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Old Jan 18, 2008, 2:22 PM   #1
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TC is mounted on a 55-52mm reducer, 1 inch 55mm extention tube, Pemeraal 55.8-55mm adapter. These parts are cheaper than the Panny adapter and is available.













These shots were taken with a C-210, it is only sharp in the center of the lens. I'm not too impressed with it's use with the FZ18, too bad because it has a nice built in hood.





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Old Jan 18, 2008, 7:41 PM   #2
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Those shots are very good even with the C-210. What TC were the other shots taken with and were they all with the FZ-18?
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Old Jan 18, 2008, 7:58 PM   #3
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All these shots were taken with the FZ18. The first shots were taken with the C-180, the last ones with the C-210. You can get a good shot with the C-210 if you only want the center, if you are using 3mp you won't have a problem. But in my testing I could not get any more detail with the C-210 than I could with the C-180, the C-180 is brighter and has less fall off in the corners.
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Thanks, I have both the C-180 and the C-210 that I used first used with my FZ-15. I now have the FZ-50 and use the TCON-17 with it. I would be curious to see some shots with the FZ-18 and TCON-17 although the shots you got with the C-180 would be hard to beat.
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agree with TCook, these are hard to beat. Very nice photos. Were these handheld or tripod? Also did you use any photo software?
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All shots handheld and post processed with either Silkypix if RAW. Everything goes through Elements5, mostly for resizing and sharpening.
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Thanks for the reply. Guess my nerves are just not that steady, maybe the aging process.:G
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Old Jan 19, 2008, 9:54 PM   #8
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OIS2 works really good, I generally shoot abursttoo.
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Very nice. I will have to buy the parts and try this with the C-180 that is still screwed onto my broken FZ7.

Where did you find the extension tube? I could not see that size doing a search.

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Here is the extension tube

http://www.camerafilters.com/detail.aspx?id=788

55.8-55 and 55/52mm adapters here

http://www.pemaraal.com/index.php?page=steprings
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