B&H Photo Video Pro Audio The Professional's Source 800.606.6969 / 212.444.6615
0 $0.00
Your cart is currently empty

You have 0 items in your cart

View Cart & Begin Checkout

Checkout will be available in 3:01 hours

Feel free to browse our site and add items to your cart or wishlist.
Notify when open

Important Notice!

Close
Please note: Online ordering is unavailable until Saturday 7:00 PM EST (in 3 hour(s) and 01 minutes). Feel free to browse our site and add items to your cart or wishlist. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patronage.

Olympus TCON-17X (1.7X) Telephoto Conversion Lens

B&H # OLTCON17XZ1 MFR # V321170BW000
Olympus TCON-17X (1.7X) Telephoto Conversion Lens

Olympus TCON-17X (1.7X) Telephoto Conversion Lens In Use View

Show MoreLess

Close

In Stock
Order in the next 00:00:00 hours to ship Today

Product Highlights

  • For the XZ-1 Camera
  • Increases Focal Length by 1.7x
  • Does Not Affect Aperture
  • Fast f/2.5 Aperture Doesn't Change

You Pay: $199.00

What item is right for you?

Ask our Experts!

The Olympus TCON-17X (1.7x) Telephoto Conversion Lens is especially designed for the Olympus XZ-1 camera. It increases the focal length of the lens by 1.7x, but without changing the aperture. With this adapter, the XZ-1 achieves the 35mm equivalent of a 190mm telephoto lens, but with the very large (for a telephoto) aperture of f/2.5, greatly increasing the possibilities of shooting in low-light without camera shake. The CLA-12 Conversion Lens Adapter is required for operation of this telephoto conversion lens.

For the XZ-1 camera
Increases focal length by 1.7x
Does not affect the maximum aperture of f/2.5--it remains bright for great telephoto shots without camera shake
Olympus TCON-17X (1.7X) Telephoto Conversion Lens
  • Front and Rear Caps
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    OlympusTCON-17X (1.7X) Telephoto Conversion Lens
     
    3.4

    (based on 5 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    60%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

            • Reviewer Profile:
            • Enthusiast (3)
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No (5)

          Reviewed by 5 customers

          Sort by

          Displaying reviews 1-5

          Back to top

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          GREAT LENS

          By CW

          from Albuquerque, nm

          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Reliable

          Cons

          • Bulky

          Best Uses

          • Everyday use
          • Traveling

          Comments about Olympus TCON-17X (1.7X) Telephoto Conversion Lens:

          I use this lens on an Olympus Stylus 1 and the results are tack sharp. The only reason I didn't give this lens 5 stars is that it is a little bulky. It would be perfect if Olympus would make a tripod ring for the CL-13 adapter that would allow you to attach the lens to a mono-pod. If you have a Stylus 1 this lens is a must. You wont be disappointed.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Share this review

           
          3.0

          Good for what it does, which isn't much

          By Walkin Lily

          from Silver Spring, MD

          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Bulky

            Best Uses

            • Home
            • Portraits
            • Studio

            Comments about Olympus TCON-17X (1.7X) Telephoto Conversion Lens:

            Bought this for an Olympus XZ-2, along with the required adapter. Does what is advertised, but only at maximum zoom. Reduce the zoom and you start getting vignetting almost immediately. So - it gives you a large aperture fixed focal length. It is heavy and large, so it really adds to the size of the camera, not the kind of thing you would want to carry around. Good for indoor setting where you need the large aperture.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Share this review

            (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Unrealized potential

            By Oregon Yankee

            from Corvallis, OR

            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • It was availible

            Cons

            • Not Functional
            • Poor Design

            Best Uses

            • Paper Weight

            Comments about Olympus TCON-17X (1.7X) Telephoto Conversion Lens:

            I had very high hopes for this lens. I bought it to do bird photography in conjunction with my Lumix FZ100 (and soon FZ200). I currently have the Panasonic 1.7X teleconverter and a Nikon TC-e15ed 1.5X converter as well. My hope was that this lens would have the reach of my Panny lens and the clarity and quality of the Nikon. Sadly it didn't.The first problem I encountered with this lens was that it slowed down and regularly hampered my camera's auto-focus. Time and time again (I used it two days and took about 500 photos) the camera simply couldn't "lock in" on the subject. This was only aggrevated the more I zoomed in.Of those frames I could get a focus lock, the quality was often sub-par (compared to my other teleconverters). I was if the lens did wonky and random things to my camera's exposure and color settings. In the end this wasn't worth the $[$] I paid for it. I'm now trying to find a Nikon TC-e17ed 1.7X teleconverter (but they are rather rare I fear.)B&H did, however, promtly and efficiently issue me a refund. For that (and their past service) I'll gladly continue shopping with them.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Share this review

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Low Light

            By Ray the sailor

            from Northern Cal

            About Me Semi-Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Olympus TCON-17X (1.7X) Telephoto Conversion Lens:

                  Great low light lens at 2.8

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  Share this review

                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Fast conversion lens for the XZ-1

                  By om_photo_fan

                  from Columbus, IN

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Great Picture Quality

                  Cons

                  • Large compared to camera

                  Best Uses

                  • Medium telephoto shots

                  Comments about Olympus TCON-17X (1.7X) Telephoto Conversion Lens:

                  The advantage of this 1.7x conversion lens is that it retains the f2.5 maximum aperture at full zoom, but it is offset somewhat by its size and weight. You'll likely need a small camera kit bag to carry the lens and adapter. I wish that the lens and adapter used a bayonet connection instead of threads, as it seems possible to cross thread the connection. I recommend installing the adapter on the camera first, and then add the lens; the lighter weight of the adapter alone will help you to align the connection to the camera. Reverse the process to remove. The lens performance appears to be excellent, it's a welcome enhancement to extend the range of the XZ-1.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  Share this review

                  Lens Adapters

                  Olympus - Lens Adapter Tube (CLA-12) for XZ1
                  • You Pay: $24.95
                   

                  Care & Cleaning

                  See more
                  Pearstone - Microfiber Cleaning Cloth, 18% Gray (7 x 7.9")
                  • You Pay: $4.99
                   
                  See any errors on this page? Let us know.

                  Close

                  Close

                  Close