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Old Nov 20, 2011, 9:37 AM   #1
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I have a FZ20 and a TCON17. I want to upgrade,maybe a FZ47. will I need a different step up ring?
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Old Nov 20, 2011, 11:44 AM   #2
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I have a FZ20 and a TCON17. I want to upgrade,maybe a FZ47. will I need a different step up ring?
Yes and welcome in this forum Otter21,
for FZ47 you need a Lens adapter 55mm (DMW-LA5; optional)
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Old Nov 20, 2011, 3:37 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forum otter21

Yes you can use the TCon17 with the fz35/38, fz40/45, fz47/48, fz100, and the new fz150.

To use it on the fz47 (also fz40, fz100, and fz150) you HAVE to use the DMW-LA5 adapter tube.

Trying to place anything bigger than a Raynox250 macro lens on the 55mm lens filter thread will almost certainly burn out the lens motor.

If you have some extra cash, the fz150 is getting better reviews then the fz47, if you can't go to that level then see if you can get a fz40/45, it is almost the same camera as the fz47/48 , the fz40/45 has the RAW option they left off the fz47/48
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Old Nov 20, 2011, 6:11 PM   #4
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No step up/down ring req'd. for the TCON 17 just the barrel? I have a black anodized alum. adapter barrel on mt FZ20 but had to have a step up ring as well.
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The LA5 adapter doubles as a step down ring. The FZ47 has a 58mm outer barrel and the LA5 steps it down to 55mm which is what the TCON17 and other conversions lenses (like the LC55) have.
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