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Old May 20, 2005, 6:10 PM   #11
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Nice series on the capabilities of the lenses and the 6490. Thanks for showing us.

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Old May 20, 2005, 8:09 PM   #12
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Why thank you No Time To Shoot Bob.



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Old May 21, 2005, 3:34 AM   #13
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I just bought a 6490, for a firstDC,a couple of weeks ago. I saw talk of the TCON on another forum, and started considering it. Your shots have sold me. I gotta get one. Very nice pictures.



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Old May 21, 2005, 9:10 AM   #14
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A few things to consider with the TCON-17 are the facts that it doesn't make you a great photog just by having one, ( my photos should prove that almost imediatly ) Then there is the problem of vignetting, or the way the inside of the lens will leave a black ring around the photo when you back it down into the wider angle shots. If you've got something far away it'll help but if it's closer there will be times you wish it wasn't on there. It is possible to use filters with it but you'll have to stack them in between the lens adapter and the lens as the TCON doesn't have threads on the outside. Any more questions, fire away. If I, or someone else doesn't know the answer we'll try to find it for you.


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Old May 21, 2005, 5:55 PM   #15
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I'm pretty much interested in getting one to draw the birds in my backyard closer. I know other uses will be found, but that is the main thing I like the big zoom for right now. The 10x was the main reason I got this camera and when I found out I could increase that, I got really excited.



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Old May 21, 2005, 9:46 PM   #16
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I too have been waiting for a digital camera in an affordable price range that would give me that long lens advantage. My overall size and large feet to go along with getting older have taken it's toll on my stealth,hence the need for the long lens. When I saw some of the posts by Brianhare and others here I knew I had to get one. I haven't regretted it yet. If you would like to see some really good bird shots, be sure to check out the posts by Brianhare. He is the master of the TCON and the bird shots. I'm a long way away from his abilities yet. But I know if I keep trying and listening to the folks on this forum I'll eventually get there. Oh yeah, I bought my Tcon-17 at B&H Photo online. I think it was around $92.00 and shipping. Good photoging Robert and be sure to post some of those bird shots when you take them. Be looking forward to them.


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