G1X optical teleconverter 1.8x - first impressions -

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LarsPolarBear
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G1X optical teleconverter 1.8x - first impressions -

Just received the Sicore 1.8x HD teleconverter and would like to share some of my first impressions.

I took it around my house for some shots. However, since I just got the camera a few days ago and the converter today, I would like to ask you to bare with me and not to expect too much...

It comes in 2 parts an adapter tube and the lens:

Looks and feels heavy (about 1 kg with camera):

For comparison (shoots are handheld...):

Wide angel 28mm:

full camera zoom 112mm:

28mm with converter attached (slight vignetting )

112mm & 1.8x converter = 202mm

as comparison: 112mm & 1.5x digital zoom (no converter) = 168mm:

and with 1.9x digital zoom = 213mm

my old Canon G9 with full optical zoom 210mm:

and finally 112mm & 1.8x converter & 4x digital zoom = 806mm

a few snap shots:

converter & 2.4x digital:

converter & 1.9x digital tele

only optical zoom & converter

Your comments and suggestions are highly welcome!

Lars

Canon PowerShot G9
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