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Old Jul 11, 2012, 2:08 PM   #1
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Default Filter step-up ring for FZ150?

I am supposed to be getting my FZ150 on Friday. My filters (polarizing, etc) are sized for my other camera at 58mm. Will it hurt my fz150 to use a step up ring and my 58mm filters, or do I have to buy another set of filters for it?

Thanks for any help,

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Old Jul 11, 2012, 3:46 PM   #2
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Welcome Lyn, you need the 52mm filter lens for the FZ150!!
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Old Jul 11, 2012, 3:57 PM   #3
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G'day Lyn

Firstly - welcome to the forum > you'll find lots of nice people here all willing to help
As the FZ100-150 lens does not withdraw completely into the camera body after power-off, yes, you certainly can run a 52>58mm step up ring for your existing 58mm accessories

Earlier FZ models' lenses withdraw into the body, thus causing a jamming of the lens
Also - as Alex says ^ ... you can also get 52mm accessories if you wish

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Old Jul 12, 2012, 10:00 AM   #4
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Thanks to you both for a warm welcome. Good to know I can start out with a step up ring so I can use my old filters for a while.

Phil, I was afraid the lens did withdraw completely, so it's really good to hear that it does not.

It seems I keep downsizing - first a Nikon d90 that got too heavy for hiking, then an Olympus micro four thirds that is small enough, but I kept missing shots due to having to change the lens - hopefully third times the charm and the FZ150 will do it for me!


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Old Jul 12, 2012, 10:20 AM   #5
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Welcome to the friendliest forums! Glad to have you join us!

Congratulations on your FZ150; I have a feeling the 150 will be the camera of your dreams! Looking forward to some of your photos from it!

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Old Jul 12, 2012, 11:03 AM   #6
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Hope the swiss army knife that is the FZ-150 satisfies you Lyn.
I joined the FZ-150 club yesterday also.... early impressions are favourable....
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