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Old Sep 20, 2005, 5:49 PM   #1
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I am a happy (so far) owner of the Kodak P850. I went ahead and ordered the Kodak lens adapter (53 to 55mm) and some of the B&W filters that Kodak recommends/sells for use with the camera.

Arrggh! I was shocked to see how big the lens adapter (giant submarine-like tube) was for the P850. Does anyone knowif the ring adapters that work for the Nikon Coolpix 8800 would work for the P850? I'd like to get an adapter that's a little smaller. No need for submarines here.:lol:

And also, this may be obvious to most -- but once you have the lens adapter on the P850 andadd a filter/lens, you can't use the existing lens cap anymore. I'm bummed that I have to use the cheapo lens cap that came with the (UV) filter that I bought. Any recommendations for a replacement (with a string/strap?)

Any other impressions/thoughts from people who have lenses/filters they use with their P850?

Thanks!
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marc, I don't have a p850 but I have to believe Kodak wouldn't make the adapter any bigger than necessary. I'm sure if you check the lens ,when at full zoom , it probably fills up the whole tube. A shorter one would run the risk of the zoom lens crashing into the add-on filter.

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Y'all are right. I didn't think about the need to accomodate the zoom lens.
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You also have to consider that the larger size of the end of the extension tube helps prevent vignetting in your photo's. If they had made it the same size you'd get a tunnel effect and it would leave a black circle around your photo's!

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Yesterday I got my B&W Kodak(R)-approved polarizing filter in the mail. Happy, happy.

Now if I could just get the autofocus to work a little faster on the camera...it seems to be soooooooooo slow. Not to mention many blurry pictures unless I switch it back to manual...

Will report more once I have a chance to try out the new filter.
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