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Old Jan 8, 2007, 10:54 AM   #1
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Hello - I am pretty much a new user for all this adapter & lens stuff so find a little confusion with the following: I purchased a 55mm lens adapter and 55 mm uv filter for panasonic fz20. I am going to purchase the 55 mm wide angle lens for this adapter (as recommended by Pemaraal) - B&H recommends a step ring of 43-55 to enable the uv filter on the lens. The spec for the WA says there is no "front filter thread". So how does step ring attach? B&H won't answer questions w/o order number and I'm not going to order until I know this will work with WA lens. Thanks very much. Pat P.S. This forum helped me understand how to use lenses other than Panasonics which I know are great but they are very expensive for little old me.
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Old Jan 8, 2007, 12:30 PM   #2
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You should include a link to the lens , but what I think they are referring to is some of these lenses were made for the C series Olympus cameras which had a 43 mm lens adapter...

So to use that lens on perhaps an older 2100 uziyou would need the stepring....you should not need it if you have a 55mm adapter for your FZ20......Are you aware not many WA lens work very well on the FZ20?

If it is the wcon 08 your referring to it will work
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Old Jan 8, 2007, 1:07 PM   #3
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Thank you so much for your reply.

From B&H site -

General Brand 43mm-55mm Step-Up Ring (Lens to Filter) "This adapter enables a filter with an attachment size of 55mm to be used with a lens with an attachment size of 43mm".

I would not be using 0.8 - rather the 0.7 - since I don't have any ability to do wide angle, and it is only $100 I figure it will be better than nothing. - or am I throwing my money away? To add more interest and fun to my photography process, would I be better off getting the teleconverter and forgetting the WA? I do appreciate your input. Even tho I have been playing with photography for many years, I see myself as a novice photographer and always willing to learn something new. Thank you.

P.S. I do have a 55mm adapter.

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I can not find the Wcon 07 on the B&H site but if this is the lens you want ......just purchase the lens you need no other parts.

http://www.adorama.com/IOMWCON07.htm...&item_no=1
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Old Jan 9, 2007, 3:12 PM   #5
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A Raynox 6600 Pro 55mm WA lens works very well with the FZ20 if you can't find a Wcon 07 and it's a little wider.

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Old Jan 10, 2007, 1:24 PM   #6
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Thanks very much for the info. I'll keep that lens in mind during my quest. With regard to the 55mm uv filter that I purchased for the adapter, I guess I won't be able to use it on any of these WA lenses (at the front end) without purchasing a step ring. True?
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