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Old Jan 28, 2011, 12:13 AM   #1
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Got an Oly TCON 17 and a cheapo knock off adapter off ebay, and tried to take some shots yesterday evening.

Hmmmmm, not bad, but the thing weighs like a ton, and is really hard to keep steady handheld. I also think you need bright light to take good shots, these were taken in the evening around 6 pm.


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Old Jan 28, 2011, 6:20 AM   #2
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Yes, a Monopod or Tripod is the best while using it...
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Old Jan 28, 2011, 6:24 AM   #3
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Those are very good for being hand held. Treat your self to a tri-pod, it won't break the bank, and are very easy to carry...
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LTZ, you're the guru when it come to teleconverters...my shots are out of focus...must practise more!

Geofftay, you're right, I should invest in a tripod. I just wonder how I'll balance the camera on it given how heavy the tcon is compared to the rest of the camera...
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dml - I think these look pretty darn good considering the low light condition and being handheld.
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Old Jan 28, 2011, 3:26 PM   #6
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The TCON17 is the lightest one the Nikon TC-E17ED weighs 3X's the TCON17...lol...not bad shots at all though...you'll get there if that is your first shots you did very well handheld, better than I could have done...
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Thanks all...I just realized there is a conversion option on the camera! Wonder if that will help?
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From what I've read on here, the "conversion" just limits your minimum focal length to avoid vignetting - doesn't add any real value, better to manage that yourself.
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From what I've read on here, the "conversion" just limits your minimum focal length to avoid vignetting - doesn't add any real value, better to manage that yourself.
Right, it just zooms past the extension tube.
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Noted. Anyways, I will try some more shots and see if I can reach anywhere near LTZ's level!
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