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Old Sep 27, 2004, 10:17 PM   #1
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Hi,

The FZ20 comes with a lens adapter for the Lens hood. Anyone always leave the Lens Adapter attach to the camera with a UV lens filter. I try not to use the lens cap as it's easy to lose it, therefore I fix a UV filter on the Lens Adapter to protect the Leica lens:idea:. Also quite handy for point-to-shoot. What do you think?

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Old Sep 28, 2004, 4:56 PM   #2
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http://www.b-300.com/

he has a good lens hood attachment that let you use a 55mm or 62mm filters and cap.
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Old Sep 29, 2004, 4:59 PM   #3
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Site shows out of stock or unavailable.
BTW: does the same adapter work on the FZ20 as FZ10?
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Followup: got the raynox adapter since I have 52mm lenses from www.bugeyedigital.com. Works fine with the FZ20 and its metal (not obvious from the photo). Did not see any problem with the telephoto adapter (an old 1.5 from a Hitache VHS-C camera). Should have got the package (UV, Polaraizer, adapter and cap) but didn't see it till the next day.

Biggest surprise: macro is best at 3x with built in lens.
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Old Sep 29, 2004, 8:26 PM   #4
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Sounds like a good idea, keeping a uv filter on the camera. It may also help in keeping dust from getting into the inner part of the lense as well.

Where can I get a uv filter and are they expensive?

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Old Sep 29, 2004, 10:14 PM   #5
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Raynox rt5264p at http://www.bugeyedigital.com/product...y-rt5264p.htmldesigned for fz10/20. Accepts 52mm filters (thread onto the fz20 is 64mm) - $16. Quantaray multicoated UV filters at Ritz Camera - $25.
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Old Sep 29, 2004, 10:53 PM   #6
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Thanks fmoore.

What part of philly you from?

I live in Levittown, but lived in philly quite a bit.

Grew up in Germantown.

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Old Sep 30, 2004, 8:08 AM   #7
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Hi Bob.NE Philly, Holmesburg.

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Old Sep 30, 2004, 1:34 PM   #8
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fmoore wrote:
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Raynox rt5264p at http://www.bugeyedigital.com/product...y-rt5264p.html designed for fz10/20. Accepts 52mm filters (thread onto the fz20 is 64mm) - $16.
Any viginetting issues, particularly with telephoto adapters?

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Followup: no viginetting issues. Adapter is metal.
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Old Sep 30, 2004, 4:46 PM   #9
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Yeah, I emailed the guy. I am waiting for stock too. He said someitme in October.

But I believe it should be the same for FZ20 and FZ10 since their barrel is the same?

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Old Sep 30, 2004, 4:49 PM   #10
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UV filter, if you don't go with expensive brand like Nikon, B+W, etc they could be fairly cheap.

No need to get good brand with those as their primary purpose is to protect your lens from dusts and scratches.

If you get something like a Macro filter, Polorized filter etc, yeah go with B+W. I've gotten pretty good result with them.

I recommend you get 1 polorize filter or neutral density filter to use under high bright condition. You could bring your ISO down to 50 put your F stop out and still take good picture.
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