GX200 & TC1 (135mm tele extension lens)

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Re: GX200 & TC1 (135mm tele extension lens)

Postby Wiener » Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:29 pm

Hi Pavel,
I should dig mine out of the cupboard again, now that the days are getting longer and brighter!
I have not yet set up my GX100 to take, so until now I have used it only in conjunction with the S10.
It is a very well made piece of 'kit' though!
I'm guessing that, like the S10, vignetting appears at any setting other than maximum tele?
All the best,
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Re: GX200 & TC1 (135mm tele extension lens)

Postby rui fernandes » Wed Mar 02, 2011 1:25 am

Pavel, you've got me thinking about this so badly that I've had to put one in my Christmas sock ;-)

This topic remembered my first tests with it. Here they are, comparing 24mm to 72mm to TC1 135mm. I took this shots in some quite bad conditions, dim/poor day light, backlit, and cat hair... the only edit was to resize the full image, and a 100% crop to show detail.
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Diana 72mm.jpg
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Diana TC1.jpg
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The last one has some edit (curves/contrast/resize/high pass filter), just to play a little bit ;-)
Diana TC1 rs hp.jpg
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Oh, all JPEG, BTW.
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Re: GX200 & TC1 (135mm tele extension lens)

Postby ZDP-189 » Wed Mar 02, 2011 2:46 pm

That's good work. I would never have guessed those photos came off a GX.
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Re: GX200 & TC1 (135mm tele extension lens)

Postby odklizec » Wed Mar 02, 2011 9:06 pm

bakagh wrote:so nice pictures.
and it also makes me think about buying this lens.
I have one question: are this pictures unedited ones or not?


Hi bakagh and welcome here! All pictures were converted from RAW (using Silkypix) and yes, there is applied some processing over them (just color noise reduction and my favorite RGB curves magic and fine color tunning). Hope this helps?
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Re: GX200 & TC1 (135mm tele extension lens)

Postby odklizec » Wed Mar 02, 2011 9:17 pm

Wiener wrote:Hi Pavel,
I should dig mine out of the cupboard again, now that the days are getting longer and brighter!
I have not yet set up my GX100 to take, so until now I have used it only in conjunction with the S10.
It is a very well made piece of 'kit' though!
I'm guessing that, like the S10, vignetting appears at any setting other than maximum tele?
All the best,
Andy


Hi Andy,

The TC-1 is unbelievably sharp extension lens. It's not very common to see such sharp and so long (nearly 2x) extension lens. Chromatic aberration is very low too. True, part of this magic lies in very good construction of the GX/S10 zoom lens ;) As for the vignetting, you are right. It works best only at maximum tele. I'm sure you will find some good targets for your combo! ;)
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Re: GX200 & TC1 (135mm tele extension lens)

Postby odklizec » Wed Mar 02, 2011 9:27 pm

rui fernandes wrote:Pavel, you've got me thinking about this so badly that I've had to put one in my Christmas sock ;-)

This topic remembered my first tests with it. Here they are, comparing 24mm to 72mm to TC1 135mm. I took this shots in some quite bad conditions, dim/poor day light, backlit, and cat hair... the only edit was to resize the full image, and a 100% crop to show detail.

Good test Rui! It clearly shows the TC-1 sharpness, despite somewhat unhappy GX200 JPEG engine. It seems Sergey's friend got a competition? :D
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Re: GX200 & TC1 (135mm tele extension lens)

Postby dgilmour » Wed Mar 02, 2011 9:34 pm

Yes, she's really good competitor ;) And very impressive results for extension lens. It seems I did someway skipped this topic previously.
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Re: GX200 & TC1 (135mm tele extension lens)

Postby Scobra » Sun Mar 24, 2013 7:34 pm

I have had good success with my GX200/TC-1 combo. Best of all, I bought the TC-1 brand new on eBay for peanuts, a camera store was cleaning out stock. Here is a panorama made up of bracketed, tone-mapped jpgs using the TC-1 that turned out quite nicely http://www.gigapan.com/gigapans/125064/snapshots/319346
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Re: GX200 & TC1 (135mm tele extension lens)

Postby 33dollars » Sun Mar 24, 2013 8:18 pm


Nice stuff Scobra, you do love your HDR.
If we could find that 80 to 90 mm zone for all our panos.
I shoot mine wide. But you have opened my eyes to what that longer focal length can do.
Thank you for sharing.
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