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#1 480sparky

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Posted 03 December 2016 - 02:09 PM

Found something today at the local camera store I just couldn't pass up, if for no other reason that it looks like it would be fun to use.
 
It's a 2x teleconverter.................................
 
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........ with a focusing helicoid built into it:
 
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It basically acts as an extension ring when you 'run the lens out'.
 
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I have never seen or even known about such a critter.  Back in the 70's and 80's, I did have a 2x TC that the elements were mounted into a bayonet system so they could be removed, making the TC into a 32mm extension ring.  But I've never seen the same concept since then.  This is a close as I've ever seen.
 
 
 

 


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Posted 03 December 2016 - 03:57 PM

Interesting find Sparky.


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Posted 03 December 2016 - 07:24 PM

I have the  Nikon mount of that teleconverter and it's better than one might suspect. I've used it with a dozen different lenses. I still prefer a dedicated macro lens but that TC works really well with the old 90mm Vivitar macro lens I have. 


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Posted 04 December 2016 - 03:32 AM

Remember selling those - not popular but quirky and a fun find.


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Posted 04 December 2016 - 03:38 AM

Nifty product, never heard of it before! Thanks for sharing the info.

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Posted 19 December 2016 - 04:37 PM

I've got one sitting in my Desk.  Never really used it much, but I agree they are very neat. 

 

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