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Powershot S5is Lens adapter issue

Hey all, I've got a question about my canon powershot S5is. I purchased a lens adapter hood set to give more protection for my lens. The cap that comes with the camera is of poor build and does not stay on well. It hood is just what I needed for my outdoor trips BUT I have noticed that the hood set significantly limits the camera's ability to focus, even within the optical zoom. Is it just the particular lens I have on the adapter, which is simply a 58mm protective filter attached to the adapter, or is it something else? Any suggestions or alternative forms of camera protection, fixes for the issue, or just anything is much appreciated. Thanks in advance for any help.

The lens adapter is Canon Conversion Lens Adapter LA-DC58e with a protective filter lens attached.

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Is the filter a UV filter? Also, is the filter dark...that would make a difference in the focusing ability.

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Not UV

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The lens is not a UV lens nor is it darker.It is simply a "safety" lens, one which serves no purpose but to protect actual lens in camera. Wait.... wow.. I was just looking at the lens itself and when I held it up in front of my computer it magnified the text on screen... didnt even see that.(Smacks head)Guessing this isnt what I ordered.. It says +2 on the side of it, so im assuming/guessing that means it magnifies x2? maybe? So I guess it isn't exactly a safety lens... Ok, with this new discovery I will have to search for a dummy lens or something to replace it. Any suggestions again would be helpful. Thanks.

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what I did

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When I had my G2, I used a UV filter. All it does is block out the UV light that enters it, and they're cheap enough that if it broke then you could replace it. The brand I used was a Tiffen.

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The type of glass makes a difference

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I don't know what "safety glass" is... almost always it is a UV filter that is used to protect the lens. But remember, the camera has to shoot through this glass, so if it is a cheap piece of plastic or not optical grade glass, then it is going to present problems with focusing as well as the sharpness of the photos you take.

Stick with UV filters from Tiffen, Hoya or B+W and you will generally be OK. My wife has the S3 with the Hoya UV filter and has never had focusing problems.

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