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Cheap Teleconverter For Any Camera On Ebay?  
User currently offlinePaulmcm From Ireland, joined Jun 2008, 7 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 12 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 6298 times:

I was looking on ebay for a teleconverter for my E520 and 70-300mm zuiko lens and i came across this converter.It is dirt cheap and costs about $40 including delivery, compared to the price of the EC20 that olympus makes it cost about $450 including delivery.Here is the link to the item i mentioned.please let me know what you think of it!

http://cgi.ebay.ie/2X-TELECONVERTER-...0257439505&_trksid=p3286.m63.l1177

Thanks


Olympus E520,Zuiko 70-300mm
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User currently offlineBuyantUkhaa From Mongolia, joined May 2004, 2907 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (5 years 12 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 6281 times:

I got two lenses off Ebay for my Olympus C765 "compact" camera, one for 2x and the other 0,45%, costing about EUR60 if I remember correctly.

You get what you pay for. Wide-angle converter wasn't that bad, tele was horrible. I'd say it's a waste of money. Get the expensive converter if you really need it, or get none at all, in my opinion. The Sigmas are slightly cheaper and not too bad I think. Not sure if they're available for Olympus, so check.



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User currently offlineANITIX87 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 3308 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (5 years 12 months 4 days ago) and read 6243 times:
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I would avoid this thing like the plague. It attaches to the FRONT of the lens. It is not a true telephoto converter!!!! Also, it says it will work on ANY 58mm filter lens. That means it will fit on the 14-45 and the 70-300 just as well. But those two lenses have their front lens element in different locations, so I really don't think the camera will like focusing with this thing on there.

I say don't even dare. Go with the real Olympus converter if you really need the range. (Although on the 70-300 it's useless with the aperture. You'd lose autofocus. I would have gotten the 55-200 and then the 2x.)

TIS



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User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (5 years 12 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 6237 times:



Quoting Paulmcm (Thread starter):
I was looking on ebay for a teleconverter for my E520 and 70-300mm zuiko lens and i came across this converter.It is dirt cheap and costs about $40 including delivery



Quoting ANITIX87 (Reply 2):
It attaches to the FRONT of the lens




This sounds like the guy in non-av who bought a Rolex from a guy on a beach for $10.

Like Antonis told you. Avoid and buy the real thing.


User currently offlineOly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6839 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (5 years 12 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 6236 times:

Review here... and it gets 1 star (can you give no stars in Amazon reviews?)

http://www.amazon.com/Bower-Telephot...sion-Digital-Cameras/dp/B000J6647I

The instant I screwed this lens onto my Sony DSC-H2, I lost a ton of resolution. When I zoomed all the way in with the lens on (which wasn't much closer than without), I had no image clarity, even in the center of the image. I tried a tripod and set the timer on my camera, but the image was no better. My friends that I showed the pictures I took with it thought I was using a special-effects lens because they were so unclear. I got much better quality using my built-in optical zoom and digitally zooming closer.

And, as already stated, with the 2x converter that goes between the lens and camera you'll usually lose AF capability unless you've got a high spec main lens - this is because the AF system can't cope with the reduced contrast at the changed aperture, or so I've read.



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User currently offlinePaulmcm From Ireland, joined Jun 2008, 7 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 12 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 6205 times:

Thanks guys.Well i could make do with the 300mm but i just always craved that little bit extra range.I might forget about a converter and closer to the summer buy a second hand sigma 135-400mm or the 500mm version and hopefully a cheap secondhand Olympus E3, and if not just blot it to the E520.That brings me to a another question, is it worth the money to jump from the E520 to the E3?Will it make that much of a difference?


Olympus E520,Zuiko 70-300mm
User currently offlineANITIX87 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 3308 posts, RR: 13
Reply 6, posted (5 years 12 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 6189 times:
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Quoting Paulmcm (Reply 5):
That brings me to a another question, is it worth the money to jump from the E520 to the E3?Will it make that much of a difference?

I would have said yes until the E-30 was introduced last week. I would recommend you go to the E-30 unless you really plan on doing professional stuff (sports, dark light, events, etc.). The E-30 has 12MP, which is good for aviation because of the extra room for cropping, and has a similar sensor to the E-3, so the noise performance should be quite good. It also has 11 AF points like the E-3 has so you get the versatility as well.

TIS



www.stellaryear.com: Canon EOS 50D, Canon EOS 5DMkII, Sigma 50mm 1.4, Canon 24-70 2.8L II, Canon 100mm 2.8L, Canon 100-4
User currently offlinePaulmcm From Ireland, joined Jun 2008, 7 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 12 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 6182 times:

Well next summer i am going to an A1 world motor sport event and hope to attend a few of the airshows in england and europe, by that time i am hoping there are some cheap secondhand E3's out there.I dont think i would buy the E30 just yet, the jump in capability over the E520 would not be worth the euro1200 cost of the body alone.

ANITIX87, what do you think of the Sigma 125-400mm you have?Have you encountered any problems with it and also do you require any tripods or is it stable enough for handheld shooting!?

Thanks.



Olympus E520,Zuiko 70-300mm
User currently offlineANITIX87 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 3308 posts, RR: 13
Reply 8, posted (5 years 12 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 6164 times:
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Quoting Paulmcm (Reply 7):
ANITIX87, what do you think of the Sigma 125-400mm you have?Have you encountered any problems with it and also do you require any tripods or is it stable enough for handheld shooting!?

It's 135-400, I don't know if that was a typo or if you're thinking of a different lens.

I love it. It's f/4.5-5.6 so at the 800mm equivalent it gives you when zoomed in, it's plenty fast. It's a little bit heavy if you're shooting for extended periods of time, but I'm really not bothered too much by it and it's easy to shoot hand-held for a few shots if you have to. I have recently started using a monopod when I shoot and it helps a bit, too. The only problem I have found with the lens is that it hunts sometimes in AF mode, and for some reason when you are in AF mode the focus ring actually turns when the camera finds its focus. So if your hand is on the ring you block the mechanism, or your hand may slip off as the ring turns. It's also a tiny bit annoying that the lens zooms in in the opposite direction than all Olympus lenses (i.e. you turn the zoom ring CCW instead of CW).

I have attached a link to my website. Go to AVIATION -> ABE/KABE and all of these are taken with the Olympus E-500 and the Sigma 135-400. If you want to see some more recent ones with the E-510 or want to see full-size ones for comparison, I'd be glad to send you a couple, contact me through my profile.

http://www.tisdigital.com

TIS



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User currently offlinePaulmcm From Ireland, joined Jun 2008, 7 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (5 years 12 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 6080 times:

Antixi87, i am unable to private message you, it says i have to be a first class member to do that.I found a 135-400mm on ebay for $370 and i bought it, in Ireland it cost 799euro so i bought it without hesitation.Oh your website does not appear to be functioning correctly i clicked on the different sections and no pictures appeared only a blank page!?


Olympus E520,Zuiko 70-300mm
User currently offlineANITIX87 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 3308 posts, RR: 13
Reply 10, posted (5 years 12 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 6069 times:
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Quoting Paulmcm (Reply 9):
Oh your website does not appear to be functioning correctly i clicked on the different sections and no pictures appeared only a blank page!?

Do you have an ad-blocker on? Or is there a certain Javascript plug-in you're missing?

Good choice on buying the 135-400, it will hopefully please you as much as it pleases me.

TIS



www.stellaryear.com: Canon EOS 50D, Canon EOS 5DMkII, Sigma 50mm 1.4, Canon 24-70 2.8L II, Canon 100mm 2.8L, Canon 100-4
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