Multipurpose TOTAL Solution - All for $10 - Great Deal,
This review is from: Tiffen MegaPlus Lens Adapter for Olympus C-3030Z/3000Z/2020Z/2000Z (43mm thread) (Electronics)
This item is so very cool in four ways.
1. It protects the lens tube by creating a SOLID strong cage around the lens tube so that no dings, nicks or even, gasp, drops could hurt the lens tube.
2. It creates a very useful handhold while adjusting your model or still-life with one hand the other hand can hold the camera, lens Adapter between the Thumb and forefinger and the body on the heel of the hand. Very secure and sturdy and natural feeling and useful device.
3. With a UV / Skylight lens this creates a near waterproof sealed chamber around your lens tube, and lens! You could very easily start at the UV filter and submerse your camera lens, tube and up to where the adapter threads into the Camera body. I'm very sure you would not have water coming into the mechanism. Amazing! Don't try this at home or the lake.But just in case it happened it's worth $10 for this alone.
4. This adapter is a few millimeters longer than the Olympus lens adapter which costs almost 3x more. So this price is right. And So this lens adapter does not require the Olympus (extra $) adapter ring to keep the camera's lens from hitting the end and filter on the adapter. Tiffen did it right.
The lens adapter threads on to the camera perfectly and it can and should be left on all of the time. The color black lends the correct color for an Olympus camera. 43mm threads allow for a plentiful supply of filters like Polarizing, Circular Polarizing, UV, Skylight, yellow, red, green (for Black and White work) and even IR for Xray type photos or very interesting sky and water photos.
Buy this device!