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09-11-2007, 09:11 PM   #1
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While on vacation

Still on vacation BTW. I found this today at the local camera/souvenir shop:
A used "SMC Pentax-F 1.7x AF Adapter". The box and any manual were long gone but the unit was pristine so I told the guy I'd come back with my camera and try it out, even though they wanted $125 for it. Took a couple shots of the Cow Bay area (I'm in Prince Rupert, BC, Canada right now) one with my DA-21:

and one with the Bigma plugged into this adapter of the same scene from the same location:

Cool thing about this rig will be using it with my manual lenses as it turns them into AF lenses (with stop-down metering however), just rough focus manually and let the camera finish it off. IQ looks pretty great to me, and now I have an 850mm effectively to play with.

My opinion (so far): if you come across one of these at a good price (whatever that means to you) you should consider grabbing it.

09-11-2007, 09:58 PM   #2
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I think you win the award for acquiring the 1.7x AF TC for the best price in the last 1/2 decade!!!! paid 4x more $ for mine... congrats, and that hurts! Love the example of the shot.
09-12-2007, 12:13 AM   #3
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I will shortly get mine. Paid 160 euros for it. Seems to be a fair price, still


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