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blindsight May 25, 2006 1:25 AM

Finally got some time to post a few sample pictures of the Kodak Schneider-Kreuznach Xenar wide-angle and tele adaptors used on the Pana FZ5.

All images are linked to ImageShack. Click on the thumbnail to see the full-size pictures.

All originals were taken at the highest resolution (5MP, TIFF), resized to 800 X 600 and compressed to JPEG (quality setting = 100). Crops of 800 X 600 were taken from the originals, also compressed to JPEG (quality setting = 100).


These are the lens converters on the FZ5 - as other users commented, both converters screw onto the lens shade/ filter adaptor of the FZ5 without difficulty, except the plastic threads on the lens shade/ filter adaptor are rather flimsy. There is no problem with clearance with the front of the protruding zoom lens of the camera.

http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/3078/fz5wa8rt.th.jpg

http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/1...tele4mk.th.jpg


The first two sets are with the WA adaptor. The WA adaptor (0.7X) broadens the field from 36mm to about 25 mm.


Max. wide of FZ5 lens:

http://img519.imageshack.us/img519/9...wide4do.th.jpg

Max. wide with WA adaptor:

http://img161.imageshack.us/img161/9...maxa4ff.th.jpg


Crops of original with WA adaptor, showing edges and center:

http://img161.imageshack.us/img161/5...rop17ca.th.jpg

http://img161.imageshack.us/img161/7...rop23wm.th.jpg

http://img161.imageshack.us/img161/9...rop38nv.th.jpg

blindsight May 25, 2006 1:32 AM

Another set with the WA adaptor (I just did this set today) - I did not make any perspective correction to make the building straight. All I want to show is the clarity and sharpness of the images, without any alteration.


Max. wide of FZ5 lens:

http://img297.imageshack.us/img297/7...wide7mh.th.jpg

Max. wide with WA adaptor:

http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/1...max22to.th.jpg


Crops from the original with the WA adaptor, showing center and edges:

http://img301.imageshack.us/img301/2...nter1jh.th.jpg

http://img125.imageshack.us/img125/8...rop15bz.th.jpg

http://img301.imageshack.us/img301/2...rop25bt.th.jpg

http://img105.imageshack.us/img105/1...rop35af.th.jpg

http://img296.imageshack.us/img296/5...rop49pd.th.jpg



blindsight May 25, 2006 1:46 AM

These sets are with the tele adaptor on the FZ5 - they were taken in the middle of winter well below freezing, so there was a lot of shimmer from the heat given off by buildings - they are NOT defects of the lens or adaptor!

The tele converter (1.4X) increases the maximum zoom from 432 mm to about 600 mm.

A note about "zoom scale" - I believe that when it says "3X" on the zoom scale it does not mean 3X zooming of a standard lens - but 3X zooming from the widest field of the lens (36mm). Reason: the zoom scale goes up to 12X. 36mm (max. WA) X 12 = 432mm (max. tele).


Max. tele of FZ5 lens:

http://img47.imageshack.us/img47/429...tele7sr.th.jpg

Tele adaptor on FZ5 - "3X" on the zoom scale:

http://img47.imageshack.us/img47/195...03xa1lr.th.jpg

(Center crop):

http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/3...crop4jd.th.jpg

Tele adaptor on FZ5 - "5X" on the zoom scale:

http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/1...05xa3ly.th.jpg

(Center crop):

http://img49.imageshack.us/img49/883...crop0jt.th.jpg

Tele adaptor on FZ5 - "8X" on the zoom scale:

http://img154.imageshack.us/img154/8...08xa9la.th.jpg

(Center crop):

http://img396.imageshack.us/img396/8...crop0kl.th.jpg

Tele adaptor on FZ5 - "12X" on the zoom scale (maximum):

http://img240.imageshack.us/img240/8...12xa7wg.th.jpg

(Center crop):

http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/5...crop1hs.th.jpg



blindsight May 25, 2006 1:55 AM

Some more samples with the tele adaptor:


Max. zoom of FZ5 lens:

http://img296.imageshack.us/img296/5...le1a6np.th.jpg

(Center crop):

http://img296.imageshack.us/img296/1...crop7rd.th.jpg

Max. zoom with tele adaptor:

http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/7...ax1a2oh.th.jpg

(Center crop):

http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/1...crop3rp.th.jpg


Another max. zoom of FZ5 lens (sorry screwed up the exposure):

http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/1...le2a2lg.th.jpg

(Center crop):

http://img47.imageshack.us/img47/161...crop5gf.th.jpg

Another max. zoom with tele adaptor:

http://img238.imageshack.us/img238/9...ax2a5kt.th.jpg

(Center crop):

http://img47.imageshack.us/img47/639...crop4hm.th.jpg




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