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Old 6th of January 2004 (Tue)   #1
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Default Telephoto for G3

I was wondering what would be a good add on lense in terms of a telephoto for the canon G3? Im want to take pictures of people surfing, I cant afford anything over 200 dollars right now. Any help would be awesome.
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Old 6th of January 2004 (Tue)   #2
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I use and really like the Canon Telephoto Adapter for the G3. It is under 200 and worth every penny...
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Old 6th of January 2004 (Tue)   #3
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Awesome thats the one I will get then
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Old 6th of January 2004 (Tue)   #4
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Shaun I also have the Cnon Tele you can get it for $108.00 at B&H and you have to buy the adpter which is about $30.

Crystal view has a 8x tele attachment that sell for $189.00 and from the photos I have seen does a good job. Its like shooting with an 1100 mm lens. Andorama has it .
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Old 6th of January 2004 (Tue)   #5
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I have the Canon TC-DC58N as well and really like it.

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Shaun I also have the Cnon Tele you can get it for $108.00 at B&H and you have to buy the adpter which is about $30.

Crystal view has a 8x tele attachment that sell for $189.00 and from the photos I have seen does a good job. Its like shooting with an 1100 mm lens. Andorama has it .

Does it work with the canon adapter? The Crystal view 8x?
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Old 6th of January 2004 (Tue)   #7
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The adapter you need is actually only $20 at B&H.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...142&is=REG

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I am not sure of that, I will check.
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Old 6th of January 2004 (Tue)   #9
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Default http://www.cameragear.com/

Anyone ever bought accessories from http://www.cameragear.com/

This site seems to have good prices, just wondering if it is a reputable
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Old 7th of January 2004 (Wed)   #10
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i use fujiyama 2x teleconvereter .. it should be 8x when combined with 4x G3`s optical zoom, but looks like it`s only came for 7.1 X..
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I just received last night (but haven't yet used) the Oly TCON-17. It's bigger and heavier (I guess a downside) than the Canon but (reportedly) gives a superior image (at least to some degree). It was $99 at B&H so it's actually about $10 less than the Canon. I will report back after I have a chance to use it. Than Canon and the TCON seem to be the best choices in the $100 range.
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Take a look here. He is pretty thorough.

http://kazutoku.cside.com/G3CON_eng.htm
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By the way, I am sure that people have referenced the site before but there is a good comparison of teleconverters that work with the G3/G5 athttp://kazutoku.cside.com/G3CON_eng.htm (I hope the link works) including sample shots. That site was a primary factor in my decision. There also are a few samples at lensmateonline.com

Ooops, looks like John beat me to the link.
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Default I went with the Canon Tele

I considered the Oly TCon17, but it was VERY heavy.

I went with the Canon tele converter, and just love it
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Old 9th of January 2004 (Fri)   #15
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He-he KRDV, beatcha by seconds.
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