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Old Apr 13, 2006, 9:48 PM   #1
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I read online that the Tokina 3X and the Kenko KUT-300 lens sold on Ebay are atrocious and a big waste of money.

Can anyone recommend any good 58mm telephoto lenses from reputable brands ?

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Old Apr 13, 2006, 11:10 PM   #2
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I now have a Canon 20D but used an F717 for a couple of years and got some great photos with it. I have the Sony 1.7 VCL-HGD1758. I got very good results with it. It was expensive at the time ($199) but I am sure it has come down in price. The quality is excellant.

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Old Apr 14, 2006, 3:09 AM   #3
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Does it have to be the Sony one ?

Are there other brands available ?


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Old Apr 16, 2006, 5:48 AM   #4
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Old Apr 16, 2006, 10:03 PM   #5
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gIve been trying a bunch of older teleconverters and so far there isnt a 2.0X that will work on my camera. Im starting to think that if they can get that mucn of a gain the lens will have to have so much curve its going to have distortion around the edges.

Ive read the better ones use more then one set of lenses,2 or 2-1/2 sets of lenses per converter. I dont think your going to get anything better then the one you have.



Can you post some images with it? I think the curves of the lenses need to match the curve of the one on your camera to begin with or it isnt going to look good.

The SONY VCL-HGD1758 is a 2.0X but i dont know if your going to be able to tell the difference between 1.7X and 2.0



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