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Old May 12, 2005, 11:34 PM   #1
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Hi everyone,

I'm new to the forum. I just want to ask you guys about the two lens I want to add onto my A95. Has anyone ever used the RAYNOX DCR-2020PRO lens or the CRYSTALVUE SHARPSHOOTER lens? I don't know which one should I get. The Raynox DCR-2020PRO is 2.2x while the Crystalvue Sharpshooter is 8x. Which one is better?
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Old May 14, 2005, 6:35 PM   #2
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I cant comment on the Crytal Value one, I asked a question in the Pana forum about teleconverters. Have a look at some of the links in it, there are some very good comparisons done with various converters, which may give you an idea. (one is in japenese. right click on the pages and it translates reasonable well.

I know they're not your camera, but the results won't be far off.

http://stevesforums.com/forums/view_...mp;forum_id=23

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Old May 21, 2005, 3:33 PM   #3
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Hi - check out the online articles from last year and some of the test photos taken by owners with the 2020.

http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/view_topic.php?id=25830&forum_id=50
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Old Jun 13, 2005, 11:27 PM   #4
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I have been using a Crystal Vue Sharpshooter for a couple of years with a Nikon 995, its capable of very good results but is a hassle to use. At full zoom on the 995 lens you are dealing with an equivalent of over 1200mm in 135 terms, a sturdy tripod is mandatory. The 995 LCD is poor in bright light so you need some kind of shield, adding to the problem. at less than about 400mm equiv, you get vignetting. A lens with less power would be much more useful. Good luck in your search.
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Old Jun 14, 2005, 1:16 AM   #5
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"Which one is better?"

Neither is better or worse than the other. They are just very, very different. Decide what your needs are and this will tell you which is best for you.
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Old Jun 14, 2005, 4:37 PM   #6
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Haktmal, it may also be worth your while to take a look at the EagleEye OpticZoom lens. I am personally very pleased with it. Its a little costly but definitely worth it. The factory is in the UK but if in the USA, I highly recommend www.photosolve.com

Attached is a photo that was shot using the EagleEye lens.

Good luck!

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Old Jun 17, 2005, 3:54 PM   #7
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Thanks. That picture looks awesome.
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