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04-06-2014, 10:09 AM   #1
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HD-DA 1.4x Rear Converter AW+ (D)FA 100/2.8 = FA200/4?

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I was looking at the exif after I've shot some photos with my K-3 and HD-DA 1.4x Rear Converter AW+ FA 100/2.8 Macro. It was reported as: "on 35 mm: 210mm/f4.
I know there is differences in the DoF (APS to FF), but what's your opinion? Could this (APS) combo replicate the mythical FA200/4 Macro, image quality wise?
Or is it impossible to compare the 2 different setups?

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But isn't it 140mm not 200mm?
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Yes but it's 100mm x1.4 (for the teleconverter) then x1.5 (for aps)

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Ah I see what you mean, the FA200mm is the focal length prior to the aps factor calculation
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QuoteOriginally posted by Johndav Quote
Yes but it's 100mm x1.4 (for the teleconverter) then x1.5 (for aps)

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Ah I see what you mean, the FA200mm is the focal length prior to the aps factor calculation
Forget factor multiplications. It's of no use at all. Really.

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I think the OP expressed correctly. And the combo would in did have the same field of view (5% narrower) and shutter speed at equal aperture and ISO but large DoF compared to 135 format with FA200/4.

Could you post some samples with and without the 1.4x converter shot wide open without applying lens corrections to see what happens with aberrations. I think contrast and sharpness should be comparable between DFA100WR and FA200 wide open.
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QuoteOriginally posted by carrrlangas Quote
I think contrast and sharpness should be comparable between DFA100WR and FA200 wide open.
DFA100 is not even on the same field as FA*200/4 and a converter will not change that.
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QuoteOriginally posted by StigVidar Quote
DFA100 is not even on the same field as FA*200/4 and a converter will not change that.
I wouldn´t know. I do not own any of those lenses. But the DFA100WR has newer coatings and is optimized to be used on digital sensors and that is always and advantage. And if the converter is as good as I´ve read so far, I think the combo stands a chance. We´d need someone with both lenses and the adapter to know for sure..
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QuoteOriginally posted by carrrlangas Quote
We´d need someone with both lenses and the adapter to know for sure..
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