DSC-F717 lens adapters

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by eNo, Jun 6, 2004.

  1. eNo

    eNo Guest

    I am pondering whether to purchase any of the DSC-F717 lens adapters (cf.
    http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/sonydscf717/page4.asp), and I have a couple
    of questions for anyone that might have tried them or otherwise have
    knowledge about these.

    1) Both wide-angle adapters are 0.7x but seem to have different physical
    characteristics, namely one appears considerably smaller than the other.
    Which of these is better? Which gives more vignetting, etc?

    2) As for the 1.7x telephoto adapter/extender, I already own an Olympus
    B-300 I plan to use instead with a 58-55mm step-down ring. Anyone know how
    much vignetting the Sony 1.7x produces and/or whether it is any better glass
    than the Olympus?
     
    eNo, Jun 6, 2004
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  2. eNo

    eNo Guest

    On question 2, I found the following quote from an old posting:

    "The Sony VCL-HGD1758 is an
    exceptionally good telextender and does not vignette until from about
    60% of the zoom range to full telephoto, much better than say the
    Olympus B-300 that I have which will vignette at all settings up to
    about 75-80% of the max telephoto setting."
    http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&selm=010820031529102157%
     
    eNo, Jun 6, 2004
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