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Sony VCLHGD1758 1.7x Telephoto Conversion Lens for DSCF717

by Sony

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  • 2.0X telephoto converter
  • Designed for Sony 58mm diameter lenses
  • Capture distant images with sharp detail
  • Edges remain in sharp focus
  • High grade aluminum housing
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Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00007JO3Z
  • Item model number: VCL-HGD1758
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: April 18, 2003

Product Description

From the Manufacturer

This conversion lens lets you get astounding detail in a telephoto view, delivering edge detail and ensuring optimum image quality. A 2.0X telephoto converter, it's designed for Sony 58mm diameter lenses. The lens design features 3 groups and 5 elements. The high grade lens in aluminum housing ensures maximum protection and style.

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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 24, 2003
When faced with buying a telephoto lens of this price, one natually looks to cut corners.
I can tell you from experience, don't. The cut-rate brands sold on Ebay (Phoenix, Opteka etc..)and elsewhere are simply junk. It's not that the photos taken with the the off-brands lenes are just bad and corectable via Photoshop, it's that they SO bad, that the autofocus on my Sony 717 simply can't self-correct enough to make the lenes even usable.
The VCL-HGD1758 works perfectly with very little/no loss of quality. I ended up buying one after trial and error. Learn from my mistake!
Your other options for a fine lens at about half the price are are the Olympus TCON-14B, Olympus TCON-17, Olympus B-300 and the Olympus A-200. They all work equally well on the Sony 707,717 or 828 but any of these non-Sony lens will require an adapter or step-ring to compensate for their non-58mm threads.
This is a great, albiet costly product. I sometimes question my own wisdom in buying a lens that is about 1/3 the price of the camera for only a 1.7X improvement in zoom (from 5 to 8.5 zoom) but I can't fault the quality.
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful By camera buff on August 6, 2003
Having owned a Sony DSC-f707 for a year now, I was looking to increase the optical zoom capability. This new lens fullfilled my objective. On the plus side, the images are clear with no detectable distortion. On the minus side, this lens is BIG. Not only does it take up alot of room, it's weight is significant. I found myself having to be very aware of my hand hold to prevent motion artifact.
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