Is Olympus C-210 compatible with new Olympus iS-5(000) ?

Discussion in 'Olympus' started by Alexandre Montaron, Apr 22, 2005.

  1. Is C-210 (tele-converter x1.9 normally used with Olympus
    iS-100/200/300 to go from 110mm to 210mm) compatible with new
    is-5(000) ?

    I would like to use the C-210 with a new iS-5000 to go from 140mm to
    266mm ! Is this possible ?

    Alex.
     
    Alexandre Montaron, Apr 22, 2005
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  2. Interesting question no doubt. There is a dedicated iS/L E-1.3X H.Q. Teleconverter Lens for the
    iS-500 and iS-5000, but since the filter thread is 52 mm for both the older and newer models it
    seems the C-210 1.9X converter would at least PHYSICALLY fit the iS-5000. I simply don't know if
    it's also optically compatible or not, but it is definately worth a try.

    Regards,

    Per Nordenberg
     
    Per Nordenberg, Apr 22, 2005
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  3. Thanks for your answer - That's what I was thinking too.

    I've another question. Do you think Olympus will sell a new model of
    his iS-series ? a iS-6000 or iS-60 ?

    The iS-5000 seems interesting but if a new one arrive ...

    Alex.
    PS: iS-5000 is sold about 166 euros here in France.
     
    Alexandre Montaron, Apr 24, 2005
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  4. No, I don't think they will detail enough development resources to produce a new iS model now when
    their digital models are selling so good, but then again who would have thought they would produce
    the iS-5000 and iS-500? IMO the iS-300 is a better camera in many respects (more powerful flash,
    faster zoom and predictive AF) but the latest iS models have ED zooms of course. The best all round
    iS model ever was the venerable iS-3000, and the best model for macro work was the iS-2000. I don't
    know very much about the latest iS-5000 and iS-500 (except for the specifications), but I must admit
    I was somewhat disappointed to see the slow speed of the zooms and the comparatively weak IVP flash
    (compared with the earlier models).

    Regards,

    Per Nordenberg
     
    Per Nordenberg, Apr 24, 2005
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