Procedure for using add-on lenses PowerShot A700
Article ID: ART125896 | Date published: 05/12/2015 | Date last updated: 08/14/2015


Procedure for using add-on lenses PowerShot A700


Using the Optional Lenses and Lens Adapter

The camera supports use of the separately sold Wide Converter WC-DC58N and Tele-converter TC-DC58N. In order to attach these lenses, you also need to use the separately sold Conversion Lens Adapter LA-DC58G.

Wide Converter WC-DC58N

Tele-converter TC-DC58N

Close-Up Lens 250D (85mm)

Conversion Lens Adapter LA-DC58G

Attaching a Lens

  • When attaching the wide converter, tele-converter or close-up lens, be sure to screw it on securely. If they come loose they may fall from the lens adapter, posing risk of injury from shattered glass.
  • Never look into the sun or into strong light through the wide converter, tele-converter or the close-up lens, as this can result in blindness or impairment of vision.
  • If you use the flash when shooting with these attachments, the outer area of the recorded image (especially lower right corner) will come out relatively dark.
  • When using the tele-converter, please set the focal length to the telephoto end. At other zoom settings, the image will appear as if its corners have been cut off.
  • When using the wide converter, please set the camera to the wide angle end.
  • If you use the viewfinder for shooting, a portion of the view will be blocked by these attachments. Please use the LCD monitor.

Wide Converter WC-DC58N

Use this converter for taking wide-angle shots. The wide converter changes the focal length of the camera body?s lens by a factor of 0.7x (the thread diameter is 58 mm).

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Tele-converter TC-DC58N

This lens is used for taking telephoto shots. The lens changes the focal length of the camera body's lens by a factor of 1.75x. (the thread diameter is 58 mm).

It is not possible to attach a lens hood or filter to the wide converter or tele-converter.

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Close-Up lens 250D (58mm)

This lens makes taking macro shots easy. In the normal mode, close-up shots can be taken when the distance from the front of the lens to the subject is 18 to 25cm (7.1 to 9.8 in.) at maximum telephoto.

Shooting area (during macro mode)

Distance from the front of the lens to the subject

Shooting area

Telephoto end

18 cm (7.1 in.)

36 X 27 cm (14 X 11 in.)

Conversion Lens Adapter LA-DC58G

This is a lens adapter required for attaching the wide converter and tele-converter (58 mm thread diameter).

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Attaching a Lens

  1. Be sure that the camera is turned off.

  2. Press the ring release button and hold it down, and turn the ring in the direction of the arrow.

  3. When the mark on the camera and the mark on the ring are aligned, lift off the ring.

  4. Align the mark on the conversion lens adapter with the mark on the camera, and turn the adapter in the direction of the arrows as far as the mark on the camera.

    - To remove the conversion lens adapter, turn the adapter in the opposite direction with holding down the ring release button.

  5. Set the lens on the adapter, and turn it in the indicated direction to attach it securely.

  • Completely remove all dust and dirt from conversion lenses with a lens blower brush before use. The camera may focus on any dirt that remains.
  • Be careful when handling the lenses since it is easy to get finger prints on them.
  • Be careful not to drop the camera or adapter when removing the ring.
  • When using these lens attachments, you should not shoot images in mode. It will not be possible to use the PhotoStitch software from your computer to accurately stitch the images together.

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