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Old Mar 20, 2005, 10:27 PM   #171
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Very good info here in this thread



I ordered the Phayee adaptor, Hoya super pro 1 filter, Hoya Linear polarizer and the adorama hood!! I already got the two filters in my hand. I am waiting on the Phayee adaptor and the darn hood is on backorder . I cant wait till everything gets here! Looks like an awsome set up!
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Old Mar 29, 2005, 10:41 PM   #172
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I don't know if he still sells them. I read it on another forum that that eyecup fits snug on our FZ1/10 (don't know about fz15/20 but should)

Its made out of rubber and I just expanded the opening a little and pushed it onto the fz10.



I re-read the thread and found my answer. Yes I did read it in the first place!!!!!!......but not well enough.. ;-)
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Old Apr 3, 2005, 1:32 PM   #173
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Question for nextphoto.net FZ20 Thread Adaptor Users.

Can You Use the original Lens Hood when using Thread adaptor and UV lens on it?

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Old Sep 26, 2005, 10:33 PM   #174
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<Fz 20> Quite the set up!, is there no push on filter that would go on in place of the standard lens cap?? I am thinking of modifing a filter to fit. Thanks for any input.
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Old Sep 27, 2005, 3:29 AM   #175
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Question for nextphoto.net FZ20 Thread Adaptor Users.

Can You Use the original Lens Hood when using Thread adaptor and UV lens on it?
Yes, you can. I put a 55mm UV filter on Nextphoto.net adapter using a standard hood myself. No problem.
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Hello,I was just wondering about what would be the best way to add a wide angle lens to the FZ20? The Panasonic brand lenses are too expensive. There are so many adaptors, brands etc on eBay but I dont know what will work best. If I buy the 62mm Phayee tube adaptor can I then ad a wide angle lens to this? If so, which one would you suggest? Can I use ANY brand lens/filter that will fit this adaptor? What is the main benefit of using the Phayee adaptor?Thanks for your time,Oct04Boy┬*┬*[img]/forums/images/emoticons/laughing-smiley-002.gif[/img]
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Hello,I was just wondering about what would be the best way to add a wide angle lens to the FZ20? The Panasonic brand lenses are too expensive. There are so many adaptors, brands etc on eBay but I dont know what will work best. If I buy the 62mm Phayee tube adaptor can I then ad a wide angle lens to this? If so, which one would you suggest? Can I use ANY brand lens/filter that will fit this adaptor? What is the main benefit of using the Phayee adaptor?Thanks for your time,Oct04Boy[img]/forums/images/emoticons/laughing-smiley-002.gif[/img]
if you use an adapter (Phayee, Pemaraal, Raynox, any of them will work) you can screw any filter or converter lens with the same size threadsdirectly onto the adapter. i have a Phayee on my FZ20, and it works perfectly for filters, close-up lenses (like the Nikon 6T), lens hoods or a teleconverter.

as for which WA converter to use, several folks here with FZ20's have recommended the WCON-08B... it's got 62mm rear threads, so it would screw right ontoa Phayee adapter, and turns the FZ lens at full WA setting into the equivalent of a 28mm lens on a film SLR. it's pretty large and heavy, but lots of people like its performance. list price for this WA converter is about $135 at B&H Photo, but i'm sure with a little research (or some time on ebay) you could get one cheaper.


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Thanks heaps for your quick response! I have started researching on eBay and am thinking maybe the 52mm Raynox adaptor with the Raynox DCR-5000 0.5x super wide angle lense. Would you know if this is a good quality lense? I havent read anything bad about this brand.Thanks again,Oct04Boy
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don't have any personal experience, but from what i've read, Raynox makes good stuff. might be a tad "soft" around the edges, but other than that, i've not read any criticism of their lenses...
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I have started researching on eBay and am thinking maybe the 52mm Raynox adaptor with the Raynox DCR-5000 0.5x super wide angle lense. Would you know if this is a good quality lense?
oct04boy,

If you're considering the Raynox line of WA lenses for your FZ20, I'd suggest you look at the DCR-6600PRO combined with the RT5264P adapter. (Lovelife's CRing adapter set may be good as well, but I don't have any first-hand experience with it.) This lens, while not as wide as the one you're currently thinking about, has practically no distortion and is sharp corner-to-corner.

Check out the various lens comparisons on Raynox's web site at:

http://raynox.co.jp/comparison/digital/comp_fz10.htm


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