Teleconverter lens for the X100/X100s?

Discussion in 'Fuji X100, X100S, and X100T' started by Mytola, Feb 11, 2013.

  1. Mytola

    Mytola FujiXspot Regular

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    Feb 10, 2013
    Now that the WCL have been out for quite a while, I've been wondering if Fuji is going to release a TCL at some point. I'm not sure if it is physically possible to make one with the same quality as the WCL, or if there's even a market for it, but I'd sure like to have one myself. Something equiv to 50mm would be a lot of fun, and it'll of course be usable on the X100s as well since the lens is the same as the X100. Is it just me, or would anyone else welcome the idea as well?
     
  2. afkenner

    afkenner FujiXspot Regular

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    Feb 3, 2013
    New York
    Adam
    You mean, turn my fixed-lens 35mm equiv into a 3-prime f/2.0 complete kit? Ummmm, YES please!

    I am so happy with the wide converter, and if I could get this quality in a longer lens - I'd like longer than 50, actually - is 85 too much to ask? How about 100? Macro? Hey, it's a wish list - I would jump on it in a heartbeat.
     
  3. madmaxmedia

    madmaxmedia FujiXspot Regular

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    Feb 19, 2013
    Los Angeles
    Some various links-

    http://www.flickr.com/groups/x100/discuss/72157632765340413/
    http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1092508
    http://www.fujix-forum.com/index.ph...rter-for-occasional-portraits-thoughts/page-1

    I don't think a Fuji teleconverter is in the cards, based on one of the replies in the Flicker link. But there are cheap solutions out there that seem worth playing around with. Corners are always an issue, but that in itself may not be an issue if you are taking portraits with the adapter.
     
  4. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer FujiXspot Regular

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    Feb 1, 2013
    Sue
    I think I'm going to pick one up from ebay. they are just screw-in things and probably not much chop, but cheap as chips, and probably worth a look even if they end up being terrible.
     
  5. Biro

    Biro Super Moderator Subscribing Member

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    Feb 1, 2013
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    Steve
    If you do, let us know how it goes. Good luck.
     
  6. madmaxmedia

    madmaxmedia FujiXspot Regular

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    Feb 19, 2013
    Los Angeles
    I have a telephoto/wide angle set for Petri rangefinder cameras that I will be trying out. I orginally bought it for the optical viewfinder that came in the set. I believe there is a similar (perhaps identical) set for Yashica rangefinders. I think each converter is 1.3x.

    I got it for a song on EBay. Ironically I have a Petri rangefinder camera as well, but the adapters are for a different model with different filter thread.

    EDIT- Sample pics and more info posted here:
    https://www.fujixspot.com/showthrea...p-tele-wide-adapter-set-Petri-Aux-Lens&p=3780