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Old Apr 27, 2007, 8:43 AM   #1
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I have owned a PANASONIC Lumix DMC-FZ7 digital camera for about 7 months, and I am very pleased with it. I have seen you can buy wide and tele lens conversions for the camera. Has anyone had experience of them and are they value for money? How well do they perform?I know I will have to buy a lens adapter as well. Any input would be greatly appreciated Cheers :-)
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Old Apr 27, 2007, 10:13 AM   #2
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I don't have any experience with the Panasonic teleconverter. I've been using a Raynox DCR1540PRO 1.5xconverter and I am very happy with it. The Raynox lenses are less expensive but still good qualtiy lenses. Most people around here areusing the Olympus TCON-17 another good converter for less money than the Panasonic.
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Old Apr 27, 2007, 12:39 PM   #3
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Thanks Vaiboy. I assume you still need the Panasonic lens adapater? Do you know of any websites that sell the Raynox DCR1540PRO at a good price? Thanks again :-)
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Old Apr 27, 2007, 1:50 PM   #4
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PS Do Raynox also do a compatible wide lens converter?
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Old Apr 27, 2007, 1:59 PM   #5
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I bought my Raynox lenses through Amazon.com, so I don't remember the exact store. Raynox makes a large selection of lenses, I have the DCR6600 wide angle converter also. I really like thier macro lenses too. http://www.raynox.com/
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Old Apr 27, 2007, 2:12 PM   #6
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Thanks for all your advice. Its been very helpful. :-)
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Old Apr 27, 2007, 7:47 PM   #7
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I use an Olympus C-180 teleconverter I bought from Olympus eBay store for 9.99 US plus three dollars shipping and tax. It darkens at the edges in poor light, but if I need it I am usually cropping anyway. It does not need a converter, screws right into the tube that came with the camera. Most recent bird posts I have put up the shots were taken with the tele converter.
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