Fujifilm S5000 - tele-conversion lenses.

Discussion in 'Fuji' started by Ian, Sep 30, 2004.

  1. Ian

    Ian Guest

    After a recent trip to South Africa and lots of wildlife photos, I
    decided to invest in a better camera - being on a limited budget at
    the time, I opted for a Fuji S5000, the main attractions being it's
    massive optical zoom (37 mm to 370 mm / 10X). I've realised I need
    more magnification for smaller / more distant objects, so am looking
    at buying a tele-conversion lens for it.

    It recommends in the S5000 manual that I can only get a TL-FX9B 1.5 X
    Tele conversion lens (taking me up to 550 mm focal length maximum) - I
    happen to know somewhere with these hard to get items in stock.
    However, elsewhere on the Fuji website is mention of a 2x conversion
    lens - could this be used instead. In addition, I've also seen mention
    of a Hama Digital HR2x Telephoto Lens which a few Fuji camera owners
    seem to be taking an interest in - would this work? It's also cheaper
    than Fuji's lenses.

    Help appreciated...

    ....BTW, can you make any replies online and not via the above e-mail
    address, as it's a fake address to keep the spam artists at bay on

    Ian (alias Beefy)
    Ian, Sep 30, 2004
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  2. Ian

    SL Guest

    Hi Ian,

    I cannot directly help you however other options are:

    1. Check out Raynox 2x convertors but identify the right adapter lens are
    their are quite a few options.
    2. I forget their name but a company called Eye-eagle or Eye optix,
    something like that, do produce a 5x convertor but is around £100 and
    seemingly very good.
    3. My choice and one I plan to look into is getting a spotting scope and
    suitable lens adapter, but best to ask not only here but also telescope
    shops and bird groups, the feathered variety though.

    SL, Oct 1, 2004
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  3. Ian

    Ian Guest

    I know a little about the Raynox, but have been advised elsewhere that
    the Olympus TCON-17 (1.7x) fits straight onto the adaptor provided
    with the Fuji S5000 without the need for further conversion rings.
    On http://www.s5000.net it's been suggested that final picture quality
    is better with the Olympus TCON-17.

    Comments anyone?

    Ian (alias Beefy)
    Ian, Oct 1, 2004
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