The Xtend-a-Lens adapter is the foundation of the
Photosolve system, allowing you to attach other Photosolve products as
well as many industry-standard camera accessories to your digital
camera. Now you can get exactly the shots you want, complementing your
camera with your choice of lenses, filters, adapters and other add-ons.
||< Xtend-a-Lens 290 adapter. On several of our Xtend-a-Lens adapters, the far end grips the lens casing of your digital camera, using a textured rubber inside sleeve that's completely safe for your camera. It's on or off with a twist of the wrist. The near end has standard, metal camera threads for the attachment of Photosolve accessories and many other types of filters, lenses, hood mounts and other equipment. Some Xtend-a-Lens products have either bayonet or screw thread attachment to the camera, depending on model.
Other Xtend-a-Lens models have bayonet or screw fittings to match the camera on which they're intended to be installed.
The most recent adapter, the OMNI, mounts to the tripod mount of the camera and adjusts to fit the set up of the lens.
Many digital cameras don't have threads on the lens barrel, because the zoom mechanisms of the the lens assembly are not designed to bear the weight of filters and other add-ons. With the Xtend-a-Lens adapter, you can overcome this limitation and take many kinds of new photos with your camera.
Please note that the original Xtend-a-Lens adapters were designed and manufactured by photosolve. To broaden the line and accommodate our customer's needs, photosolve has acquired lens adapters from other manufacturers and they are marketed under the Xtend-a-Lens brand. We only add these kinds of products after they have been fully tested and meet photosolve requirements.
shown here with optional lens cap and
leash, mounted on a Kodak DC4800 camera
your camera's equipped with Xtend-a-Lens, you can add...
Close up and macro lenses and
UV filters for greater photo flexibility
OpticZoom 5x lens for
greater zoom capabilities
connector system for use with microscopes and telescopes
telescope and microscope adapter
system for 35mm slides, negatives and film
Macro Photography Tricks >
You can REALLY increase your macro capabilities by using an old SLR lens reversed on your digital camera. That setup is shown here with optional reversing ring, mounted on a Kodak DC4800 camera with a standard 50mm SLR in reverse mounting position.
< Macro Photography Tricks
Here's the result of that setup. The Vignetting generally DOES occur with this kind of application.
Xtend-a-Lens frequently-asked questions
Xtend-a-Lens Omni for all Compact Digital Cameras
Xtend-a-Lens A80/A95 for Canon A80 and A95 digital cameras
Xtend-a-Lens G1, G2, G3, G5, G6, G7-G9 and G10/G11/G12 for Canon G1, G2, G3, G5, G6, G7,G9 and G10,G11,G12 digital cameras
Xtend-a-Lens S1 and S2/S3/S5 for Canon S1, S2, S3, and S5 digital cameras
Xtend-a-Lens A60/A70/A85 for Canon A60/A70/A85 digital cameras
Xtend-a-Lens A510/A520 for Canon A510/A520/A540 digital cameras
Xtend-a-Lens A570/A590 for Canon A570 and A590 digital cameras
Xtend-a-Lens A610/A620 for Canon A610/A620/A630/A640 digital cameras
Xtend-a-Lens A650 for Canon A650 digital cameras
Xtend-a-Lens A700/A710/A720 for Canon A700, A710 and A720 digital cameras
Xtend-a-Lens 290 for Kodak
DC260, 265, 290 cameras
Xtend-a-Lens 4800 for Kodak
Xtend-a-Lens 3900/4900 for Kodak DX3900 and DX4900 cameras
Xtend-a-Lens 6340/6440 for Kodak DX6340 and DX6440 cameras
Xtend-a-Lens Z612/Z712 for Kodak Z612 and Z712 cameras
Xtend-a-Lens P712/P850 for Kodak P712 and P850 cameras
Xtend-a-Lens X04 for Minolta S304, S404 and S414 cameras
Xtend-a-Lens 8400 for Nikon Coolpix 8400 cameras
Xtend-a-Lens 8800 Standard and Variable for Nikon Coolpix 8800 cameras
Xtend-a-Lens 5700/8700 & 5400 for Nikon Coolpix 5700/8700 and 5400 cameras
Xtend-a-Lens 8080W & 8080T for Olympus 8080 cameras (similar to Olympus CLA-8, but with standard threads)
Xtend-a-Lens CLA-4 for Olympus SP500UZ, C700UZ, C720UZ, C730UZ, C765, and C770 cameras.
Xtend-a-Lens 5060/7070 for
Olympus 5060 & 7070 cameras (similar to Olympus CLA-7)
Xtend-a-Lens CLA-1 for Olympus
Xtend-a-Lens FZ10/15/20 for Panasonic FZ-10
and FZ-20 digital cameras
Xtend-a-Lens W1/W5/W7 for Sony W1. W5 or W7 digital cameras
Xtend-a-Lens VAD-S70 for Sony digital cameras
Lens caps and leashes for
protecting your camera and lenses