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Old Mar 28, 2008, 10:02 PM   #1
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I am looking to add a 1.8x, 2x or 2.2x telephoto lense to my fuji S9100. I believe the threads are 58mm on the camera at least that what filters fit it. Can anyone suggest a good lens that will work with my camera and give me an 18x to 22x focal length (the camera is 10.7 optical).

In case it matters I plan to use it for

1.) taking closeup photos at a live fire exercise in June where I have to be back 200 to 300 from themock car accidentsthat will used for the drill.

2.) Nature shots of deer and such which are starting invide the area. However whewn I try to get close enough to get a shot of them and fill up the screen they run away.... hoping a longer lense may keep them in place long enough to get the shot. Also geese I believe in flight and coming in for a landing on our local lake. Thanks in advance for help. I tried to do a search at bhphotovideo.com for Fduji S9100 lenes and nothing came back of use.

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Old Mar 29, 2008, 10:10 AM   #2
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Dave,

Here's one:

http://www.amazon.com/Kenko-Telephot...21&sr=1-16

I have no idea if it's any good or not. Amazon also has an Opteko 2.2x for $30. Maybe you can do a search for those brands and find a review on them. Let me know if you find a good one.

Regarding the deer, it's a lot easier if you shoot them first, then you can get as close as you want...LOL?

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Old Mar 29, 2008, 10:27 AM   #3
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Dave,

Check these out:

http://forums.steves-digicams.com/fo...ighlight=s9100

Apparently, there is a concern with the weight of the telephoto on the camera lens.

Anyway, the Raynox seems pretty good:

http://raynox.co.jp/comparison/digit...tm#dcr-2020pro

http://www.amazon.com/Raynox-DCR-202...180&sr=1-3

Good luck.

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Old Mar 29, 2008, 2:40 PM   #4
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Taken with Raynox lens on S9000:

http://raynox.co.jp/comparison/digit...tm#dcr-1540pro

http://raynox.co.jp/english/digital/s9000/index.htm

You'll need an adapter ring to use the Raynox.

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Old Mar 30, 2008, 8:39 PM   #5
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Thanks for the info. The more I do my research the more I find that an add on lens may not be right for this camera due to its weight etc.

Thanks for the help

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Old Apr 24, 2008, 1:55 PM   #6
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Hi,

I'm using a raynox dcr2020Pro on my S9000. it's not an ease job using it, but possible and worthwhile...

Pros.

it helps a lot even when you're close to animals. It's quite lightweight compare to its size, and it also looks like very nice on the camera. Before buying this telephoto lens I spent a lot of time to look at all options and now I wouldn't think about anything else to buy, because they might have quite a big distortion, and might also not fit well. :shock:

Cons. But even this high quality lens, probably because I have to use a conversion ring to 58mm, in a bright environment might produce blurred edges of about 5-10% of the diameter; therefore I take usually RAF pictures and then cut off the subject from the middle, leaving behind those 5-10 percents at the edge...here is an example photo...:|

you'll also need quite a practice to be able to hold it without tripod, not because of the weight, but simply because of the high magnification. Try taking pictures whilst not breathing, use your arm and breast to support the camera, knee down and use your knee or use a nearby tree or fence; it's quite an art...:roll:

But you should understand the physics behind all this... the camera has five or six elements, plus this Raynox telephoto lens has couple more, so it is just simply impossible to get the same quality you would have with a proper SLR and a specialist telephoto lens. Though it's really good in comparewith my mobile phone camera...I do not regret I bought it...:G
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