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Old Jun 16, 2008, 6:46 AM   #1
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Hi, I have just returned from Singapore having bought a GroBartig 2.5 teleconverer for my Canon S3 IS.

I've done a whole range of test shots and the results are terrible!:shock:

Not what I expected at all.I've tried to set the menu to converter, but nothong seems to work. I really need some help here.

Any ideas where to start?

I saw some great examples on Lensmate and I don't even come close.

Have been ripped???
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Old Jun 16, 2008, 7:29 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forums. I've moved your thread to our Canon forum, where some of our Canon users may be able to offer suggestions.

But, as a general rule, Teleconverters with that much magnification don't normally work well on a "Super Zoom" type model like your S3 IS. Most TCs like that were originally designed for lower resolution video cameras, versus higher resolution still cameras.

We also have a forum dedicated to Add-On Lenses that you may want to visit.

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Old Oct 30, 2008, 12:28 PM   #3
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I have also recently bought the same GroBartig teleconverter in China Town in Singapore; but do feel that I have been ripped off. Very heavy; and the quality is poor. My lens consists of 2 pieces, ie a screw off macro lens and then the teleconverter. Do you know if either can be used separate; I haven't tested, but am quite disappointed about the quality

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