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Old Sep 6, 2003, 12:58 PM   #1
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Default Conclusion: proper lenses for Fuji s5000/s602/s7000

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After days of reading all possible forums about lenses (I'm only interrested in telephoto and macro, sorry for the wideangle shoppers) that work well with Fuji Sxxx cameras, I came to the following conclusions:

- best TelePhoto for a price bellow $200 (affordable) is Olympus TCON-17 which offers 1.7x magnification. (*)
- best close-up/macro lenses for a price ~$50 are Hoya multi coated +1, +2 and +4 lenses

(*) problem with TCON is that it does not offer any thread for mounting additional lenses/filters. Any solutions for this ? Besides glueing something to it... Protecting the TCON with an additional UV filter would be advised.

Does everybody else agrees with this?

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Old Sep 6, 2003, 7:05 PM   #2
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The only option is to glue in a filter ring, but because of the "lip" on the objective side of the housing, you really don't need to "protect" it.

It's not really like you are adding a $2000 lens, the cost of the filter ring and a good UV filter would nearly equal the cost of a replacement TCON-17.

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Old Sep 8, 2003, 12:07 PM   #3
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Completely understandable, Lin Evans, but still, if someone wishes to mount an additional filter in front of the TCON... glueing is the only option. What about mounting 2 TCONs? Same thing...

It's a pity Olympus didn't included another thread on the lenses.

Just my 0.02 cents...

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Old Sep 8, 2003, 1:48 PM   #4
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A very recent post on this :

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/re...essage=6038119
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Old Sep 8, 2003, 9:15 PM   #5
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Could you use a 55mm filter behind the tcon? Between the existing lens and the tcon adapter?
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Old Sep 8, 2003, 9:26 PM   #6
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Could you use a 55mm filter behind the tcon? Between the existing lens and the tcon adapter?
Thats what I have been doing with my c-750uz and wcon-07 wide angle lens. I have let to try it one the tcon-17 however.

One thing I noticed with the wcon-07 was when using a filter between the camera and the wide angle lens is I get a dark corner in my pics which can be seen here (bottom right corner). Kinda odd, but I don't see this being a problem with the tcon-17. If these forest fires ever clear up I will take some pics with a filter between the camera and the tcon-17 to see how it works.
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Old Sep 18, 2003, 3:34 AM   #7
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I got another question. I want to buy a polarizer filter for my Fuji S5000. I don't know what to choose between a linear one or a circular one.

Both are good quality. I can buy for instance from Cokin (www.cokin.fr), or Hoya filters.

What would you choose?
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Old Nov 14, 2003, 11:41 AM   #8
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ive just bought myself the s5000 and was thinking about buying fuji`s own telephoto lense.

so does this olympus one (TCON17) fit correctly to the fuji s5000?
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Old Nov 15, 2003, 5:34 AM   #9
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It's not just fit, but also compatibility with the camera's own lens (as some combinations aren't a good marriage). The Tcon is one of the better ones on the market.

I don't know what size the Tcon size is (might be 55mm as Oly filter tube adapters are 55mm, but you can get step-up/down rings)...also it depends on what size filter adapter tube you yourself get for your S5000 (43, 52, or 55mm)!
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Old Nov 15, 2003, 7:03 AM   #10
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Add filter to the end of Tcon 17 could be accomplished by taping the filter to the lens with black electrical tape.
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