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Old Jun 7, 2002, 10:37 PM   #1
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Does anyone know if the Tc-E2 or E3 will work with a Eagleeye Opticzoom... If not, does anyone have a b300 they are looking to get rid of... Or is there another alternative to add a little more distance to my Coolpix 5000... Pics Please... Thanks in advance...

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Old Jun 8, 2002, 1:40 AM   #2
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I don't know for sure but the Eagle Eye end thread is 37 mm and the Nikon lenses mentioned are 28 mm I believe. This neck down will probable create some noticable vignetting, but the B300 has a large 55 mm , much better to not neck the threads down. Again this is just an opinion, I have not tried the above mentioned combo.
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Old Jun 8, 2002, 12:56 PM   #3
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The TC-E2 or TC-E3 are not really compatible with the OpticZoom 5x. You can, as you apparently know, add the B-300 1.7x to the end of the OpticZoom. If you can't find the B-300, there are plenty of TCON-14B's available for about the same price. It's 1.45x rather than 1.7x, but actually a better optic than the B-300. You will, however, need to support the lens with this combination attached because the TCON-14B is very large and very heavy. Don't confuse the TCON-14B with the much smaller and lighter TCON-14 which also has 1.45x, but is not a good candidate for stacking with the Eagle Eye 5x.

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Old Jun 8, 2002, 1:03 PM   #4
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Have you seen any sites that have photos taken with this combination. Thank you.

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Old Jun 9, 2002, 12:19 AM   #5
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I'm not certain which combination you refer to.... I have lots of images taken with the Eagle Eye OpticZoom 5x and the B-300... visit my site at:

http://208.56.82.71 and click on the Nikon link. The first four images show the progression with the CP990 from wide angle to 3x to 15x with OpticZoom to 25x with B-300 (977.5mm) stacked with the Optic Zoom. The telephoto section shows many of only the Eagle Eye and the combination....

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Great Website thanks Lin.


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The TC-E2 or TC-E3 are not really compatible with the OpticZoom 5x. You can, as you apparently know, add the B-300 1.7x to the end of the OpticZoom. If you can't find the B-300, there are plenty of TCON-14B's available for about the same price. It's 1.45x rather than 1.7x, but actually a better optic than the B-300. You will, however, need to support the lens with this combination attached because the TCON-14B is very large and very heavy. Don't confuse the TCON-14B with the much smaller and lighter TCON-14 which also has 1.45x, but is not a good candidate for stacking with the Eagle Eye 5x.

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What is the thread size of the TCON-14B? Can someone tell me a good step down ring (or thread converter) for stepping down from the TCON-14B to 37mm (for the OpticZoom)? Is the B-300 just as good of an optic as the TCON-14B? What about the TCON-17?
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What is the thread size of the TCON-14B? Can someone tell me a good step down ring (or thread converter) for stepping down from the TCON-14B to 37mm (for the OpticZoom)? Is the B-300 just as good of an optic as the TCON-14B? What about the TCON-17?
The TCON-14B has 62mm rear thread. The best way to get to 62mm from the EagleEye's 37mm is the use of a 37-52 followed by a 52-62 step-up rings. Buy the thin ones. See the "Converter Lenses" section of my FZ-10 user guide for more about the TCON-14B and the following link, which is part of my Nikon Coolpix 4500 user guide, for stacking a monoscope and teleconverter: http://www.cs.mtu.edu/~shene/DigiCam...-8X/6X-8X.html This link shows the use of a Kenko 6X with various Nikon 28mm teleconverters. The case of EagleEye plus TCON-14B is similar.

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...Buy the thin ones...
I'm leaning towards the TCON-17 or Olympus B-300 (both have 55mm threads and more magnification) and looks like they sell cheaper for equal performance (or better)without being "heavy" like the TCON-14B.

What's the easiest step-up ring combination for the EagleEye (OpticZoom 37mm threads) to the 55mm thread lenses mentioned above? I'd like details, like links to the best prices for the recommended rings/"thread converters". Or at least tips that could help me find "thin ones".

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What's the easiest step-up ring combination for the EagleEye (OpticZoom 37mm threads) to the 55mm thread lenses mentioned above? I'd like details, like links to the best prices for the recommended rings/"thread converters". Or at least tips that could help me find "thin ones".
Heliopen has an expensive 37-55mm step-up ring. But, the best bet is usually a 37-52mm followed by a 52-55mm. The Kenko brand is a very good one. In general, those general brands are thicker. See this page for the available size and price information: http://www.2filter.com/prices/produc...pterrings.html

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