Canon S2 IS with Fuji TL-FX9B tele converter?

Discussion in 'Fuji' started by Old Bugger, Jul 29, 2005.

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    Old Bugger Guest

    Well, my trusty old Fuji 602 looks like it will be uneconomic to repair so, it is time for a new camera. My
    friend who busted the Fuji is denying it is his responsibility, so he is now an ex-friend. The mongrel.

    At first I thought I might move up to a Canon 350D, but for the type of photography that I do, it is overkill.

    I have decided the Canon S2 IS would suit me fine. It is like an improved Fuji s602z! ;-)

    It is a shame Canon went away from Compact Flash cards and went to SD with this camera, so I'll have to get
    rid of my CF cards. I might find someone who has gone the other way and is willing to swap his SD for my CF
    cards. ;-)

    Anyway, I am wondering if I will be able to use my old Fuji TL-FX9B tele converter with the Canon. I figure
    if I purchase the Canon LAH-DC20 lens adapter and use a 58 to 55mm step down ring the Fuji lens will fit the
    S2 IS.

    Has anyone tried this successfully?

    Thanks for any replies.
    Old Bugger, Jul 29, 2005
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    Justin Thyme Guest

    Haven't tried it, but I have tried to use a Fuji wide angle adapter on
    another lens - the problem I struck was that on the thread mount for the
    fuji lens, it is quite deep before the thread starts. This means that when
    you try to screw it into a lens, filter or adapter ring, you can't actually
    get the thread to start, so you can't screw it on. You could get around it
    if your game by sticking the lens in a lathe and cutting down a small part
    of the flange so that there is less gap until the thread starts.
    Justin Thyme, Jul 29, 2005
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    ASAAR Guest

    If your old Fuji 602 didn't use CF cards your friend probably
    wouldn't now be an ex. :)

    Not I. And I'm not trying to talk you out of getting the S2 IS,
    but Fuji's similar sized S5100 (37-370mm lens) comes with an adapter
    tube designed to accept the FX9B. No flash hot shoe, but the just
    announced Fuji S9000 does have one, as well as a sensor that's
    probably much more sensitive than either of these cameras. While it
    doesn't have IS, its additional sensitivity should be more than
    enough to offset the S2's IS. Can't say that it would accept your
    FX9B though.
    ASAAR, Jul 29, 2005
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    J Haag Guest

    Old Bugger wrote:
    I can't help you with your question, but if you do end up buying the S2
    you may want to check out one of LensMate's adaptors instead of the
    Canon one.
    J Haag, Jul 30, 2005
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    ASAAR Guest

    You missed an earlier thread that, while not proving conclusively
    that the damage was card related leaves a strong hint of it. Even
    if the card was not involved, SD cards are slightly less prone to
    mechanical damage. Here's the other thread's OP:
    ASAAR, Jul 30, 2005
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    Old Bugger Guest

    Checked that site early in the piece. A lot cheaper than genuine Canon stuff. ;-)
    Old Bugger, Jul 30, 2005
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