Here's a money saving idea that will help Olympus users who want to attach filters to their cameras. Having just borrowed a C4040Zoom for review I wanted to attach a 52mm infrared filter and would normally hold it over the front, but decided to make a custom tube. It just so happens a deodorant cap makes an unbelievably perfect adaptor.
1 Choose a suitable tube. An empty toilet roll can often work, but in this case it was too narrow for the Olympus lens. You can check first by seeing if your filter fits into the open end. My 52mm filter was a perfect fit. Now you need to cut off the closed end to make a tube.
2 Use a sharp knife or saw to cut through the plastic. But take special care. I don't want complaints from fingerless people!!!! I pressed the knife in to perforate around the plastic. A saw would have made a smoother cut but I was in a rush. Always am!
In this cap the whole inner protective plastic comes away with the unwanted top leaving a solid tube.
3 Slot the filter into the tube. I still can't believe it fitted perfectly. And secure using sticky tape.
4 Attach the tube to the camera. In this case it also hugs to the lens perfectly. Well done Asda for ideal top. Amber Bodyspray 150ml. Do we get a commission?