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Old Jan 4, 2003, 1:30 AM   #1
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Default Can you add on lenses to D7i and D7Hi?

I'm looking to move up to another camera with more pixels and more more optical zoom. I have an Olympus C3000 that I've taken a couple thousand pictures on over the last couple years; I really like it but it just doesn't have enough zoom for the wildlife shots I like to take.
I've considered the Nikon CP5700. It sounded good, but lots of bad talk about slow, bad low light response, etc. Bummer, I really liked the thought of 8X zoom. I'm now looking at the Dimage 7i or 7 Hi, (and also at the Sony DSC-F717).
I saw somewhere that the 7i (?) has threads for adding on a filter, or maybe a teleconverter lens, for those times when I really want to reach out. I had a 500 mm lens for my old NIkon FE and although I didn't use it all the time there certainly were times when it was the only thing that worked. Can you add a lens like this to a 7i or a 7Hi, and has anyone tried any? I can't find any that are made specifically for these camera.
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Old Jan 4, 2003, 3:36 AM   #2
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Yes you can.

The link below discusses this topic.
http://webpages.charter.net/bbiggers...on_lenses.html

The link below is to Raynox, they are specifically targeting the 7xx. They have existing add-ons available and some that are just being made available.
http://www.raynox.co.jp/english/digital/egdimage7hi.htm

Based on forum reads, the one that gets mentioned most in my obseravation is the Olympus A-200 converter 1.5X. Try doing a forum search for it on various Minolta forums.

I have not spent enough time researching this topic to come to any conclusions yet.
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Old Jan 4, 2003, 5:48 AM   #3
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Default Raynox Add-ons

For more info on the Raynox lenses go to this link:
http://www.alldimage.com/

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Old Jan 5, 2003, 2:45 AM   #4
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Thank you for the info. There is lots of info on those pages. I have a 5X tele converter for my Oly, so I'm very familiar with vignetting. It seems like there are a couple of tele lens add-ons that work decently, at least, for the 7i/7Hi.
Now I have to do more research...... Thanks, all.

rsrock: You have some nice images! I like the one of the Sousaphones!
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Old Jan 5, 2003, 7:35 PM   #5
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Personally, I'm after a 20mm. I'm leery of fisheyes....I saw Raynox doing a very pricey real fisheye. A nice little 20...anyone know of one of those?
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Old Jan 13, 2003, 2:33 PM   #6
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Just to report back and fyi, 47th St Photo through its ebay store was sellling a nice little package for $109, that included a 0.48 titanium wide angle lens, plus a 2x telephoto.
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Old Jan 15, 2003, 3:40 PM   #7
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And to report back again---they don't work so well. I returned them. Lots and lots of vingetting.

The good news---one reason I purchased the Dimage7 was because its focal length matched the zoom I usually liked to use. It suits 95% of my needs. I'll live.
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Old Jan 17, 2003, 4:50 PM   #8
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try this one:

http://www.etronics.com/product.asp?...ro&showspecs=1


if anyone has any experience with dcr-1540, pls advice.
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Old Jan 18, 2003, 3:02 PM   #9
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if anyone has any experience with dcr-1540, pls advice.
The Olympus A200 (1.5x) is a better lens, and is $85 at B&H.
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