April 28, 2015
I bought this lens for my TG-2 and now use it on my TG-3. It does a very good job but you really need a tripod when using it. I would give 5 stars for the lens but only 2 stars for the lens cover and the ring that you use to mount it onto the camera. The lens cover does a very poor job of staying on the lens and the ring that you mount it to the camera broke (cheap plastic) the second time I used it. I took a picture of a grain of sand in super macro mode and it turned out very nice. I've taken pictures of boats that are miles off the beach and they have turned out very nice as well.
April 16, 2015
I received both the lense and adapter today to use on my TG-3. I took several pictures and I was really amazed on how clear and crisp the pictures were. This is one very good quality lense.
One thing I think needs to be more clear in the instructions is the fact you have to have your camera set in "P" mode before you can select the lense on the Accessories/ Conversion Lense page. Before I switched to "P" mode the Conversion Lense on the accessory page was greyed out.
March 02, 2015
No offense ,,, but I feel the three comments from the people who apparently used the tele attachment lens without reading the instructions, and saw only a little circle pic ... I feel these three comments should be deleted by Olympus, or by the original commenters.
The simple fact is, this telephoto attachment is designed to be used at the telephoto setting of the camera's prime lens. Duh!
When used at the camera's tele setting (about a 100 mm lens on a full-frame 35 mm camera) the tele attachment turns it into a beautiful, fast, approximately 135 mm telephoto equivalent. It makes for great photos and I love it.
August 18, 2014
I got the TG-2 & this lens for Christmas. I am used to putting on a lens and having a full screen view not the circle. When you zoom in, the circle goes away. I don't notice much difference between the regular zoom and the additional of the telephoto. While a really like the camera and it's overall toughness, I am disappointed with the telephoto lens.
July 05, 2014
Does not add much zoom capability at all, not at all worth the purchase price. All of the other accesses for the TG-3 (LG-1 light guide, FCON-T01 19mm fish eye lens converter) work GREAT!! This is the only one to stay away from.
August 21, 2013
I don't think SAH's review is valid as the telephoto accessory is meant to be used with the camer'as lens set at telephoto. There is no "small circle" when used according to the instructions that came with the accessory telephoto. It's a great little accessory to the great little camera. Suggest SAH's review be deleted, as it is misleading.
August 20, 2013
Not an ideal telephoto lens. They do not describe that this lens is a tiny circular zoom image of a single object surrounded by a blackout of everything in the background.
If that's what u want great! I thought I was getting a normal telephoto lens! Used it once. Have a single pic I like and don't even carry it with me anymore.
Please come out with a real telephoto attachment.
June 19, 2013
First, I find the TG-2 an amazing little point'n shoot. It works great for for most of how I like to shoot. -- Usually in the (full frame SLR equiv.) 28 mm, or 100 mm perspective, rarely any length in between.
The tele adds to the package, as my favorite, full-frame SLR lens for portraits, etc. is a fast, 135mm that has pleasing perspective and also can soft-focus the background. It is surprisingly sharp and corrected, provided the TG-2 is zoomed out to the telephoto range.
The TG-2 is not superior to my full-frame SLR, only because any viewing screen is inferior to a through the lens viewfinder, especially in bright light. However, a mentor told me long ago, the only camera that counts is the one you have on you when a photo opportunity presents itself ... and that's why I'm liking the pocketable TG-2 more every day.
June 08, 2013
The design of this lens is such that the field of view is becomes a small circle in the center of the original view window. You lose about 85% of the original view and any picture you take will have a large blacked out area that must be cropped. I don't think this is necessarily a defect but had I known this I would not have purchased the lens. Now I am out shipping costs simply because the web page fails to accurately describe the functionality of the lens.
January 01, 2013
I LOVE this camera and the lenses! Perfect for any situation. Lightweight. Easy to carry. Best of all...fabulous pictures.
November 29, 2012
I was amazed when this lens came. It originally wasn't what I expected. I was expecting more of a lens like a professional camera. However, this lens is amazing. It is an instant magnification to what you are looking at. It takes a little to get used to. You have to zoom it in or you will have a black outline around your photos. After you adjust to that, it zooms really well.
The lens is heavy duty. I was amazed at how high quality it was. It comes with a lens cover and cover for the back of the lens.