telephoto converter
Just bought a fuji finepixS700 with a tokina 3x telephoto converter,i wanted to use it to take pictures of wildlife while out in my boat fishing..just experimenting around the yard mostly in the auto mode the zoom pictures with or without the converter aren't very good,,in fact the regular pictures don't seem very good either..i'm pretty dissapointed..any help to get better pictures with different settings or modes...i'm not very experianced ..hope I didn't waste $350.00.....thanks..

Comments (5)

Well the Tokina is crap, throw it away, indeed many cameras can't even get focus with it attached. What settings are you using for your photos? What iso, shutter speed etc I am sure the camera is good, but the settings might need looked at. Remember it has a slow lens and no optical stabilisation, so you will need to make sure the speed is kept up to avoid blur due to hand shake, eg at full zoom 380mm you will typically need 1/400s or faster to avoid blur. It also appears to have a normal sensor not the super ccd seen in other fujis, so that means no excellent high iso shooting, so keep the iso at 400 at worst. Read the review,

Comment #1

I only used auto and sp1 and sp2 settings...i'm new at this so I just hooked up the lens and played around..the place I ordered it from was supposed to send a digital optics converter,are they any better?..thanks for the advice i'll try those settings.......

Comment #2

No, Digital Optics might even be worse. Those cheap tcons, wcons etc are garbage...

Comment #3

Ok thankyou..i am going to at least return the converter,if I keep the camera and decide to buy a zoom somewhere down the road what brand should I look for or amt to spend.....

Comment #4

With the S602 the most popular teleconverter was the Olympus TCON-17, followed closely by Fuji's. The Olympus was ahead with a 1.7x ratio and not coming only bundled with an extension tube. Should you be able to find either of those and a stepup ring, it may prove better. Anything not made by a camera maker for still use tended to do less well, and especially when you started going past the 1.4x, 1.7x range, the results were typically poor...

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