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Old Jul 4, 2005, 1:32 PM   #1
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I would like to buy one of the above macro lenses for use with my FZ-5 and need some help on what I need to actually order.

Will one these lenses just screw on to the plastic adapter that was supplied with the camera or do I need to buy some other sort of adapter (if so, any recommendations)?

I'm a bit worried that if I'm regularly putting it on and taking it off, the standard plastic thread will soon perish. Can I get a more robust threaded adapter or something to help with this?

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Old Jul 4, 2005, 1:50 PM   #2
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Hi MPiB,

search for a Nikon 3T and 4T, both 52mm as fmoore said in this thread:

http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...mp;forum_id=23

You need an adapter from 52mm to 55mm.

If you ever want to buy a bigger lens (FZ20..) take Nikon 5T and 6T.

If you "sand" your plastic adapter, the grip of your lenses is tighter.

Some people attach raynox adpters to get rid of vignetting:

http://www.ishots.net/fz5/modified_fz5_adapter.htm



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Old Jul 4, 2005, 2:09 PM   #3
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Thanks Seemolf

Excuse my ignorance but will any 52mm - 55mm adapter be ok for this or do I need to search for one that is specific to the thread on the stock FZ5 adapter.

Also (and this sounds like a really dumbass question) is it a step-up or step-down adapter I'm looking for?



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Old Jul 4, 2005, 2:16 PM   #4
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Take a very slim adapter,

maybe you need it for wide or tele converter, the closer you get, the less vignetting you have.
Macrolenses will not show vignetting.
Good luck and send some photos!!

.. and it´s a step up type!


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You want a 55-52mm step down ring. Step ring diameters are given from the camera end (or male thread) first, and flter end (or female thread) second.
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Old Jul 4, 2005, 4:07 PM   #6
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Sorry for that!

Please wait before you buy, until all experts have answered!

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