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-   -   Merkury Innovations Wide angle lens for fz30,fz50 (https://forums.steves-digicams.com/panasonic-leica-29/merkury-innovations-wide-angle-lens-fz30-fz50-106604/)

jbotz05 Nov 15, 2006 9:37 AM

Does anyone have any experience using the .45x wide angle lens from Merkury Innovations? Is it any good?

Rriley Nov 16, 2006 5:43 AM

.45 x is way way too deep to be any good
distortion will be massive

settle on .8x or .7x
there are some 'known' lenses that preform well

Riley

genece Nov 16, 2006 7:04 AM

I too believe you should stick with whats known to work...Check here

http://www.cs.mtu.edu/~shene/DigiCam/User-Guide/FZ-30/

For the most part... the off brand lenses are neither what they claim nor any good.....especially on a camera with a big lens such as the FZ30/50

JKA Nov 17, 2006 7:55 AM

I tried it and it was a waste of time. It is make for camcorder only.

Don't buy it.


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