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Old Feb 8, 2005, 1:43 PM   #1
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I used the google toolbar and did a right click on this page to translate to english.

It is pretty comprehensive in testing shots with different lenses.

After looking at the telezoom pictures it looks like the 14b is the best bang for the buck out of the lot. I know I have heard others say this already but I wanted to find a head to head comparison of shots of all lenses I am considering.

The fact that an add on lens can be put on this teleconverter is a plus over the LTZ10.

Oh lets not forget the lens hood.:|

http://nighthead.adzoo.jp/fz/widecon/wodecon4.htm
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Thanks so much for posting! Just so happens that I got the Raynox DCR 6600 in the mail about an hour ago. I'll be posting some test shots. If I had seen this link before purchasing, I might have gone with the DCR 720.

... still undecided. Check out my next thread.
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Old Feb 8, 2005, 4:36 PM   #3
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I always thought the 6600pro was way better then the 720

But the sharpness is better on the 720.

6600 pro gets more detail in the overal picture trough less barrel distortion. So i would still go for the 6600
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Old Feb 8, 2005, 7:41 PM   #4
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I always thought the 6600pro was way better then the 720

But the sharpness is better on the 720.

6600 pro gets more detail in the overal picture trough less barrel distortion. So i would still go for the 6600
Thanks, Tim. Yes, I agree, now that I've fooled with it. (See my test shots if interested...)
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Old Feb 9, 2005, 10:16 AM   #5
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vIZnquest wrote:
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I used the google toolbar and did a right click on this page to translate to english.

It is pretty comprehensive in testing shots with different lenses.

After looking at the telezoom pictures it looks like the 14b is the best bang for the buck out of the lot. I know I have heard others say this already but I wanted to find a head to head comparison of shots of all lenses I am considering.

The fact that an add on lens can be put on this teleconverter is a plus over the LTZ10.

Oh lets not forget the lens hood.:|

http://nighthead.adzoo.jp/fz/widecon/wodecon4.htm
This is not directed at vIZnquest, just the testing procedure.

The entire test was complete in lens selection,but inconclusive because:



The test was too close to subject matter; the sweet focal length is never at the lens extremes. The test should have been conducted at 40 feet.

The test did not stay within the usable zoom range of each TC plus camera, you do not shoot, depending on the Telephotos, below 6x some is 8X. You do not shoot wide-angles above at most 2x. You do not zoom fish eyes that is why the call them fish eye. You publish each TC lenses photo side by side at the same (?X) setting.

The lighting was insufficient.

They are in no indication of adapter used and with or without rings.

There is no information about ISO, aperture and speed.

And yes, If a lens hood was used.

The only thing consistent with the test was camera to subject distance, I hope.



Now, if I had all that equipment I will give you something to look at.





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Old Feb 9, 2005, 10:50 AM   #6
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it's better than no test at all..... :blah:
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Old Feb 9, 2005, 11:08 AM   #7
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All things being equal if all the conditions were met as you stated I believe the the results would probably be about the same.
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Old Feb 9, 2005, 11:32 AM   #8
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it's better than no test at all..... :blah:
The rsults could be missleading, better no test.:?
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You know that 6600 really looks like the wide angle to purchase based on the pictures here and other places. Love to know what you think of it after you have used it for a week or so.
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You know that 6600 really looks like the wide angle to purchase based on the pictures here and other places. Love to know what you think of it after you have used it for a week or so.
Real nice chunk of glass. I'll be posting some more outdoor examples soon. Glad I have it. I always liked a nice WA lens. That said, don't be too concerned about barrel distortion. Very easily corrected using the Pana tools plug-in in photoshop. The 6600 trades some loss of sharpness at the edges for barrel distoretion. At .66 it gives you a real field range advantage (50% increase) as opposed to others (.8) that don't buy you a lot.
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