VCL-HGD1758 or VCL-HG1758

Started Feb 6, 2003 | Discussions thread
Dak on cam
Dak on cam Senior Member • Posts: 1,677
Re: VCL-HGD1758 or VCL-HG1758 or VCL-DH1758?

OutsideTheMatrix wrote:

Sorry about that, I just didn't want to bother individuals with messages. At any rate, I did some more net sleuthing and I think I've found the info I need:

http://pages.mtu.edu/~shene/DigiCam/User-Guide/FZ-30/Converters/Tele-Test/Scene-1/Tele-Test-Infinity.html

http://pages.mtu.edu/~shene/DigiCam/User-Guide/FZ-30/Converters/Tele-Test/Scene-2/Tele-Test-Long.html

https://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/2908922?page=2

The HGD version is FAR better

You are talking about using this on a HS50 which goes to a 1000mm equivalent.  This is so far outside of the specs of these old add-on converters that even the brutally heavy higher-quality converters are not likely to give better results than digital magnification would on the comparatively good optics of a more recent hyperzoom.

Of course, results will still be better than using something like the "2.2x" converters for around $20 new that inexplicably continue to be found on Ebay ostensibly for camera models that are ridiculously far out of their league.

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