2X converters

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Is it normal for a 2X converter to make the focusing split image in the view finder to not work correctly or is it the optics of the converter? One of the semi circles blacks out. Iam using an FT-1 and a soligor 2X converter. All lenses are konica. Any comments are appreciated. Thanks Jay

-- Anonymous, April 29, 1999


2X Converters

The blackout you see in either half the split-image prism, or as a checkerboard in a microprism finder is due to the loss of lens aperture using the converter. Definitely NOT unique to Konica. Just use the ground glass "doughnut" ring in the finder to focus. It won't black out.

-- Anonymous, April 29, 1999

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