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i have a question about the 2x teleconverter i got for merely 5 dollars.

it has "underground" printed on it (not konica). but it does fit (and works) on the TC. my question is: is "underground" the company that made it? or is it a konica?

also, i am unable to find out what extension tubes are for? anyone care to enlighten me?

thanks again, paul.

-- Anonymous, January 10, 2000


Underground Camera

Underground was a local camera store (chain, I think). I was here at the time they were flourishing (as I am now) but I was not then into photography and never shopped there. It seems from the amount of used equipment around with their name on it that they sold a fair amount of store-brand equipment.

By the way, would you care to say at what store you found these things? I haven't run across much Konica inventory.


Willy Gilson

-- Anonymous, January 10, 2000

konica eqpt

sure.... the place is "HUNTS PHOTO". they have a very huge camera show every november at the convention center and there is a lot of used equipment traded in. then they make it available in their store the following week. they are in melrose, MA by the way.


-- Anonymous, January 10, 2000

One Other Answer

Paul, Extension tubes serve the purpose of lengthening the distance between the lens and the body. They are used in close-up photography-with the 50mm normal lens up to 1:1 or better. By switching the different lengths of tube, one gets different magnifications. When using these for the first time, get used to the idea of focussing very close. With the normal lens and all three tubes I would recommend that you move in to about 6 inches from the front of the lens to the subject, then move in or out until the subject comes into focus. Don't bother with the focussing ring as it has minimal effect on focussing. Just move the camera in or out to accomplish focus. Also, you can use the tubes with any lens, but wide-angles are really not very good unless you have a specific use for them. I don't class the 40mm f/1.8 with the wides and recommend it for macro work as it is very sharp, if a tad wide, and you must focus within 3 to 4 inches from your subject. Not good for skittish wildlife like insects!! Hope this helps and enjoy!

Jon from Deepinaharta, Georgia

-- Anonymous, January 10, 2000

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