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Old Feb 20, 2006, 3:43 PM   #1
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Hi All

I'm in the process of buying a Tele converter lens, I'veseen postson this forum that the Olympus TCON-17 is good, How does it compare to the Panasonic DMW LT55?

I have also been looking at the Sony VCL-DH1758 (only because it's silver and I have a silver FZ30) how does the Sony compare to the other two?

Your comments would be greatly appreciated.:?

I'm looking at cost aswell performance

and can I get away with a Linear Polarizing Filter

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Old Feb 20, 2006, 6:19 PM   #3
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Thanks for Quick reply

style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #000000"There is nothing on that site about the Panasonic lens.
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Old Feb 20, 2006, 8:42 PM   #4
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style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #000000"There is nothing on that site about the Panasonic lens.

i don't know for sure why that is, except when i was looking to buy, Panasonics was twice the price of all these others...same with the Wide Angle...i have the TCON17 and am quite satisfied...
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Old Feb 21, 2006, 2:39 PM   #5
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Hi Roy

Thanks for your comment,

I think for the price I will go with the TCON-17.

Have you any photo's taken with the lens that I could look at?

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Old Feb 21, 2006, 4:33 PM   #6
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The lens is on CKs site but dollar for dollar the tcon17 is hard to beat.

http://www.cs.mtu.edu/~shene/DigiCam/User-Guide/FZ-30/
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Old Feb 21, 2006, 6:16 PM   #7
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I checked out the tele market and would say you can't really go wrong with the tcon 17...although I bought the Panasonic one, and I am happy with it, I reckon for the money vs results, the 17 is a wiser choice. I chose the Panasonic simply because I love the FZ 30 and shelled out some extra bucks to show my approval of their results...with my supporting $$. There are many here who will point you to the 17 and the voiced opinions here are usually right on the money.

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Old Feb 21, 2006, 6:49 PM   #8
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You have convinced me, tcon17 it is, AllI need to do is to find a good price in UK!!!
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Old Feb 21, 2006, 9:38 PM   #9
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Lello,

To respond to your second question... yes, all you need is the linear polarizing filter. A circular polarizer will work, but it costs more and some here feel that the linear polarizer actually works better than the circular on the Panasonic models.
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Old Feb 22, 2006, 2:42 AM   #10
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I found the best price out of 13 comparisons is that from Camera Depot at £72.53 including postage. I've just bought one.


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