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Old Dec 31, 2006, 10:08 AM   #1
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i have recently bought a canon s3 is, i then bought off ebay an adapter tube, filter and clip on cap, the adapter is not a snug fit and does wobble slightly, unless a firm grip is taken, i do understand i may end up having to buy the correct adapter in the end, however i will still have the kenko uv filter (any good)? and end cap,

my main question however, is that i am looking to buy the tc-dc58b, cheapest price from a local shop is £80 and i have now discovered a tc-dc58n, of which is identical focal legnth of 1.5, but this is aimed at the g5, it has the same 58mm thread, but on comparing pictures of both lens, seems to have a shorter body than the tc-dc58b, i can obtain this from amazon for £56 (tc-dc58n)

can some one tell me if this will work with the s3 is?, as the n version has a different adapter to the b version, i imagine the difference being the attachment to the camera end as both have screw in 58mm on the adapter to lens ends

is there a difference, or is it a marketing ploy to make me buy the dearer lens

thanks for any help or advice offered, alan
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Old Jan 4, 2007, 3:33 AM   #2
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Please see te information provided by http://www.lensmateonline.com/index.htmland also compare their samples. They also provide adapters. I reciently bought their 52mm adapter with 52-55 mm step up ring. I am using it with my A640 and Olympus TCON-17 teleconverter and WCON-07 wide angle. Very good adapter fits firmly and very good results. I think canon teleconverter is optimised for G series cameras. Any way see the information available and post if there are any more questions.


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Old Jan 4, 2007, 3:03 PM   #3
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thanks baig, i rang the shop that i bought the camera from, he advised against otherconverters and said he recommended me sticking with the correct lens, even though i did say i was buying from somewhere else, can't ask for a more honest answer than that, in my own opinion, so i bought the tc-dc58b,

again thanks for responding, alan
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Old Jan 6, 2007, 7:41 PM   #4
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Good luck and happy shooting with your new camera and lens. Do post one or two snaps with the converter.
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Old Jan 7, 2007, 4:36 AM   #5
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Personally, I dont have a TC-DC58B, but while I was researching another Teleconvertor, I came across these links with may be helpful to you.

This person posted some shots with the TC-DC58B

http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/

Also hereis another link with some pictures have some shots with the TC-DC58B

http://www.dcresource.com/forums/showthread.php?t=21728


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Old Jan 11, 2007, 1:01 AM   #6
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i have taken a few shots over the last week, when i have had a look at them, if they have turned out well i will post them, thanks for all help and interest shown



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