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Old Dec 3, 2004, 10:30 AM   #1
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Hello,

Does anyone know if there is an AF teleconverter for the Nikon 50mm f/1.8 lens?

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Old Dec 5, 2004, 4:10 AM   #2
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Teleconverters are not suitable for use on 50mm focal length lenses. They are meant for telephoto focal lengths (hence the tele in the converter name).
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Old Dec 8, 2004, 12:08 AM   #3
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Teleconverters are not suitable for use on 50mm focal length lenses. They are meant for telephoto focal lengths (hence the tele in the converter name).
I wonder why this is? The 1.7 TCON certainly doesn't work on my P&S at W/A, but, knowing nothing, I spotted the new Olympus. They rated their teleconverter compatible with their lens this size (50mm) and their wide angle zoom (14-54mm?). I thought this was a pretty good feature until I read your post. Is it that it only physically fits these lenses? I see there are some for which they don't recommend the teleconverter.
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Old Dec 9, 2004, 5:33 PM   #4
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Teleconverters for a P&S vs. a SLR are quite different. With a P&S, I think they screw onto the outside of the lens. With an SLR, they go between the lens and body. You can screw anything onto the outside, but putting something into the light path from lens to body is more complicated.
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