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In Topic: Canon G9 & G7 housing - DIY 67mm lens adapter

11 September 2008 - 02:56 PM

Thanks Brian, I'll give the focus lock a try this weekend to see what I can do.

In Topic: Canon G9 & G7 housing - DIY 67mm lens adapter

10 September 2008 - 03:59 PM

As promised, I'm returning with some of my results from this GREAT modification. I've been really satisfied so far with the results, though I've taken a few pictures with the lenses that, in retrospect, I probably should have shot without... I guess I've been over-eager.

I do have a followup question about using the manual focus with the double stacked lenses. Should I even bother paying attention to the focal distance displayed next to the focus bar graph, or should I simply use my eye to gauge when I'm in focus? Or to rephrase it, what effect do the lenses have on the distance displayed on this bar graph?

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In Topic: Canon G9 & G7 housing - DIY 67mm lens adapter

31 July 2008 - 03:17 PM

Brian and Bruce,

I am in the states and made a go of this project this past weekend and eventually had some success. Of course, now I have to wait for my newly purchased lenses to arrive (inon macro and wide-angle).

Some things I noted during construction:

1 - Using a hack saw to remove the 62mm ring was not particularly difficult. I secured the ring vertically in a table vice and had no issues with bending or crushing the ring. Just be careful not to tighten too much.

2 - I attempted to use the cellophane sheet method that Brian described, but had a tough time converting that template to the ring. Instead, I cut a file folder (or other rigid paper) in a 67mm circle, using the lens as a stencil; I also left a little tab on the circle as a finger hold (see picture below). Then I transferred the template from the stencil to the paper circle and glued the circle to the flat part of the step up ring. Using this method, I now had a clear and accurate template, and a natural guide for the drill bit once I got through the paper layer.

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3 - Brian's instructions recommend using a center punch to mark the holes. My first go around I actually used the center punch to create a divot for the drill, but might have been over zealous as it warped the ring significantly. Be gentle, it's delicate!

4 - Order more Step-up rings than just 1! digitalfotoclub.com has them for $4.00 a piece, so stock up.

I'll return back some time in the next couple weeks when I get my lenses with some results.

Thanks again for this post Brian!

In Topic: Canon G9 & G7 housing - DIY 67mm lens adapter

25 July 2008 - 07:16 AM

Your modification looks great! and needed!

I've got a G9 with the OEM case too and have been looking for a solution to the lens issue. I have some questions I was hoping you could answer:

- Does the G9 have any problems focusing with your macro lenses attached? Auto-focus work ok, or do you need to use the manual focus?

- Are the lenses pictures mounted to the top of housing the 2 macro lenses stacked up? Are you happy with these lenses?

- The screws for the housing look plenty long, you don't have any concern about flooding?

- Does the filed-down step-up ring put enough pressure on the housing lens to contribute to keeping the housing lens in place?

Thanks for your detailed instructions and pictures! I look forward to trying this myself.