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Old Nov 11, 2005, 9:47 AM   #1
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Has anyone ever heard of some of the companies that make these lens/filters for the 850. The price is not cheap like Opteka lenses. Just wondering if anyone knew. The link is below:



http://www.beachcamera.com/shop/Prod...amp;Sku=KDP850
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Old Nov 11, 2005, 3:53 PM   #2
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Darknite, I know 2 people personally who tried them and were not happy with results, blurry, soft, pics. Like you said, these are not real cheap(especially from beach cam) for the sake of a few more bucks I would go with a brand name. If you still want to go this route, check ebay, you can halve the cost of that same lens. Heres a discussion from awhile back

http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...mp;forum_id=50

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Old Nov 11, 2005, 4:08 PM   #3
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I bought the TCON 1.7 telephoto and I was looking for something with a bigger magnification. The Macro lenses also caught my eye. It just seems not too many lens are made for the p850. I was looking at the Tiffen, Raynox and Kenko sites and nothing was really for the p850. Mostly Canon and Nikon. I would like to have some varierty with my lenses to give me different option in different situations. Thanks for the link to a previous post.
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For some filters with a difference try here!

http://www.geocities.com/cokinfiltersystem/theguide.htm


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Old Nov 16, 2005, 3:55 PM   #5
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not sure whypeople seem toknock the Opteka brand.

I recently got an Opteka kit with 3 lens filters (Polarizer, UV, Flourescent)
and have been quite happy with them.

The UV one works great for a general protector, since it does not have any tint to it.

There hasbeen great results from these filters - nothing bad at all.

It came withthe 3 Optekafilters,a carry case, and the OEM Kodak lens adapter, from an Ebay store (brand new) for $32 USD plus $7 shipping.

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Old Nov 16, 2005, 9:45 PM   #6
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I've not knocked them because I've not tried them. I use Tiffen brand and Cokin brand. I've seen both put down as cheap or in the Cokins case, Hard to use. I've found neither to be the case. I would match my results with the B+W or other users most any day. There is a difference when you go to the tele lens and some closeup lens. But we amatuers would probably not notice the difference.

Remember this is just one old farts opinion and not the Gospel!



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