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Old May 30, 2005, 3:29 PM   #1
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Hi,

I have been searching the forum and reading the very helpful FZ1 guide in order to decide on a bunch of accessories for my new FZ5.

The FZ1 guide points toa comparisons for wide angle conversion lenses but to my surprise leaves out the Kodak Schneider-Kreuznach

http://www.kodak.com/eknec/PageQueri...q-locale=en_US

Does anyone have experience with this lense?

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Welcome to the forum, Thomas. Being 55mm, this looks like a good possibilty for the fz5. A little pricey at $150 but.... Know anyone who has one?

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Thanks for the welcome!

Unfortunately I don't know anyone who has this lense but I wonder how it would compare to the wcon-07 or the HD6600-pro with a 52-55 step-up ring.

I planninga long vacation trip and want to get something for single shot panoramas.

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Hi,

I have been searching the forum and reading the very helpful FZ1 guide in order to decide on a bunch of accessories for my new FZ5.

The FZ1 guide points toa comparisons for wide angle conversion lenses but to my surprise leaves out the Kodak Schneider-Kreuznach

http://www.kodak.com/eknec/PageQueri...q-locale=en_US

Does anyone have experience with this lense?

Cheers

Thomas

I took a long look at the picture and specifications. It is identical to the Olympus Wcon 07.

There is one on Ebay for 98.00. It has a 55mm mount comes with an Olympus adapter which you do not need.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=15215&item =7520513475&rd=1&ssPageName=WDVWRaynox makes a fine DCR6600 but you will need a 52mm step ring.



If you want to see pictures using both on a FZ10 go to
http://lovelife.smugmug.com/Other/79692 the first nine pictures are WA.

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Old Jun 28, 2005, 8:30 PM   #5
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By way of introduction, I'm a new FZ5 owner, but I've been involved in photography for many years, film and now digital.

From the interest shown in the Olympus WCON-07 Wide-Angle lens, can I infer that this lens works with the FZ5? If so, how is it mounted?

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By way of introduction, I'm a new FZ5 owner, but I've been involved in photography for many years, film and now digital.

From the interest shown in the Olympus WCON-07 Wide-Angle lens, can I infer that this lens works with the FZ5? If so, how is it mounted?

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The Wcon07 has 55mm threads and should screw into the Panasonic adapter.
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From the interest shown in the Olympus WCON-07 Wide-Angle lens, can I infer that this lens works with the FZ5? If so, how is it mounted?
Welcome to the forum, Ozymandius. The wcon07appears to be the wa lens of choice for the fz5.It willscrew right into the 55mm threads on the stock fz5 lens hood adapter. No vignetting. The jury is out on the degree of distortion at the corners through the zoom but at full wa it does an excellent job. The raynox dcr6600 .66x isanequal qualitywa lens with the fz5 but its 52mm threads require a 55-52mm step ring and that added distance from the fz5 lens results in some "minor" vignetting on the right side. This can be overcome by modifying and shorteneing the fz5 adapter witha 52mm raynox rt5264p adapter. Seehttp://www.ishots.net/fz5/modified_fz5_adapter.htm

The fz5+6600 with the modified adapter shows no vignetting and little if any corner degradation at higher zooms, which is rare for a ~.7x wa. Seehttp://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...mp;forum_id=23 The wcon07quite likely does the same.
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