View Full Version : 2x teliphoto lens

04-12-11, 11:34 PM
Hi I am new to the forum and photography, I bought a kodak Z740 camera some years ago and never got around to using it due to work commitments, however, I have finally got it out of the box, new batteries and it works great.

What I really want to know is if I buy a 2 x teliphoto lens for this will it turn my 10x zoom to 20x zoom if not what advantage will the 2x teliphoto lens be.

I have the chance to buy a lens kit 1 Teliphoto 1 wide angle and 4 filters all to fit my make and model.

Sorry to be a bit thick but just starting out so want to keep it simple to start with



05-12-11, 05:25 PM
Hi Charles. Welcome to the forum. Yes the 2x lens will multiply it by 2 giving 20x zoom... graham

05-12-11, 05:53 PM
Thanks Graham

05-12-11, 10:54 PM
Let us know how you get on with it... graham

05-12-11, 11:11 PM
Thanks I will do. I have just uploaded 3 pictures to the gallery which I took using a Casio Excilm. They are only my first attempts but hope to get some constructive feedback and hints and tips



Blitz Photography & Prod
06-12-11, 04:57 PM
hi Charles
first off welcome to the forum
ive just taken a look at your 3 images and that Rusty Rita one you would think that would have been taken with a DSLR to me thats a super image again the fish one nice clear image the any one i past comment on was your Yorkshire Mist nice image just a bit to blue for me might be the camera thats made it look that way but still 3 nice images i had a compact camera for some years before i made the move to a DSLR and i would have wished my ones taken would have turned out half as good as ones you have posted look forward to seeing more of your images

all the best

russ :)

06-12-11, 08:29 PM
Thank Russ

I wasn't sure that they would be good enough for the site but your comments have given me more confidence to get out and try a few more I do hope to progress to a bridge/DSLR camera eventually.

Thank you for your comments


08-12-11, 03:52 PM
Hate a be a know it all, but stick a 2 x lens on wont make it a 20x zoom ;)

So like 10 - 100mm would turn into a 20-200mm ;)

08-12-11, 04:05 PM

08-12-11, 05:34 PM
Hi Graham
That is the set I was thinking of buying for my Kodak z740, however I am also looking at either a 14 mp bridge camera with 24x zoom or a DSLR i am just looking at the difference betwen the two as I am new to all this. Am I right in thinking that the bridge camara will have a fixed lens where the DSLR will have interchageable lenses.

08-12-11, 05:39 PM
I have an old dimage bridge camera and use it with a lens this attachment . It turns a 140 optical zoom in to a 240 optical zoom .

22-01-12, 07:15 PM
Sorry Charles i just noticed your post . Yes a bridge camera has a fixed lens... graham