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Old Jul 28, 2006, 3:03 AM   #1
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Hi, has anyone used the VCL-DEH17R, 08R or the M3367 Sony lenses? I know they are pricey. What about any after-market ones? I've seen some wides (.38x) and some teles (3x) on eBay, not sure if they are any good though.

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Old Jul 28, 2006, 3:35 PM   #2
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Go with the Sony lenses, those cheap ebay lenses make excellent paperweights though...
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Old Jul 28, 2006, 5:08 PM   #3
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Agreed. Either stick with the proper Sony lenses, or do without.
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Old Jul 30, 2006, 9:30 PM   #4
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Ok, just thought there would be some decent 3rd party ones also.
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Old Aug 5, 2006, 1:10 AM   #5
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Has anyone used the Sony VCL-DEH17R, 08R or the M3367? Was curious on how these lenses actually performed. Thanks
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Old Sep 7, 2006, 12:34 AM   #6
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Anyone? : )
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Old Sep 8, 2006, 12:38 AM   #7
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Has anyone used the Sony VCL-DEH17R, 08R or the M3367? Was curious on how these lenses actually performed. Thanks
The VCL-DEH17R is an excellent 1.7X teleconverter. The issue here is: the lens is too large to be carried around easily. And, don't forget that you will also need a bracket to mount this lens. The total size is very significant for a combo that only reaches 200mm. Unless you really need image quality, I would suggest buying a long zoom camera such as Sony H5 or Panasonic FZ-30/50 may be a better idea.

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I'm considering the Sony wideangle for my R1 but I was disappointed to find it has no front filter threads. I was told by tech support that I'm to put the filters between the lens and the camera. I was concerned that the thickness of the filter would cause vignetting. The tech support couldn't comment on that. Has anyone tried this combination?

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Old Sep 26, 2006, 3:38 PM   #9
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R1 requires an additional attachment bracket
pretty much all converters that offer very deep wide angle will disappoint, .8x or so is ok
the sony factory ones are good quality

it used to be common with large tele lenses to put filters between the lenses via a drawer, thing is, even more glass isnt to be recommended, what with editing software and all now, they are less important except for protecting lenses and coatings

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