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Old Apr 24, 2010, 4:41 PM   #11
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Just to be clear here, life is not that simple. Your statement only applies to DSLRs that have removable lenses.
Which is 99.9999999999999999% of the dSLRs on the market!


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My E20 is a DSLR (as was the Oly C2500L before it) but because its lens is not removable, the teleconverters do indeed mount on the front lens element.
But those are has-beens, and aren't "today's dSLRs" as I stated in my reply.
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Old Apr 24, 2010, 5:02 PM   #12
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But those are has-beens, and aren't "today's dSLRs" as I stated in my reply.
My issue with your reply to Tulio has more to do with the fact that it was unkind - he asked a reasonable question and you responded in a typical DPR way. I have a real issue with this forum not being like DPR.

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Old Apr 24, 2010, 11:48 PM   #13
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Right, "who have P&S"...but this is a dSLR forum, so unless specified we're going to discuss the one which goes between the body and the lens.

Actually dSLR lenses aren't designed to have the weight of a teleconverter on the end of it anyway; today's dSLR lenses uses plastic gears, light duty focus motors, and are snap-together (I've seen lenses where the extended end was bumped and the lens just unsnapped with the force).

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You might want to tell the many makers of on lens teleconverters this as they are for sale like weeds on ebay. I can't imagine the quality of image produced would be any good even if the lens didn't break. Besdies they don't even work like a real teleconverter, you get doubled focal length but much greater minimum focus as well.

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No one who knows what those conversion lenses are would buy one for a DSLR, and that's the problem. A lot of people who own DSLR's don't know better. People who sell those conversion lenses on eBay work under the general principals set out by P.T. Barnum of "There's a sucker born every minute".
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No one who knows what those conversion lenses are would buy one for a DSLR, and that's the problem. A lot of people who own DSLR's don't know better. People who sell those conversion lenses on eBay work under the general principals set out by P.T. Barnum of "There's a sucker born every minute".
Indeed the do. It's a shame too since people waste so much money. I have a couple that I used on the C2500l and they were pretty good but that camera was a whole different beast.

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Thanks for all of the replies as I have been without internet access for a week or so now. After reading the replies and digesting the info I have come to the conclusion that I will have to indeed purchase the Olympus brand teleconverter as the primary lens I will be using it with is a Olympus 4/3 mount as well as my camera (E620) I just thought that someone else besides Olympus might have produced a reasonable Olympus style 4/3 mount teleconverter worth checking out. Guess I better start putting some $ aside before vacation rolls around. Haven't seen anyone wanting to sell a used one yet so I'll have to wait a bit longer and get a new one. But I really want to say thanks again for all of the help!!!

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Now that you mention it, you do rarely see either for sale second-hand. I did see one used EC14 on eBay, but for the price they wanted, you'd be better off just buying new and having the warranty.
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I did find a refurbished EC20 for $310 with a 90 day Olympus warranty. Think it's worth looking into?
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Hi,
Having had an EC-20 for the last 6months or so, yes, I think 310bucks is a good value. B&H has a refurbed unit for 360.00.

By the way, I don't know if you have an american express card but I got mine by using membership rewards points. Just a thought.

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No I don't have an AE card, but I went ahead and picked the one I mentioned up. It was from an Olympus dealer so I hope everything turns out fine. Just curious if you noticed a sizeable difference in the AF time when combining this with various lenses and if so which lenses did you notice the most difference with? I have the two Zuiko lenses it came with ( 14-42 & 40-150) and a 50-500mm f/4-6.3 EX DG APO HSM RF f0r Olympus AF. Thanks again.
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