Unlike with most cameras in the compact class, you can attach waterproof converters and 40.5mm lens filters to the TG-1, TG-2, TG-3, TG-4, TG-5, and TG-6. using the CLA-T01 conversion lens adapter. The tele converter lens TCON-T01 lets you increase the optical zoom ratio by 6.8x - for dramatic close-ups with professional-looking background blur. With the Super-resolution Zoom feature of compatible TG cameras, you can even reach 13.6x magnification. This conversion lens is particularly helpful when shooting long-distance shots enjoying the high brightness even for far away scenes.
Waterproof to 50ft/15m with TG-2, TG-3, TG-4, TG-5, and TG-6 (40ft/12.2m with TG-1)
Telephoto shooting with 1.7x magnification without sacrificing aperture
Capture far away motifs by extending the focal length from 100mm to 170mm
Easy attachment to the camera, even underwater, up to a depth of 15m
Extends your optical zoom from 4x to nearly 7x.
The CLA-T01 Adapter and the TCON-T01 Telephoto lens are both included in the package.
Everything needed to attach the lens to the camera is included in the box.
Lens cap for the CLA-T01 is included with purchase.
I take my TG-4 everywhere. I purchased this lens to bring my subjects closer and it has done this well. It does require you to be aware of the zoom on the camera else you get the "black ring", but this is a minor issue compared to how it increases the capability of this great camera.
October 10, 2019 by Jim
This lens is a good addition to my TG-5 though camera. It’s small but adds enough reach to make it useful.
December 28, 2017 by Philip
Choose Your Application
This is good for extending the distance, but yes, there is a black ring if you are on a low zoom. Having this on the TG5 is nice with the push button changeout. I use it often. Good product.
May 29, 2017 by Philip
Great lens, shoddy adapter
Let me first say that I love the TG-4 and am contemplating upgrading to the TG-5. These are great cameras. The TCON-T01 lens itself performs as advertised and is well made, I've had great results with it although I don't find I use it anywhere near as often as the fisheye lens.
The TG systems's biggest weakness is the CLA-T01 Adapter. This cheap piece of plastic is an anomaly in an otherwise well made eco-system, and in fact is a down right oxymoron in a camera lineup that is called 'tough'. Firstly the fact that it is plastic is ridiculous. This adapter should be made of metal or at least some form of more durable composite. I've had one crack through the radius already.
But the worst thing about the CLA-T01 is the latching mechanism, or lack thereof. When you attach the lens using the adapter you screw the lens to the adapter which takes a turn and bit which is fine, then you align a white dot as many cameras, then twist and there is the faintest 'bump' that is supposed to secure the adapter. In reality the lens is being held by a thread. It is not secure at all. In time, and I mean maybe one or two months of occasional use, whatever little plastic 'bump' that is supposed to keep the adapter from twisting off the camera weakens and because the amount of revolution is so small the lens can pretty much just fall off the camera. You just can't trust it. I like to mount my TG-4 on a stick and take underwater shots or video with the fisheye lens but now the adapter has proved itself so flimsy I can't do that without fear that the slightest knock is going to bump the lens off and it'll sink to the bottom of the ocean.
Olympus please design and make a much more robust replacement part. I realize it will be a design challenge to create a more secure adapter that fits your existing Tough cameras but your team is smart and I'm sure it can at least be improved on. Also this new replacement should be inexpensive because as it is the CLA-T01 is a liability.
Otherwise I love this setup and would give my review 5 stars. But the CLA-T01 is so poor I feel it only really deserves 1 star.
This is an excellent accessory for the TG series. It attaches and detaches quickly and easily. It gives a nice little increase in magnification...it isn't a whole lot but for a waterproof, tough camera 7x magnification is amazing. You will need a small adapter ring to attach this lens to the camera. If you have a TG you should really consider getting this lens...i'm glad I did.
November 21, 2015 by Louis
Nice adapter, but........
Easy to use, compact to handle, only some adjustement yo make in the camera menu to use it, but it,s Ok !! work great !! the only con is: the ratio of gain for a telephoto is not soo good, only 3x, For a panorama photo, you will see no gain at all !! please olympus, you can make thing better tham that !! If you can, i will buy it !!.................................................................................................................................................................