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Old Dec 7, 2004, 2:41 PM   #1
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I am interested in these as an inexpensive add on for the occasional shot. The price is cretainly right. The information available is rather slim though. Just wondering if anyone else tried these with any of the FZ line. Otherwise I might have to break down and buy a set myself just to try out. They claim liberal return policies so I guess the most I would be out was two way shipping.

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http://www2.butterflyphoto.com/shop/...?sku=55SHOOT1#

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Old Dec 8, 2004, 1:25 PM   #2
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Bump to the top. I am interested in learning more about these too.
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Old Dec 8, 2004, 5:19 PM   #3
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Beware of their 10% restocking fee if you want to return the item.
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Old Dec 13, 2004, 12:54 PM   #4
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A little bump...

This looks really interesting for a decent price, anyone try it?
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Look on ebay for some good brand name deals, rather getting something new with no name tag on it. I got lucky and got an Raynox HD7000 for $25 and it retails something for like $140.

Be patient and look for a good deal.
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Old Dec 13, 2004, 4:26 PM   #6
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I am interested in these as an inexpensive add on for the occasional shot.
You might want to take a look at the Olympus C 210. It's 1.9X. Reading these forums, it seems that the power/bird/ nature shooters go with the TCON-17, and the "occasional want one just to have" users go with the Oly C210 which goes for around $80. Olympus has a good store on eBay and I think I got it there for around $60.

Note that it requires a 55-to-52mm step down ring. I use this on the FZ-1 and it does vignette up to 2X digital range, so you'll need to crop a bit in post to get rid of it. With these converters, you'll pay more for better image quality sans vignetting than for power (1.6 X 1.9, etc.)

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