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Frank Doorhof May 22, 2003 10:16 AM

DRC1540 on HP850
Today I received the DCR1540 and a PLP690 (52-55 with polarizer and MC protector).

I'm sick at home so I made a few shots of our shop through glass (150mtr) and to make it worse it was very cloudy outside.
Exposure time 1/327s
F-number 3.1
ISO 200
Exposer time 1/429s
F-number 3.1
ISO 186

If I understand correctly I would have more light with the raynox lens ISO186 vs ISO200, maybe someone can explain this ?

The pictures are a bit shaken (coughing) and not very representative, but to get an idea it's enough I hope.

For the price I'm pleasently surprised, although I would have hoped for a bit more zoom range....


pjallittle May 31, 2003 11:05 PM

I would be interested in seeing more results when you are no longer coughing. Because if your hand was shaking, the picture still looks good.

Using a 1540 gains quality but after all, it is still only 1.54, not 2X or 3X, so one has to make these choices. I would like to see a side by side comparison of the Raynox 1540 against their 1850 from the same exact distance.

Also, could you take some more meaningful polarized pictures such as submerged objects?

Frank Doorhof Jun 1, 2003 1:44 AM


I have been playing a bit more and the 1.54x is enough for most situations, I will however be adding the Crystal Vue 8x soon.

The 1.84x lens is not suitable for my camera (which allready has a 8x zoom).

The polarizer works wonders for for example cars and reflections.

I will try to post some results soon.


chatteriekoolkat Jun 26, 2003 7:03 AM

HP 850 and... Olympus TCON-17

I will test my HP 850 and Olympus TCON-17 soon (perhaps in july !)

I have seen some pics from Panasonic FZ1 with Olympus B300 (the "old" TCON-17) and the pics are really greats !!

And I have a friend who have a TCON-17... :roll:

To see !

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