Canon S5 IS question

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by cawesjmu, Jul 23, 2008.

  1. cawesjmu macrumors 6502

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    Can anyone help me find out if, or what kind of threading is on the front of my S5 lens. I'm looking to try and connect it to a telescope and am wondering if it might have what I've heard is called "t-threading." I found all kinds of specs online, but I haven't found anything about the lens or its threading. Any astrophotographers, or lens gurus out there? Thanks.
     
  2. Phrasikleia macrumors 601

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    I believe it's a non-standard Canon bayonet mount. I used to have the S3 and bought an adapter tube for it. From what I remember, the tube was made specifically for the Canon PnS camera lines that can take add-on lenses. The adapter tube I had made it possible to screw on anything with 52mm threading. Maybe you need one of those tubes?

    Sorry I can't be more helpful.
     
  3. cawesjmu thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i think getting something like that extender tube might be a better idea than trying to screw something into the end of the lens. Can you direct me to somewhere I can find these tubes? I appreciate your input.

    Is this lens adapter that I'd need? http://estore.usa.canon.com/Specification.asp?ITEM_ID=35526
    Anybody know a place I could find one a little cheaper?
     
  4. Phrasikleia macrumors 601

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    You can get them for about $10 on eBay. Just do a search for "canon s5 adapter tube" and you'll see a bunch of offerings. Some of the tubes will give you 52mm threading and some 58mm.
     
  5. dllavaneras macrumors 68000

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    I got my adapter at LensmateOnline and it was perfect. You can also get a bunch of other stuff there.
     
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  7. CMD is me macrumors 6502

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    I'll second Lensmate. Canon makes one as well that matches better but costs more.
     
  8. Phrasikleia macrumors 601

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    Well, those $10 adapters on eBay do the same thing for a third of the price. I've purchased two of them: one for my A80 and then one for my S3. Each of them only cost $10 and worked as advertised.
     

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