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Old Mar 13, 2006, 4:44 PM   #1
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Hi, all
I am glad I've found this forum, as I was this close to buying crappy lenses on ebay (opteka). I was wondering if anyone knew of good, but not too expensive, lenses for a fuji finepix s5200.
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Old Mar 18, 2006, 11:10 PM   #2
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Fellow s5200 owner: I didn't notice that this forum even existed and asked something similar in the Fuji forum. People responded with what you might expect-- buy Fuji's own attachments, since they're optimized for the lens that Fuji designed. It's just a bit expensive.
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Old Apr 23, 2006, 1:06 AM   #3
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Hello,

I have a s5100 fairly similar cameras I think, I am also looking for a telephoto converter lens for it, I looked on the fuji site, and the only ones i could find on it were for other cameras, but not the s seireis. Do You guys know of any other good telephoto converters for this camera?


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Old Apr 23, 2006, 2:16 AM   #4
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Olympus's TCON17 is very good and it has a 55mm thread, so no adapter for S5xxx cameras is needed and it is slightly cheaper than the Fuji's lens. It is possible to buy cheaper 3rd party lenses, but the optical quality isn't as good as Oly and Fuji.

These links might be useful:

http://www.raynox.co.jp/english/digital/s5600/index.htm

http://www.gky.com.au/c/gky?a=da&did...000#1088471539

Just my $0.02


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Old Jul 2, 2006, 8:04 PM   #5
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I just got the opteka 2x and wide anglefor the s5200 and I thought for the non pro they do a fair job. My problem with digital is in that it changes so quickly. My problem is trying to get a filter one person says its 72mm and another says 75mm. I ordered the 72 as we no longer have a camera shop within 100 miles.

I like the optekas but my only need for photos is to get ideas for painting. For family stuff the camera without the added lens does more than I need.

Unless you get a $3000.00 Nikon you are not going to win many magazine jobs. It just depends on what your needs are compaired to your money.

opteka is not the best but it's not bad for 30.00 and you can sell them later and trade inyour car for a camera lens that is is better than most dogs can hear..

I could show some results of my photos when I learn how to upload here as I am new.

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Old Jul 17, 2006, 11:29 PM   #6
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I found the following lens to be of good quality and much better
than the cheep Opteka lenses. Its a direct fit without any
adapter.

And it's reasonably priced.

Schneider-Kreuznach Xenar 0.7x Wide Angle Lens 55mm
Offered by Kodak.

I don't think you can go wrong with this lens.


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Old Jul 21, 2006, 1:05 PM   #7
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agrees with pmaholch

I recently posted some sample pictures with the Kodak Schneider-Kreuznach (0.7 X WA and 1.4 X tele) on the Fuji S5200:

http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/view_forum.php?id=16


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Old Jul 23, 2006, 8:50 PM   #8
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This is an interesting observation.

The Schneider-Kreuznach Xenar 0.7x Wide Angle Lens 55mm
Offered by Kodak is exactly the same lens as the Olypmus
WCON-07 lens.

Yup! They are identical except for the different packaging
and brand name.

You might be able to find the Olympus WCON-07 a few dollars
cheaper.

You may decide to purchase the Raynox 6600 pro because it
has front filter threads while the kodak and olympus do not.

If you purchase the Raynox because of the front threads
... the only filters that will work on these are the Hoya
ultra thin 3mm filters. Otherwise you will have noticiable
vignetting problems.

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Old Jul 23, 2006, 9:22 PM   #9
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I saw the lens abovefor 39.00 on Amazon.
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Old Jul 24, 2006, 1:28 PM   #10
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pmaholch:

Quote:

"This is an interesting observation."

"The Schneider-Kreuznach Xenar 0.7x Wide Angle Lens 55mm
Offered by Kodak is exactly the same lens as the Olypmus
WCON-07 lens."

I guess you arereferring to the discussion over at dpreivew:

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/re...ssage=17244743

(reply posted by"CK", username here at Steve's forum: shene, who posted a lot of converter lens review for the Lumix FZ series)

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