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1.5X telephoto converter on Zuiko 14-42mm f3.5-5.6

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by silver92b, Mar 29, 2014.

  1. silver92b

    silver92b Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 7, 2013
    Atlanta, GA
    So I was looking in my stash for a clear filter for my new pancake lens and found this old converter I had purchased years ago for an old Sony super 8 camcorder. The threads matched so I screwed it into the lens and noticed that looked OK.

    E-M5    LUMIX G VARIO 12-35/F2.8    12mm    f/2.8    1/30s    ISO 4000

    E-M5    LUMIX G VARIO 12-35/F2.8    15mm    f/2.8    1/25s    ISO 4000

    E-M5    LUMIX G VARIO 12-35/F2.8    35mm    f/2.8    1/80s    ISO 4000

    To see what focal length would result, I multiplied the 42mm x 1.5 which yields 63mm. To check it, I set up a tripod and shot a picture with the converter on the 14-42 lens and then attempted to duplicate the focal length with my 35-100 f2.8 zoom..

    This is the 14-42 with the 1.5X tele converter
    DMC-GX7    OLYMPUS M.14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ    42mm    f/5.6    1/8s    ISO 400

    And this is with the 35-100mm set to 59mm
    DMC-GX7    LUMIX G VARIO 35-100/F2.8    59mm    f/2.8    1/25s    ISO 400

    Interesting results. Looks like that little cheap converter can add some usable focal length to the pancake lens :smile:
  2. Turbofrog

    Turbofrog Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 21, 2014
    While it does work, it looks quite soft (obviously, in comparison to the great Panny 35-100). While it's a quick and dirty solution, you might find that you get results that are at least as good by simply cropping and upsizing the file from the 14-42 without the teleconverter attached.
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