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Old May 12, 2011, 7:17 AM   #11
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JayC ... may I suggest you chase up a posting of mine from end Jan, 2011 showing my examination and intepretation of EZ-Zoom. Ref =
http://forums.steves-digicams.com/pa...how-works.html

Beli ... there's lots already here on using a teleconverter on your panny ... either an 1,7x or a 2,2x style.
Here is one [of many] commercial sites offering such lenses
http://www.safari-guide.co.uk/panaso...rsion-lens.php

Hope this helps a bit
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Old May 12, 2011, 9:24 AM   #12
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JayC ... may I suggest you chase up a posting of mine from end Jan, 2011 showing my examination and intepretation of EZ-Zoom. Ref =
http://forums.steves-digicams.com/pa...how-works.html

Beli ... there's lots already here on using a teleconverter on your panny ... either an 1,7x or a 2,2x style.
Here is one [of many] commercial sites offering such lenses
http://www.safari-guide.co.uk/panaso...rsion-lens.php

Hope this helps a bit
Regards, Phil
Thanks Phil, however that focuses mostly on Panasonic teleconverter lenses.. I was looking at different brands names other than Panasonic specifically.
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Old May 12, 2011, 7:39 PM   #13
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G'day Beli

Fair enough ... my initial thoughts were more of an "here's how..." site rather than being panny specific
If you [I guess] google for "teleconverter accessory lenses" or "telephoto adapter lenses" to suit 55mm thread adapters you might be more successful
++++ Be very careful to ensure that the lens WILL give you a full image - I bought a Canon accessory lens [from the canon australia agent] and it didn't work and they refused to take it back for exchange, so there was $200 into the rubbish bin ++++

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Old May 12, 2011, 9:43 PM   #14
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G'day Beli

Fair enough ... my initial thoughts were more of an "here's how..." site rather than being panny specific
If you [I guess] google for "teleconverter accessory lenses" or "telephoto adapter lenses" to suit 55mm thread adapters you might be more successful
++++ Be very careful to ensure that the lens WILL give you a full image - I bought a Canon accessory lens [from the canon australia agent] and it didn't work and they refused to take it back for exchange, so there was $200 into the rubbish bin ++++

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NP Phil.. i"m leaning towards the Olympus Tcon17 cuz i know it fits, but I was just curious as to what other brands are out there that would fit the Fz35 Too bad they won't take it back for an exchange did they say why?
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Too bad they won't take it back for an exchange did they say why?
Nope - wouldn't even give me the time of day to answer my emails

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Old May 14, 2011, 7:26 AM   #16
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I see some people are using the Nikon Nikon TC-E15ED that has dispersion glass of good quality. There is a TC-E17ED that is harder to find at 1.7x.

It is a 1.5x TC giving max zoom of 27x. It has 50mm threads I believe and goes for about $100.

I may consider that after doing some more research as ED glass is nothing to scoff at.

One complaint is that is may be more susceptible to vignetting at only 50mm being barrel shaped.

I am not too sure what adapters are needed.

I never liked the TCON-17 at full zoom as the pictures became very soft but with ED glass, this should be better at full zoom.

The Sony VCL-DH1758 is a another one people use.

and

The Oly Olympus C180 is used on the FZ-18 by some people.

The Canon TC-DC58A for the FZ-50 and FZ-30

Some nice options but all this stuff has been posted before here.

http://www.cs.mtu.edu/~shene/DigiCam/User-Guide/FZ-30/Converters/Lenses/Telephoto.html

Good luck finding any of these teleconvertors for a none scalped price.

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That's the link I was looking for at work and couldn't find it. I know I had sent it to my home email to look at it later but I think I accidentally deleted it lol.
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