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Cwood Feb 18, 2006 9:11 PM

How does the quality of the lens feel/look? Is the lenshousing plastic?

wadeatl Feb 18, 2006 9:17 PM

Cwood... I have to say the look and feel of he lens it quite impressive. It is matte plastic...but has some heft to it. I will try to take some pics of it attached to the FZ30 tomorrow.

Cwood Feb 18, 2006 9:19 PM

Please, When you get the chance, I wouldreally like to see some pics with it on the FZ30.:-)

xedrox Feb 19, 2006 4:14 AM

Why not use the raynox HD-6600 Pro 55 with 55mm threads? What i've heard of it it works perfectly, no need to use tricks on this lens to get good results.

xedrox Feb 19, 2006 4:37 AM

After reading this thread:;forum_id=23

I'm not sure if the raynos is the best choice.

It seems that the panasonic lw55 is the best:

The downside is that is more expensive


Cwood Feb 19, 2006 7:19 AM

I checked into the Panasonic lens and its nice, but at twice the cost of the others? I think that lens goes for $200.00+:O

genece Feb 19, 2006 7:47 AM

I think those photos are very nice...I am not seeing the center softness you mention.

Better weather may help but I am impressed with the very little distortion and the edges seem fine.

Are you sure there is some center softness? And not just a focus problem?

this photo really seems nice ...good focus ...good edges..and almost no CA.

Cwood Feb 19, 2006 7:51 AM

I can see the soft center.[email protected]/101406333/

Looking at the photo dead center, I can see the blur.:sad:

genece Feb 19, 2006 8:47 AM

Yes I can see it there now....and it seems identical to the the rings Lovelife uses should fix that also.

Also CK has said right along that he felt the Kodak Schneider-Kreuznach lens was the same as the Wcon07, even though B&H's description seemed to show otherwise, it must be so.

I will just keep using the Raynox6600 not that I think the quality is better , but the coverage is better and it serves my purpose better.

polar905 Feb 19, 2006 10:24 AM

There is only one photo I see a blur in, the others seem ok. Where they taken with the WA lens still attached?

The other photos are very nice and I can't see any issues with them, just that one.

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