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Old Sep 28, 2004, 5:07 AM   #1
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Hi Steve,everyone,

I like to start with saying i'm not a english speaking person so exuse me for the typo's i might make in my post.

Hopefully i can explain my question good enough for you to understand.

I like to know is anyone has tried a addon objective to make the lens x2

Short sample if you would original take use 45mm then it would be 90mm

I'm sorry i don't know the right word for it in english.

If anyone used this and has a sample or comment about it i would realy like to see and know.

Thanks in advanced,

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Old Sep 29, 2004, 7:20 AM   #2
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Joel:

The common term for the type of lens you are looking for is Teleconverter (Telephoto Conversion Lens).

The Canon Powershot Pro 1 will require the use of the Canon Conversion Lens Adapter (Part# LA-DC58C) to use a Teleconverter Lens. This adapter allows you to use filters and lens accessories with a 58mm thread size.

Canon offers a Teleconverter Lens with a 1.5x Multiplier for this model (Canon Part# TC-DC58A)

This Telconverter lens would give you a 35mm equivalent focal range of approximately 42-300mm when used with the Powershot Pro 1.

You can also find lenses made by other manufacturers with different multipliers. Raynox is an example of one. These lenses will also require the Canon LA-DC58C Conversion Lens Adapter. The Raynox lenses for the Pro 1 use a 62mm thread size, but include at 58-62mm adapter (they still require the Canon LA-DC58C).

Raynox (you can select a different language if English is difficult for you):

http://raynox.co.jp/english/egindex.htm

As far as quality,I don't know of anyone using a Teleconverter with the Pro 1. However, it is common to get some vignetting (darkening of corners, as if you are looking through a tunnel) withhigher multiplier teleconverter lenses, especially towardsthe wide angle lenssettings (shorter focal lengths). This vignetting usually diminishes as more zoom is used.


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Old Oct 4, 2004, 1:30 AM   #3
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Hi JimC,

Thanks for your speedy and informative reply.

I preffer to use one from Canon.

I don't know if you personaly have a Powershot Pro1?

If yes is the Canon Conversion Lens Adapter the one that you recieve with the package?

I have a filter holder for a 58mm this i know cause i recently purchased a UV filter to protect my lens.



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Old Oct 4, 2004, 7:25 AM   #4
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JoelVD wrote:
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I don't know if you personaly have a Powershot Pro1?
No.

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If yes is the Canon Conversion Lens Adapter the one that you recieve with the package?
I don't know. But, here is a photo of it at a vendor site:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...752&is=REG

Here is the 1.5x Teleconverter Lens:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...747&is=REG




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Old Oct 4, 2004, 4:50 PM   #5
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Thanks JimC

I'll note down the type numbers and go to shop in the next day to check on prices.

Thanks again for your fantastic help on this.



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