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    Vivitar 2x converter for Hasselblad

    I've been thinking of adding one of these converters to my bag, for times when my 250mm is too short. Mostly for landscapes at infinity.

    Has anyone got one that would say how they like it or otherwise? I'd rather a holiday than buy the Hasselblad one :rolleyes:

    Fintan

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    Hi Fintan,

    I own the kenko counterpart, I think they are pretty similar, and I'm very happy with what I'm getting, taking in consideration the huge price of the original Zeiss Mutar. Obviously, I don't print very big, but I can't notice any loss of image quality (sharpness, contrast, etc) by 25x25 cm print size. I've tried it with my 80 and 150mm CF's.

    You lose 2 stops, so compensate accordingly.

    Be careful assembling the set, follow a simple formula.

    * Wind the camera
    * Take off the lens
    * Attach the converter to the body
    * Attach the lens to the converter
    * Shoot (and remember to compensate those 2 stops)

    To unmount, reverse the above procedure.

    You should check the screw of the converter before using, the head should be horizontal and not at 45 degrees angle, use a screw driver gently in this case and turn it clockwise until clicks and lock, now your converter is also cocked.




    Good luck and have fun!


    Cheers



    André
    Last edited by André E.C.; 12-26-2008 at 04:01 PM. Click to view previous post history.

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    I have a Vivitar and agree with Andre. Image quality is not noticeably affected when I use the converter with my 150mm Sonnar but remember the loss of effective aperture and follow the instructions above.
    Regards,
    John.

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    I have a a 2X Kenko that I use with my 250mm lens. My results are similar to the posts above. I have also found that it is useful as ballast to balance my backpack when carrying all the Hasselblad equipment.

    Steve
    Warning!! Handling a Hasselblad can be harmful to your financial well being!

    Nothing beats a great piece of glass!

    I leave the digital work for the urologists and proctologists.

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    thanks for those replies, I'll get one soon.

    Fintan

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    I have the Vivitar and it is fine optically.



 

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