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Old 05-11-2008   #1
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Default Vivitar 2x Teleconverter for Hasselblad?

Anyone ever used one of these?

I've been having trouble finding reviews of more than one or two sentences, though I did find some better prices. Normally I'm wary of teleconverters, but for what a reputable used goods dealer was asking (under $100) the price is rather attractive. I only have an 80mm, and probably won't be getting another lens for my 500CM any time soon, but this item (and a strap) intrigued me.

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Well, for $72 the price seemed right. I was buying other used odds and ends anyways so I lumped this into the order. All of the one to two sentence reviews said good things about the intended use ("Good for portraits; maintains center sharpness with some loss in corners."), so I figured I'd give it a shot.

Will report back with findings when I get the things (and some free time).
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and......how do you feel about Holga?
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how do you feel about Holga?
Not too bad, actually. I'll find out how Holga-esque this Vivitar item is soon enough.
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lol......It might be better than I remember....hope so for you...Cheers, Bob
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Well, even if it's a total dog I'm only out about 20 rolls of film. Who knows how many of those 240 shots would have been good anyhow. =)

At least it shouldn't leak like a Holga; at least I know the image will be there.

Will give this thing a try when I get a chance.
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Yes....I have 2 Holgas......lots of black tape there.....


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