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Re: [OM] (OT) Olympus Pearlcorder Equipment

Subject: Re: [OM] (OT) Olympus Pearlcorder Equipment
From: Chuck Norcutt <chucknorcutt@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 27 Oct 2015 14:48:10 -0400
Thanks for the tips.  I see that ingenuity conquers all.

Chuck Norcutt

On 10/27/2015 11:27 AM, Frank van Lindert wrote:
Hi Chuck.

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
the Sony.
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?

Chuck Norcutt
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