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Old Mar 14, 2004, 7:49 PM   #1
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I've had my S7000 for a few weeks now and I would like to extend the range of the zoom. I have run into situations that having extra zoom would give better definition to a subject. For example photographing birds that spook when you get to close, or bringing the moon in closer to capture lunar features.

I am also interested in a wide angle lens, but have no set purpose yet. If I could get some opinions then I will be able to look without total ignorance on the subject.
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Old Mar 14, 2004, 7:54 PM   #2
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Well, Ihave the S5000 and soon the S7000, using the raynox DCR 720 (brings it to 27mm wide angle) and the DCR 1540 pro ( op's it up to 9.3 optical zoom). The Olympus Tcon 1.7 is supposently also a great 1.7 Tele adapter, but have no exp. myself. The raynox have a 52mm thread and the oly has 55mm. The picture quality is superb on the wide and the tele. Price for the tele is around 105.-US$ and for the wide it's 55.-.

Take a look at http://www.s5000.net./forums/yaBB/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.pl

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Check this link for raynox lenses options. I bought a wide angle, tele-photo and protecting/polarize filters. Good and fast service.

http://www.bugeyedigital.com/
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Old Mar 22, 2004, 9:49 PM   #4
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I have had no luck with aftermarket lens adapters for the S7000, 3800 and other cameras I have. For the S7000 the Fuji 1.5 tele works well for up to 2/3 the zoom capability of the camera without adding an f value. Other lenses cause distortion, add f and vignette terribly, it's hit or miss. With the OEM you are assured of compatability. The Fuji 1.5x brings you to an effective 315mm, do you need more than that?
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No, actually Saturday I went to Kit's Camera's and bought the exact lens that you are talking about. I still feel that I am about 10 feet short of where I want to be, but if I had a lens that could photograph a flea on a dogs back at 1 mile away I would still want more distance. ops: Poor me I'll just have to make due.
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Old Mar 22, 2004, 10:34 PM   #6
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MoonGypsy,

If you want more zoom, you're going to have to go for a digital SLR and zoom lens. This will quite probably cost a bundle more than the S7000, tele adapter, NiMH batteries and 2Gig Microdrive just for the camera body.

My advice, feed the birds, I do it all the time! They are lulled into a false sense of security. As they gorge themselves on grain, stand back and shoot, shoot, shoot! I promise they will be none the wiser and all the fatter for it (after all they are only birds... not too smart!)

Happy shooting!
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