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Old Sep 18, 2006, 6:55 PM   #1
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Old Sep 18, 2006, 9:53 PM   #2
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Looks like that lens works on that camera. Those are some sharp photos
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Old Sep 18, 2006, 10:59 PM   #3
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Nice clean, clear shots Fred ! Jim
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Old Sep 19, 2006, 8:07 AM   #4
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Gene & Jim - Thanks for the comments. I was surprised again with the versatility of this little pocket camera. It only zooms to 3.6x but with no vignettingfrom the c210. The key is the small fx lens; the rectangular opening is ~ 1cm x 1.5cm. The c210 rear pupil diameter is ~ 1.8cm or 3/4". (The adapter and step ring place the rear pupil of the c210 about 5mm from the fx01 lens.) With the fz series the c210 vignetts even at 12x zoomwith the much larger diameter fz lens (46-49mm?).

The adapter isa rubber plumbing bushing reducer (2"-1.5") from Home Depot for $1.50. Squeeze a 49-52mm step ring into the 2" end to receive the c210 52mm threads. The 1.5" end fits loosely over the extended lens with handheld pressure onto the camera. Not that heavy at all. No extraneuos light gets in.

Olympus was unloading the c210 a few months ago on ebay for as little as $10. Unfortunately, it looks like they got rid of them. A google search indicates a very short supply at substantially more money.

Here's the setup.

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Old Sep 19, 2006, 8:52 AM   #5
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Awesome work Fred, you truly are the master of the home made adapter. Does the rubber version work better then the PVC one you did first for the FX01?

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Old Sep 19, 2006, 9:12 AM   #6
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Awesome work Fred, you truly are the master of the home made adapter. Does the rubber version work better then the PVC one you did first for the FX01?
Thanks, Brett. The advantage of therubber version is that it doesn't require any removal of material. It's ready to go as is. But I prefer the rigid pvc to the flexible rubber bushing. The insertion of step ring takes care of some of the flexibility of the rubber but the fit isn't as tight as with the pvc so you have to be a little more careful with the step ring coming loose. I was more or less trying out both the rubber adapter and the c210 andthe combodoes get the job done.
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Very nice, Fred. Using your idea, I went to the local hardware and found 2" rubber plumers cap. Using an exacto knife, cut a hole in cap to fit over the FX01 lens. Then using an adapter for the TCON 1.7, this is what I came up with.
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Old Sep 19, 2006, 10:13 AM   #8
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This is a photo with the FX01 alone at full zoom.
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Old Sep 19, 2006, 10:15 AM   #9
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and this one is my first attempt with the TCON 1.7
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Old Sep 19, 2006, 10:29 AM   #10
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Fred, I am impressed how clear those images are.
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