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Old Oct 16, 2006, 7:24 AM   #1
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Intend to get this wide angle teleconverter for my FZ50 as I feel the 35 mm angle is still insufficient for landscape/groups shots.

Advise from others that it's not advisable to add on lens onto the front of original camera's lens as it might affect the overall performance of the latter.

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Old Oct 16, 2006, 7:49 AM   #2
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Converter lenses are meant to be added on in front of the camera! Good quality lenses will only enhance the capabilities of your camera. Separate lenses are available for wide angle, telephoto and macro.
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Old Oct 16, 2006, 7:58 AM   #3
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Thanks for your reply

I did bought a 0.45 x 35 mm teleconverter lens ( non-branded) costing me @ US$ 30

but pretty disappointed with the results ( see Chinese Temple )

Will be getting the original DMW-LW 55 and afraid will set me be back by another US $ 175.

As I will travelling to China - Jiuzhaigou this coming Friday, will definitely need this lens
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Old Oct 16, 2006, 12:24 PM   #4
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have a look around these pages steve

http://www.cs.mtu.edu/~shene/DigiCam/

there are examples from a number of wide converters
and comparisons
the panasonics do very well
generally the really deep wide angles suffer from softness and distortion

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Old Oct 16, 2006, 1:27 PM   #5
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Well, sorry to intrude here also, but...

Does anyone know if the DMW-LW55 and the DMW-LT55, designed for the FZ30, can be used as well with an FZ10 / FZ20?

I know those add-on lenses have a 55mm thread, and both Lumixes have a flare protector / filter holding of 72, but given that the lens itself it's not that huge, I was wondering if using a step-down ring from 72mm to 55 would allow me to use them in an FZ10 or 20.

Has anyone experimented with this?


Thanks a lot.
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Old Oct 16, 2006, 7:48 PM   #6
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Thanks for the link Rriley

Very useful and informative

thanks again
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