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lello Feb 20, 2006 2:43 PM

Hi All

I'm in the process of buying a Tele converter lens, I'veseen postson this forum that the Olympus TCON-17 is good, How does it compare to the Panasonic DMW LT55?

I have also been looking at the Sony VCL-DH1758 (only because it's silver and I have a silver FZ30) how does the Sony compare to the other two?

Your comments would be greatly appreciated.:?

I'm looking at cost aswell performance

and can I get away with a Linear Polarizing Filter



fmoore Feb 20, 2006 4:07 PM

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lello Feb 20, 2006 5:19 PM

Thanks for Quick reply

style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #000000"There is nothing on that site about the Panasonic lens.

roy123 Feb 20, 2006 7:42 PM

lello wrote:

Thanks for Quick reply

style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #000000"There is nothing on that site about the Panasonic lens.

i don't know for sure why that is, except when i was looking to buy, Panasonics was twice the price of all these others...same with the Wide Angle...i have the TCON17 and am quite satisfied...

lello Feb 21, 2006 1:39 PM

Hi Roy

Thanks for your comment,

I think for the price I will go with the TCON-17.

Have you any photo's taken with the lens that I could look at?



genece Feb 21, 2006 3:33 PM

The lens is on CKs site but dollar for dollar the tcon17 is hard to beat.

KENNETHD Feb 21, 2006 5:16 PM

I checked out the tele market and would say you can't really go wrong with the tcon 17...although I bought the Panasonic one, and I am happy with it, I reckon for the money vs results, the 17 is a wiser choice. I chose the Panasonic simply because I love the FZ 30 and shelled out some extra bucks to show my approval of their results...with my supporting $$. There are many here who will point you to the 17 and the voiced opinions here are usually right on the money.


lello Feb 21, 2006 5:49 PM

You have convinced me, tcon17 it is, AllI need to do is to find a good price in UK!!!

Timewarp Feb 21, 2006 8:38 PM


To respond to your second question... yes, all you need is the linear polarizing filter. A circular polarizer will work, but it costs more and some here feel that the linear polarizer actually works better than the circular on the Panasonic models.

Peter_with_digicam Feb 22, 2006 1:42 AM


I found the best price out of 13 comparisons is that from Camera Depot at £72.53 including postage. I've just bought one.

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