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#1 Adam Chilton

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Posted 02 November 2008 - 05:57 PM

I'm looking at getting a 2X telephoto lens for my Panasonic PV DV953D camcorder. Does anyone have any advice for buying a telephoto lens - anything I should know about telephoto lenses, be cautious about, or look for? Any help, or any resources that might help would be great. I just don't want to buy cheap equipment that makes the quality of my video suffer. Any recommendations, or good experiences would be appreciated.
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#2 Adam Chilton

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Posted 02 November 2008 - 08:37 PM

also, what are some companies that make lenses that people trust?
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#3 Ira Ratner

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 06:58 PM

I think you're talking about Tele-converters, and they're never really any good.

The type that screws between the lens and the body can be used if you absolutely HAVE to, but if you're talking about an auxiliary lens that screws into the lens's filter thread, forget it.

Total garbage.

You want a lens in the focal length that you want. You can't cheat another lens to make it that.
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Posted 04 November 2008 - 12:05 PM

I assume the OP's camcorder has a fixed zoom, in which case there's no choice but to use a screw-on converter.
Try some out and buy the best you can afford-preferably one with a proper brand name like Vivitar. And a big tripod.
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