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Old Feb 18, 2005, 2:11 PM   #1
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I already own four 72mm filters from my old set up, and would like a shorter adapter tube than the stock Panasonic tube. Don't have any plans for other lenses right now, but would like to use and get the filters closer to the lens. The reflection problem from the filters being mounted too far away from the lens is real. I won't waste your time posting examples, but I've experienced this quite a few times. I looked at the phayee, but I believe the 72mm section won't screw directly onto the camera body, and I don't know if it would be long enough anyway, thus defeating the purpose. I've been googling around for a shorter adapter (62mm to 72mm), for the FZ series, but no luck. Anyone with any ideas? I know this thread has been beat to death, but this particular type of adapter I haven't been able to find. Cheers.....thekman.
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I already own four 72mm filters from my old set up, and would like a shorter adapter tube than the stock Panasonic tube. Don't have any plans for other lenses right now, but would like to use and get the filters closer to the lens. The reflection problem from the filters being mounted too far away from the lens is real. I won't waste your time posting examples, but I've experienced this quite a few times. I looked at the phayee, but I believe the 72mm section won't screw directly onto the camera body, and I don't know if it would be long enough anyway, thus defeating the purpose. I've been googling around for a shorter adapter (62mm to 72mm), for the FZ series, but no luck. Anyone with any ideas? I know this thread has been beat to death, but this particular type of adapter I haven't been able to find. Cheers.....thekman.

If you want to use them buy a true 62mm adapter and a step up ring from 62mm to 72mm http://www.lumicon.com/sr.htm$15.00.
This is what the Pros did to save money. They wound have a complete set of filters for their largest camera and use step up rings to accommodate each different mount. Step-up rings will never hurt you with filters or vignetting.


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I already own four 72mm filters from my old set up, and would like a shorter adapter tube than the stock Panasonic tube. Don't have any plans for other lenses right now, but would like to use and get the filters closer to the lens. The reflection problem from the filters being mounted too far away from the lens is real. I won't waste your time posting examples, but I've experienced this quite a few times. I looked at the phayee, but I believe the 72mm section won't screw directly onto the camera body, and I don't know if it would be long enough anyway, thus defeating the purpose. I've been googling around for a shorter adapter (62mm to 72mm), for the FZ series, but no luck. Anyone with any ideas? I know this thread has been beat to death, but this particular type of adapter I haven't been able to find. Cheers.....thekman.

If you want to use them buy a true 62mm adapter and a step up ring from 62mm to 72mm http://www.lumicon.com/sr.htm $15.00.
This is what the Pros did to save money. They wound have a complete set of filters for their largest camera and use step up rings to accommodate each different mount. Step-up rings will never hurt you with filters or vignetting.

Thanks very much LoveLife. I guess I'll still have to get an adapter, but that's pretty cheap, and with a step up ring, that should suffice. Didn't feel like laying out money for a whole new system when I already had a bunch of filters. Thanks again...cheers.....thekman.
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