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Old 23rd November 2015
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40-150mm Pro Decoration Ring

Hello.
Just seen that WEX are doing the Olympus DR-66 decoration ring for the 40-150mm Pro lens at a decent price. It's simply a plastic ring that protects the tripod mount locating lugs on the lens if you choose to remove the mount. I bought mine from Amazon.com because European suppliers were charging ridiculous prices at the time.
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http://www.wexphotographic.com/buy-o...fy0aaqys8p8haq

It locates securely onto the lugs and looks really neat.

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Re: 40-150mm Pro Decoration Ring

Must remember that when I get myself the 40-150mm Pro. Thanks.
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Re: 40-150mm Pro Decoration Ring

Many thanks. Did not know this existed so maybe one to add to the Christmas wish list.
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Re: 40-150mm Pro Decoration Ring

Very rarely remove the foot as it is how I attach my Sunsniper strap. Can't see me ever wanting one of these, which until a few minutes ago i had never heard of.
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Lightbulb Re: 40-150mm Pro Decoration Ring

I use these "Support the whatever" plastic wrist bands for all sorts of things. I'll have to see if they fit...
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Re: 40-150mm Pro Decoration Ring

Interesting I have been looking for one of these Olympus EU. told they do not stock them but to try Luton Camera. Luton Cameras who told me they would have to order one in at 20. E-bay has them at 18 post free but may not be genuine Olympus. Olympus USA has them at $5 but they do not sell to Europe!! Good suggestion re wrist bands will give it a try. Ed
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Re: 40-150mm Pro Decoration Ring

Decorate your 40-150 Pro with a couple of these in grey and it will start to resemble a C***n lens
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Re: 40-150mm Pro Decoration Ring

Does anyone know if this 'protection' is actually performing some useful function other than just looking nice?
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Re: 40-150mm Pro Decoration Ring

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Does anyone know if this 'protection' is actually performing some useful function other than just looking nice?
Probably protects the lugs but things are no different to the 50-200, which is of the same design. Don't remember such a thing for this lens.
A solution waiting for a problem if you ask me!
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Re: 40-150mm Pro Decoration Ring

Yeah, thought so...

I'll keep mine edgily bare
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Re: 40-150mm Pro Decoration Ring

Dave is your suggestion to help stop theft as who would want to steal a C***N ( whatever they are) if people know it is an Olympus you could be a target?
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Re: 40-150mm Pro Decoration Ring

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Hello.
Just seen that WEX are doing the Olympus DR-66 decoration ring for the 40-150mm Pro lens at a decent price
***Steve***
Although insignificant relative to the cost of the 40-150 Pro, I don't consider 19.99 to be a decent price for this simple plastic ring.
A rubber band would be just as functional!
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Re: 40-150mm Pro Decoration Ring

All had a bad day then? Sorry I mentioned it!
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Re: 40-150mm Pro Decoration Ring

Despite some cutting comments, here's a picture of the DR-66.
It's a lot nicer than a rubber band or two! It looks nothing like a C-word lens or an N-word for that matter! I think it makes the lens look less like it's being used with something missing
I do think though that the ring should be supplied with the lens, it is a genuine Olympus accessory after all and it is way over priced.
I'm happy though, because I paid less than half Wex's price for mine.
Why the picture has uploaded in panoramic mode I don't know, it was definitely taken in portrait. I'm sure someone will set me straight.
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Re: 40-150mm Pro Decoration Ring

Interesting! Do they do the opposite to protect the inners of the mount? That way they can mate up like the teleconverter caps in my bag to keep the dust out!
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