why does wide angle converter weigh more than telecon?

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by someone, Sep 23, 2003.

  1. someone

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    it is even heavier than the camera!
    someone, Sep 23, 2003
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  2. (someone) wrote in @news.singnet.com.sg:
    A wide angle converter is an inverted gallilean telescope,
    i.e. it is a positive rear lens, followed by a negative
    (front) lens. Moreover, the front lens must allow for a
    very wide angle view. Try to draw this on paper and you
    will find that it contains lots of glass.

    Roland Karlsson, Sep 23, 2003
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