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Peter_with_digicam May 18, 2006 3:41 PM


I was very interested in your question. If you do get these inexpensive lenses, I would be very much like to see what results you able to achieve with them. Could you post some in due course please?

seemolf May 18, 2006 3:55 PM

a strange discussion on cheap lenses..

Please read this:
and this
and perhaps this:

regards Sven

..don't buy single lenses, just use them if you have them already!

Narmer May 18, 2006 4:56 PM


you're right the DOF is nearly absent... especially from 7x t0 12x.
50mm reversed is = +20 magnification.

I use that Canon lens on theFZ20 via a male-to-male ring (inversion rings are only useful to mount reversed lenses on dSLR). The male to male ring is52 to 62: 52 fits with the diameter of the inversed WA and 62 fits on the FZ20 stock plastic adaptor via a 62-72 step down ring.

I guess 70 and 100mm lenses are more easy to use, especially if F2 or larger apertures (less vignetting).
On the other hand 35 and 24mm WA are impossible to use "on the field", only blocked as a microscope.

Tchuanye uses a 50mm on a 4x zoom Canon A610, and this seems to provide more DOF and to be less easy to use then on ultra zooms-

Finally about dipoters I recommend to buy Nikon or Canon, not cheap ones.

simonbratt99 May 18, 2006 5:59 PM

thanks for that, and i sure will post results, luckily not too expensive a test eh

simonbratt99 May 24, 2006 2:58 PM

OK, here we go, i recieved the lenses ok, look pretty good, but then what do i know lol

Ive done some tests for someone to check so please read on.....

simonbratt99 May 24, 2006 3:02 PM

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Here are two pictures of a coaster with and with out the lenses (i used the 10 and the 4 lens together

!st pic is as close as i could go without extra lens (no zoom, manual focus

simonbratt99 May 24, 2006 3:02 PM

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this one is as close as i could go with a 10 and a 4 macro lens

simonbratt99 May 24, 2006 3:03 PM

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Here is a pic of a wasp thing (dead) on my desk

simonbratt99 May 24, 2006 3:06 PM

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and here is a pic of the wasp as best i could get with the 10 and the 4 lens on, indoors with artificial lighting

simonbratt99 May 24, 2006 3:07 PM

Love the new camera FZ30, had it a week, but its rained the whole time so far.

Iwould appreciate any comments on how good / bad these cheap lenses seem

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