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Discussion in 'Photography Board' started by Stephieann, Oct 13, 2007.

  1. Stephieann

    Stephieann DIS Veteran<br><font color=00cc00>Oh no....he is M

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    I have a lens adapter that came with my digital camera and i have no idea what it does or how to use it can someone help!!!

    :confused3 It is a 45.5mm to 55mm lens adapter... what do i use it for and when would i use it?:confused3
     
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  3. JR6ooo4

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    anytime you want to attach something with the larger diameter. Like a UV filter for protection, a polarising filter to cut glare from certain types of surfaces. Or even a closeup or telephoto lens.

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  4. Stephieann

    Stephieann DIS Veteran<br><font color=00cc00>Oh no....he is M

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    ok and that in english.. LOL.
     
  5. MarkBarbieri

    MarkBarbieri Semi-retired

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    At the front of your lens, there are probably some grooves into which you can screw something. People often attach filters to the front of their lenses using these grooves. When it says "45.5mm", it just means that it's about 1.8" across.

    Lenses come in all sorts of different sizes, as do the things that you screw onto them. One way of coping with these differences is to use adapters. The one that you have will let you use filters and other attachments designed for lenses that are 55mm (2.16") across. To do so, you would screw the adapter onto your lens and then screw the filter onto the adapter.
     
  6. Groucho

    Groucho <font color=blue>Why a duck?<br><font color=purple

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    What camera is it? I have no idea why you'd get that with your camera, unless you bought it used and the original owner had purchased it.

    I'd say don't worry about it; if you're not sure, then you almost certainly don't need it for anything. Leave it with the manuals or somewhere like that. :)
     
  7. DBL101

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    Where it really comes in handy is when you start carrying around more than one lens. You might have two different diameter lenses and you might be able to get away with just one polarizing filter, for instance, with an adapter to allow it to fit on the other lens. It can save on buying the same filter in different sizes.
     

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