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Old May 29, 2007, 10:01 PM   #11
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BTW: Did you get the kit lens?
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Old May 29, 2007, 11:17 PM   #12
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Yes I did get the kit lens Frank, and my bubble is still very much afloat.

When you screw on the 1.7 muliplier the 105-315mm becomes 178.5-535.5.

I tried it. It works.


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Old May 30, 2007, 6:14 AM   #14
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FRankD you forgot the multiplier of the camera going from 35mm to crop1.5. I assume the 210mm was at35mm. (1.5 x 210mm )x 1.7
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Yes I did get the kit lens Frank, and my bubble is still very much afloat.

When you screw on the 1.7 muliplier the 105-315mm becomes 178.5-535.5.

I tried it. It works.

Sorry. I didn't realize that you were including the add-on lens. Actually, I'm not familiar with add-on lenses. Can you still focus to infinity with one these installed?
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Spoken like a guy who has never had his back up against the wall!
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Old May 30, 2007, 10:49 AM   #17
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FrankD wrote:
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Yes I did get the kit lens Frank, and my bubble is still very much afloat.

When you screw on the 1.7 muliplier the 105-315mm becomes 178.5-535.5.

I tried it. It works.

Sorry. I didn't realize that you were including the add-on lens. Actually, I'm not familiar with add-on lenses. Can you still focus to infinity with one these installed?
Yes Frank, the focus appears to work just fine. I tried in on a power line pole that is about 300 yards from my back yard patio.

One of my tests will be to set the camera up on my tripod and take pictures of it from my shortest lens to the longest with and without the 1.7 multiplier.

I only tried this because I had the 1.7 to use on my Kodak P712, and because it has a 55mm, I thought, Hmmmm wonder what it will do.
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Yes Frank, the focus appears to work just fine. I tried in on a power line pole that is about 300 yards from my back yard patio.

One of my tests will be to set the camera up on my tripod and take pictures of it from my shortest lens to the longest with and without the 1.7 multiplier.

I only tried this because I had the 1.7 to use on my Kodak P712, and because it has a 55mm, I thought, Hmmmm wonder what it will do.
Cool!

One more point -if your 50mm f1.7 and 35-70mm f4 lenses are the same as mine they have a 49mm dia filter mount. Maybe you will have to get a step-up adapter if you want to use the addon lens on those.


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Your correct again Frank. Hard to slip one past you, LOL

Those two are indeed 49mm. I doubt that I will get an adapter. If and when I use it, I am sure it will be to kick up the long lens for distant nature shots and perhaps the moon.
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Be careful. Most lenses are not designed to handle the additional weight of a filter thread attached TC, especially with a lens that will rotate the TC when focusing. I'd be concerned about damaging the focus mechanism with a lens like the kit lens. It's construction quality is not that great (lots of plastic), and it's designed to be small and light, not handle TC's attached to it). ;-)

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