Olympus "lens crash" with CLA-1 adaptor

Discussion in 'Olympus' started by M. Souris, Jul 29, 2003.

  1. M. Souris

    M. Souris Guest

    Is there any way to know if this is happening? I'm using the CLA-1
    with a 43mm UV filter on a C-5050. It does not appear to crash when
    I've got the lens extended. The lens extends, then is quiet, and the
    camera seems to work OK. But is it contacting the filter, and causing
    damage? How can I tell? When the lens retracts, I can't really
    tighten the filter any more, so the lens does not appear to be
    preventing me from screwing the filter onto the tube completely. Any
    suggestions? Many thanks.
    M. Souris, Jul 29, 2003
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  2. M. Souris

    STIG Guest

    Remove the filter, switch on the camera and see where the lens stops. If it
    protrudes past the end of the CLA1 then you should be using a step up ring
    between the CLA1 and the filter. I don't know about the C5050 but on my old
    C4000 the lens would protrude past the CLA1 and I had to use a 43mm to 55mm
    step up ring to prevent crashing.

    STIG, Jul 29, 2003
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  3. M. Souris

    Daniel-K Guest

    Is there a slight tolerance variation between various cameras and/or
    filters? I too have a C5050 with a CLA 1 and UV filter and I don't seem to
    have a crash. The lens appears to stop just short of the plane of the
    adapter tube.

    I was worried about this because I had read about the lens crashes here and
    other places.
    Daniel-K, Aug 2, 2003
  4. M. Souris

    M. Souris Guest

    Same with me. My CLA-1 and a UV filter don't seem to contact the
    extended lens of the 5050. But I can't be absolutely sure, so after
    all the hype, I've just ordered a Tiffen lens adapter, probably
    M. Souris, Aug 2, 2003
  5. M. Souris

    Daniel-K Guest

    No -- I don't have a step up ring. My UV filter is attached directly to
    the CLA-1 and I'm certain the lens is not touching the filter.

    That's why I asked about tolerances. Since others have lens crashes
    there must be a slight difference someplace.

    Daniel-K, Aug 2, 2003
  6. M. Souris

    daytripper Guest

    Highly unlikely it has to do with the camera. More likely has to do with your
    particular filter...

    daytripper, Aug 2, 2003
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