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Old Jun 10, 2002, 7:55 AM   #1
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Default Tele Addon Lens for Sony F707?

2X or 3X for Sony F707?
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Old Jun 10, 2002, 10:45 PM   #2
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Default On the 707...

It's a tough one. There really is no suitable 2x, but the Olympus B-300 1.7x works very well with the F707. The B-300 is tough to find, but your best bet is to keep checking back at:

http://www.eagleeyeuk.com

Eagle Eye in the U.K. gets them on a pretty regular basis and ships to the U.S.
They are a great company, and their prices are fair - it's not a cheap lens....

As for 3X, there is one, but it's super expensive and not easy to use. The Olympus TCON-300 3x which was designed for the Olympus E-10 costs about $589 and you will have to fabricate your own adapter or hire a machine shop to do it. They will need an optical comparitor to do it right...

It doesn't attached with threads, but instead sets on a platform which screws into the tripod mount on the camera end and to a sole plate which is mounted on the lens barrel on the other end. This adapter plate comes with the lens, but is only suitable for the E-10/E-20 Olympus. Also the 3X has to be focused independently of the camera.

Here's a picture of the TCON-300 mounted on the F707 with a B-300 on the end of the TCON-300. I machined the mount and was going to try to make them available, but needed about 50 people to order to make it economically viable at about $49. There were just not enough people willing to spend as much for the lens and mount as for the camera, so the idea never materialized....

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Old Jun 11, 2002, 11:31 AM   #3
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geeezzze...your everywhere with helpful information...thanks for the info.
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Old Jun 21, 2002, 3:32 AM   #4
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Default nother question on the F707

I heard the F707 doesn't need an adaptor, but I can't really find it for sure online (at least not with my understanding of photo-pro's language in egnlish )

Can anyone tell me for sure if you can just screw on lenses without need of an adaptor?
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Old Jun 25, 2002, 6:40 PM   #5
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Default It depends...

Adaptors simply match thread sizes. If the telephoto or wide angle or macro lens has the proper thread size to mate to the F707's threads (58mm) then you don't need a step-up or step-down filter ring. Otherwise you do. In the vast majority of cases you will.

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Old Jun 26, 2002, 9:22 AM   #6
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I have a Titanium 2X Optical which screws in nicely. The problem is that it will not auto-focus. However, using manual focus, the 2X zoom appers momentarily but then disappears, i.e. it won't lock. Anyone have any suggestions?

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