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Old Jan 19, 2003, 11:11 PM   #1
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Default Which Telephoto for Nikon 5700?

Hi all,
Which telephoto lens will work with the Nikon 5700?
What will be the 35mm equivalent of the Nikon 1.5 lens?
Do any others work? :?
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Old Jan 20, 2003, 1:17 AM   #2
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As mentioned on Steve's Review of the 5700 located at:

http://www.steves-digicams.com/2002_...n5700_pg2.html

Telephoto Converter TC-E15ED:
"It is a telephoto conversion lens with a magnification factor of 1.5x. When used with the Coolpix 5700's lens at full telephoto it is equivalent to 420mm in 35mm camera format."
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Old Jan 20, 2003, 10:48 AM   #3
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Default Re: Yes, I read that, but let me be more specific.

Is the 1.5x the strongest magnification that I can use with the Nikon 5700?
Which lens work best? Which adapter? Is there vignetting with the telephotos?
I know the wide angle lens causes some vingnetting at the widest zoom, but can the telephoto be zoomed from 1-8 w/o vignetting with the TC-E15ED attached?
Is this the best glass for the 5700 and can you bump it up with a 2x or something?
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Old Jan 20, 2003, 7:06 PM   #4
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Default Think of them as Primes...

Think of the adapters as primes - the WC is a 28mm/2.8 and the TC is a 420mm/4.2. Yes, you can zoom with the adapters on - you'll need to be in a user set that has the add-on lenses set to "none" I believe, otherwise the lenses get locked at min/max focal length position.

You'll really get hit/miss results depending on FL and aperture settings with these TCs. Better to treat them as primes and adjust with your feet.
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Old Jan 21, 2003, 1:24 AM   #5
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Thanks fellows, that helps. Wasn't sure what all was out there or how it works.
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Old Jan 22, 2003, 3:51 AM   #6
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there are other makes of add one lenses for the 5700, however they would not have the same quality. ebay usually lists a few.






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Old Jan 22, 2003, 9:10 AM   #7
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There was a discussion on this area of the fourm awhile back about some of the non Nikon teleconverters for the 5700. The general concensous(sp?) from the posts was that they were not that good. The sample pictures from the 1.8x they had were bad enough that even I saw the problems (lost of details, light areas washed out...). The 2x looked better, but not amazing. You should search around to find that series of posts and check out the pictures yourself.
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