ZS3/TZ7: moon with TCs

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Ianperegian
Ianperegian Veteran Member • Posts: 3,597
ZS3/TZ7: moon with TCs

I made an adapter for my TZ7/ZS3 based on the design kindly provided about a month ago by Tom K: http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/readflat.asp?forum=1033&message=32058552

The other day I used the adapter with attached TCs to take some shots of the waning full moon with the ZS3 set at 5MP and AWB. Although at max zoom the ZS3 has a FL of only 280mm compared to my FZ28's 486mm, the ZS3 seems to perform well with TCs, and even stacked TCs. Here's a shot taken with the FZ3 using an Olympus C180 stacked in front of an Olympus C210, giving an effective FL of about 770mm:

Cheers,
Ian
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timiano Senior Member • Posts: 1,091
Re: ZS3/TZ7: moon with TCs

Well done, that's ace!

Not perfect high quality, but none-the-less, "Way Cool!"

Ianperegian
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Re: ZS3/TZ7: moon with TCs

Thanks! I think it's a very versatile little cam.

Cheers,
Ian

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Erik Ohlson
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Very crisp - great!

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ANAYV Forum Pro • Posts: 19,454
Re: ZS3/TZ7: moon with TCs

Wow that came out really good,Ian !!

Better than the moon shots i took last week,with my FZ28 (5mpEZ at around 650mm)

yours has much better detail !

very impressive,considering you used TC's !

Keep shooting

ANAYV

Ianperegian
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Re: ZS3/TZ7: moon with TCs

Thanks! I think the smaller lens on the ZS3 works well with the smaller TCs like the C180 and C210 whereas those TCs on the FZ28 tend to be not so good and give vignetting.

Cheers,
Ian
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Ianperegian
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Re: ZS3/TZ7: moon with TCs

Thanks Erik, I did some sharpening and levels in PP. I thought the result was quite good considering it was stacked TCs which seem to give more CA on my FZ28.

Cheers,
Ian
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