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Old mf TCs

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by Harmonica, Feb 9, 2013.

  1. Harmonica

    Harmonica Mu-43 Regular

    114
    Mar 15, 2012
    Finland
    I would like to ask, if anyone here has experiences with one/some of next 6 TCs:


    Converters by Harmonica's pictures, on Flickr

    From left to right:

    1. group
    Vivitar Automatic tele converter 1.5x-5
    Kiron 1.5x Match Mate MC
    Soligor C/D7 macro tele-converter 2x M/MD
    Minolta MD 2x tele converter 300-L

    2. group
    Pentax rear converter-A 1.4x-s
    Pentax rear converter-A A 2x-s

    Any idea which one/ones will be the best one/ones (optically)? As quite obivious... the first 4 have Minolta MD mount and last two have Pentax KA mount....so I'm not able to test all 6 together with same lens (in the future...as I have gotten suitable M4/3 adapters). I stll know those Pentax TCs quite well, but I do not have any experiences with Minolta stuff before. I just got all those MD TCs (and someting more) together with with one long lens. I thought earlier that there were only 2x TCs (and a few very bad 3x TCs) made for Minolta MC/MD mount...but looks like I was totally wrong.
     
  2. Harmonica

    Harmonica Mu-43 Regular

    114
    Mar 15, 2012
    Finland
    Seems like I'll need to answer that question by myself....someway :cool: .
    Ok, here we go...my thoughts:

    1.) Pentax rear converter-A 1.4x-s
    2.) Minolta MD 2x tele converter 300-L
    3.) Kiron 1.5x Match Mate MC
    4.) Pentax rear converter-A 2x-s
    5.) Soligor C/D7 macro tele-converter 2x M/MD
    6.) Vivitar Automatic tele converter 1.5x-5

    BTW...I still have one old TC. I forgot it totally as it has Konica AR mount and today I have only one Hexanon lens...and that is even macro. That TC is Komura telemore95 2x. It probable would be one of the last in the list above...maybe 6th or 7th.
     
  3. Cruzan80

    Cruzan80 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 23, 2012
    Denver, Co
    Sean Rastsmith
    I have heard decent things about the solingor C/D line-up, at least when it comes to lenses. Not sure if it is the same as Vivitars MC7/Macro telecoverter (has a couple of different names).
     
  4. Harmonica

    Harmonica Mu-43 Regular

    114
    Mar 15, 2012
    Finland
    It's the same as Vivitar 2x macro TC...as well as Teleplus macro 2x MC7....all those 3 are made by Kiron. They are ''identical'', surely good 7 elements 2x TCs and cleary better than ''similar'' others...like Panagor 2x macro TC etc.

    BUT in here? None of those TCs are actually a bad ones. Some of them are just little bit better than others. It's not a shame for Kiron 2x macro TC if Minolta 2x and/or Pentax 2x TCs are slightly better...as last two also cost more....even today.