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Old September 5th, 2003, 09:20 PM   #1
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Tiffen Mega Plus adaptors

I'm starting a new thread about these new Tiffen adaptors. I cannot find them here in Vancouver. I contacted Tiffen, and told be to contact the Canadian importer (they're in Toronto). So, if anyone gets a chance to actually look at one and try the Tiffen MegaPlus 0.56X, in the 43mm thread size, LET US KNOW WHAT YOU THINK!!! Thanks.

http://www.tiffen.com/digital_MegaPlusLenses.htm

Thread sizes: 30mm, 37mm, and 43mm.

Tom, or anyone, further thoughts on the Raynox 43mm 0.66x also welcome!
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Old September 16th, 2003, 10:19 AM   #2
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Hi Frank and everyone:

I'm back from my 10 day trip and read your post about not having these adapters in Vancouver! Thanks for trying to check it out and thank you for adding this new thread to try and get some information on the adapters.

Now what we need is some of our good readers to post something! Come gang.... give it up - let's hear about your experience with TIFFEN Mega Plus or other wide angle adapters.

Thanks to those who do contribute!

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Old September 20th, 2003, 09:48 PM   #3
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So how are we doing on finding those mega plus lenses, Frank? Any luck? I found a web site while browsing around on which the lenses were given a generally positive evaluation, but not a top notch one. The megas seem to have one major difference from the original Tiffen lenses - they have threads. I think it's going to be pretty hard to beat the Panasonic WA if Panasonic ever catches on to the desirability of threads.
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Old September 21st, 2003, 12:11 AM   #4
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Nope. Vancouver's dry in way of Tiffen Mega + adaptors. Maybe I'll try a couple of other shops come monday.
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Old September 21st, 2003, 01:30 AM   #5
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I bought raynox WA HD 6600 pro .66x Its really superb!!!
literally NO distortion, No vignetting.

I tried both ways of connecting it, with the default HOOD as well as removing the hood(as recommended by Pana), I couldnt find any difference but.

Only thing is the built in flash is useless when wide angle is in use.
Probably Pana should come up with some mechanism to move up the flash unit, little bit to compensate the big WA lens.

I LIKE IT.
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Old September 21st, 2003, 08:29 AM   #6
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Samuel, how about starting a new thread on your lens. Maybe a lens and filter thread for the 100k. I think there are some new owners who might like to hear your experience; hasn't someone else also purchased the same WA you have?
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Old September 21st, 2003, 05:29 PM   #7
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Thanks, Patricia, for letting me know, and its good :-) to know some one there to get some idea from my experiences. I thought of just let you know about the performance of that WA lens.

I still will post its performance and characteristics in separate thread.
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Old September 21st, 2003, 08:46 PM   #8
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I e-mailed Tiffen again and asked them for an e-mail to the company who distributes them in Canada. (Last time I only got their long distance phone number.) I must have called every cam dealer in town, from what I recall, and no one carried the Mega Plus line. Same story with Velbon tripods. I couldn't find anyone who carries them. They used to be everywhere, but that was a few years ago. Makes you wonder, don't it? :)
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Old September 21st, 2003, 09:35 PM   #9
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Probably something to do, in Tiffen's case, with the restructuring.
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Old September 24th, 2003, 04:16 AM   #10
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Tiffen USA has been quite helpful with their quick responses to my e-mails. However, I have yet to hear from the Canadian Tiffen distributor---asking them about availability of the new Tiffen Mega Plus line of lens adaptors. If anyone living in the USA owns one, or has a chance to go look at one and try it out with their cam, please feel free to post your impressions here. Thanks!
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