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05-03-2014, 06:15 PM   #1
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Pentax Tele-Converter T-3 ?????

Hi, I recently purchased this tele-converter on "the auction site" simply because I was intrigued by it and could not figure out exactly what it was or how it works. I'm hoping someone can give me some help.

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It looks like an adapter for one of their point-n-shoot film cameras to give a slight telephoto effect to the built-in lens.
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Jim, Thanks, I think you are exactly right. I found some images of something similar for a Canon camera. Be nice to know what camera it actually fit.
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Found the following in Google Books:

July 1989 issue of Popular Photography, page 104, advertisement by Focus Camera (one of those dense full-page listings of many camera, lenses, etc).

In the Pentax section, under "AUTOFOCUS," the following are listed in this order:

Auto Sport AF camera ($98)
TE-3 Teleconverter ($23)
Ultra Sport NEW! DX
TE-5 Teleconverter

I believe the Pentax "Sport" line was their PC35 series of early autofocus compacts, for example "Super sport" was model PC35AF.

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Craig , thanks , I guess it's just a matter of knowing where to look. I searched Google but didn't come up with much. It cost me $5 plus shipping so no great loss I'll .probably just give it to Goodwill. :-)
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Resurrecting this thread only because a Pentax TE-5 tele converter came up on eBay recently, and wondering what it was, this thread here was about the only Google hit that answered my question.

I am attaching the auction photo of the Pentax TE-5 tele converter for reference. Again, it seems to be a "hang-on" tele lens for old Pentax PC35AF point-and-shoot film cameras.
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