'XZ-1 Gets "Hot-Rodded"...'

Discussion in 'Other Systems' started by RT_Panther, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. Promit

    Promit Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 6, 2011
    Baltimore, MD
    Promit Roy
    Eh? Aren't you going to lose a stop from the tele-converter, leaving you at around 3.5?
  2. I may be wrong, but you lose a stop with a tele-converter which mounts between the body and the lens on an ILC. An extra element in front of the lens doesn't affect the f-value.
  3. Danny_SWE

    Danny_SWE Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 30, 2013
    Sweden (Gothenburg)
    Anyone know a good and cheap solution of getting WA?

    I have this cheap 58mm WA-lens bought from eBay that I tried just holding in front of the lens and it actually worked quite well, just that the optical quality of that one is really crap, the corners are blurred.

  4. Danny_SWE

    Danny_SWE Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 30, 2013
    Sweden (Gothenburg)
  5. meyerweb

    meyerweb Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Sep 5, 2011
    You are correct.
  6. carpandean

    carpandean Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Oct 29, 2010
    Western NY

    Wide angle, Century Precision Optics style. Century .6x Super Wide Angle WA-6058, Century +2 Diopter and Century 46-58mm step ring. Not a cheap option (I got very lucky with some Ebay purchases), but optically it was very good and it autofocused pretty well (with the diopter). Just a little bit of barrel distortion to correct in post.