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Old Dec 14, 2004, 11:15 PM   #1
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Add-on Tele/Macro Combo: Nikon 4t macro lens and Olympus c210 tele lens and adapter

For FZ1/2/3
$44Nikon 4t macro lens and 55-52 step ring at B&HPhoto
$40 Olympus c210 at olympus/emporium specials
$84 total plus shipping

For FZ10/15/20
$37 Nikon 4t macro lens at B&H Photo
$40 Olympus c210 at Olympus/emporium specials
$16 Raynox rt5264p 52mm tube adapter at Bugeyedigitla.com
$93 total plus shipping

A macro/close-up lens is essential for macro capability througout the entire zoom range. See herefor more info. The 52mm Nikon 4t (+3 diopter magnification) has dual element lensesthat flatten the focus to the edges. Cheaper single optic close-up lens exhibit soft focus away from the center.
The 52mmOlympus c210 teleconverter is agreat buy considering its price and 1.9x power resulting in a total optical zoom of 22.8x with the fz. Light weight and very clear at the center. Excellent for birding.

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Old Dec 14, 2004, 11:17 PM   #2
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Great stuff fred! Thanks! The Oly C-210 price is terrific.
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Old Dec 14, 2004, 11:32 PM   #3
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Nick -The perfect $400 camera:
$250 DMC-FZ1
40 C210
30 4t
35 R72 ir filter
25 uv filter
20 256mb sd card
$400 total
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Old Dec 14, 2004, 11:46 PM   #4
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what is the rear thread diameter on the c210?
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Old Dec 14, 2004, 11:46 PM   #5
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fmoore wrote:
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Nick -*The perfect $400 camera:
$250* DMC-FZ1
*** 40* C210
*** 30* 4t
*** 35* R72 ir filter
*** 25* uv filter
*** 20* 256mb sd card
$400* total
Completely and totally agree... No one seems to get it.
Hedge it up to $460 and add a DF200. You simply can't beat the versatility, image quality, and portability of this system.
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Old Dec 15, 2004, 12:18 AM   #6
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What site is Olympus/emporium and as asked what is the rear threading so I can figure out if i need a step down adapter. Thanks.
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Old Dec 15, 2004, 1:28 AM   #7
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Santa came early for me, my new kit:
72mm rubber hood
rubber eye cup
Raynox dcr-250 close up lens
Nikon 6T close up lens
Sunpak 383 super
Kingmax 512 MB 60x SD card,

I will be posting my first close up photos shortly
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Old Dec 15, 2004, 1:36 AM   #8
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although i've seen some great stuff in this forum coming from the FZ series...

one downfall i don't like, is the sensor size...lol, my digital rebel's (new...lovin' it ) sensor is probably more than double the size! ...less practical focal length for it's size compared to the FZ series, but the ability to use ISO 1600 and still recover detail (with neatimage) is fantastic!

lol...just my opinion...you may ignore it if you want

oh yeah....i have to say...for $400...that system rocks lol, i'm gonna end up forking out 200 more (670 for the camera) for a good lens for macro...

i'll post my results in a couple months..

Vito

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Old Dec 15, 2004, 4:08 AM   #9
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Old Dec 15, 2004, 5:28 AM   #10
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Vito, good point about the sensor size it is one of the big limits on the FZ series. But on the plus side it allows one to have a 12x optical zoom camera at a fraction of the cost that a DSLR setup would cost. It allows novices like myself to take photos like those in the link below without having to sell my car!

http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...49&forum_id=23

I will one day when I am no longer a poor student upgrade to DSLR but until then the FZ10 will keep me busy enough. It really is a great introduction to digital photography.
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