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Hello I just purchased a .42 wide angle fisheye lens for my panasonic lumix dmc-fz8 and when i bought it on ebay it said its for either a fz7/8. When i tried to attach it today the lens adapter does not fit the thread. I was wondering if maybe the lens on the camera should be taken off? I'm not sure. And it is possible to just use the fisheye lens without the adapter? Because it fits when just put the fisheye lens but when i turn it on it says "please remove lens cap then press play" so I'm very


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Hello I just purchased a .42 wide angle fisheye lens for my panasonic lumix dmc-fz8 and when i bought it on ebay it said its for either a fz7/8. When i tried to attach it today the lens adapter does not fit the thread. I was wondering if maybe the lens on the camera should be taken off? I'm not sure. And it is possible to just use the fisheye lens without the adapter? Because it fits when just put the fisheye lens but when i turn it on it says "please remove lens cap then press play" so I'm very


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Telephoto lens I have added a telephoto lens to my pro 1. I have 2 lens adaptor tubes and a merkury 2x 58 mm lens. When I try to photograph at any distance the object is blurry, out of focus.I have tried only using optical zoom and it still won't focus properly.Every other aspect of the camera is great.Macro works great with the merkury wide angle macro lens & adaptor, it's just the tele lens. HELP, I can't get as close to the deer as I would like without the tele lens.


Hi, the adoptor tube are not compatible to the camera try to consult nearest lense seller they can recommend the exact adoptor lenses to your camera. ... Canon PowerShot Pro1 Digital Camera

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I have a Canon 40D and tried to use my Sigma 28-300 1:3.5-6.3 DL Hyperzoom lens on it but the camera kept telling me that it could not communicate with the lens and that I should clean the lens contacts. I cleaned the contacts several times (which were not dirty) but still got the same results. The lens is 5 or so years old, is it possible that the lens is not compatible with the 40D?


It could be that the lens, being so old, needs a firmware update. Go to http://www.sigmaphoto.com/service-support for a service form and instructions. ... Digital Cameras

I have a lens issue (possibly jammed from lens cleaner i used?)


Hi,A nice lens brush is what you clean a lens with.Solvents in the spray you used could have done a couple of bad things.1. Carried muck into the zoom mechanism.2. Melted/dissolved part of the zoom mechanism.Either ... Kodak EasyShare DX7590 Digital Camera

I have a Sony A100 digital SLR camera (absolutely brilliant and highly delighted with it) I use both an 18-200mm and a 75mm-300 main lens but am now thinking of attaching the Kenko Teleplus MC-7 DG 2X AF converter. Will I still be able to use autofocus or will I have to use manual using different settings, if so WHY? Please keep answer as non-technical as possible. Many thanks Roy Hannell


You should be able to Auto focus using this lens as in the name of this lens only it says AF which stands for Auto Focus. ... Sony Digital Cameras

62 size I am assuming that the 62 size will be perfect and it will leave the lens as close to the filter as possible? Is this what I should be shooting for? What if I want to add a macro or a wide-angle lens? Would I need any more adapters to attach another lens, or does it dpend on the lens?


If you want to add other lenses, either macro, wide angle, telephoto or just filters, they go directly on the adapter. That's why the thread size (62mm) is important because that's the best fit for that adapter. If you get other sizes you can still u ... Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ20 Digital Camera

My Nikon D700 Camera is sometimes not recognizing my having a cpu lens (24-70 f2.8 & 105 Macro f2.8 VR) attached and giving me a the error as listed on user manual page 410 with F No lens attached, or non-CPU lens attached without specifying maximum aperture. Aperture shown in stops from maximum aperture. Aperture value will be displayed if maximum aperture is specified. Pages 210 ? 2 4 (blinks) Camera unable to focus using autofocus. Focus manually. Page 81


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I have an olympus stylus 820 camera . it was working perfectly fine all night last night . then me and my boyfriend were wewalking for about 20 -30 min in the freezing cold and then when i tried to use it after that the lens would just slighty go out and retract sevral times and makes alittle weird noise and then the lens retracts and the lens cap thing doesnt completley close all the way . is it possible my camera froze or is it something else ? cuz this only happens when i put it on the pictur


Tengo una camara digital Olympus fe-170 y solo graba imagen, No graba sonido.\015\012Saludos Jorge ... Olympus FE-170 Digital Camera

I have an old model Minolta AF 35-80mm lens with a permanently installed front lens cover that broke years ago in the open position. Is it possible to remove or replace these? I use this lens on a Sony camera and am hoping to fix it.


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I have a Rokkor MC mount 50mm F1.4 lens and I would like to use it on my Sony Alfa 100 camera. I think I need an MC/Md mount adapter to a Sony camera. Am I right. Some adds say the adapter fits Minolta cameras...does that include the Alfa? Also I see some adapters have glass and some don't. I think I should get one with out glass----right?


This website says the MC/Md adapter will fit the Sony Alpha A100 camera, so I think it's the right one for you. Here's the site:\015\012http:/ ... Digital Cameras

Image cluoding I was noticing a clouding in the central area of all of my pictures when using my Olympus c700. Opun close examination of the lens it showed what appeared to be an abraided or deteriorated area on the interior of the lens. Is it possible to get a a new lens for these things or polish it up with something? I know Olympus is not servicing them anymore and they are discontinued. Thanks, Mark


Based on what you report the camera would need to be serviced. Regretfully all parts, accessories and repair service have been discontinued due to the age of the camera. \015\012You may refer to the yellow pages for local camera repair centers ... Olympus Camedia C-700 Ultra Zoom Digital Camera

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The lens is extended a quarter inch when power on or off. When is turned on in any record mode it makes a slight non-metallic grinding noise and in about 33 seconds goes off after a beep warning. It Seems normal in playback mode. I plan to repair it myself, but don't want to start taking apart without talking with someone who has done it before and possibly having a copy of a page or two of the maintenance manual. I also have a camedia C-4040Zoom with identical f 1.8 lens with a similar prob


The capacitor that runs the motor has grown weak to produce enough power. Capacitors tend to dry out receiving hair line a crack causing this to lose power faster than it can retain. This will cause the camera to cause faults such as yours. Generally ... Digital Cameras

Lens error Camera not drop or abused just turned it on today and says lens error and a grinding sound in side , I have warranty but dont want to be without it , If possible


There is a mechanical displacement. Lens has been shifted to side. That grinding sounds come because motor pushes lens to retract but something is stopping lens's way.......\012\012So get it serviced. Don't turn it on or off, It increases press ... Nikon Coolpix S210 Digital Camera

Canon Powershot A610 digital camera--LCD screen shows icons, but otherwise is blank--there is no visible movement in the lens when I take a picture without flash--have tried setting it on TV setting and taking a picture, then opening the battery cover for a few seconds after waiting 7 seconds or so, but no images on the LCD except the camera's icons--ideas? probably a stuck shutter, or is it still possibly the CCD sensor even though there's no visible movement in the lens? Ideas? Thanks!


Much more likely that it's a stuck shutter, especially for your model camera. How many tries did you give the fix? Some people stated that it took at least 15 repeated tries before the shutter opened:\015\012\015\012\015\012 ... Canon PowerShot A610 Digital Camera

Lens wont retract with or without new batteries. green light blinks but no lens movemant even using wide/tele buttons


Since you already used new batteries and still lens will not moved and you can just see flashing green it means that the Gar of the camera is defective You may call repair center specialize with kodak camera's at 1 800 665 6515 ... Kodak EasyShare C340 Digital Camera

How to install fisheye lens and adapter on kodak dx6490. Do I have to remove existing AF lens


No, you do not remove the existing lens. You need to purchase a lens adapter tube that fits around the existing lense. This adapter threads onto the inside bezel on the camera at the base of the lens assembly. Additional converter lenses and filters ... Kodak EasyShare DX6490 Digital Camera

Lens Error I made a mistake and droped my camara but it was working. Now all of a sudden my camara says there is a lens error, the screen changes multiple clors and then the camara shuts off. Today I tried to see if I can take pictures and it just kept beeping without any readings. It then cut off. I really like this camara my mother bought it for me and I would like to know how can I fix it. Is it possible to fix it on my own? Similar problem


Try the procedures in this tip. ... HP Photosmart M525 Digital Camera

Filter I like to keep a filter on at all times to protect my lens on my new FZ10. I am fairly familiar with the effects of various filters on 35mm cameras but don't know what affects these digitals. I have several UV and Skylight filters around that I can use on my FZ10 with my PD62 adapter. Which works best with digital cams? What do you use?


Skylight filters don't generally block UV, they change the colour tint optically, which you can do without danger of image degredation in post-processing, so I woudn't really recommend using a skylight filter for digital cameras.\015\012\015\012I hav ... Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ10 Digital Camera

My dial no longer "clicks" into place, it just turns without a stop point and the protective shields over the lens don't open all the way . I have to use my fingernail to open the lens cover...


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Nikon D100 Hi. Out of the clear blue my af lens doesn't work. No motor sound. Can use manually. Is there a motor in the lens that needs replacing? I think its only 4 years old (inhered camera). Nikon AF 70-300mm. I don't really have the money to go to camera store without indications of what I need. How costly is the motor? Also there is no light on the internal view box. Can you help? Thanks, Mary Louisville, KY


If the lens is AF (not AF-S) there is no motor in the lens. A motor in the camera turns a screw in the lens mount to focus it. If it is easy to turn it manually, my first recommendation would be to check that you didn't accidentally bump the focus ... Nikon D100 Digital Camera
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