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Tullio Feb 19, 2007 2:44 AM

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This morning I attached my Ricoh 1.5x teleconverter (TC-200M) to the 55-200mm onmy D40to see what kind of images this combo would produce (the Ricoh tele is a very small, light weight converter with great optics - I use it with my Sony H1 and Pana FZ20). I waspleasantly surprisedby some ofthe images and would like to share a few.

Palm tree at 82.5mm (55x1.5)

Tullio Feb 19, 2007 2:46 AM

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Palm tree at 300mm (200x1.5)

Tullio Feb 19, 2007 2:48 AM

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Chimney at 82.5mm

Tullio Feb 19, 2007 2:49 AM

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Chimney at 300mm

Tullio Feb 19, 2007 2:50 AM

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Deck lamp at 300mm

Tullio Feb 19, 2007 3:02 AM

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Flower pot at 300mm

Tullio Feb 19, 2007 3:11 AM

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Tree at 300mm

mtclimber Feb 19, 2007 10:50 AM

It looks like that Ricoh TC works very well indeed with the Nikkor 55-200mm lens. Those are nice sharp sample photos.


Tullio Feb 19, 2007 11:14 AM

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Thanks, Sarah. I think the combo is to be used in special circumstances only. These shots were all hand held but I missed a bunch due to camera shake. Shutter speed must be very high and there must be lots of light unless you use a tripod. However, I did my first test in the kitchen under fluorescent light, again handheld and I got this image out of about 5 shots. Obviously I had to sharpen itand it looks a bit harsh but considering that I wasat 300mm with sutter speed of 1/40, it's really not that bad at all.

mtclimber Feb 19, 2007 11:42 PM


Still that is very impressive. We usually use the 1/focallength formula, which would call for a 1/300th shutter under normal circumstances with an effective 300mm of focal length. You beat that by a long shot and you were suffering some light loss as well due to the TC being on the end of the lens. Nice going.


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