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    Default How to attach filters to A40?

    Sorrie, I'm a newbie to digital photography. Just bought a A40 today, havent tried out yet. But saw in this forum attaching a Hoya +4 filter to it to take better macro shots.

    I did ask CP whether can add additional filters to A40, but was given an answer 'no'. Left me rather bafffled.

    I would like to ask experienced ppl here hw to attach the Hoya +4 filter to A40. Need lens adaptor? Easy to attach? and of course how much?

    Thanks!!

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    There is the the lens adaptor for the A40 from Canon. This is the 52mm adaptor and can buy the macro +4 (52mm) to fix to your camera. But I believe that there is no adaptor stock available yet.

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    I would like to ask experienced ppl here hw to attach the Hoya +4 filter to A40. Need lens adaptor? Easy to attach? and of course how much?
    You would need a len adaptor. Never tried attaching before. me a newbie here too. I believe AP sells it for ard $35 while CP sells it for ard $39.

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    Some of my accessories I use with my A40.

    Top left is A40 52mm lens adapter.
    Top right my cheap 2.7X teleconvertor
    Bottom left is Hoya UV filter
    Bottom right is Hoya +4 close-up filter

    That's all I have at the moment. Next target, probably a polarizer.




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    Top right my cheap 2.7X teleconvertor
    What does this do?
    Also what does the UV Filter does?

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    Originally posted by lefei

    What does this do?
    Also what does the UV Filter does?

    the teleconvertor extends ur amount of zoom ( not sure if i put correct in words) and the uv filter just protects ur precious camera lens from the uv rays. me also newbie so i might be wrong.
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    how much is your teleconverter ??

    chepa = how cheap ??

    thanks

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    $80 or less....

    Originally posted by GKF
    how much is your teleconverter ??

    chepa = how cheap ??

    thanks

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    1st hand? Where did you buy it?

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    2nd hand, lah.... Where to find such price for 1st unless staff price or got lobang?




    Originally posted by copland
    1st hand? Where did you buy it?

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    what's a polarizer for?

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    Originally posted by lefei
    what's a polarizer for?
    See this thread.


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    thanks a lot dbchoong

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    Originally posted by lefei

    What does this (2.7X tele) do?

    Basically extends your zoom (from original 3X to 3 x 2.7X = 8.1X, but I think it gives about 2X only, so effectively I have about 6X optical zoom).

    Using teleconvertors have their drawbacks - the sides of the picture will have a bit of distortion (vignetting).

    Here's a pic with the teleconvertor (3X & 2.7X):


    Here's without (just original 3X zoom):

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