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Old Sep 9, 2018, 4:39 PM   #11
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G'day John

They are available !!! - try any of the following

https://www.teds.com.au/panasonic-dm...-forfz40-fz100 ... Price $20

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Panasoni...QAAOSw4CFY7Ed2 ... Price $30

https://www.amazon.com.au/Panasonic-.../dp/B003Y5N8RK = price = $140

Mr Google shows a few more ebay listings roo
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Old Sep 9, 2018, 10:04 PM   #12
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Hi Phil,
Thanks for the links. I tried holding the lens up to the FZ150 and get a very small image at no zoom; so I'm assuming that any pictures taken with the attachment would be zoomed to some degree. Is that your understanding?
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Old Sep 10, 2018, 2:38 AM   #13
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Hi John

I have located an Accessory Tube today in Melbourne Aus listed at $A20 [$us15] do you wish me to get it & post to you

Please advise immediately .... "Phil"<[email protected]>
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Hi Phil,
If I thought it would work, yes. But I'm not sure. I've held the lens up to the camera at various distances from the lens and different settings, and I haven't been able to get a clear image. And without zooming, all I see is a small blurry circle.
So, thanks for your very kind offer, but I don't want you to go to all of this trouble if I can't see how it's going to work.
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Old Sep 10, 2018, 4:05 PM   #15
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Hi John

While I applaud your efforts with experimenting with add-on lenses for the FZ, I also well realise that anything 'bolted' directly onto the movable lens will break the motors etc. This is why the adapter tube is so useful / essential / bluddy-well-needed!! .... and Panny are the only superzoom mob who offer such an accessory

While this particular zoom lens may not be the answer you're looking for, once you have the adapter I am sure other lenses will become available for you to play with

The shop has agreed a 48hr 'hold' on the item for me / you ... pl reconsider

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Hi Phil,
I have absolutely no intention of bolting the lens to the FZ150 lens. As you implied, that would be just stupid. But no matter how I hold the lens up to the camera I cannot see a clear image on the LCD. I probably won't try any other lenses. I like the FZ150 as is, and was only experimenting with the cheapy I got ..... just for the hell of it. On the other hand, if you want the lens to play with, I would be happy to send it to you. Thanks again for your help. I do appreciate it.
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Hi Phil,
I have absolutely no intention of bolting the lens to the FZ150 lens. As you implied, that would be just stupid. But no matter how I hold the lens up to the camera I cannot see a clear image on the LCD. I probably won't try any other lenses. I like the FZ150 as is, and was only experimenting with the cheapy I got ..... just for the hell of it. On the other hand, if you want the lens to play with, I would be happy to send it to you. Thanks again for your help. I do appreciate it.
.... john
I think you want to reverse the lens. Then it works like a diopter/close-up lens. Mount the adapter to the FZ body and then use a reversing ring to mount the lens.

I've done that with an FZ28, but I used 28 and 50mm primes. You can get some extreme macro that way.
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I think you want to reverse the lens. Then it works like a diopter/close-up lens. Mount the adapter to the FZ body and then use a reversing ring to mount the lens.

I've done that with an FZ28, but I used 28 and 50mm primes. You can get some extreme macro that way.
Hi BB,
Yes. That has considerable potential. The magnification is impressive. And it seems that I can simply clamp the lens to my tripod, have the camera just above and the sample the right distance below, and I'm in business. I could probably get by with this setup for the occasional shot.
Very nice.
Thanks,
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