Strange Itorex Lens

Discussion in 'Beyond the Basics' started by jophassa, May 26, 2006.

  1. jophassa

    jophassa TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    May 23, 2006
    Messages:
    466
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Scotland
    OK, all my lenses fit onto my temporary SLR, the Canon A-1. There is, however, one exception: the Itorex Close-up Zoom Attachement Lens (52MM). It has a screw-on-looking attachment but i cant seem to find a way to get it on and use it! i just have to use it as it looks fantastic when you look through it with your eye!

    Any one know?

    Thanks
     
  2. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2003
    Messages:
    33,822
    Likes Received:
    1,811
    Location:
    Edmonton
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    What is the filter thread diameter of the lenses you have? There are several common sizes. 52mm, 55mm, 58mm etc.

    If your close us attachment does not match, you will need to use it on a lens that does have 52mm threads...or buy a step ring. They make step-up and step-down rings for various size combinations.
     
  3. jophassa

    jophassa TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    May 23, 2006
    Messages:
    466
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Scotland
    ah! so i have to attach the attachment lens onto another lens and not directly on the body?
     
  4. duncanp

    duncanp TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2005
    Messages:
    3,388
    Likes Received:
    43
    Location:
    Hemel, UK!
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    yup
     
  5. jophassa

    jophassa TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    May 23, 2006
    Messages:
    466
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Scotland
    any recommendations? must it be fixed or can a 35mm to 70mm be used? Thanks - you guys are too kind!!
     
  6. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2003
    Messages:
    33,822
    Likes Received:
    1,811
    Location:
    Edmonton
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    It should work on any lens that has the right size of threads on the front.
     
  7. jophassa

    jophassa TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    May 23, 2006
    Messages:
    466
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Scotland
    Hmmmm. Threads? Are those the spirals that connect it? Is there an adaptor so that i can just click it onto the body?
     
  8. benhasajeep

    benhasajeep TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    May 4, 2006
    Messages:
    2,101
    Likes Received:
    15
    Location:
    Eddington, ME
    No, sounds like what you bought was an adapter that goes onto the end of the lens not the body. If it says 52mm. Then it mounts to a 52mm filter thread on the end of the lens. If you don't have a lens with a 52mm screw. You can buy an adaptor that say goes up from 48mm to 52mm or say down from 58mm to 52mm. Step up / or step down ring as mentioned above. Examples only. There are litterally dozens of combinations of step up or down rings.
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page

itorex

,
itorex 28mm
,
itorex 28mm 2.8
,
itorex 28mm 2.8 reviews
,
itorex filter
,
itorex lens
,
itorex lens review
,
itorex lenses
,
itorex mc
,
itorex mc 28mm f2.8 review