Another Toy Store Find

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by 480sparky, Dec 3, 2016.

  1. 480sparky

    480sparky FF Regular

    Nov 20, 2015
    Found something today at the local camera store I just couldn't pass up, if for no other reason that it looks like it would be fun to use.

    It's a 2x teleconverter.................................


    ........ with a focusing helicoid built into it:


    It basically acts as an extension ring when you 'run the lens out'.



    I have never seen or even known about such a critter. Back in the 70's and 80's, I did have a 2x TC that the elements were mounted into a bayonet system so they could be removed, making the TC into a 32mm extension ring. But I've never seen the same concept since then. This is a close as I've ever seen.
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