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Old Dec 2, 2003, 8:55 PM   #1
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Hi! I'm a new digital cam user. I just bought a c-750. I noticed that while the cam is powered off (barrel lens retracted), the barrel lens moves a little bit when you touch it (kinda loose). same as when it's powered on (barrel lens fully extended). My question is, is this normal :?:
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Old Dec 2, 2003, 9:59 PM   #2
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Yes this is normal. I had an adapter tube for the camera that I purchased from www.2filters.com. The adapter tube allows you to use filters and other lens.
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Old Dec 2, 2003, 10:01 PM   #3
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I'm glad to see someone from the Philippines, same as me! And to top that, I have the Olympus C-740UZ, the downgraded version of your C-750UZ.

Off-topic, Tame the Tikbalang is a local band right?
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Old Dec 2, 2003, 10:19 PM   #4
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Yes, the lens is designed to "float". Like Gibson said, a lens tube and UV filter helps protect the lens assembly from dust, scratches, and bumps.
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Old Dec 3, 2003, 8:57 PM   #5
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thanks for all your responses. I'm glad it's normal.



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Yes it's a local band here. I like the name so I used it.
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Old Dec 4, 2003, 12:26 AM   #6
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Will the OLYCAP do the same for protection of the lens....
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Old Dec 4, 2003, 12:34 AM   #7
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Olycap offers very little protection of the lens assembly once the cap is opened and the lens barrel is extended.

The lens tube with a UV filter seals the lens assembly...I still use a lens cap to protect the filter from dust.

The Olycap is just a convient lens cap (which can still damage the lens barrel motor if the camera is turned on with the cap closed.
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Old Dec 4, 2003, 6:18 PM   #8
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Mike and Phil,
Thanks for the tips. Did not see the lens tube for the 750 when I went to 2filters.com. Do you have a recommendation for that camera.....Thanks again......

Bill
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Old Dec 4, 2003, 11:29 PM   #9
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It should be in http://www.2filters.com/prices/products/digitubes.html

The same one that is used on the C-700-720-730 (they just haven't bothered to update the site). The 52mm size is most recommended due to ease of buying accessories in smaller photo stores. Olympus' own tube is 55mm (which I use) but it can be harder to find 55mm accessories (except for Oly's lenses).
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I see that 2filters sells a kit (MC protection kit) for the 700 series that includes the lens tube and a Hoya HMC 52 UV filter with a 52MM lens cap. Can anyone comment on this?
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