SP-565 UZ Plus Teleconverter?

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    I was considering the SP-590 but am now looking hard at the SP-565 because it has RAW capability and, overall, the reviews seem more favorable.

    I have an old, but excellent, Olympus 1.7x B300 teleconverter that I've been using for years with my Minolta Dimage 5 zoom camera. The teleconverter has 55mm threading to attach it to the camera lens via that lens's filter threads. It's a great magnifier because there's enough glass so that you don't have to open up the aperture beyond the setting required without the extension.

    My question is this: On my Minolta, the teleconverter simply attaches to the front of the camera's zoom lens and then works fine, as long as the zoom is fully extended. (If the zoom isn't fully extended, you get vignetting.)

    On the other hand, I've read that an adapter is needed for attaching a teleconverter to the SP-565. Is that correct? If yes, exactly how does the adapter work, and would it work with the B300 lens I have?

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