GR DIGITAL III FAQs - By Product

[Question] Let me know about the GH-2, optional hood & adapter for the GR DIGITAL III.

It is GH-2, the hood & adapter that you can use with the GR DIGITAL III.

GH-2, hood & adapter

By attaching this GH-2 (adapter), you can use the optional wide conversion lens (GW-2), or a commercially available filter (filter diameter 43 mm) with the GR DIGITAL III.

Hood

Size Length 60.5 mm x Width 79.37 mm x Thickness 22.5 mm
Weight Approx. 13 g

Adapter

Size Maximum diameter 53.1 mm x Full length 29.76 mm
(excluding projecting parts)
Weight Approx. 18 g

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Mounting instructions and cautions are as follows.
 

 

Attaching the adapter

1. Remove the ring cap from the camera body.
Turn the ring cap counterclockwise for removal.

Turn the ring cap counterclockwise for removal.

[Note]
Keep the removed ring cap with care. For use, attach the ring cap to the camera body by aligning the markings, and then turn the ring cap clockwise to return it to its original position.

2. With the marking on the camera, fit the adapter into the camera body. Then turn the adapter clockwise until it clicks in position.

With the marking on the camera, fit the adapter into the camera body.

3. For removal, pull the lock button toward you and turn it counterclockwise.

Pull the lock button and turn it counterclockwise for removal.

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Attaching the hood

1. With the marking on the upper side, fit the hood into the adapter. Then turn the hood clockwise until it clicks in position.
For removal, turn the hood counterclockwise. The hood can also be attached in the opposite direction for easy carrying.

Turn the ring cap counterclockwise for removal.

[Using the GW-2]
For using the wide coversion lens (GW-2, optional), attach the GW-2 to the adapter.
    • Attaching GW-2 makes the lens magnification 0.75 (21 mm on the wide angle side; equivalent to 35 mm filmcameras).
    • When the hood is attached to the camera with GW-2, use the hood attachment that came with GW-2.

Note: When using GW-2, a hood that came with GH-2 cannot be used.
For the details on the GW-2 (wide conversion lens), see the FAQ below.

Let me know about the GW-2 (wide conversion lens)

[Using a filter (commercially available)]
For using a filter (filter diameter 43 mm), screw the filter into the adapter.
    • Use a filter available on the market . The filter diameter must be 43 mm.
    • The hood can be attached to the adapter at the same time.

Note on the usage of a filter: Some filters may give shadows (vignetting) to pictures. Check this before purchase.
If the filter is thick, you may not be able to attach the hood. Check this before purchase.


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Caution on the usage of GH-2

    • Turn off the camera power for attachment or detachment.
    • Do not apply force more than necessary for attachment or detachment, or the camera may be damaged.
    • You cannot use the wide conversion lens with the filter, or with hood of adapter at the same time.
    • When using the wide conversion lens or hood, you cannot use the flash built in the camera.

Safety Precautions

[Warning] : Do not look at the sun directly through the lens, or you may lose your eyesight.

[Caution]
    • Do not leave the lens or the lens-attached camera under direct sunlight.
    • If the sunlight is focused on a nearby item, a fire may occur. Store the product with lens cap or under no direct sunlight.

Handling Notes

    • Be careful not to stain or damage the adapter, or the contact points of the camera body. Otherwise, camera may not be able to recognize the attached option correctly, or record images with correct information.
    • If you use an external viewfinder with a wide conversion lens, or hood at the same time, the vignetting (shading) on the finder will become greater.
    • When the adapter or hood is attached to the camera, do not hold the camera by the adapter or hood alone.
    • Do not directly touch the lens surface. Spots on the lens surface may affect the picture quality. To wipe off spots from the lens surface, use commercially available lens cleaner.
    • Be sure not to give it a shock, such as dropping it, or hitting it against hard items.
    • In an environment where the temperature changes suddenly, condensation may occur in the product, resulting in troubles such as rust or molds. For lens care, take it out of the bag after the temperature difference from the atmosphere has decreased to a fairly small amount.
    • Avoid high temperature or humidity and store the product in a dry place.

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Answer ID: EDCG09356
Date created: July 27, 2009
Date modified: --
Product: GR DIGITAL III
Operating system: --
Category: Accessories


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