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Old Jun 12, 2010, 2:21 AM   #1
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Default FZ35 - Why Conversion Lens Settings?

This FZ35 is my third FZ series camera, and with each camera I have used both a tele converter and various macro lenses. My most recent macro lens is the one made by Panasonic. And with each camera I have tried the lenses with and without the conversion lens setting. And I don't really see a difference in the shots. Actually, I do, the macro shots are worse with the setting as the setting turns off the flash. Which I almost always use for macros, even if it is bright out.

So why have the settings? Feel free to give your opinion.

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Old Jun 12, 2010, 4:04 AM   #2
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It just keeps the camera from vignetting from what I see...doesn't have any effect on IQ at all...but you can imagine if Panny didn't do this at the people out there that would think the setup was defective if they hadn't have done it...

Your shots are absolutely beautiful...thanks for sharing them...
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Old Jun 12, 2010, 7:45 AM   #3
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From the few shots I've taken, I really like the LC55. I haven't switched it over to the conversion either. Best I remember, the vignetting can be eliminated by zooming in 2x or 3x. I think LT is on the right track. Some folks would freak if their new lens makes it look like they were looking through a tube (which is the case).
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Nice to see you again, Steve. I like the first shot very much, though it appears a little dark. This happens when you use the flash with lot of space in the background. Did you try these same shots without the flash? If you did, can we see them too?
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Thanks all, and, Hi Raghu. I did shoot the dragonfly without flash, but did not bother to post any. I have hundreds of more normal looking dragonfly shots, and I was going for the exact effect you see with this shot.
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Nice shots, Steve-

I agree with Raghu and LTZ, the settings just make everything look better, and does not frighten newbies, thats all.

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Old Jun 12, 2010, 9:24 PM   #7
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Nice shots, Steve-

I agree with Raghu and LTZ, the settings just make everything look better, and does not frighten newbies, thats all.

Sarah Joyce
Thanks Sarah. Question: How do they make everything look better? LTZ and I see no I.Q. difference. Not trying to be ornery, just making sure I figure it all out.

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Beautiful details!! The #1 it's my favourite
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Number 1 is my favorite, too. When I look at the wings on dragonflies they make me think of stained glass. Beautiful.

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Thanks Edufloyd and Laurie. I am a fan of dragonflies and their wings also. This kind is one of the better ones to photograph for wings as all the patterning makes them show up well.

Here is a different kind I shot the day before. This one has some nice detail also, but unlike the top one; no rain drops on the wings.
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