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Old Jan 5, 2006, 7:38 AM   #1
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Hey there

My Olympus TCON-17 just arrived and I can't wait to play! But after putting it on, I can't see any difference in the zoom strength? I can only zoom to the same 12x distance as before. Please help :?
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Old Jan 5, 2006, 8:16 AM   #2
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I would be pretty sure this has to do with the way you view photos on your monitor.

But lets try this, leave the Tcon17 off and aim at something at least 20 feet away and zoom all the way and take a photo....now put the Tcon17 on the camera and repeat the process, now download the photos to the computer and look at them ...see any difference?
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adding the lens is not going to affect the in-camera readout of 12x, it affects the actual optics of the camera; with the teleconverter attached, you are already viewing the image at 1.7x throughout the zoom range of the camera.
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Old Jan 5, 2006, 10:40 AM   #4
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hi there

just downloaded the pics to my computer and saw that the Tcon DOES make a difference - but definitely less than I imagined ... silly me, I guess. I definitely didn't see that much of a difference in the LCD versus raw lens when taking the pic though.

thanks for your help - will give this baby some more testing!
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Old Jan 5, 2006, 10:49 AM   #5
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If you were to open the image in a Photo editor and measure the subject you would see it is 1.65 times larger than without the Tcon17...not quite as advertised but very close.
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Hi, one thing. If I good understand... if you have 1m you will have 1,65m when you use tele lens.

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Old Jan 6, 2006, 11:12 AM   #7
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I think you said that correctly.

Lets do an example this way take two photos ofa birdfrom the samedistance at 12X ,one with the tcon 17 and one without it.

Open the picture the same way either in a photo editor or a viewer at best fit or full screen ..just do both pictures the same way.

If youlook at the picture ofthe bird on your monitor,and on the picture without the Tcon the bird measured 5 inches or 12.7 cm on your monitor,it will measure 8 1/4 inches or 21cm in the photo taken with the Tcon17 attached.

I am not good with the centimeter thing but I believe thats close.

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So there is really nice difference . I'm waiting for pay day
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Old Jan 6, 2006, 2:42 PM   #9
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There really is a difference...Just to add ..the TCon17 while it works pretty good on the FZ20 or FZ5,it works better on the FZ30 .
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Hi:

There are 25.4mm per inch.

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