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Old Feb 15, 2010, 10:57 AM   #1
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Default FZ35 and 1.7 teleconverter

I enjoy taking photos of wildlife, especially birds. I'd like to extend the range of my FZ35 and I've read Panasonic sells a 1.7 teleconverter for this camera. Does anyone here use this combination and could you post photo samples or links to photos please ?

Are there other teleconverters available for the FZ35 that work well ?
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Old Feb 15, 2010, 12:50 PM   #2
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There are several important issues that you should know when using a tele converter:

1. The teleconverter reduces the light transmission capability. Therefore exposures are longer, more light may be required, and shutter speeds will be lower.

2. As you zoom out farther than 504mm (the 18X zoom position on the FZ-35) you are going to have to place the FZ-35 camera on a tripod to insure image sharpness.

3. To use a teleconverter on a FZ 35 a lens adapter must be used.

No, I do not use the Panasonic teleconverter. Are there other teleconverters? Yes there are. Which teleconverter you can use will depend on the lens adapter that you are employing.

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Old Feb 16, 2010, 8:22 PM   #3
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You might want to check this site out. http://www.cs.mtu.edu/~shene/DigiCam/User-Guide/FZ-30/

I know its for the FZ30 but there are probably alot of similarities, right?
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Old Feb 17, 2010, 2:11 AM   #4
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You could try this teleconverter for the FZ35 & converter.

http://www.oneshop.co.za/p~panasonic...panasonic.html
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I use an Olympus TCON-17 tele converter often. And rarely use a tripod or a monopod. I do try sitting or lying down, or propping the camera converter against something if possible. Not saying my method is the best, but I walk a few miles daily along Lake Michigan with camera, and it is easier without a tripod. I shoot birds that may well be far out.

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Old Feb 17, 2010, 12:16 PM   #6
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Hi Steve-

I agree the Olympus Tcon 1.7 is almost as good as Rayonx and a good deal less expensive. It is also the most widely used.

Have a great day.

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Thanx Steve & Sarah for the Olympus Tcon 1.7 info, will look out for one this side coz they don't stock Rayonx this side. If it's less expensive locally then I'm def getting one. Thanx again
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