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06-27-2010, 02:06 PM   #1
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Looking for T226 achromatic close-up

my first posting in this forum as I am still a Panasonic user. Can you help me?
Inspired by Ianperegians test with his FZ35/38, the stacked Nikon TCs TC-E15ED and TC-E17ED and close-up lenses 0,5D, 0,75D and 1,0D I did similar tests with my FZ50 and the same combinations.
With the 0,5D close-up the AF of the FZ50 performs well from about 10 meters near to infinitiy.
I did some moon shots last night and I worked out, that AF performs well and gives vers sharp images with 350mm (10x) focal length, but with 420mm (12x) AF does not perform and with manual focus I get a bit blurred, softer images.
So it would be the best possible solution to have a close-up lens with just a little less diopters than 0,5. The only one I know (theoretically) is the Pentax T226 - having 0,44 diopters and a 67mm thread. But it is no longer available - nowhere?
So I ask eyerybody If he/she has a Pentax T226 to sell. Every hint is appreciated.
Best regards

06-27-2010, 05:23 PM   #2
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Hello Michael and welcome to the Forum.

There is section of the Forum Marketplace dedicated to Wanted items. I suggest you post what you are looking for there as it may have more people see it that have something to sell.

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