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Old Mar 31, 2005, 7:49 PM   #1
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I hope this isnt considered double posting as I have tried in the add-on lens forum and received some feedback which I have tried but it did not work. I feel that I am one adjustment away from acheiving good focus but cannot figure what it is. My equipment is the FZ-20 and I am trying to use the Cannon 2.4 teleconverter from my old A-60. I have the 2.4 mounted on my Permmeral 55mm adapter and at 12X zoom have very little vignetting. My problem is that I cannot get a good focus. I would guess it to be about 80 percent in focus. Sometimes when it is searching it will briefly focus but then loose it and not return.I have tried mode 1-2 and off with the IS. Tried all modes A S P macro landscape all at 12X and the results vary little. I know that I cannot acheive focus in less than 20 something feet. Through my blurry pic I can see that the magnification is there but so is the blur. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated and tried out.
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Old Mar 31, 2005, 8:33 PM   #2
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My guess (and it's just a guess...) is that the focus point for the add-on lens is wrong for the FZ20 -- when the Leica lens is in focus the Canon one isn't and vice versa.

To prove the point, try manual focus -- if you can't get that to work, try adjusting the distance between the two lens (if you can figure a way to do it.)

If it still won't focus, then I'd think you're out of luck -- your Canon add-on lens isn't just a plain magnifier, but designed to suit a specific prime lens, and to act as a part of that lens.

I assume you've also tried the 'conversion' setting on the FZ?

Note: If you experts out there think this is all B/S, then it probably is -- I talk a lot of it... :P
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Old Mar 31, 2005, 11:13 PM   #3
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I think all the conversion settings do is limit the zoom.. At 1x - 3x for wide angle and 6x-12x for telephoto..

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Old Apr 1, 2005, 8:08 AM   #4
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Idle Thanks for your reply. I beleive you are correct when you say this lens is probably dedicated to a particular camera and rather to try and modify it would be not worth it compaired to purchasing a proper lens.
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Old Apr 1, 2005, 8:34 AM   #5
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I would try diferent F stops and try moving it further from the camera or hold it by hand and see if you can get it closer.

Also if you are using a filter try it without.


You can get the lens further away just by unscrewing the adaptera few theads ..a couple mm has been reported to help.
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