BK 52mm 2.0X Tele Lens FOR Panasonic 45-200mm f/4-5.6 G

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by AverageCanadian, Aug 18, 2010.

  1. AverageCanadian

    AverageCanadian Mu-43 Regular

    May 22, 2010
    So I was browsing ebay and I came across the above.

    Link Here. Does this just double the zoom of the 45-200m lens, making it 90-400 which in turn would act like a 180-800?

    I assume the biggest trade off would be image quality?
  2. bilzmale

    bilzmale Mu-43 All-Pro

    I think that's what they are promising. At that low price the optics are probably dodgy so images may not be usable. Unfortunately you get what you pay for with lenses. That said it's not a big outlay if you want to try it.
  3. WernerA

    WernerA New to Mu-43

    Aug 15, 2010
    Basle, Switzerland

    I tried out the Raynox 2.2x Converter on my G1 with the 45-200. The resulting image quality (at 880mm!) was worse than by using only the tele and cropping the pic to the same size in postproduction.
    So I continue using the Converter only for HD-videos (Panasonic TM 700), where it produces excellent results.
  4. deirdre

    deirdre Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 9, 2010
    I haven't tried one yet, but I bought one before I realized I could have, you know, real prime lenses. Doh!

    Still haven't figured out what to do with it. (Mine's the 46mm variant.)
  5. AverageCanadian

    AverageCanadian Mu-43 Regular

    May 22, 2010
    Thanks for helping a newbie out. At such a low price I might just try to see what I actually get.