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Old Dec 8, 2005, 11:33 PM   #1
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I just saw some pics posted, taken with an FZ1 and an Olympus c-160 teleconverter. I see that they have the c-160, c-180, and c-210 in the ebay store for $9.95 each. They have a 52 mm thread. Does anyone know if and how they work with the FZ30 screwed into the 55/52 mm TRing?
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Old Dec 9, 2005, 5:54 AM   #2
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Personally, I'd go for the Oly TCON17 teleconvertor for the FZ30 - its inexpensive and one of the best for the '30 according to Dr Shene's report. Here's the link

http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...mp;forum_id=23

http://www.cs.mtu.edu/~shene/DigiCam/User-Guide/FZ-30/


Whats's really interesting is that the Pana convertors were the best for the FZ10/20 but for the '30 they are not.

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Old Dec 9, 2005, 8:16 AM   #3
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I agree with Harjtt.....but I bought each of those for a FZ10 and I paid 10 bucks each.

I am glad thats all I paid for them as the light fall of and vignetting was terrible with them. I threw one away (the 160) and I lost the C180 (not worth looking for) and I have the C210 and tried it on the FZ30 and was still disappointed.

The Tcon17 is a good match for the FZ30.
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Old Dec 9, 2005, 8:45 AM   #4
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I tried the C-160 on my Oly C-2100 and it didn't work nearly as well on the C-2100as it doeson the FZ1 -there was just too much vignetting(sp). I also have the TCON 17 and it works perfectly on the C-2100, sogo with the advice you're getting about the TCON17 and the FZ30 .
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Old Dec 9, 2005, 10:42 AM   #5
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Got it. Thanks. Well, I wasn't even planning to get an extra tele lens. If anything, zoom power is not what the FZ30 lacks, especially with the "extended optical zoom" feature. But I figured, for $10, what the heck? So, I put in a bid on ebay (prior to posting this, otherwise your answer would have dissuaded me) and see what comes of it. Will post my results when I get it.
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Old Dec 9, 2005, 1:55 PM   #6
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Hi Rainer,
genece is perfectly right with his opinion.
But here is my personal statistics with the FZ5:
c-180 "good" shots 4, price 10 €
tcon14b 0 shots , price 70€
I will not carry a lens around which is comparable to my camera in size and weight!
Bad luck, B-300 and Tcon17 are perfect lenses too ......

I am using the C-180 sometimes for close-ups - combined with an achromat.
.. and the quality of "the rose for betty" is enough for me.

The lens of the FZ30 is different, so please report your personal results.

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Old Dec 9, 2005, 2:47 PM   #7
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seemolf wrote:
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I am using the C-180 sometimes for close-ups - combined with an achromat.
.. and the quality of "the rose for betty" is enough for me.

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Now I'll be looking forward to using the C-160 or the C-180 with myachromatic lens for butterfly pictures next Summer. Thanks!
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Old Dec 9, 2005, 3:12 PM   #8
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I do not know how they work with the FZ5 but here is how they work on the FZ30 and this is with Lovelifes Tring ..it would be worse with a stepring and on a FZ10 or 20. This is at 12X
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Here is 8X
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Old Dec 9, 2005, 3:27 PM   #10
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sorry gene,
did not intend to annoy you!
This was simply my personal opinion concerning weight/price vs. quality for the FZ5!
My rose for betty was made with the remaining 3Mpixel (vignetting) and the FZ5.
http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...mp;forum_id=23

We have to warn everyone about the quality of these lenses!
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I will try not to answer any technical call again.


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