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Old Mar 13, 2005, 8:18 AM   #1
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Hi everybody,

has somebody experience with wide angle converters for the m410r?

I saw a converter from olympus (wcon-08 not D) at a lokal dealer. It is 55mm threaded. Could this converter possibly work (converted with a step up ring 52<-->55) with the kyocera?

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Old Mar 13, 2005, 8:21 AM   #2
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sorry the thread should be wide angle and not wide Engel......:-)

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Old Mar 13, 2005, 8:35 AM   #3
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Hi Wolfgang,

Many of us have bought the Electro 35aux lenses as they can be bought very cheap.

With the 49mm/52mm adapter ring in place that comes with the camera all you need is a 52mm to 55mm step-up ring.

Most of us use the wide angle lens very useful, the telephoto lens doesn't really do that much after all you already have 10x zoom on the camera.

This post has some useful information, scroll down and you should find what you need.

http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...mp;forum_id=19

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Old Mar 13, 2005, 9:44 AM   #4
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Also see

http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...mp;forum_id=19

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Old Mar 13, 2005, 2:22 PM   #5
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Hi Ian & KK,

Thanks for the Reply. I just ebayed this Kyocera Electro 35 thing. I just couldn't find one. If it is that cheap I would by one. The Olympus WCON-08 is 70,- EUR excl. Step Up Ring. I thought it would be a bargain, because of the Olympus brand and reputation. Other High quality wide angle converters I saw were about double the price.....

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Old Mar 13, 2005, 3:40 PM   #6
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Raynox DCR720....would be the one i would go for if i was to want a new wide angle conversion lens. It is very good quality and cheaper and here it is in Germany on Ebay and will fit straight onto the Kyocera tube you already have. I checked but no aux lenses around fornow

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...sPageName=WD2V

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Old Mar 14, 2005, 4:37 AM   #7
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Lo,

You could have a look at these from Soligor.
These are especially made for 'large' zoom camera's and the m410 is
mentioned as one of the camera's they have been designed for.

If you look at the complete catalogue you will also find other 52mm
converters. The are manufacured and designed at the same plant
as the olympus ones the 65075 f.i is exactly the same as the olympus w-con.

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Old Mar 14, 2005, 8:21 AM   #8
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The Soligor lens costs quite a bit more but i doubt the quality will be much better than the Raynox. I may be wrong though


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Old Mar 14, 2005, 10:06 AM   #9
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Lo,

I have not been able yet to try these 2 new converters, but i did check
the other 2 52mm converters (65075 and 2x tele) and the quality was fine.
The new ones weren't in at that time so i waited on buying until i have been
in the opportunity to go back and test.
Prices are list prices and always negotiable when buying in a shop at least
where i was especially when buying 2 (wa+tele).
The dcr720 seems to have a large amount of distortion and from raynox
i would prefer the dcr6600pro. Unfortunatly that one will be somewhat higher
in price again about the same as the soligor. I'm still looking for someone
who has these raynox converters on stock so i can give them a test.
I always test before i buy......

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Old Mar 14, 2005, 2:26 PM   #10
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From doing a lot of research it seems the DCR6600 gives soft images in centre and edges. The DCR720 does distort but i would expect the Soligor to do the same and distortion is easily corrected in CS. Shame you did not have a SD card in your camera when you checked those 2 lenses as it is impossible to see the quality by looking at the LCD screen.

Never seen reviews of Soligor and as you say the only way is to try before you buy.

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