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Pentax 67 200mm f4 with 2x rear converter minimum focusing distance

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Iím wondering about the minimum focusing distance when using the P67 200mm f4 with the 2x rear converter.

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AFAIK, the same as without the converter.
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It should be the same as the lens minimum distance without the converter.

Neat things about teleconverters; they increase the magnification, lose some light, but don't change the focusing.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ontarian50 Quote
lose some light
Technically, not quite right - they spread the same amount of light out over a larger area, so each pixel gets less light than it would have otherwise.

The effect though is they do seem to lose some light.

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Great! Thanks indeed! Appreciated!
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They double the focal length but don't change the diameter of the front element which changes the f/stop two stops. A 100mm lens with a 50mm front element is an 100/50=2, an f/2 lens. A 200mm lens that has a 50mm front element is 200/50=4. An f/4 lens.

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