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Teleconverter for Tokina SZ-X 70-210

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by zioroby6, Jul 11, 2018.

  1. zioroby6

    zioroby6 Mu-43 Rookie

    Jul 11, 2018
    Hello everybody, I'm new in the forums and also in photography field. I've recently bought my first camera, an E-PL5 with its 14-42 kit lens, and I've then added a Fujian 35mm f1.6 and a "brand new" Tokina SZ-X 70-210mm f4-5.6 to have a few more choices when shooting. I've already tested the Tokina to shoot the moon at full zoom, but I think that a 1.4x or 2x teleconverter might be useful, also in view of the 27th of July eclipse.
    Now, since the Tokina has an OM mount, the question is: can I just buy an OM teleconverter and use it between the lens and the OM-M4/3 adapter? Are all the OM teleconverters OM-OM on both sides? I have never seen one in real life, just in pictures, furthermore I'm a noob in this field, so I don't want to make a stupid purchase...
    Thanks in advance guys!
  2. barry13

    barry13 Mu-43.com Editor Subscribing Member

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    Hi, yes an OM TC should work.

    Other options would include the Oly MC-14 TC, as long as the lens doesn't have a protruding rear element and the adapter doesn't have any glass in it.

    Or the 4/3 teleconverters could probably be used, but then you'd need an OM->4/3 and 4/3->mu43 adapters.
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  3. zioroby6

    zioroby6 Mu-43 Rookie

    Jul 11, 2018
    Thanks for the reply! I had seen the Olympus teleconverter, but it would be out of my budget, since I'm a student and I'm just starting to get into photography... So, going the cheap way means getting an old OM teleconverter on eBay; I've seen a few of them, so if I've understood well I can just buy one that doesn't protrude too much? My OM-M4/3 adapter has no glass, it's a simple Fotga one I got on Aliexpress.
    By the way, any brand I should focus on while searching?
    Thanks again for the help!

    Edit: ok, I've found a Kiron MC7 2x Teleconverter with OM mount for 15€ shipped on Ebay. I've read here and there that it is (or was) one of the best teleconverters, so I couldn't let it go for that price. Hope I get it soon to make some tests before the 27th :) 
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2018
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