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Old Feb 28, 2008, 1:31 PM   #1
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I bought the Sony DH1758 for my Canon S3 and haven't been too impressed w/ picture quality. Actually I'm not impressed AT ALL. Every shot I take w/ the lens is blurry. Take the lens off - perfect. Tried w/ the converter settings and without, manual mode, TV, AV mode - to no avail.

I'm beginning to wonder if it's the lens itself cause it most certainly can't be me!! :-)

Any advice would be greatly appreciated or I might just return the darn thing.

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Old Feb 28, 2008, 2:56 PM   #2
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Could you post an example with the intact exif (so we can check the iso/aperture/shutter speed etc)?

The DH1758 is an excellent tcon, but I suppose its possible for you to buy a lemon.

Do remember of course the minimum focus distance increases with the conversion lens on and obviously the longer reach it gives you will also mean the shutter speed will need to be higher than normal to reduce the chance of blur due to hand shake.




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Old Feb 28, 2008, 3:20 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply -since I'm a bit of a newbietrying to get better I've been attemptingtouse more of theM mode. Maybe I'm over-relyingon the "green"focus box to tell me ifI'm in good shape or not ...butI'll try using a higher shutter speed and post some photos when I get home.
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I have the Sony adapter and used to have the S2. I obtained some real good results with the combo. Which lens adapter are you using? I've read some people thinking about placing a filter between the camera lens and the tele converter. I'm strongly against it for this exact reason...poor IQ as a result. The S3 has a FL of 432mm at 12x x 1.7 (Sony converter), it will bring the FL to a total of 734.4mm. Your shutter speed should be 1/800. Since the S3 has IS and assuming that it will give you+/- 2 ftops, I'd say 1/400 would be the minimum speedfora blurry free image. You should not use any stepping ring either to mount the lens to the adapter. The converter should sit as close to the camera lens as possible.
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Old Mar 12, 2008, 4:48 PM   #5
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If you don"t mind me asking, where was your S5IS made, Japan or China?

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Old Mar 12, 2008, 5:22 PM   #6
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Who is the question directed to? If it was me, I had the S2, not S5 and it was made in Japan.
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