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Old Sep 6, 2010, 9:25 PM   #1
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I am gonna get my FZ35 this week.

I am planning to buy some add-ons for this camera. I am completely a newbie as far as the conversion lens and other add-ons are concerned.

So can anybody please advise on below

1. Essential Add-ons
2. Filters
3. Conversion Lens

I have come to know that I need to buy a lens adaptor to add these lenses. I have order for it along with my camera.

Now for the other add-ons, my budget is about $150.

I am interested to get more wide angle and also some filters for shooting landscapes and macros.

Currently there is a kit (LensBaby made) for sale on Dell website for about 90 bucks. I am not sure if it a good deal and they are of good quality.

I appreciate any suggestions.

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Old Sep 6, 2010, 10:21 PM   #2
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Jandy makes a 55.8mm X 55mm adapter or you can buy the Panasonic DMW-LA3 from Amazon:
The DMW-LT55 is expensive and I would suggest the Olympus TCON-17 it has the same 55mm threads on it as the LT55:
For Macro/Close Up lens the DMW-LC55:

You are gonna see all these others available...HD Super Duper Trooper 2X High Definition lens etc...stay away from those...most of them are gimmicks...

Raynox makes a DCR 150 and 250 that a lot of people like also...I have one and have never used it yet?...anyway that will get you started...
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Old Sep 7, 2010, 5:42 AM   #3
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If you think about videos - you need the ND8 filter from Panasonic (or another brand with 46-mm). It reduces the flare and streaks when filming against light sources or reflections. It is in my opinion the most valuable add-on to the FZ35/FZ38.

Some of my stuff on vimeo (all shot with an FZ-35):
The tree: www.vimeo.com/11345662
with LC55 macro lens: www.vimeo.com/13884313
Zeeland: www.vimeo.com/14488204
The old mill: www.vimeo.com/14577326
autoHDR: www.vimeo.com/15797552
soccer kids: www.vimeo.com/17208358
christmas lights: www.vimeo.com/17912783

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Old Sep 7, 2010, 9:13 PM   #4
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Thanks Guys for your suggestions.
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Old Sep 8, 2010, 6:15 AM   #5
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I have TCONN-17 thats in Mint condition that I have stopped using as I have realized most of my photography involves pictures closer up or macro.

I'd get a macro lens before investing in a zoom lens.

I feel very high zoom photography is overrated unless you are using professional DSLR quality zoom equipment.
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