The word teleconverter is badly chosen - sorry for that. Tele
conversion lens is the proper name for it, I think.
I have glued a Lensmate RX100 QuickChange Adapter on the front ring of
This provides the camera with a 52mm thread to take filters and
conversion lenses, albeit with limited weight to prevent damage to the
camera lens zooming mechanism.
With the proper step-up or step-down rings you can mount many
available screw-in conversion lenses. I own an old 1.5x Olympus tele
which does a good job. And I have several macro and micro-lenses
(Olympus and Raynox) which do likewise for close-up. Apart from that
the camera can take macro images without any adapter as well.
As it happens, I can also hold the camera firmly against the eyepiece
of a stereozoom microscope and get acceptable quality pictures that
way (with the camera lens set to 24mm). With a tripod mounted
telescope it will work too.
On Tue, 27 Oct 2015 09:05:32 -0400, Chuck Norcutt wrote:
>Welcome back, Frank. Sorry, I don't need any audio equipment but I'm
>glad to see you've found a lightweight camera that can do what you need.
> But I am confused about the camera. I'd never paid any attention to
>the most of the Sony line so decided to look up the specs of the RX100
>III. From what the DPReview article says the camera has a fixed 24-70
>(equivalent) lens. How is it that you're able to do macro work and also
>use an OM teleconverter on a fixed lens camera? From DPR's photo of the
>camera it also appears that the lens has no filter threads. Sounds like
>you couldn't even use close-up lenses. What don't I understand?
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