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Old Jan 24, 2004, 7:48 AM   #1
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Default Nikon CP5000 Telephoto Lens Help

Hello! I recently purchased a Nikon CP5000, an upgrade from my very basic, and very lost or stolen CP775.

I'm very happy so far and I would like to invest in a Tele Photo Lens for this camera.

Does anyone have any pictures that compare the distance between the TC-E2 and the TC-E3 ED ?

I guess what I'm looking for is a picture without the lense, and then the same scene zoomed in with the lense, one for each of the two lenses. I've browsed back for the past year in this forum and couldn't find such a thing.

Any other advice would be greatly appreciated to a Professional Camera beginner like myself!

Thanks in advance!

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Old Jan 24, 2004, 2:47 PM   #2
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Hello
I dont have a 5000. I have a 4500, however you wanted an idea of the difference between a TC-E2 and a TC-E3.
I will share what I learned. The TC-E3 is very heavy and large. It ia also exspensive. What most people do is buy the TC-E2 first , because it has a more usefull range and then add a lens to the TC-E2 if they want more reach.

The common additions are :
The Tifflen 2X
The Olympus T-Con14 1.4x
The Olympus T-Con 17 1.7x
The Olympus B-300 (same as the T-con 17) 1.7x
There is a Sony Lens but I forgot the number.
I just combined the TC-E2 and the Canon TC-DC58N
Any of the combos will work just as well as the TC-E3, and will cost less and be lighter.
Below is the link to my post about the combo I did. At the very least you can get an idea of the difference between 2X and 3X.

Ronald

http://www.stevesforums.com/phpBB2/v...ic.php?t=20050
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Old Jan 24, 2004, 3:20 PM   #3
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Thanks for the tip! I'll definately try this, 500 mm whould be a decent range for what I'm doing.

Thanks!

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Old Jan 24, 2004, 8:19 PM   #4
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I looked at the zoom range of your camera and I found that you range is 28mm to 85mm.

with the
Nikon TC-E2 2X you get 170mm
With the TC-E2 plus the Oly T-con 17 1.7x you get 289mm
With the TC-E2 plus the Tifflin 2X you get 340mm
With the TC-E2 plus the Canon TC-DC58N 1.7X you get 297.5
With the TC-E3 3x you get 255mm


You could add alittle digital zoom to get to 500mm.
By a little I mean no more than 2X
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Old Jan 25, 2004, 12:04 AM   #5
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Does anyone have any pictures that compare the distance between the TC-E2 and the TC-E3 ED ?
The maximum focal length of the Coolpix 5000 is 85mm. With the TC-E2 and TC-E3ED, you only get 170mm and 255mm, respectively. Worse, you actually cannot have 255mm with the TC-E3ED due to a slight vignetting. To get rid of this slight vignetting, you need to use 1.2X digital zoom.

If you wish to go for a 500mm lens, you have to use those monoscope type lenses. One of the best with a reasonable price is the CrystalVue 8S SharpShooter (image below). Since it is 8X, it can extend the 5000 focal length to 8 * 85 = 680mm.


Take a look those pages on CrystalVue 8X and the Overview page of the Converter Lenses section of my Coolpix 4500 user guide.

CK
http://www.cs.mtu.edu/~shene/DigiCam
Nikon Coolpix 950/990/995/2500/4500/5700 User Guide
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