of the lens. The threads are there where the camera body and lens meet. They are female threads and the adapter tube has male threads to fit there. They are very fine threads and care must be taken not to cross thread them.

Go here to see the adapter tube.

Go here to see the available lenses from Kodak!

Or this one from Olympus that I use.

Any more questions feel free to ask away!


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