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Old Jul 24, 2003, 6:31 PM   #1
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Anyone have opinions or experience using the Telephoto add-on for the 5700? I know it comes in the 1.5x flavor ...is the 2x and 3x just for the 5000?

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Old Jul 25, 2003, 1:07 AM   #2
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Anyone have opinions or experience using the Telephoto add-on for the 5700? I know it comes in the 1.5x flavor ...is the 2x and 3x just for the 5000?
The Nikon TC-E15ED 1.5X, which requires the Nikon UR-E8 adapter, is specially made for the 5700 (and 5400). This lens is sharp; however, the use of a tripod is highly recommended when the shutter speed is slow. You have other choices as well; however, all of them requires an adapter. One of the most popular is Bernie's Coolfix adapter ( http://members.rogers.com/nextphoto/order5700.htm ) which has a 62mm thread. With this adapter, the other good alternatives are Olympus TCON-17 1.7X (a 62-55 step-down ring required), Olympus TCON-14B 1.4X (no ring required), and Sony HCL 1758 1.7X (62-58 step-down ring required). Other converter lenses may be have a comparable optical quality.

The TC-E2 and TC-E3ED are for the 9xx, 4500 and 5000 cameras because they have 28mm thread size, which is too small for the 5400 and 5700.

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Old Jul 25, 2003, 9:53 AM   #3
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Thanks Shane,

The Nikon 1.5x is the way I'd go, I'm just debating the $300 Canadian cost at the moment

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You can get it for $230 at Aden Camera in Toronto ...
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In Vancouver the Nikon TC-E15 1.5x Tele Converter is $249.00 plus tax. I was just estimating the total cost when I said $300. I prefer buying locally, less hassle if support or a return is needed

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Thanks Shene,

Any converter lenses bigger than 2.0x can put on 5400

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Any converter lenses bigger than 2.0x can put on 5400
I am not sure about this. In theory, any converter can be mounted on any lens; however, vignetting is a problem. Taking TC-E2 and E3ED as examples, their rear glass elements are smaller than 28mm and the front element of 5700 (and 5400) are larger than 28mm. In this case, the camera will "see" the rear element of the converter as well as the black barrel, and vignetting occurs. In summary, the rear element of the converter cannot be too small compared with the front glass element of the camera lens. Moreover, the longest focal length of the 5400 is quite short (i.e., 112mm) and its angle of view is large. This is a good chance to get vignetting if the rear element of a converter is small.

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