Question: TG1 Tele converter TCON-T01

Started Sep 18, 2012 | Discussions thread
Nigel Clifford
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Tried a Sony one
In reply to ken_nith, Sep 20, 2012

I tried the Sony 2X extender (VCL-R2037), had to use a stepping ring.

Vignetting occurs until just after 2X optical zoom. Don’t know if this would happen with specific Olympus extender. AF still pretty quick in poor light minimum focus distance about 2M.

Image quality better than a crop or digital zoom. IS didn’t cope very well in video, I have a Sony bridge camera HX200, with 30X zoom and the IS is way better.

I would not spend the £170 they want for the Olympus lens, I’ve other cameras with better zooms, but as I have the Sony lens I will take it with the TG-1 for use from my Kayak.

Three comparison photos, optical 4X zoom, optical 8X with sony extender and 8X with digital zoom.

Nigel

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