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Old Apr 29, 2004, 2:39 PM   #1
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Hi all. Just received my FZ10. I have been following the talk about add on teleconverters and am wondering if anyone has used the Tcon 14b on their FZ10. If so, how well did the image stabilization cope with the higher magnification ??
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Old Apr 29, 2004, 5:14 PM   #2
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I have the TCON-14B and find it to be the best lens on my FZ10, however at a price. The lens is quite large and heavy. A better choice might be the Canon TL-55, (which I also have). It's much smaller and lighter and gives similar results. If you are currently able to get clear shots at full zoom, you should be OK with an add-on lens. But if you need sharp shots, I would still recommend a tripod or monopod at the very least since you'll be over 600mm which the IS will struggle with even with good light.
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Old Apr 29, 2004, 6:15 PM   #3
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Thanks Guerito. Thats the kind of input I was hoping for. I take a look at the TL55. :lol:
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You're welcome. Let us know how things turn out.
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FYI - there is a site with many FZ10 comparison fotos of various teleconverters.
http://www.pbase.com/10kzoomfz/fz10_...nd_information
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Old Apr 30, 2004, 11:31 PM   #6
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It definitely is heavy. I've taken a few shots at full zoom that look fine to me. I think the IS does pretty well but you will most likely have to hold the camera with two hands. The left hand supports the lens.
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