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Old February 29th, 2004, 08:23 AM   #1
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Good telephoto for MX3000?

Can anyone recommend a good telephoto lens that would fit the Pana MX3000? (43mm thread) The built-in zoom capabilities just ain't doin' it for me.

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Old February 29th, 2004, 04:45 PM   #2
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Here's a great MX3 link: http://www.mycen.com.my/inbox/mx2.html Perhaps you'll find info on tele-adaptors for the MX3 there.
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Old March 1st, 2004, 06:12 AM   #3
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Here's a link. A few years old but the lenses are still available, AFAIK. Scroll down to the table.

http://www.pcphotomag.com/content/pa...pt/lenses.html
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Old March 1st, 2004, 03:23 PM   #4
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I've tried three tele conversion lenses with my MX300:

Genuine Pana 1.4x 43mm thread VW-LT4314ME(http://www.panasonic.com.au/ecam/acc.html)
Has full zoom through (i.e. no vignetting) and has no discernable softening or chromatic aberrations on the edge of the image. It's the best, but it's not 2x.

Raynox 2020(http://www.raynox.co.jp/english/vid...0/dvr2020eg.htm).
It's 2x with a 37 mm thread so you have to step up to the 43 mm on the MX300. You need to use it or or near full zoom, but it does give quite acceptable results - with some softening on the edge, and also some chromatic aberration on the edge in high contrast situations. I use it a lot for wildlife shots.

Tiffen Megaplus 2x 43mm thread (http://www.photo.net/equipment/digi...meras/megaplus/)
I had high hopes for this as the thread size matches the MX300, but it has much worse softening and chromatic aberrations on the edge of the image than the Raynox. Most ill suited to the MX300.
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Old March 1st, 2004, 04:18 PM   #5
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Wow! I've never seen so many ads on a web page. I noticed Olympus makes a tele in the 43mm size. Has anyone tried it?
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