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Old Mar 30, 2010, 11:50 PM   #1
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Default 4277mm optical telephoto on FZ35 - no joke!

Actually it probably IS a joke...I found this item on eBay. I don't expect we will ever come across anyone who has bought this, but it would be very interesting to see the results.

Don't worry there's no way I'm buying one, but even if the IQ is really tragic - just the sheer ability to shoot optically at 4277mm is almost unbelievable. Can you imagine a moon shot with this thing?!?!?

So assuming a bright sunny day, using a rock solid tripod, no wind, OIS mode 2, does anyone think this would get a clear shot?

27mm X 35.2 MP EZ Zoom X 4.5X TC = 4277

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/4-5X-SUPER-Telephoto-HD-Lens-Panasonic-FZ35-DMC-FZ35-NU_W0QQitemZ160404356558QQcmdZViewItemQQptZDigital _Camera_Accessories?hash=item2558d83dce
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Old Mar 31, 2010, 12:25 AM   #2
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Yeah I seen that at the stores, it is pretty nuts, I wonder what the f stop lost is?
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Here is a user review I found on amazon

http://www.amazon.com/Zeikos-ZE-4558...ews/B00275G11I
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Here is a 5x one
http://www.adorama.com/SUCAL1100.html

and here is a 8x

http://www.adorama.com/INKCVLX.html
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I just shot a 6426mm tonight at the Moon...FZ35 w/ Digital Zoom on...1.7 X 140x x 27mm = 6426mm...
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imagine the 8x the they sell at adorama if it works. I can not do the math. But it would be pretty extreme with all optical and digital.
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imagine the 8x the they sell at adorama if it works. I can not do the math. But it would be pretty extreme with all optical and digital.
Yeah 11,000mm at f/140...lol
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Okay then less take out the digital to get a bit better f stop
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ahhh. They're all a bit of a scam. I mean "Zeikos" - seriously? That's a play on Zeiss, to sound quality...obviously!

I was more interested in TC that were dedicated and specifically designed for the FZ35, even if they are cheap, rather than generic mini-telescopes from the 1001 Experiments You Can Do At Home set.
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I would get the panny one it was design for that lens. It will most likely give you the best results
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