Canon PowerShot G12/G11/G10 Telephoto Samples

Here we'll compare some popular teleconverters on the G12/G11/G10. The image on the left shows maximum optical zoom, and the one on the right shows how far you can zoom back toward wide before vignetting starts to appear.

Since these files are so large, we'll just show one quadrant at 100% - in this case the lower left since it has the most useful information. Remember when viewing these samples that subtle differences may never be noticed in small prints or web-sized images. So resize appropriately or make a test print to best evaluate a lens.

All samples were taken with the Lensmate G12/G11/G10 lens adapter, sections A + C combined. Two of the converters (the Canon TC-DC58B 1.5X S3/5 and the Sony VCL-DH1758) require a 58mm spacer ring to be added to this setup to provide adequate clearance for the zoom lens. More information with the image samples below.

To calculate 35mm equivalent of actual focal length in exif, multiply x 4.59. Example: The maximum optical focal length of the G12/G11/G10 is 30.5 (actual). 30.5 x 4.59 = 140mm 35mm equivalent.

To calculate the teleconverter factor, multiply x the rating of the converter. Example: Maximum telephoto of the G12/G11/G10 is 30.5mm (140mm equivalent) x 1.5x (teleconverter rating) = 210mm.

Focal lengths given have the teleconverter factored in. The samples on the right show how far you can zoom back toward wide before vignetting starts to appear.

Camera Settings: Manual 1/320 f4.5, iso 80, Sunny WB, IS turned off.

Original Large/Fine jpegs cropped in CS3 and saved as jpeg 10 to minimize file size with minimal image quality loss.

(The difference in exposure between the first and second samples is attributed to a G12/G11/G10 Manual mode quirk - as the focal length decreased, the aperture got larger as the camera would in auto mode in low light. We'll reshoot these when weather permits.)


 

Canon G10 Adapter with no converter

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Maximum optical zoom 30.5mm (140mm equivalent)

 

 

 

Canon G10 Adapter and Canon TC-DC58D 1.4x - Designed for the G10

The Canon TC-DC58D requires Lensmate G10 adapter Parts A and C.

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Focal length 42.7mm (196mm equivalent)
21.98mm (101mm equivalent)

 

Canon G10 and Raynox DCR1540 1.54x

The Raynox DCR1540 requires Lensmate G10 adapter Parts A and C with 58-52mm step ring.

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Focal length 46.97mm (216mm equivalent)

33.1mm ( 152mm equivalent)

 

Canon G10 and Canon TC-DC58N 1.75x - Designed for Canon G3/5/6

The Canon TC-DC58N requires Lensmate G10 adapter Parts A and C.

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Focal length 53.38mm (245mm equivalent)

31.68mm (145mm equivalent)

 

Canon G10 and Olympus TCON17 1.7x

The Olympus TCON17 requires Lensmate G10 adapter Parts A and C with 58-55mm step ring.

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Focal length 51.85mm (238mm equivalent)

36.55mm (168mm equivalent)

 

Canon G10 and Sony VCL-DH1758 1.7x

The Sony VCL-DH1758 requires Lensmate G10 adapter Parts A and C with 58mm spacer to avoid lens crash.

*Sony VCL-DH1758 1.7x requires a 58mm spacer added to the Lensmate G10 A + C combination (best added to the outside, not between).

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Focal length 51.85mm (238mm equivalent)

36.55mm (168mm equivalent)

 

 

Canon G10 and Canon TC-DC58B 1.5x - Designed for Canon S2/3/5

The Canon TC-DC58B requires Lensmate G10 adapter Parts A and C.

*Canon TC-DC58B 1.5X Designed for Canon S2/3/5. In order to attach it to the Lensmate G10 lens adapter, a 58mm spacer ring should be added BETWEEN sections A and C to avoid lens crash. All Canon conversion lenses since the S2 have an extension beyond the mounting thread which precludes mounting on a step-up ring or spacer.

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Focal length 45.75mm (219mm equivalent)

32.25mm (148mm equivalent)

 

 

Canon G10 and Raynox DCR1850PRO 1.85x

The Raynox DCR1850PRO requires Lensmate G10 adapter Parts A and C with 58-55mm step ring.

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Focal length 56.43mm (259mm)

39.78mm (183mm equivalent)

 

 

 

Canon G10 and Canon TC-DC58C 2x - Designed for Canon G7/9

The Canon TC-DC58C requires Lensmate G10 adapter Parts A and C.

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Focal length 61mm (280mm equivalent)

50mm (230mm equivalent)

 

 

Canon G10 and Raynox DCR2025PRO 2.2x

The Raynox DCR2025PRO requires Lensmate G10 adapter Parts A and C.

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Focal length 67.1mm (308mm)