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Old Mar 22, 2006, 12:02 PM   #1
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hello to everyone. I am really new to the digi cam and just bought my first digital ( obviously a s5200 from the title ) I got a really great deal . camera for 262 then minus the 50 dollar rebate for a great total of 212. love it so far ( really only have had for about 3 weeks ) . I have seen a lot in past posts about tele lens, in paticular the tcon -17. I am a little confused when talking about lens. the s5200 has a 55mm thread ( as does the tcon 17 ) but I have also been looking at the canon tc-dc52. I believe it has a 52 m thread at 2.4 x . would there be an issue using a step down ring to moubnt to my camera. I know the lens is no 55 across , but how small can I really go before it creates problems ?? any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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Old Mar 30, 2006, 1:34 PM   #2
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Anytime you use a step-down ring you increase the risk of vignetting. I've used the Canon tele-adapter on a Canon camera and found the vignetting problem unacceptable, especially at wider angles, and that was without a step-down ring. I'm not sure if Fuji makes a tele-adapter for the S5200, but using a lens not specifically designed for this camera probably wouldn't work well, not to mention that adding another lens will likely make your camera 'slower', ie, you'll need to use a wider aperture setting for any given shutter speed.
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Old Jul 23, 2006, 1:27 PM   #3
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Save yourself some trouble in looking at wide angle converter
lenses and get the best that there is for your s5200

Kodak Schneider-Kreuznach Xenar 55mm 0.7x Wide Angle Converter Lens
Has 55mm threads so will fit directly with your digicam.

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