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'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.

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  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
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    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.
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