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Old Jan 16, 2007, 11:08 PM   #11
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edit: look at these. the vivitar might work for you or the sears(looks like no MC tho). a lot of the time these sears, jc penny, etc are fairly good lenses. google them.
Thanks for the link.

One of the lenses I have is a Sears 135mm, and it is a great piece of glass, with or without the doubler.

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Old Jan 28, 2007, 5:24 AM   #12
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i have NEVER been happy with a TC on a zoom lens. the X-300mm zooms now adays are adaquate for what they are but when you put an additional 4-7 pieces of glass on them they deteriorate drastically.
2x or more I would agree with you, but really can't tell the difference between my SIGMA 70-300 with or w/o the Tameron 1.4x TC on it.... which brings it from effective 450mm to 675mm.

That TC is both good and a bargain... about $60 and well reviewed.
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Old Jan 31, 2007, 12:13 AM   #13
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Here's what I ended up grabbing...



It's a Sigma F5.6 Manual focus 400mm lens (mounted to my Ricoh in the photo).

I went a little over my budget, but not far enough to make life difficult...

And just as a test, I took a shot out my back window...


I don't think the picture is too bad, for being handheld (I did have the SR on, but I didn't notice this lens only transmits f-stop info, so the SR was set for my 205mm lens)... and being shot through a screened double pane window.

For reference, the stop sign in the photo is about 1500 feet away

Now I just want to get it out and use it for some shots that are more interesting...

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I don't think the picture is too bad, for being handheld (I did have the SR on, but I didn't notice this lens only transmits f-stop info, so the SR was set for my 205mm lens)... and being shot through a screened double pane window.
That would explain the softness.... oterwise I'd say UHH OHHHH.

How about an open air shot?? (If you wouldn't freeze your tootsies :-)
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How about an open air shot?? (If you wouldn't freeze your tootsies :-)
As soon as I get a day above freezing, I'll go out with it... been too cold to do much outside lately... darn it...

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