Pentax Fit 2x Converter


UPINSMOKE

Link Posted 18/04/2007 - 11:50
I am thinking of buying this 2x Converter for my Pentax K100D Camera. What do you think please any advice is it a good lens.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/NEW-TAMRON-2X-CONVERTER-PENTAX-AF-FIT-35MM-DIGITAL_W0QQitemZ170101575843QQihZ007QQcategoryZ30059QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

George Lazarette

Link Posted 18/04/2007 - 12:38
I don't know this, but it's probably worth a punt for around 20.00. Tamron lenses are usually quite good.

G
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UPINSMOKE

Link Posted 18/04/2007 - 12:52
Thanks George I may just do that. At that price it would be worth the gamble to see what its like.

dexteruk

Link Posted 18/04/2007 - 18:30
wish i could find a 1.5x for a sensible price - I've got a 2x Teleplus which is great for the money but sometimes just a little too long

old timer

Link Posted 18/04/2007 - 19:24
George Lazarette wrote:
I don't know this, but it's probably worth a punt for around 20.00. Tamron lenses are usually quite good.

G

It was over 50 when I looked Still worth a punt?
Keep up the good work
Graham

I'll think of something someday.

George Lazarette

Link Posted 18/04/2007 - 20:11
old timer wrote:
George Lazarette wrote:
I don't know this, but it's probably worth a punt for around 20.00. Tamron lenses are usually quite good.

G

It was over 50 when I looked Still worth a punt?

I don't know. This seems to be a three horse race between somebody who can't spell Prometheus and who has no idea how Ebay bidding works (despite feedback of 260), and two relative newbies who may or may not know anything.

Here's some stuff from the web:

Both the 1.4x and 2x TCs show some image vignetting with long telephoto primes like the 300/2.8, 500/4.5 and 600/4. Center sharpness is comparable to the Canon TCs, but edge/corner sharpness is lower. Note that on small sensor (APS-C) digital SLRs like the Digital Rebel and EOS 20D, vignetting will not be a problem and edge quality will not be as large an issue. The Tamron TCs are significantly cheaper than the Canon TCs, so they can be good value. By Bob Atkins.

Good TCs are thin on the ground. I might risk 75.00 if I wanted one badly.

G
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Kimbo

Link Posted 22/04/2007 - 10:53
I know they're not easy to get hold of but I'd definately go for the Pentax F 1.7x TC but the Tamron would be a good alternative.

If it's only for occasional use, bearing in mind that AF is slightly less effective due to light loss with a TC, a manual converter might well be more cost effective
Die my dear doctor, that's the last thing I shall do!

George Lazarette

Link Posted 22/04/2007 - 12:18
Kimbo wrote:
I know they're not easy to get hold of but I'd definately go for the Pentax F 1.7x TC but the Tamron would be a good alternative.

If it's only for occasional use, bearing in mind that AF is slightly less effective due to light loss with a TC, a manual converter might well be more cost effective

I agree that the Pentax is the best choice, if money is no object. But given what it goes for now, if you can find one, this option looks like a reasonable budget bet.

G
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UPINSMOKE

Link Posted 24/04/2007 - 10:34
I did manage to get the NEW TAMRON 2X CONVERTER PENTAX AF FIT for 42 so am quite pleased with myself for waiting as all the others that were being sold on Ebay went for around the 50 mark. Just waiting for it to arrive now.

tipentax

Link Posted 08/05/2007 - 10:52
hi
i ve bought an old tc vivitar *2 macro for less than 30 gbp (ebay uk)
here's some pics and hope that can help you to make your own opinion












Mac

Link Posted 08/05/2007 - 11:25
WOW

I have the odd Vivitar lens (Old and New) in my collection, and they never dissapoint.

Nice shots Tipentax!
Mac from Montreal

SP, SPII, SPF, PZ-10, P30, SFX, K110D, istDS, Optio 60, Z-10, H90, RZ10, I-10, f3.5 28mm, f1.8 55mm, f1.4 50mm, f3.5 135mm, f2.5 135mm, f4 50mm Macro, f4.5 80-200 F, f4 35-70, f3.5 28-80, f3.5 35-135, f3.5 18-55, f1.8 31mm Ltd., two Auto 110's, Auto 110 lenses and filters, tubes, bellows, Manfrottos and a sore back.

tipentax

Link Posted 08/05/2007 - 11:51
tanks Mac
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