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Old Jun 8, 2002, 4:37 PM   #1
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Does anyone know if the Dimage 7i can support add-on lenses? If so, what lenses are recommended to use? Can you use any SLR Lenses? Thanks, the question may seem rhetorical due to the 7x zoom on the camera, but I am a nubie!I am
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Old Jun 9, 2002, 3:37 PM   #2
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The 7i has the same lens as the 7. Here's a page with reports of success/failure with various add-on lenses:



http://webpages.charter.net/bbiggers...on_lenses.html

No, you can't use SLR lenses.

In general no one has reported success with a wide angle. There are one or two that will get you to about 24mm (after cropping the vignetting), but you have to crop and therefore end up with less resolution.

The best tele-converter is the Olympus B-300 1.7X. This lens has been discontinued and very few are seen for sale at this point. If you can find one, expect to pay more than $200.00 (USD). It can only be used at or near maximum zoom due to vignetting.

With 5 megapixels to play with, you can get a good bit of "zoom" just by cropping, if you're not looking for too large a print.

"Digital zoom" is just in-camera cropping, so don't use it. Do your own cropping later, if you want to.
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Has any one tired the Fuji TL-FX9 lense? It has 55mm threads. Would love to get a nice lens.
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Old Jul 17, 2002, 1:26 AM   #4
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sorry to chime in on this one. the lens on the D7i is one beautifully designed optical piece. yes it is only a 28-200mm. i'm afraid that putting these add-ons just kills the image quality. most of these are one lens fits all attempts. in some cases it would be better to tape a coke bottle to the end of it. the results have been, to be kind, disappointing. the distortion list can be long if it hasn't been designed specifically for a particular lens. theres more to it than just magnification
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sjms,

I'm not interested in starting an argument, but I couldn't let that stand. The B-300 is an excellent add-on for the D7/D7i. A few other lenses are also useful if you can live/work with certain limitations.

However, if you're speaking of Kenko, Digital Optics, Sony, etc. I agree with you -- the chromatic aberrations and other problems make them pretty much useless.
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I agree with Jim, the B300 works beutifully with the D7 and I posted links to PBase test pictures of it on Steve's old board, but have since lost them...

However I'll rather go for this ~22mm (x0,8) It has a slight vignetting, but I can't imagine how much one would pay for this focal lens on a dSLR !!!

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http://www.sophie.org.uk/lenstest/PICT4079.jpg

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i can accept that opinion and no arguement from me it's all a matter of perception. but show me an 11x14 cropped you'll be proud of with that setup. i think with me it's been to many years of good lenses and lots of kodachrome 25/64. i spent enough time in the darkroom printing over 25 years both color and B/W. i have seen the affects of add-on lenses. i'm not satisfied with the quality. thats me
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(Just my opinion) Every thing is a tradeoff, picking the D7 is one, and if one can improve the usefulness of the camera for a reasonable cost... all the better; Otherwise we all be shooting with a dSLR.

Checkout the sample pictures for the B300 at the end of the post...
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first i will take into account these are web shots. tcon 14b scene 2- right off the bat i see color fringing (yellow) on a lot of vertical items. there isn't a straight line on the vertical axis (hourglass distortion). i just took a brief look. i don't call that acceptable. and i won't "fix it in the mix" (PS7). those are good examples of why i won't use them.

the digital photo world is highly immature in the goods being offered to us right. i try to place my money on a good bet. oh, i have lost more than once. each time i feel i get more careful. i still shoot the important stuff on (slide) film and than scan with a N 4000 ED scanner. hands down no competition. unfortunately showing a sample would be a bandwidth disaster.
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