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Old May 25, 2006, 2:26 AM   #1
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I borrowed a friend's new S5200 to fit my Kodak Schneider-Kreuznach Xenar tele and wide-angle converters, and took some sample pictures to see how they do.

I also took sample pictures with these two converters on my Panasonic Lumix FZ5:

http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...mp;forum_id=23

It happens the S5200 has the same 55mm filter size that also fit these Kodak lens converters. There is no problem with the fit. There is also no lens element clearance problem, since the Fuji S5200 does not have protruding or extending lens.

All originals were taken with the highest non-RAW setting on the S5200 (5M Fine JPEG), resized to 800 X 600 and recompressed to JPEG (quality setting = 100). Crops of 800 X600 were taken from the originals, also recompressed to JPEG (quality setting = 100).

All thumbnails link to ImageShack - click on the thumbnail to see the larger size pictures.


These are the converters on the Fuji S5200:

Tele (1.4X) - increasing the zoom power from 380 mm to about 530 mm:



WA (0.7X) - increasing the field from 38 mm to 26.6 mm:




The first set is for the tele converter - I find that there may be some softness in the center:

Max. zoom of S5200 lens:



(Center crop):



Max. zoom with tele converter:



(Center crop):



Second max. zoom of S5200 lens:



(Center crop):



Second max. zoom with tele converter:



(Center crop):






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Old May 25, 2006, 2:33 AM   #2
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Another set with the tele converter:

Max. zoom of S5200 lens:



(Center crop):



Max. zoom with tele converter:



(Center crop):




This set is taken with the wide-angle converter - please note that I did not make any perspective correction to make the building look straight. All I want to show is the clarity and sharpness of the center and edges of the picture, without any alteration.

Widest field of S5200 lens:



Widest field with WA converter:



Center crop with WA converter:



Four corner crops with WA converter:
















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Old Jun 29, 2006, 6:55 AM   #3
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Hey blindsight,
thanks for the comparison.I am thinking of buying a couple of lenses for my S5600.Please post similar comparisons with a fish-eye lens if you can do that.Thanks a lot.
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Old Jun 30, 2006, 1:04 PM   #4
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Sorry I don't use fisheye lens, and the S5200 is not mine (I borrowed from a friend to try out my Kodak WA and tele lenses).
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