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Old May 24, 2005, 10:22 PM   #1
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The Raynox lens is out because I've been warned of its shallow DOF. Between that and my lack of experience I can see that ending badly. Between the Nikon 6t and 4t, is there a difference other than the size? Is there any benefit of getting the 6t over the 4t or vice-versa considering the FZ3 is a 55mm (the 6t is larger and the 4t is smaller).

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Old May 24, 2005, 10:33 PM   #2
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4t w/ 55-52mm step down ring will do as well as any
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Old May 24, 2005, 10:37 PM   #3
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I've read that the smaller sizes cause more vignetting below 4x zoom or so and that it might be better to go with a larger lens if possible... any truth to that?
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yea thats true , its allways better in my opinion to go with a bigger lens but its also more expensive
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Old May 25, 2005, 7:51 AM   #5
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I've read that the smaller sizes cause more vignetting below 4x zoom or so and that it might be better to go with a larger lens if possible... any truth to that?
As a rule of thumb, larger diameters are less likely to vignett. That's not the case here. The fz3 lens diameter is about 46mm. The 4t 52mm will not vignett at even 1x zoom. If you're more comfortable with the 6t, get it and a 55-62mm step up ring.


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"The 4t 52mm will not vignett at even 1x zoom"
Is this tru even if you have a UV-filter + stepdown + 4T ? Because i would not feel comfortable removing the UV from the "fragile" plastic threads all the time(I use a UV for protection).
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"The 4t 52mm will not vignett at even 1x zoom"
Is this tru even if you have a UV-filter + stepdown + 4T ? Because i would not feel comfortable removing the UV from the "fragile" plastic threads all the time(I use a UV for protection).
You guys are tough! To be honest with you, I don't have the fz3 or the 4t. I have the fz1 and the 3t (same size as the 4t) and they do not vignett at 1x with a step ring and uv filter. But it could be close. If the fz3 adapter is a little longer than the fz1 adapter (I usea yoshida 295 which is a little shorter than the stock fz1 adapter.) then there is a chance it will vignett at 1x with step ring and uv filter. Spend the extra $10 and get the 6t to be on the safe side.

Or... Look for a 55mm minolta #1 (+2 diopter) and/or #2 (+4 diopter) close up lens. They are apparently out of production but are said to be dual element lens. See http://www.geocities.com/mikkonis/cupother.html and http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...mp;forum_id=23

b&h has both used for $15 each

Please dont ask me what I think about them. If you do, I will refer you back to this post. Ask ascaria.


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Oh sorry if i mix things up I have the FZ5, thought you referd to that one and it was very similar to the FZ3 :?
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Oh sorry if i mix things up I have the FZ5, thought you referd to that one and it was very similar to the FZ3 :?
Henrik - Everything said applies to the fz5 as well as the fz3 (and fz1 for that matter). They both have 55mm adapters.


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OK, good then I am back on track!
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