Has anyone tried front end teleconverters? IQ?

Started May 2, 2012 | Discussions thread
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In reply to zackiedawg, May 2, 2012

zackiedawg wrote:

Sorry you found out the hard way! At least they don't cost much. Stay away from the Bower ones, also known as 'Crystal Optics', 'Sakar', and a few other names...as far as teleextenders go, they seem to get universally poor reviews. Stick with the Olympus TCon, Sony DH, the lower powered Raynox, and a few Canon and Nikon units designed for their P&S superzooms, as they tended to be better optically.

Hi Justin,

I have the Sony VCL-HDG1758 1.7X front mount teleconverter and in most cases it also sucks. Center is sharp but the edges are terrible. It was fun to play with for awhile but not worth buying and trying. I only tried it because I already had it (I bought it for my brother to use on his Sony F707).

Cheers.

Ron

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