Teleconversion lens

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Radha
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Teleconversion lens
Dec 22, 2004

Is there any teleconversion lens for s7000 ? If so,tell me which one is best,along with its merrits & demerrits. In photo quality also.

Waiting for your seggestions.

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Re: Teleconversion lens
In reply to Radha, Dec 22, 2004

Is there any teleconversion lens for s7000 ?

Yes. Many. Fuji offer two (one tele one wide angle) themselves

If so,tell me which one is best,along with its merrits & demerrits.

Try google. Third Party lenses offer different magnification levels. You can pick them up on Ebay.

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In reply to Radha, Dec 22, 2004

Hee's a thread I put up when the TCON was first released:

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1012&message=5006503

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In reply to Radha, Dec 22, 2004

I haven't yet seen any plausible results from the Raynox 2020Pro, rumours of which, have been knocking about the market for nearly a year; it might be very promising, if anyone can track one down in the wild.

In its absence, there are only two teleconverters that aught to be considered...

Fujifilm TL-FX9 or,

Olympus TCON-17

The former, was designed for use with the in-built camera lens, seen on the 4900/6900/602Z/S7000 cameras. As such, it offers 1.5x and minimal problems with chromatic aberations and vignetting.

The Olympus offers 1.7x, and, with only a very teeny-weeny increase in chromatic aberations over the Fuji lens.

Any other teleconversion lenses, for instance those labelled 'Titanium', or 'Crystal', are really, really, very bloody awful, especially in comparison with a cloudy and wobbly sheet of semi-opaque, scratched, perspex, tentatively presented somewhere in front of your camera, by one of Santa's little helpers.

With the Fuji TL-FX9 (silver finish - older) or TL-FX9B (Black finish - newer), the necessary 55mm adapter tube is included.

With the Olympus TCON-17 lens, a 55mm adapter tube, will need to be sourced separately (www.cameragear.com).

You might also be fortunate to find an Olympus B-300 on the second-hand market. This is almost identical to their later TCON-17 (which replaced it, after a long, and empty - except for rumours, gap), but the B-300 is better made. Both are quite a lot heavier, and a wee bit more unwieldy, than the Fuji lens. (All three, however, share the 55mm thread, for attachment to an adapter tube).

B-300 is still the bees knees, but heavier and bulkier than,

TL-FX9B, which is the prettiest and lightest.

TCON-17 is the everyday all-rounder.

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Re: Teleconversion lens
In reply to batty, Dec 23, 2004

Hi Batty,

I never knew that you could write such a straight forward response without your usual witty humor.

I agree with Batty on all counts, except that the TCON-17 appears to do slightly better that the B-300 when it comes to CA as it has a more modern coating. The difference is tiny and both are fine lenses.

Morris

batty wrote:

I haven't yet seen any plausible results from the Raynox 2020Pro,
rumours of which, have been knocking about the market for nearly a
year; it might be very promising, if anyone can track one down in
the wild.

In its absence, there are only two teleconverters that aught to be
considered...

Fujifilm TL-FX9 or,

Olympus TCON-17

The former, was designed for use with the in-built camera lens,
seen on the 4900/6900/602Z/S7000 cameras. As such, it offers 1.5x
and minimal problems with chromatic aberations and vignetting.

The Olympus offers 1.7x, and, with only a very teeny-weeny increase
in chromatic aberations over the Fuji lens.

Any other teleconversion lenses, for instance those labelled
'Titanium', or 'Crystal', are really, really, very bloody awful,
especially in comparison with a cloudy and wobbly sheet of
semi-opaque, scratched, perspex, tentatively presented somewhere in
front of your camera, by one of Santa's little helpers.

With the Fuji TL-FX9 (silver finish - older) or TL-FX9B (Black
finish - newer), the necessary 55mm adapter tube is included.

With the Olympus TCON-17 lens, a 55mm adapter tube, will need to be
sourced separately (www.cameragear.com).

You might also be fortunate to find an Olympus B-300 on the
second-hand market. This is almost identical to their later TCON-17
(which replaced it, after a long, and empty - except for rumours,
gap), but the B-300 is better made. Both are quite a lot heavier,
and a wee bit more unwieldy, than the Fuji lens. (All three,
however, share the 55mm thread, for attachment to an adapter tube).

B-300 is still the bees knees, but heavier and bulkier than,

TL-FX9B, which is the prettiest and lightest.

TCON-17 is the everyday all-rounder.

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Re: Olympus C-210
In reply to Radha, Dec 23, 2004

Has anyone tested the Olympus C-210? It's available on E-bay for $20-30. It has 52mm threads so you need a 55-52mm adapter and it causes a little vignetting (sp?), but seem to be a good deal for occasional tele shots. It is a 1.9 converter.
Rich

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In reply to rlj, Dec 23, 2004

That's an interesting find, Rich.

Olympus glass has a good reputation.

52mm threads are not a problem (after all, the in-built Fuji zoom lens has an objective diameter of 49mm, so, some leaway in marrying them).

Where did you get the information that it vignettes, on our Fujis, it might be a function of an over-long adapter tube?

Seems like you have volunteered yourself to try it out for us.

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Has anyone tested the Olympus C-210?...

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Radha
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Re: Teleconversion lens
In reply to batty, Dec 23, 2004

Thanks alot Batty
I prefer to buy Fujifilm TL-FX9. Can you tell me the price &
performance of Fujifilm TL- FX9.

batty wrote:

I haven't yet seen any plausible results from the Raynox 2020Pro,
rumours of which, have been knocking about the market for nearly a
year; it might be very promising, if anyone can track one down in
the wild.

In its absence, there are only two teleconverters that aught to be
considered...

Fujifilm TL-FX9 or,

Olympus TCON-17

The former, was designed for use with the in-built camera lens,
seen on the 4900/6900/602Z/S7000 cameras. As such, it offers 1.5x
and minimal problems with chromatic aberations and vignetting.

The Olympus offers 1.7x, and, with only a very teeny-weeny increase
in chromatic aberations over the Fuji lens.

Any other teleconversion lenses, for instance those labelled
'Titanium', or 'Crystal', are really, really, very bloody awful,
especially in comparison with a cloudy and wobbly sheet of
semi-opaque, scratched, perspex, tentatively presented somewhere in
front of your camera, by one of Santa's little helpers.

With the Fuji TL-FX9 (silver finish - older) or TL-FX9B (Black
finish - newer), the necessary 55mm adapter tube is included.

With the Olympus TCON-17 lens, a 55mm adapter tube, will need to be
sourced separately (www.cameragear.com).

You might also be fortunate to find an Olympus B-300 on the
second-hand market. This is almost identical to their later TCON-17
(which replaced it, after a long, and empty - except for rumours,
gap), but the B-300 is better made. Both are quite a lot heavier,
and a wee bit more unwieldy, than the Fuji lens. (All three,
however, share the 55mm thread, for attachment to an adapter tube).

B-300 is still the bees knees, but heavier and bulkier than,

TL-FX9B, which is the prettiest and lightest.

TCON-17 is the everyday all-rounder.

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Re: Olympus C-210
In reply to batty, Dec 23, 2004

batty wrote:

That's an interesting find, Rich.

Olympus glass has a good reputation.

52mm threads are not a problem (after all, the in-built Fuji zoom
lens has an objective diameter of 49mm, so, some leaway in marrying
them).

Where did you get the information that it vignettes, on our Fujis,
it might be a function of an over-long adapter tube?

Seems like you have volunteered yourself to try it out for us.

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batty.

Batty;

I have tried it out. I just haven't made any meaningful tests or comparisons. I know it vignettes with my adapter tube, but not much at full magnification. I bought it to play around with wildlife shots and the vignetting isn't much of a problem for the price. I'll try and post some pictures with it as soon as I have some decent ones to show. By the way, it's Olympus on-line store that is selling them, so they're brand new in the box.
Rich

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Has anyone tested the Olympus C-210?...

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Re: Olympus C-210
In reply to batty, Dec 23, 2004

Check out the review at:

http://www.pixelbrat.com/teleconverters.html

Sample Photos:

http://www.saunalahti.fi/~ari68/21042003.html

Before they went out of stock you could have purchased one at:

http://oibd1e.olympusamerica.com/innards/empProdDetails.asp?sku=103898-410

Regards,

Neil

batty wrote:
That's an interesting find, Rich.

Olympus glass has a good reputation.

52mm threads are not a problem (after all, the in-built Fuji zoom
lens has an objective diameter of 49mm, so, some leaway in marrying
them).

Where did you get the information that it vignettes, on our Fujis,
it might be a function of an over-long adapter tube?

Seems like you have volunteered yourself to try it out for us.

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batty.

rlj wrote:

Has anyone tested the Olympus C-210?...

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Weight of Fuji is an advantage
In reply to Radha, Dec 24, 2004

I guess the older you get the less you want to be a pack horse for equipment. The Fuji TL-9 is significantly lighter and can be used more often without a tripod.

Check the following message for comparisons:
http://forums.dpreview.com/ ... ... read.asp?forum=1012&message=6948972

Also, in the message is a link to Anada's comparison of the lenses.

Hope this helps
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Re: Olympus C-210
In reply to Neil A. Viglione, Dec 24, 2004

Neil A. Viglione wrote:

Check out the review at:

http://www.pixelbrat.com/teleconverters.html

Sample Photos:

http://www.saunalahti.fi/~ari68/21042003.html

Before they went out of stock you could have purchased one at:

http://oibd1e.olympusamerica.com/innards/empProdDetails.asp?sku=103898-410

Regards,

Neil

Neil;

Thanks for the links. You can still buy the lens from the ebay store. Here is one going for $32 when I looked.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=3344&item=3861549230&rd=1
Rich

batty wrote:
That's an interesting find, Rich.

Olympus glass has a good reputation.

52mm threads are not a problem (after all, the in-built Fuji zoom
lens has an objective diameter of 49mm, so, some leaway in marrying
them).

Where did you get the information that it vignettes, on our Fujis,
it might be a function of an over-long adapter tube?

Seems like you have volunteered yourself to try it out for us.

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batty.

rlj wrote:

Has anyone tested the Olympus C-210?...

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Re: Teleconversion lens
In reply to Radha, Dec 24, 2004

Radha wrote:

Thanks alot Batty
I prefer to buy Fujifilm TL-FX9. Can you tell me the price &
performance of Fujifilm TL- FX9.

Radha.....

I just ordered the TL-FX9 from B&H. Their Winter 2004-05 catalog lists the lens on page 103 for $114.95, that is without the adapter. Online, they only list the lens and adapter together for 144.95. I called & wanted the lens only, which they don't seem to sell anymore, but they gave me a discount, and I got both of them for 129.95 Am sure their next catalog will not list the lens only. You miaght be able to find some other place cheaper, but B&H is very reliable, and it was here in 3 days. I thank this forum for helping me choose, because I wanted something light and it is, I was afraid the Tcon-17 would be too much for me. So thank you all for such great information, am still trying to learn the S7000, I love the camera, and it's so much fun to use. Yaya

batty wrote:

I haven't yet seen any plausible results from the Raynox 2020Pro,
rumours of which, have been knocking about the market for nearly a
year; it might be very promising, if anyone can track one down in
the wild.

In its absence, there are only two teleconverters that aught to be
considered...

Fujifilm TL-FX9 or,

Olympus TCON-17

The former, was designed for use with the in-built camera lens,
seen on the 4900/6900/602Z/S7000 cameras. As such, it offers 1.5x
and minimal problems with chromatic aberations and vignetting.

The Olympus offers 1.7x, and, with only a very teeny-weeny increase
in chromatic aberations over the Fuji lens.

Any other teleconversion lenses, for instance those labelled
'Titanium', or 'Crystal', are really, really, very bloody awful,
especially in comparison with a cloudy and wobbly sheet of
semi-opaque, scratched, perspex, tentatively presented somewhere in
front of your camera, by one of Santa's little helpers.

With the Fuji TL-FX9 (silver finish - older) or TL-FX9B (Black
finish - newer), the necessary 55mm adapter tube is included.

With the Olympus TCON-17 lens, a 55mm adapter tube, will need to be
sourced separately (www.cameragear.com).

You might also be fortunate to find an Olympus B-300 on the
second-hand market. This is almost identical to their later TCON-17
(which replaced it, after a long, and empty - except for rumours,
gap), but the B-300 is better made. Both are quite a lot heavier,
and a wee bit more unwieldy, than the Fuji lens. (All three,
however, share the 55mm thread, for attachment to an adapter tube).

B-300 is still the bees knees, but heavier and bulkier than,

TL-FX9B, which is the prettiest and lightest.

TCON-17 is the everyday all-rounder.

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