16th February 2004, 03:18 PM
whats a good filter/lens size to adopt?
there are so many Diameter sizes of filters/lenses, I'm thinking the more common sizes will be cheaper and more widely available becos of the higher usage.
I'm using a C-3020Z - with either 41-43mm or 41-52mm adaptors available, I guess the appropriate sizes would be 43mm, 46mm, 49mm , 52mm.
Which would be a good size to take up?
Appreciate all advice, Cheers!
Last edited by steely; 17th February 2004 at 08:44 AM.
18th February 2004, 12:04 PM
Originally Posted by steely
18th February 2004, 01:15 PM
I would go for 52mm as my first choice as it is widely available. Do note however that the bigger the filter, the more it would block the built-in flash.
To add on, if you're just thinking of fixing a UV or Skylight filter to protect the lens, then 43mm would do fine. But if you'd like to buy and stack filters, go for 52mm. U should also consider if you wanna buy an add-on tele or wide converter, it would be best if the thread size of these works well with you filter/adapter ring size.
Last edited by stk; 18th February 2004 at 01:20 PM.
18th February 2004, 04:20 PM
thanks stk, will look into that thread size!
Just hv to live with the flash-shadow i guess; the lack of a shoe on this older camera bites....won't hv the luxury of using flash for tele/macro then
18th February 2004, 04:49 PM
Just recalled something.. the 41-43mm adaptor is Olympus CLA-1 and the 41-52mm adaptor is third party right? I'll advise to go for the CLA-1 and then get a step-up ring to 52mm for filters. The length of the third party adaptor may not work as well with your camera. Do read the following article...
Btw.. the C-3020 is a very decent camera.. I used to have one for a year before switching to my current cam...
18th February 2004, 06:03 PM
19th February 2004, 09:13 AM
I would recommend u to consider the TCON-17 as it should work very well with the C-3020. I've tried the TCON-14b and while the quality is good, the 1.4x magnification is a bit too small for me. I've also tried the C-210 and while the magnification is good, there is some vignetting and distortion at the edges.. U may be interested to see some test shots I've done with the C-3020 and C-210...
19th February 2004, 11:35 AM
C-210 has vignetting even at full zoom? But not the TCON-17?
the fullzoom at 190mm - looks about 20% of the image needed to cropped away.
hmmmm....I'm thinking does peripheral imagery really matters and affects the overall construction of a zoomed shot? If it doesn't, the C-210 looks good. Of course the TCONs might have other better qualities that I don't know about and hv not considered.
BTW, exceptionally like these pics
19th February 2004, 02:18 PM
Thanks for liking the pics.. they were all taken with the C-3020 early last year..
Yes, the C-210 has vignetting even at full zoom with the C-3020. I used the C-210 with the CLA-1 and a 43-52mm stepup ring so doubt u can do much about the vigenetting. I've seen my friend's TCON-17 and it has a relatively larger rear lens element so should work much better. But I've not tried it with the C-3020 bcos the cam has already been sold off at that time. Having said that, I find it a bit troublesome to attach and detach tele/wide converters so didn't use them much after the initial thrill..
19th February 2004, 04:07 PM