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Old Aug 9, 2002, 2:44 AM   #11
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Allant, the adapter should work but IMO this is rather pricy. My adapted 40.5 prbably works as well.
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Old Aug 9, 2002, 7:12 AM   #12
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and here's a "visual" aid
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Old Aug 9, 2002, 7:42 AM   #13
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looks good, well worth having a go.

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Old Aug 9, 2002, 5:55 PM   #14
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Hey Steves,
can you post a pic of your "adapted" 40.5 filter adapter.
I'm really intersted in seeing how looks, I'm sure others are as well.

Thanks in advance!
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Old Aug 9, 2002, 5:57 PM   #15
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does that filter adapter fit inside the lens barrel when you zoom??

Thanks!
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Old Aug 9, 2002, 6:58 PM   #16
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I looks exactly like the picture by Mango.

Buy a 40.5 step ring. Use a very fine file. file the threads as carefully as possible, checking for when it fits inside the adapter ring.

That is it. I am sure, that a better job can be done with more care. E.g. by using a dremel. But I am also sure someone will develop and sell the thing
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Old Aug 9, 2002, 11:38 PM   #17
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just to clear things up :
the 1st photo I put up is what our user group here /just/ finished making (took 2days from my initial post). this filter adaptor fits NOT on the zoom barrel but on the outer stationary barrel . however I am waiting for the right time to break news to them that the Master of the Digital Camera Universe : Steve doesn't approve -_-

the 2nd photo is what Steve is using . this filter adaptor attaches on the zoom barrel . and I just did a hop of the wholesale area here looking for it .. no luck yet duh
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Old Aug 12, 2002, 3:56 AM   #18
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did it chaps!!
Fitted my adaptor at the weekend, after 1 hour careful filing of the threads!. The fit is good got my skylight in place, and bought a circ polarizer as well, all for the price of $25.Looks great too.
Thanks Mango
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Old Aug 12, 2002, 12:03 PM   #19
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do you put the adapter on after you turn on the camera and then remove it before turning off the camera?
Or does the adapter fit inside as the lens retracts and therefore leave it on all the time?

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Old Aug 13, 2002, 8:09 AM   #20
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I leave the adaptor and skylight filter on all the time. The adaptor fits inside the final outer element of the extending lens and as such when off the lens closes normally.
It worried me that the front lens was open to being touched or damaged, now I have the protection of a cheap skylight filter, obviously i had to buy a second lens cover.
My landscape shots look much better for the skylight filter, beacause of the crap weather in the U.K. I havn't had chance to use the polarizer.
Really please with the outcome, its worth the effort filing the threads off the adaptor.
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