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Old Sep 21, 2003, 1:15 PM   #1
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Default A metal tube replacement for FZ1?

I'd like to replace the plastic tube with a more durable metal tube...I think it would be a more secure connection for filters or bearing the weight of the tcon 17 extender. I found a silver one on "The filter connection", but can't find a black one. Any suggestions?
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Old Sep 21, 2003, 4:56 PM   #2
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I'm interested in the silver one. Can you post the link to it. Thanks a lot.
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Old Sep 21, 2003, 5:31 PM   #3
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Hi Setsan...here it is:
http://www.2filter.com/prices/products/digitubes.html

just scroll down to "kenko 55-55"...If you do get it please let me know how well it works....hey, if I have to mix colors I will!
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Old Sep 21, 2003, 6:49 PM   #4
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Hi Stetsan

Ihave a FZ! and a HP 850. I bought the Kenko tube for my HP 850 and it works fine.
I tried the tube on my FZ1 and it screws on BUT you have to invert the tube and the top threads are on the outside of the tube so no filter can be screwed on unless you turn the filter upside down. The tube is also much longer than the plastic FZ1 tube so I doubt if (you could attach the lens that it would focus properly.)

Hope this helps.
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Old Sep 22, 2003, 4:49 AM   #5
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thanks a lot for your info
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Old Sep 22, 2003, 9:59 AM   #6
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Default Metal Tube

To date, we have not seen any failures of the plastic one we supply. And honestly, using the plastic one lessens the overall weight and cost. I'd be interested to hear of any company offering a suitable metal substitute. I might be able to use it to justify one in the next generation.
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Old Sep 23, 2003, 6:50 AM   #7
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To date, we have not seen any failures of the plastic one we supply. And honestly, using the plastic one lessens the overall weight and cost. I'd be interested to hear of any company offering a suitable metal substitute. I might be able to use it to justify one in the next generation.
Really I donīt think that a metal one raise the price so much to make it nonviable

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Old Sep 23, 2003, 10:04 AM   #8
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You have no idea of just how close the price is a factor.
If it raised it 50 cents, that 50 cents times x thousand cameras. Designs can be changed to save pennies. Honestly, I'm not exaggerating.
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