czar13 said:I also have a DSC f717 and am interested in a telephoto lens as well as a wide angle and a macro. I have seem them made with exception to the macro lens by sony; however another company named raynox seems to make them as well. I am still an amateur and was wondering whether this is a reputable company or is there any brand for these lenses worth checking into?
Doug Lloyd said:Im a Sony Shooter. Currently have a 95, 97 and my primary is a 707. For you new users of the 707 or 717 and looking for some legs for the camera. The Olympus B 300 1.7x tele is an excellent choice but hard to find and very expensive. Normally $250. 00 US. I recently bought a friend the Oly TCON 17 1.7 x tele for his birthday. I stuck it on my camera for a few shots and I think it is actually is a bit sharper than the B 300 and at around $100.00 US plus shipping its a good deal. Does require a 58-54 step down ring as does the B 300.
certainly for vignetageKenko does not recommend them for lenses that have a zoom range that starts under 50 mm
HannoHanno said:I am using the Sony DSC-W7 with a Swarovski Scope, and very pleased with it.
Excellent photos, I was wondering if you have ever had problems with noise?
I have heard several people complain about the W7: "that the Anti-noise processing trades away some subtle subject detail" and that "Image noise somewhat higher than average. Some noise was present in the Sony W7's images, even at ISO 100. It was fairly fine-grained, but the camera was also apparently trading away some of the more subtle subject detail to hold the noise in check." http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/W7/W7A.HTM
All of this may just be Sony bashing due to loyalty to another brand.
Well anyway I'm asking because I need a replacment for my CP4500 and I am pondering between the W5 and the W7.
erniehatt said:I have a f717 and have recently tried digiscoping with it, it was a complete waste of money and effort. Now I wonder where to go from here. From what I have read the w5 etc. do not have manual settings, woundn't this be a problem. Ernie