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Old Jun 3, 2004, 11:52 AM   #1
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hi all,

I' ve a Canon 70.I wanna buy a teleconverter Canon TC-DC 52 and know if it's a good lens to do clear photos.And besides, I wanna knowif it's a good affair to buy a teleconverter Kenko-Kut 300HI or an Opteka HD3x.

Thanks everyone to answer my questions!!!!!!!!!
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Old Jun 3, 2004, 12:28 PM   #2
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I own both and the teleconverter comes in handy at times. Light that enters the camera will be reduced a bit, so you'll need to adjust this by allowing a longer shutter delay or increased aperture (usually just an extra 60-100 msec during daylight). Other than that, I would say the photos come out pretty clear and sharp.

If I happen to go by the lake today with my cam, I'll take a sample shot for ya, but on hand I don't really have anything worthwhile to show you.
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Old Jun 3, 2004, 3:03 PM   #3
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I would be very interested in that too. I just bought a set of digital optics lenses off of ebay (probably pre-maturely) for my A70.

I guess I'll know in about 10 days time if it's decent or not.
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Old Jun 4, 2004, 5:13 PM   #4
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Alright, here you go. The first two sample sets demonstrate the zoom capabilities. I reduced their max size to 1024x768 for file size reasons. The last one, the Gull is just cropped. That should give you an idea of clarity.

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Sample #1: Duck - Zoom at close range



0x - This is exactly where I'm standing
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3x Optical - Camera's maximum optical zoom
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3x Optical + 2.4x Tele - Total Zoom = 7.2x
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Sample #2: Dock - Zoom at far range



0x - This is exactly where I'm standing
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3x Optical - Camera's maximum optical zoom
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3x Optical + 2.4x Tele - Total Zoom = 7.2x
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Sample #3: Gull - Tele zoom



Clarity shot
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Old Jun 5, 2004, 3:28 AM   #5
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Thank's x the example!

This photo are makes with tc-cd52 o opteka lens?

I think tc-dc 52 because is 2.4 X!

Greatings!

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Old Jun 5, 2004, 9:54 AM   #6
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Yep, taken with a Canon A70 & Tele Conversion Lens TC-DC52
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Old Jun 7, 2004, 2:11 PM   #7
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yeah, not too bad at all. I'll post some pics when I get my non-canon lenses to show you if there is any difference.
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Old Jun 8, 2004, 2:52 PM   #8
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IfI put the Canon 2.4 tele-converter on my A75 (soon to be purchased), would my new focal length be @ 84 - 252 (35mm equiv)?

In order to get a 35-252 range, would Ihave to take the converter on and off?
Is it practical to take the tele-converter on and off all the time?
Do you find it inconvienent to use the teleconverter?

Any insight would be appreciated

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Technically your focal length would be 84mm-252mm. If you want to reduce vignetting, you will need to use something close to your camera's maximum optical zoom. In which case, your focal length will remain at 252mm. It's pretty much an all or nothing package, unless you don't mind digitally editing out the vignetting and losing a good chunk of your photo.

The tele-converter is convenient if you know you're going to take distant shots. Usually I take all my outdoor photos with it on and very rarely take it off. For indoor shots or dark environments I take it off. It's not too big of a hassle to remove and put it back on. So long as you have a handy camera bag, you can whirl it off quickly and put it away. If you don't have one of those, it could be pretty cumbersome to place it elsewhere while you take normal camera shots.
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