Friday, June 20, 2008

Secondary Lens Mount

Secondary lens refers to a multi-element lens mounted either in front of a camera's primary lens, or in between the camera body and the primary lens.

(D)SLR camera & interchangeable-lens manufacturers offer lens accessories like extension tubes and secondary lenses like teleconverters; which mount in between the camera body and the primary lens, both using and providing a primary lens mount.

Canon PowerShot A and Canon PowerShot G cameras have a built-in or non-interchangeable primary (zoom) lens; and Canon has "conversion tube" accessories available for some Canon PowerShot camera models which provides either a 52mm or 58mm "accessory/filter" screw thread.

Canon's close-up, wide - (WC-DC), and tele-conversion (TC-DC) lenses have 2, 3, and 4-element lenses respectively, so they are multi-element lenses and not diopter "filters".

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