Canon A70 help/knowledge required

Discussion in 'Canon' started by ChrisMc, Jul 3, 2003.

  1. ChrisMc

    ChrisMc Guest

    A guy at work keeps insisting that his brand new A70 (P&S Canon digi
    camera) can take additional lenses. Now I have tried to tell him or
    get him to tell me what "interchangable lenses" means every new person
    who he tells he makes it sound like an SLR.

    Anyway, I'm imagining all these "extra lenses you can put on the
    camera" is really just something else that goes on the front, or am I
    really missing the point and a sub$700 P&S can really take EOS lenses
    ;)
     
    ChrisMc, Jul 3, 2003
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  2. ChrisMc

    colinco Guest

    Yes the lenses are "just something else that goes on the front"
    but isn't that what they all are when it comes down to it :)
     
    colinco, Jul 3, 2003
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  3. In reply to the posting from ChrisMc <>
    which was dated Thu, 03 Jul 2003 20:52:50 GMT:

    The A70 currently has 2 optional lenses available:
    a 2.4x teleconverter lens for total 7.2 optical zoom and a wide angle lens. Both of these
    require the purchase of a separate tube adaptor for mounting the lenses. The tube adaptor
    also allows attachment of standard filters such as UV, Polariser, ND etc
    Cheers,
    Dennis
     
    Dennis with 2 N's, Jul 4, 2003
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  4. There are quite a few things that can go on the 'lens' adapter, and he
    can use an SLR lens if he reverses it on an adapter ring to use it for
    extreme macro, but the impression he's giving that the A70 has
    'interchangeable' lenses is incorrect - the lens on the A70 is most
    definitely not interchangeable, but he can put a tele converter or a
    wide adapter on there to give better top end zoom or a wider angle...
    he can also use filters, including the Hoya close up 'lens' set, which
    are three diopters that allow closer focussing, but they aren't lenses
    as most people understand them...

    Cheers,
    Stuart Elflett
    Dataman Pty Ltd
     
    Stuart Elflett, Jul 4, 2003
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  5. ChrisMc

    ChrisMc Guest

    Thanks mate, that's what I thought and wanted confirmed. Thanks for
    your time
     
    ChrisMc, Jul 4, 2003
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  6. ChrisMc

    ChrisMc Guest

    Thanks mate, that's what I thought and wanted confirmed. Thanks for
    your time
     
    ChrisMc, Jul 4, 2003
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