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Old Oct 15, 2011, 5:59 AM   #1
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Will i have this problem using filters with the DMW-LA2 ??
I bought a different adaptor , is this the reason or is it unavoidable ??
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Whichever adapter you use, you have to zoom past the tube to avoid vignetting. Also the adapter has to be long enough, so your primary lens doesn't hit it when fully zoomed. If you set your camera to "conversion lens" mode, the camera should automatically zoom past the adapter, although I prefer not to use this setting, because it deactivates the flash. Instead, I manually zoom until I no longer see the vignette.

Are you seeing vignetting even with the conversion lens setting? If so, your adapter may be slightly longer than the LA-2. The adapter for FZ40, FZ100, etc are longer because they have more zoom and the inner lens extend out further. You just have to manually zoom past it.
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Whichever adapter you use, you have to zoom past the tube to avoid vignetting. Also the adapter has to be long enough, so your primary lens doesn't hit it when fully zoomed. If you set your camera to "conversion lens" mode, the camera should automatically zoom past the adapter, although I prefer not to use this setting, because it deactivates the flash. Instead, I manually zoom until I no longer see the vignette.

Are you seeing vignetting even with the conversion lens setting? If so, your adapter may be slightly longer than the LA-2. The adapter for FZ40, FZ100, etc are longer because they have more zoom and the inner lens extend out further. You just have to manually zoom past it.
I'll need to check that . Many thanks Saly
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Sure thing. Even if your adapter is too long, it's not a real issue. You just have to zoom until you no longer see the "tunnel" in the view finder/LCD. Now, if your adapter is too short, then that's a BIG problem.
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Sure thing. Even if your adapter is too long, it's not a real issue. You just have to zoom until you no longer see the "tunnel" in the view finder/LCD. Now, if your adapter is too short, then that's a BIG problem.

Hmmmmmm no comment
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Hmmmmmm no comment
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The conversion lens setting removes the problem Saly , hardly worth the bother though really
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The conversion lens setting removes the problem Saly , hardly worth the bother though really

Agree. Plus it disables the flash, which I sometimes use while shooting with the conversion lens.
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