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Telephoto and/or telescope options for a P&S???
I have a Kodak Z812is, what is the best telephoto lens to add more zoom and if I bought say a 2x lens does that mean my 12x is now 24x? Kodak has one that is less than 2x and is a bit expensive compared to some Ive looked at online. I would only use it here and there, but would like to have one for those times I need a little more zoom. (one day maybe next year when I can spend enough for a very good one and buy several lenses at the same time I will get a dSLR, but till then dSLR isnt an option).

Also I was told with the proper adapter I could shoot through a telescope also, is this true, will I still be able to focus at all? I searched some but see people talking about using a telescope on a dSLR, but ive also seen people on ebay selling the adapters and scopes to use on a camera such as mine..

Thanks,.

Charles..

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Technically the x12 in reference to the lens of a camera is only a ratio, max focal length divided by min focal length, it is not magnification like you see on binoculars etc.

Your camera is (in 35mm terms) 36-432mm, 432/36 = x12.

If you add a x2 tcon, you get, 72-864mm, 864/72 = x12.

However yes you will get more "zoom" ie the tcon will get you closer..

The only quality x2 or above tcon designed for modern digicams ( as opposed to those made for the smaller lenses on videocameras ) would probably be the Raynox 2020pro a x2.2 tcon..

Most other quality manufacturers limit themselves to a sensible x1.5 or at most a x1.7.

Just remember you will not be able to use the lens at wide angle anymore without actually seeing the interior of the tcon..

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Typically you would need to zoom in to half way or more to avoid this..

Http://www.scopetronix.com/ make camera adapters for telescopes you could see if they have anything or give them a ring ..

You could also ask in the Digiscoping forum over at Steves, http://forums.steves-digicams.com/forums/view_forum.php?id=68.

Thats a forum for those interested in attaching spotting scopes etc to cameras, though most use older cameras with limited x3 zooms, as apparently superzooms are difficult to use with basic equipment, which again might point you to expensive specialist dealers such as Scopetronix..

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Comment #1

You might want to check this site and read all the TCON sub-sections..

Http://www.cs.mtu.edu/~shene/DigiCam/User-Guide/FZ-30/index.html.

The two most popular TCONs for Kodak super-zooms are the Schneider 1.4 from Kodak and the Olympus 1.7. Both use the Kodak adapter tube..

All TCONs will soften the image somewhat. The quality judgement is properly will the detail loss from the TCON be less than the from using the digital zoom for an equivalent magnification. If the TCON beats the digital zoom then it's worthwhile..

Based on the 3x tests at the above site I have doubts about any TCON above 1.7x. I have also seen photos from cheap internet (ebay etc.) TCONs (Raynox's are not cheap) advertised as 2x which were neither 2x (they were 1.2x) nor even moderately sharp. The only use I can see for those is if one wants to turn their Z612/Z712/Z812 it a Holga..

I have used the S-K 1.4 on my Z612 and it does produce useable images...

Comment #2

Thanks alot for all the info, I really apprecite it..

Charles..

Comment #3

I searched and found several Olympus 1.7's they are for various models and require various adapters I know nothing about, which model do I need to look for that fits the kodak (it doesnt have to be 55mm, just dont want to be stuck with something that requires an odd adapter)..

Thanks,Charles.

Acsmith wrote:.

You might want to check this site and read all the TCON sub-sections..

Http://www.cs.mtu.edu/~shene/DigiCam/User-Guide/FZ-30/index.html.

The two most popular TCONs for Kodak super-zooms are the Schneider1.4 from Kodak and the Olympus 1.7. Both use the Kodak adapter tube..

All TCONs will soften the image somewhat. The quality judgement isproperly will the detail loss from the TCON be less than the fromusing the digital zoom for an equivalent magnification. If the TCONbeats the digital zoom then it's worthwhile..

Based on the 3x tests at the above site I have doubts about any TCONabove 1.7x. I have also seen photos from cheap internet (ebay etc.)TCONs (Raynox's are not cheap) advertised as 2x which were neither 2x(they were 1.2x) nor even moderately sharp. The only use I can seefor those is if one wants to turn their Z612/Z712/Z812 it a Holga..

I have used the S-K 1.4 on my Z612 and it does produce useable images...

Comment #4

The Olympus Tcon-17 (without any letter suffix) is a 55mm thread, and is probably the one that you want.Joel Orlinsky.

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You probably want the regular old TCON-17, without any letter appended. It should look like this photo:.

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