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Marumi converters

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by MCMLXXIII AD, Apr 17, 2014.

  1. MCMLXXIII AD

    MCMLXXIII AD Mu-43 Regular

    50
    Mar 18, 2014
    London
    Mahesh
    Just came across these tele and wide converters from Marumi. I wonder if anybody has used them and how they work?
    i.e. auto-focussing, effect on pictures, etc.

    I think it would be great to use the wide converter and a 75mm/1.8 lens. This would make a kit with 75mm and 150mm view
    or a tele converter with 25mm lens, that would make it 50mm and 100mm kit.

    http://www.marumi-international.com/converters/
     
  2. MCMLXXIII AD

    MCMLXXIII AD Mu-43 Regular

    50
    Mar 18, 2014
    London
    Mahesh
    Looks like no one head heard of these! :shakehead:
     
  3. OzRay

    OzRay Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 29, 2010
    South Gippsland, Australia
    Ray, not Oz
    Those types of converters have been available for some years for fixed lens cameras; even Olympus sells these. They can work OK, but rarely as well as a dedicated lens. Marumi has been around forever making filters and the like.
     
  4. Timmy

    Timmy Mu-43 Regular

    110
    Dec 3, 2013
    Wiltshire - UK
    Marumi make excellent filters, but I believe the consensus is that any 3rd party tele/wide angle converters for native m43 lenses tends to degrade image quality. There's plenty of threads here & on other forums of people trying out strange combinations, usually with less than desirable results.
     
  5. NWright

    NWright Mu-43 Regular

    193
    Jan 13, 2014
    Michigan
    Check this thread out:
    https://www.mu-43.com/showthread.php?t=58760

    It's been pretty established that, unless professional levels are required from your photos, these filters can prove very effective for Macro work. - There is even an argument that longer focal lengths like that of the 40 - 150mm gives a "better" working distance from your subject as it allows easier access to natural light (and lets you stay just a little farther away from those bees on the flowers :)


    I am really considering picking up a +3 Marumi Achromat Achromatic to go with my 40 - 150 R - and maybe one day I'll pair it with even better results from a 35 - 100 f2.8 :)


    http://www.amazon.com/Marumi-Macro-...m_sbs_p_3?ie=UTF8&refRID=1F9ZV4MYPYAHX3T4674J