How to Use a Canon TC-DC58C with a G9

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How to Use a Canon TC-DC58C with a G9
The TC-DC58C requires an extra piece to work with the G9. (camera lens image by dinostock from

The TC-DC58C telephoto converter lens applies a 2x magnification to the photos taken with the Canon PowerShot G9. The adaptor does not directly attach to the lens. Instead, it uses the LA-DC58H lens adaptor, which is sold separately by Canon. The adaptor directly attached to the camera provides a solid foundation for the converter lens. Additionally, for proper image processing, specific settings must be set on the camera.

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Things you need

  • Canon PowerShot G9
  • LA-DC58H lens adaptor
  • TC-DC58C lens converter

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  1. 1

    Turn the camera off. Press and hold the ring release button near the lens on the camera body.

  2. 2

    Turn the ring counter-clockwise until the white and black circles are aligned. Lift off the ring.

  3. 3

    Align the black circle on the LA-DC58H lens adaptor with the black circle on the camera body. Turn the adaptor clockwise until it locks into place.

  4. 4

    Insert the TC-DC58C lens into the adaptor and turn it clockwise until it locks.

  5. 5

    Turn on the camera and enter its menu mode. Select the "Converter" option and use the arrow buttons to select "TC-DC58C."

Tips and warnings

  • Do not touch the glass portions of the lens. Dust or fingerprints may cause the camera's autofocus to become less effective.

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