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Old Sep 10, 2007, 2:51 PM   #1
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I'd like to adda telephoto converter lensto a Kodak DX 6490 10x optical zoom digital camera.I want the best quality and the most zoom.

I'm trying to decide between the:

1. Schneider-Kreuznach Xenar 1.4x lenswhich Kodak recommends butdoesn't offer much magnification. price @ $150

2. Raynox DCR-2020at 2.2x. price @ $190

3. Olympus TCON-17 at 1.7x. price @ $100

4. Canon TC DC52 at 2.4x. price @ $75

I would greatly appreciate anyrecommendations or opinions.Thanks, Jahvon.
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Old Sep 10, 2007, 8:14 PM   #2
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Hello, Jahvon
1. S-K 1.4 is good but limited to the 1.4x . 55mm adapter
2.Raynox 2020- I've seen good reviews of this lens but I don't know any Kodak
users who tried it.Will require a 52mm adapter
3. Oly 1.7- used by many of us here with great results and it fits Kodaks 55mm
adapter
4. Canon 2.4 - sorry not familiar with this
My opinion is you can't go wrong with the Oly 1.7...also highly recommend the genuine Kodak lens adapter vs. others

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Old Sep 11, 2007, 3:32 PM   #3
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Thanks for the info and reply Dan 279! The info is very helpful as I have heard many good reviews for the TCON1.7. I'm leaning in that direction. I am still curious if anyone has experienced the Raynox 2020 which will require a 55-62mm step ringor the Canon TC DC52 which will require a 55-52 step down ring on a Kodak 6490. They offer more zoom and I am curious about their quality on the Kodak 6490.
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TCON information and comparison tests:

http://www.cs.mtu.edu/~shene/DigiCam...-30/index.html

3x comparisons:

http://www.cs.mtu.edu/~shene/DigiCam...-300-Comp.html

My conclusions from the above - Nikon's probably the best but the Oly 1.7 is very good and has a better price/performance ratio.
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Old Sep 23, 2007, 9:29 PM   #5
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Get the Olympus TCON-17 or the Kodak 1.4X. Either one will do a very very good job. 2X tele-converters cause some problems with photo clarity and a 52mm adapter will (didn't say may but will) cause some vignetting problems. There are many converter lens out there that will fit but after seeing thousands of photos from the TCON-17 and a Kodak camera, I don't see anything any better.

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Old Sep 24, 2007, 11:10 AM   #6
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Thanks, Dawg. I was leaning in that direction. I've heard nothing but

positive things about the TCON-17. I think I'll buy both the Olympus TCON-17 andthe Canon TC DC52 and play around with both just for the fun of it! :idea:

I'll try and post some comparison photos later, thank you all!
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You are very welcome and I look forward to seeing those comparisons.

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Old Oct 3, 2007, 10:05 PM   #8
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I tried the Canon TC DC52 2.4x telephoto lens on the 6490, it is completely incompatible as the camera could not focus in any mode. The cameras built-in 3x digital zoom is even much better. I'll buy an adapter and try the TC DC52 lens on my Canon A620. I'm still waiting for a goodbid on the Olympus TCON 17 from Ebay.
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jahvon wrote:
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I tried the Canon TC DC52 2.4x telephoto lens on the 6490, it is completely incompatible as the camera could not focus in any mode. The cameras built-in 3x digital zoom is even much better. I'll buy an adapter and try the TC DC52 lens on my Canon A620. I'm still waiting for a goodbid on the Olympus TCON 17 from Ebay.
That TCON-17 will do you right as long as the one you get was taken care of. The 3X digizoom and a TCON-17 have given me my best moon photos.

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