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08-04-2014, 06:14 PM   #1
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06 zoom + teleconverter

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Has anyone tried to put a teleconverter on 06 zoom? Such as Ricoh Tc-1 or something else since I am looking to expand telephoto range on 06 while keeping it compact

08-04-2014, 06:44 PM   #2
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Not a direct answer to your question; however, given the high pixel density on a small sensor, I would expect adding a TC or otherwise altering the lens optics would not work well.
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Haven't tried it. Not sure the 06 can handle the added weight. Would be interesting to see what the image quality is like.
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Hi chaosteo,

I've tried various front teleconverters with the Q series AF lenses, and they do work pretty well, but I don't use them because of the extra weight. I have quite a few of these TCs -- one Sony, two Oly, and two Nikons that I had used with the early Panny FZ superzooms many years ago before I started shooting DSLRs. A DPR member, "brandrx" also did a lot of experimenting with his even larger collection of front TCs when the 06 zoom was released (and we corresponded quite a bit about new possibilities and results at the time). He ended up breaking his first 06 because of the weight. I stopped trying them at this point.

AF is nice, and TCs that do not cause loss of light seem like the way to go, but not at the expense of possibly breaking the lens, and the EQ FOV up to only @ 425 was not worth it to me as I already have a faster and better IQ alternative at that FOV with an APS-C DSLR and a 300mm. With the Q, I'd rather use adapted lenses and go longer than I can with my DSLR.

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I've tried but the IQ suffered too much, cheap TC, and as stated above they are heavy
08-05-2014, 06:31 PM   #6
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Thank you all for your replies. They are extremely helpful. Looks like I better spend money somewhere else to figure out a portable long telephoto solution.
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I would say a K-mount adaptor and a compact short telephoto would be a much better option. The DA70/2.4 comes to mind.
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Way, way back Olympus made a huge front teleconverter that had a brace underneath the lens. Pana did the same for their tele adapter fitting the 2.8 super zoom compacts. You could ig up a brace for the 06 lens.
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The kenko digital 2.0, I have is not that heavy. I have to use a step up ring from about 37mm. My results are mixed so far. Wide open at 2.8 is soft, 4.5 better, you still have to hold it still as you are using a 400mm lens equivalent, even with shake reduction. I will shoot more later.
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