Tele converter for A2

Discussion in 'UK Photography' started by John Cartmell, Sep 19, 2004.

  1. I was assured that a tele-converter would fit directly on a Konica Minolta
    Dimage A2. I accepted the info as it came from someone who had reportedly
    done this with excellent results. On checking I find that this is not
    physically possible (the A2 is 49mm) and I'm wondering if I've somehow got
    the number wrong (I was sure I hadn't).

    Are there tele-converters other than the heavy and expensive version
    produced by K-M themselves? I was pleased to think I could get a
    half-price, half-weight lens by accepting 1.7 rather than 2.0
    magnification.
     
    John Cartmell, Sep 19, 2004
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  2. The standard pre-K-M 7/7i/7Hi/A1/A2 external teleconverter is an Olympus A-
    200 which gives a 1.5x magnification and attaches directly. It vignettes at
    wide focal lengths. There's one for sale on ebay at the moment (by a friend
    of mine!).

    http://webpages.charter.net/bbiggers/DCExperiments/html/body_d7
    _add_on_lenses.html

    has lots of information on what you can screw onto the camera.

    --Sophie
     
    Sophie Wilson, Sep 19, 2004
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  3. The KM converter is 1.5X and fits 49mm thread. It is excellent, does not
    vignette, and is very sharp but expensive.

    I found a 49mm thread 1.2 or maybe 1.3X unlabelled afocal converter in
    Edinburgh last week for 5 pounds. It fits the A2 perfectly and works.
    Results are nearly as good as the Minolta, it's a fraction of the size,
    but only adds a tiny amount of extra tele power.

    David
     
    David Kilpatrick, Sep 19, 2004
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