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Old Dec 23, 2004, 5:02 PM   #1
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Nikon still hasn't shipped a filter adapter for the 8800. So, a couple of weeks ago I ordered one from Nextphoto.

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They have several sizes, plus lens caps to fit those sizes. I ordered the 58mm adapter. Unfortunately, my filters wouldn't screw on tightly -- just kept going around.

I called Nextphoto and was told that they had had some problems with that particular (58mm) adapter, and that they would send me a replacement.

Has anyone else had experience with Nextphoto?

Since the filters stayed on the adapter (just remained loose) I went ahead and took some comparison shots with and without a circular polarizing filter. I'll post them here.

Below is an Audi A4 shot without a filter. Notice the sun's glare off the car.


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Here's the same shot using a circular polarizing filter.


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Old Dec 23, 2004, 5:06 PM   #3
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Here's another shot without a filter. It is a building at a local shopping mall.


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Here's the same shot using the circular polarizing filter. I must admit that I had trouble finding the right polarizing "angle" through both the viewfinder and the LCD.

Point is, filters do come in handy.


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Old Dec 23, 2004, 7:50 PM   #5
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Intersting. I was under the impression that only the 58mm adapters had a problem.

You "sold" your 8800? I thought you said you returned it where you bought it.

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Old Dec 23, 2004, 8:43 PM   #6
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Ordered myself a 62mm one the other day. Hope I don't have the same problems. Went for the 62mm so I could use the 6T macro lens.

Has anyone tried one of these yet?
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Old Dec 24, 2004, 4:24 AM   #7
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I ordered a Nextphoto 58mm adapter which arrived last week.

It fits the 8800 lens perfectly and 58mm filters screw in tightly... no problems.

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I noticed a few of you have bought 58mm adapters, is it because you already had 58mm filters or is this the best size to go for, at the moment i have no filters i sold them all on ebay when i got rid of my SFX film camera :sad:a few years back, but i fancya polarizerlike Walter's shown us.
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Bruce

Relieved to hear that your adapter worked OK. Hopefully, my replacement will work as well.

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I happended to have some 58mm filters, which is the reason for my choice. I also ordered the 58mm lens cap, which is a good one ($5.00).
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I got the 62mm adapter before christmas... just as I got it, I found the same problem which is when Bernie from nextphoto told me he had been made aware of the problem after he shipped the adapter out.

So he sent me a new one from a new batch, which indeed has corrected the problem. My 6T close-up lens now sits nice and tight on the adapter. Great stuff.

Walter the first shot is a great sample for showing the use of a polariser!
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