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Old Sep 18, 2010, 8:11 AM   #1
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So I've had my z980 for quite some time now, and i'm absolutely in love with it. The only problem I have with it is that it doesn't support conversion lenses. However, I have found several images of z980s with what appear to be lens/filter adapters on them.

I've also read a few threads on here that seem to indicate there are adapters for certain Kodak cameras in the Z line, and looking at my z980, there DOES appear to be threads on the lens housing (not sure if that's what it's actually called, of course). The camera is a superzoom model, so it is 26-624mm. I've also found universal adapters on ebay that attach to the tripod mount on the bottom of the camera, and since they're only about $10, I'm considering buying one and making it fit if it doesn't.

Of course, if there was an adapter from another Kodak camera that would fit, things would be much easier =P The picture below is an example of what I meant when I said I had found pictures of adapters, but I can't seem to find out where that person found it.
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Old Sep 18, 2010, 12:38 PM   #2
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I have found this adapter http://www.dreamhouse403.com/EBAY/LA-72Z981T5.jpg for the Z981, which I ordered and expect to have by Monday to test - it should also fit the Z980. I believe there a few more but not on e-bay. I am feeling that due to the design I will probably destroy the few cheap chinese filters I bought (about 2-3 ukp each) because I will forget and zoom out when it's mounted.

This might work as well:

http://www.songofsnow.com/Series-6-3...-p/pak6315.htm

The diameter of the protruding lens is exactly 41cm so this might be able to be used as it is slip-in, but it seems like ancient history.

With regards to the photo you posted and the attached lens, you can contact this person: http://bbs.zol.com.cn/kodak1015/ at http://my.zol.com.cn/welcome.php?bac...ndid=kodak1015 (need to subscribe, I know:/) or at my.qq.com and add him by the number on the photo (it's Chinese ICQ) and ask him information as it is him who has posted it.

http://translate.google.com/translat...2.html&act=url
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Old Sep 18, 2010, 1:23 PM   #3
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Thank you very much!! I've found a place I can buy it from, though it doesn't include the UV filter. I'm also going to hunt around and see if I can find a hood for it, since I seem to have an issue with lines appearing across the screen if I happen to be shooting in bright light. One other question though--How do I know what lenses will attach to this? I would like to get a macro and a fish eye lens mainly...
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Old Sep 18, 2010, 2:03 PM   #4
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I think the UV filter shown on the Z981 adapter photo is not included anyway, they use it to show how it works. Unless you mean you found the one on your photo (if yes please let us know which shop sells them). It takes 72mm filters and you can also add a 72mm hood on it. There is a cheap one on e-bay called 3 in 1 rubber hood. I have seen it on an A230 and it looks nice.
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