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Old Jan 25, 2004, 9:57 AM   #11
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Default Wide Angle Lens for -7i

Olympus WCON-0.7C Wide Conversion Lens
I believe the WCON-07C is the model for the Oly. C-5060. You will want to look at the WCON-07; it has the "standard" 55 mm threads. You will obviously need a step-up ring, 49 to 55 mm.

I have a WCON-07 and have found it to be an excellent add-on lens to my Olympus C-730. No vignetting at all at wide angel but then, that most likely is just my setup.

For a some interesting discussion on wide angle add-on lenses, take a look at Michael Miessner's comments. Index is at:


About half to two-thirds of the way down the index is a section on "tele-extender lenses and filters." You'll find some good general info buried down in there.

I bought my WCON-07 from Permaraal On-line -


I found them to be reasonably priced and very responsive to inquiries as well as letting me know when an item ships, along with a tracking number.

Hope this helps a little.

Paul in NoVA
C-730 B-300 WCON-07
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Old Jan 25, 2004, 2:08 PM   #12
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thanks for the replies, seem nobody here tried the Minolta DZ1 lens yet, Minolta ZWC-100. I want to buy the minolta one but I can't seem to find any retail store near my house that has them to test it on. I tested the Olympus one earlier today in a store with a step up adapter and results were really good. I'll wait a few more days to see if I can find the Minolta lens

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Old Feb 20, 2004, 9:36 AM   #13
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Are any of you using a UV or CP filter for this camera?
If so which one? I have a 7hi that needs at least a UV filter. I really want a circular polarizing filter, which neither distort.
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Old Feb 20, 2004, 9:45 AM   #14
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... Also regarding converters, Minolta is now making them too: http://www2.konicaminolta.jp/english...e-a2/10_5.html
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Old Mar 23, 2004, 2:54 AM   #15
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Default Re: Minolta 7i wide angle lense, need help finding one!

Originally Posted by gudnuf4u
I've been searching the internet for a wide angle lense for my Minolta 7i and the only one that I found was the Titanium Optics .45x 52mm Wide Angle Lense.
Forget these Titanium lenses if you prefer to have high image quality. They are of low to very low quality. The 0.45X one causes a lot of chromatic aberration, vignetting near the corner, and very soft quality along the edges. See the following post for good wide/fisheye lenses: http://www.stevesforums.com/phpBB2/v...ic.php?t=17608 and http://www.stevesforums.com/phpBB2/v...ic.php?t=18167

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Old Mar 23, 2004, 11:24 PM   #16
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Try this: http://raynox.co.jp/comparison/digit...m#dcr-fe180pro

Looks as though it might do okay for you; not at full wide, but still better than without the adapter.

I'm pretty happy with my DCR 660Pro from Raynox. Tho the periphery is a bit out of focus, the linearity is great.
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