Re: [OM] Zuiko 2X extender

Subject: Re: [OM] Zuiko 2X extender
From: Acer Victoria <siddim01@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 9 Aug 1999 15:48:24 -0700 (PDT)
On Mon, 9 Aug 1999, John Hudson wrote:

>I have three questions:
>1. What is a reasonable retail price [in US and Canada] for a used 2X Zuiko
>extender in excellent to mint condition?

As per <http://www.datasync.com/~farrar/zuiko.html>,  US$70-170; new for

>2. When used in conjunction with 50mm and longer focal length lenses [and
>in particular, 100/2.8, 135/3.5, and 200/4 Zuikos] what is the extent of
>the loss of contrast and resolution as compared to using those lenses
>without the extender? 

Again, per  above site, "Intended for use with 100/2.8, both 135s, 200/4,
100-200." It also fits on the 75-150/4, and I used it that way before
selling the zoom. It does not, however, fit on my 50/1.8MC. 50/1.4MC, or
50/3.5MC macro. So it looks like 50s are no-go.
I've used it with the 200/4, with none too spiffy results at 1/60sec and
flash, on tripod. Love the lens by itself, disappointed with t/c+lens. 

>3. To what extent would the contrast and resolution of original longer
>focal length lenses be greater as compared to using the 2X extender with
>correspondingly shorter focal length lenses?

Does it even /fit/? I wanted to go 50/1.4MC + 2XA, but it doesn't fit. I
don't want to file the tabs off either :-)

/Acer Victoria

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