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Old Jun 12, 2006, 4:00 PM   #1
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im looking into getting a macro lense for the panasonic dmc-fz7, but i dont know what diameter the lens is so i dont know what size of lens or adapter to get. can anyone advise?
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Old Jun 12, 2006, 7:04 PM   #2
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The standard lens hood/filter adapter that came with the camera is 52mm. You could also use the Panasonic lens adapter DMW-LA2 which is 55mm. Either will work but the DMW-LA2 is much sturdier than the standard adapter.
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right, so the end of the lens is 55mm, what size is the other end of the standard adapter or the DMW-LA2 ( the end that attaches to the extra lens)?
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The end of the adapter that attaches to the camera body is actually 52.8mm, it's the same on the standard adapter and the DMW-LA2. So the standard adapter is 52.8mm-52mm, and the DMW-LA2 is 52.8mm-55mm. The 52mm/55mm side of the adapter is the important measurement because that's the end that holds the extra lens. The best thing to do is decide what macro lens you want to use, then decide what adapter you want to use. If the adapter and macro lens aren't the same diameter use step up or step down rings to make it work.
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