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Old Aug 14, 2006, 11:14 PM   #11
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The filter mount is 52mm, however the part you need for the lens adapters is (i think) 59mm and the kodak lens adapter tube makes it 55mm. From there, you would need a step-down ring from 55mm to 52mm, which at wide angles you may get vignetting.

Haven't heard or seen anything bout the canon tcons, what price range are they?
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Old Aug 14, 2006, 11:33 PM   #12
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Ok, that's good. I'll have to get 52mm filters...

Um... I think they where in the $80-$90 range. But, I think I'm going to get that 2020 Hd 2.2 raynox. that will make the zoom 12.6x... And, I love my bird photography. So, I think that one is the best for me. Even though its expensive, its probably worth it. It should go right onto the camera. (I beleive its a 52mm, because it comes with 52mm and 59mm adapters...)

Thanks for the help! I think the P880 is gonna be awesome with that TCOn. Probably will be awesome without it... XD

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Old Aug 15, 2006, 8:12 PM   #13
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Remember, the 52mm is just the filter thread!
The lens adapter mount is either 58 or 59mm, with the kodak adapter it takes it down to 55mm.
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Old Aug 15, 2006, 11:25 PM   #14
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I hope its 59mm... <_________< Thanks for your help!

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Old Aug 16, 2006, 12:25 AM   #15
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I could be wrong here, but if the magnification of the Olympus 1.7x causes problems with the P880 due to it's wide angle, wouldn't a 2.2x be even worse?
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Old Aug 16, 2006, 12:54 AM   #16
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I guess I'll be the one finding out!
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I could be wrong here, but if the magnification of the Olympus 1.7x causes problems with the P880 due to it's wide angle, wouldn't a 2.2x be even worse?
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Old Aug 16, 2006, 1:09 AM   #17
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Its also supposed to be a really high quality HD lens. So, hopefully it'll do what its supposed to. If it doesn't do good, I'll have to try something else.
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Old Aug 16, 2006, 1:39 AM   #18
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Rawr... its really tight with the P712 and the P880.... <____< I really want the 12x zoom now because of the problem with the TCONs.... <___< The IS is also nice. The macro is just a little rough. I'll need to get macro filters... also, its noise is a little high from what I've heard.

If I go with the P712 I can get a Oly TCON17 with a polarizer and some macro filters and an adapter... Oo its close! I guess it'll come down to price! :O

The P880 would be nice for landscapes and macros... aw man the the 1/4000 max shutter.... is also nice. thought, I'm not really sure what I would need that for... <__<

Thanks guys. I guess it really comes down to what I need a camera for.

I need a camera for macros, action, wildlife.... I think the P712 with a macro lens should fit my needs!

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Old Aug 16, 2006, 6:02 PM   #19
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1/4000 is about what you need to shoot a solar eclipse lol :roll:

The kodak 1.4x tcon works wonderfully with the 880, so I don't think it's an issue with the wide angle. On most cameras, you're going to use the tcon when you're zoomed in anyways!

I could be wrong about this, but I don't recall the olympus tcon having a front-mount filter thread on it. All the raynox's definately do.

Image stabilization in the 712 is definately something nice to have, and IMO is the ONLY reason to shell out more money on it! But a good monopod can make up for shakey hands in most situations, and far less costly...

If you do go for the 712, I would say don't get macro filters, get a full macro lens adapter. they are more expensive but, at least with the filters I got (tiffen) the magnification only resulted in a reduction of quality!
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Ok. thanks. I also want the P712 for the 12x zoom, panarama mode, etc. I'll probably get the P880 if the P712 is like 400$ by christmas, and, the P880 is like 350$ Better beang for the bucks!

Yeah... the oly tcon17 doesn't have front threads. But, that dores't really bother me. Its supposed to wrok great with the P850. So, it should work well with the P712. If the P712 and the P880 are the same price by Christmas, I'll definately go with the P712. 12x zoom would be awesome for my bird photography!

Solar elispse.... XDDD I'm gonna go loook for a 55mm macro lens adapter... I can't really have reduced quality with macros.... <_____<

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