Kodak DX3900 Lens Adapter

Discussion in 'Kodak' started by Gareth, Jan 15, 2005.

  1. Gareth

    Gareth Guest

    My father and I own a Kodak DX3900 camera and at Christmas I purchased
    2 sets of lenses for them (costing me £150). However, they need a lens
    adapter which I'm now told by Kodak have been discontinued - their web
    site doesn't state this!!!

    Does anybody know of a retailer in this country (UK) where I may be
    able to find TWO of these DX3900/DX4900 Lens Adapters or perhaps in the
    USA as I have a cousins over there who may be able to purchase them on
    my behalf.
     
    Gareth, Jan 15, 2005
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    Paul H. Guest

    A quick Google search

    dx3900 "lens adapter"

    as the (quotes included) search string gave several results, including the
    fairly well-known www.buy.com . See

    http://www.buy.com/prod/Kodak_Lens_adapter_for_DX3900/q/loc/111/90127159.html

    B&H has them as well. See

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/con...KOLADX3900&is=REG&Q=&O=productlist&sku=232912

    UK sources seem to be rather scarce, at first glance, at least. Funny, but
    Kodak's American website has the DX3900 adapters in stock at $14.95US.

    Hope this helps.
     
    Paul H., Jan 15, 2005
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  3. Gareth

    Gareth Guest

    After much thought, on Saturday *Paul H.* replied...
    Thanks Paul!
    I'd already searched Google and been to 'every' UK site that I can find
    and places which say they have it in stock, do not have them (which I
    only find out after I have placed an order and left my credit card
    details!) :eek:(

    Customer Support at Kodak UK seem as much use as a chocolate fireguard
    and don't seem to care that I've spent out on lenses which I cannot
    use!

    I'll email B&H to check if they have them in stock and if so, I'll see
    if I can get my cousin in the US to order them for me.
     
    Gareth, Jan 15, 2005
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    Ron Hunter Guest

    I hope you are able to obtain the adapters, but it seems to me that you
    would have checked that before spending money on lenses. What you will
    end up with is a lot of money tied up in cameras that are hopelessly out
    of date.
    In the future, you might want to look before you leap...
     
    Ron Hunter, Jan 15, 2005
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  5. Gareth

    Gareth Guest

    *Ron Hunter* has brought this to us :
    I *had* emailed Kodak and received this reply: viz.

    + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + +
    Thank you for your e-mail regarding a lens adapter for your DX3900. You
    can order this item directly from our sales department by contacting us
    at any of the numbers below.
    + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + +

    If Kodak or their web site had showed that the adapters had been
    discontinued, I would not have spent money on lenses!
    It was not until after I tried ordering from the places that they
    mentioned that I found out that they were impossible to get in the UK.
    The only reason that I had purchased the lenses separately was because
    Amazon sold them at about half the price that Kodak charged and with
    free shipping.!

    After searching through Google newsgroups it appears that the problem
    with Kodak DX3900 Lens Adapters in the UK was in existence as far back
    as July 2004.
     
    Gareth, Jan 15, 2005
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  6. Gareth

    Gareth Guest

    *Paul H.* used the keyboard to write :
    btw.
    The US Kodak site will NOT ship to the UK
     
    Gareth, Jan 15, 2005
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    Gareth Guest

    Gareth, Jan 29, 2005
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    Ron Baird Guest

    Greetings Gareth,

    You should be able to set your camera to store pictures on a card if it is
    successfully inserted in the camera and formatted for FAT. Make sure that
    is your situation. If the card is not formatted as such try reformatting in
    the format type.

    To manage your storage options, try the following.

    1. Turn on the camera.
    2. Press the Menu button.
    3. Press to highlight Image Storage , then press the OK button.
    4. Press to highlight an option, then press the OK button: Auto
    (default)-the camera uses the card if one is in the camera. If not, the
    camera uses internal memory. Internal Memory-the camera always uses internal
    memory, even if a card is installed.
    5. Highlight Continue, then press the OK button again (this is a key step in
    making sure the camera will store images as selected.) The setting remains
    until you change it and applies to all camera functions.
    6. Press the Menu button to exit the menu.

    Let me know how you make out, Gareth,

    Talk to you soon.

    Ron Baird
    Eastman Kodak Company
     
    Ron Baird, Jan 31, 2005
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  9. Gareth

    Gareth Guest

    After serious thinking *Ron Baird* wrote :

    erm... what's all this about storing pictures on a card?

    I've been using the camera for 3 years and storing the pictures on a
    128MB card that I bought, but not on the piddly 8MB card that came with
    the camera!

    My problem was trying to purchase a Kodak DX3900 lens adapter in the
    UK, which is now impossible.

    The Customer Support at Kodak UK were of no help whatsoever but I
    finally managed obtain two adapters from a cousin of mine who visited
    New York and bought them from the B&H store on 9th Avenue, Manhattan.

    Kodak USA who have them in stock will not ship to the UK!

    I can honestly say that I'm not at all impressed with the Kodak
    company!
     
    Gareth, Jan 31, 2005
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    Ron Hunter Guest

    You might consider that international laws may limit the options the
    company has in this, and similar, matters.... Just a thought.
     
    Ron Hunter, Feb 1, 2005
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