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Hi Shiva,

if you give focal length (28-200), you are talking about 35mm film equivalent, I assume?!

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oh yes, of course... :) S

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DPReview.com thrashed the H9 in their recent review... how can something so right go so wrong... ;) ;) S

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Yeah, I noticed that - similar conclusion to ours in terms of image quality.

I still think there's enough good stuff there for it to be recommended though, so long as you're aware of the image quality issues and lack of compression options.

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i hope Sony's class leading focusing speed is the sign of things to come for all premium digicams.

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Well they've proven it can be done and if the positive remarks in reviews and forums are taken seriously by manufacturers, they'll realise it's a feature people want.

We'll keep our collective fingers crossed!

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2007 4:20 pm 
I have one question for Sony H9.
I want to buy one, and i want to buy extra Tele Conversion lens.

http://www.amazon.com/Sony-VCL-DH1774-Conversion-Digital-Cameras/dp/B000PGT9RE/ref=sr_1_8/105-5246712-5678857?ie=UTF8&s=photo&qid=1181146410&sr=1-8

so when i want to mount the tele lens can i use original 15x zoom from the camera or only 1,7 from Tele lens or I can have 15*1,7=25,5X zoom?

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2007 8:08 pm 
I have not used one yet, so this is only a guess.
I think it woul become a 52- 790 mm in 35 mm terms.
I looked in my manual but did not find anything.
But in the Assessories brochure it says it zooms out to 790 mm.
So I take it like it is like putting a mupltiplier on a zoom lense.

Just make sure you get thr right thread diameter, 74MM.


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Yep, jason is right. the teleconverter just multiplies the focal lenght of the built in zom by 1.7x. So the zoom is still 15x, but as long as you have the converter mounted it is just 1.7x longer.
But honestly, if you're not into spy games, the reach of the tele on the H9 is long enough for most practical purposes!
Factoring loss of light, less stabilization and general loss of optical quality in that you inevitably get with this converter. You might be better (and cheaper) off if you just enlarge your picture 1.7x in software. You still end up with 3 original megapixel :idea:

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Hi Ste4fan, welcome to the fourms!

I'd also add that most of these teleconverters for non-DSLRs are designed to be used with the lens either zoomed all the way out or all the way in.

So if you went for the 1.7x converter, it would be designed to work best with the lens zoomed-in. It might not work so well with the lens zoomed-out.

Similarly if you got the wide angle converter, it's designed for the lens when it's zoomed-out, and may not work so well with it zoomed-in.

But as Thomas says, the Sony range is already very very powerful without converting!

May we ask what you'd like to take photos of?

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 12:37 pm 
Ok thanks for explanation. I was just asking, I dont have any special need for extra zoom. H9 will be my first real digital camera, right now i have old 4mp Trust digital camera.
I will be using for home pictures and for travel.

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