VCL-HGD1758 or VCL-HG1758

Started Feb 6, 2003 | Discussions thread
KennyG Senior Member • Posts: 1,217
Re: VCL-HGD1758 or VCL-HG1758

yossi wrote:

What is the difference between those models? I need a TC for my
717, and don't know the difference.
D100, CP4500, Sony F717.
16 Nikkors, 3 aliens, 2x TCs

As probably the only person on the planet who owns both lenses I thought I would throw my couple of cents into the discussion.

The real-world differences are - one is black, the other silver. The "D" version vignettes earlier (or hangs onto it longer when zooming out, whichever makes more sense to you) and the non-D has slightly more abberations at the extreme edges. Weight and size are the same.

I have taken pictures of the same subject at maximum zoom with both and I can't tell the difference (apart from the very left/right edges of the non-D). I would however chose the "D" version simply on price (and, as I am a bit of a fashion victim, looks). My non-D will find a new home soon to make way for the "D" version of the wide-angle.

Now attending weight-lifting classes to build up the muscles so I can lug around the two lenses and the 717.

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DSC-F717 - WA TC F1000
FP6900Z - WA TC
(And everything fits into a LowePro Magum AW)

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