A1: Minolta plans Wide & Tele converters

Started Dec 31, 2003 | Discussions
rlsx New Member • Posts: 10
A1: Minolta plans Wide & Tele converters

According to info from Minolta France, 1.5X and 0.8X converters wil be available February or March 2004.

No information on pricing.

Dat Ei Senior Member • Posts: 1,224
Re: A1: Minolta plans Wide & Tele converters

Hey rlsx,

that´s true. I´ve posted this info on the 19th of Dec but there was astonishingly only a little resonance in this forum. Our german forum got this info from the german Minolta product manager.

Happy new year!
Dat Ei
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OP rlsx New Member • Posts: 10
Re: A1: Minolta plans Wide & Tele converters

Dat Ei wrote:

Our german forum got this info from the german Minolta product manager.

Sorry about that. Any information on prices?

Dat Ei Senior Member • Posts: 1,224
Re: A1: Minolta plans Wide & Tele converters

Hey rslx,

Sorry about that. Any information on prices?

no need to apologize, but no price info over here too. Maybe you can read german and like to read our infos here:

http://www.d7userforum.de/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=2814

One info that is important ist that these converters are for D7i, D7Hi and A1 only, but not for the D5 and the original D7. It seems that Minolta did a change of the lens barrel. The converters might be to heavy for thoses Dimages.

Regards
Dat Ei
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ian2u Forum Member • Posts: 81
Re: A1: Minolta plans Wide & Tele converters

Great news
I read your original post but then could not find it again

Will be interesting to see how much they degrade the images. But now can have 22mm to 300mm awesome
Ian

Dat Ei wrote:
Hey rslx,

Sorry about that. Any information on prices?

no need to apologize, but no price info over here too. Maybe you
can read german and like to read our infos here:

http://www.d7userforum.de/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=2814

One info that is important ist that these converters are for D7i,
D7Hi and A1 only, but not for the D5 and the original D7. It seems
that Minolta did a change of the lens barrel. The converters might
be to heavy for thoses Dimages.

Regards
Dat Ei
--
http://www.d7userforum.de

Dat Ei Senior Member • Posts: 1,224
Re: A1: Minolta plans Wide & Tele converters

Hey Ian,

Will be interesting to see how much they degrade the images. But
now can have 22mm to 300mm awesome

I have the focus range from 22mm to 300mm for nearly one year. I use the Olympus WCON-08B and the Olympus A200. But I still have the hope that Minolta did a good job to perform better than the Olympus converters which were never meant to be used with a Dimage.

Regards and happy new year
Dat Ei
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Kirwin
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longislandhost New Member • Posts: 4
Re: Translated link (German to English)

Kirwin wrote:

http://babelfish.altavista.com/babelfish/tr?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.d7userforum.de%2FphpBB2%2Fviewtopic.php%3Ft%3D2814&lp=deen&intl=1&tlb=1

Regards,
Kirwin

Yesterday, a technician at http://www.thkphoto.com told me that two of their Kenko wide angle adapters would work with the A1:

a .65 adapter http://www.thkphoto.com/products/kenko/cdc-03b.html

and

a .5 adapter http://www.thkphoto.com/products/kenko/cdc-17b.html

Does anyone have any experience with, or opinion about these?

Regards

Claymore Senior Member • Posts: 2,142
Scores of add-ons work

rlsx wrote:

According to info from Minolta France, 1.5X and 0.8X converters wil
be available February or March 2004.

No information on pricing.

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I have been using all kinds of add-on lenses with the D-7ug for months with no problems. I can get a range from 10mm out to 1200mm with the ones I have now and great results with some of them. Look at my gallery on the trials I've made (link below)

It has been really fun to see what the D-7ug can do. All the makers, Sony, Olympus, Fuji, and others are now offering converters. The wave of the future.
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