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Old Jan 17, 2007, 10:27 PM   #1
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Ok, so I am finally ready to get some accessories for my P850. I definatly need the adapter ring. Now, either I go with an Oly Tcon OR....I found this deal but want to get your opinions FIRST

Brand: Opteka Price: 89.95

Includes: .45x HD Wide Angle Lens, 2.2x HD telephoto lens, HD filters (UV, Circular, FL-D), tabletop tripod, 53" tripod, cleaning kit, and a Samsonite bag

If I go with the Tcon, I will just be getting that along with the adapter ring for now and have to wait to get anything else (filters, tripod, etc.).

Please, any and ALL Opinions, suggestions, etc. WELCOME :-)

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Old Jan 18, 2007, 9:53 AM   #2
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The Opteka kit should be given a wide berth, it's [email protected]!

The Kodak wide angle and Olympus lenses are more expensive for a reason, they work.
Get the proper Kodak adapter as well, if you chew up the threads in the camera due to a cheap adapter, nothing will stay on the end.

I would start cheap. The adapter, a good polariser, a UV filter and a new 55mm end cap that fits on the filters.

Leave the adapter and UV filter on the camera to save the lens getting damaged.


Edit: Dawg will be along shortly to talk about Cokin filters.....

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Old Jan 18, 2007, 5:07 PM   #3
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Please don't do the mistake of buying these crappy lenses

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Old Jan 18, 2007, 5:36 PM   #4
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:lol:That's what I thought! lol Silly question, I know! But you know me, have to explore all avenues and ask a zillion questions :?Thanks!

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Old Jan 18, 2007, 6:54 PM   #5
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Not a silly one really but they are right. I've a close friend that bought it even after I told them not to....Really sorry lenses and the adapter put the add on lenses so close that the camera's lens was touching. Not good or safe! Don't buy them is all I can advise!



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Old Jan 18, 2007, 8:11 PM   #6
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All in favor- stick with what is known to work well, and I want to reenforce what Paul said- buy the genuine Kodak adapter, its well worth the extra few bucks

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Old Jan 18, 2007, 8:36 PM   #7
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It is a good question because the price is very tempting for all the lenses you get !!

I'm sure almost everybody asked the same question and looked at these packages before buying a good lens

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Old Jan 19, 2007, 12:18 AM   #8
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Confession time...I looked at them but did a little research and Google search and decided not to get them. Had a lot of good shots posted by many folks here with the TCON and the Schneider wide angle to convince me to go that way. Glad I did!

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