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

silver92b

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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.

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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
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And this is with the 35-100mm set to 59mm
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Interesting results. Looks like that little cheap converter can add some usable focal length to the pancake lens :smile:
 

Turbofrog

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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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