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Sony DSC-H5 conversion lens problems

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1. Posted by dpatton (Budding Member 24 posts) 10y

I recently purchased an Optex 3.2 teleconverter lens for my Sony DSC-H5 digital camera. Optex claims that the lens works fine with the camera's autofocus system, however I can not make it work and must manually focus every shot (even with the tele converter lens choosen in the set-up menu). Anyone know a solution to this???

2. Posted by tgraham123 (Budding Member 2 posts) 10y

I purchased Digital Concepts brand lenses, 0.5X wide angle and 2X telephoto and am not getting clear pictures. Tunneling effect is a problem with both even when using the conversion lense settings in setup. Both lenses are focused well in the center but blurry on the edges. I am wondering if I need to set to F8 for better picture. I have tried to contact Sony with no success. I am wondering also if only the Sony conversion lenses produce the image quality I want....

3. Posted by tgraham123 (Budding Member 2 posts) 10y

I just chatted online with a Sony rep and he said they recommend only using the sony brand conversion lenses and that if you use a non-Sony brand they will not guarantee the operation of the system.