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Old Oct 7, 2004, 11:31 PM   #1
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I just received my FZ20 and am curious as to what the conversion lens settings on the camera do. Do they improve the picture quality only with the Panasonic conversion lenses or should these setting be turned on with any conversion lens? I have a Kenko wide-angle adapter which I plan on using with an aftermarket adapter (when it arrives from China). Does anyone know whether I should set the conversion lens setting to wide angle with this setup or not?

I suppose I'll fool around with these settings when my adapter arrives but I'm curious to know what the settings do.

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Old Oct 7, 2004, 11:35 PM   #2
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As far as I can tell, it locks down the Zoom range to inhibit the zoom from pulling back so far as to cause vignetting. For instance, I put on a Kenko 2x and set the Conversion setting to Tele. With that set, the FZ20 zoom range became 6x to 12x, basically, 1x to 5x were blocked. Didn't try the Wide one but suspect it's a similar lock down.
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Old Oct 8, 2004, 12:09 PM   #3
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HI

see my topic below, this covers everything you need to know about addon lens

and info/ links for adaptors / filters

Purchased a FZ10/20? Adaptor / lens info..here


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I've read that FAQ. I don't recall seeing anything in there regarding the converter settings in the camera menu. Did I miss something?

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Old Oct 8, 2004, 2:19 PM   #5
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Leave conversion setting to OFF. They only limit lens "travel" in the zoom range to prevent vignette and speed (slightly) the startup time. However, if you turn the conversion settings ON, to use an add-on lens you will have to go back into the menu to turn them OFF when you remove the add-on lensif you want use of the entire zoom range.

Just leave them to OFF all the time. You will quickly get used to the available zoom ranges that do and don't produce vignette.

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