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Old Dec 3, 2005, 2:21 PM   #1
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If there are FZ1 users still here, I just got the C-160 from the Olympus eBay store for $9.95 + shipping.It seems to work well onthe FZ1 and is very light weight.


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Old Dec 3, 2005, 4:44 PM   #2
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Nice closeup Bejoweth ! Jim
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Old Dec 3, 2005, 5:27 PM   #3
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That another great bird shot
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Old Dec 3, 2005, 6:17 PM   #4
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BJW

The FZ1 is still such a cracking camera and the shots usually posted just prove it time and again. The oly + FZ1 combo seems to work a treat.

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Old Dec 6, 2005, 12:04 AM   #5
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Nice shot Bejoweth,

I see the c-160 seems to have 52mm mount, but have not been unable to find the factor for this lens. What is it's power? Seeing how well it worked for you on the 1 makes we think it could work equally as well for my FZ3. B&H has them in stock for only $19. Is this image full frame or did you need to crop it?

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Old Dec 6, 2005, 2:23 PM   #6
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Brett, I was fairly close to the Mocker and the picture wasn't cropped much, if at all. The C-160 is 1.45X. It's real lightweight and works well on the FZ1. I'd think it would work just as well on the FZ3. You'd need a step down ring 55 - 52mm. I got the lens on the Oly eBay store for $9.95 + a little shipping. Go here and check them out:

http://search.stores.ebay.com/Olympu...Q2d160QQsofpZ0
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Old Dec 6, 2005, 9:58 PM   #7
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Beautiful shot! Color and composition are excellent.

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Old Dec 7, 2005, 4:04 AM   #8
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Nice composition bejoweth,

I deactivated my C-180 tele some time ago - the "official" tests were not so good, but I managed to get some promissing shots with it. I will test it again - thanks for your advice! I have some heavy lenses, but will not carry a 14B lens around!

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Old Dec 7, 2005, 8:18 AM   #9
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Brett, I was fairly close to the Mocker and the picture wasn't cropped much, if at all. The C-160 is 1.45X. It's real lightweight and works well on the FZ1. I'd think it would work just as well on the FZ3. You'd need a step down ring 55 - 52mm. I got the lens on the Oly eBay store for $9.95 + a little shipping. Go here and check them out:

http://search.stores.ebay.com/Olympu...Q2d160QQsofpZ0
Thanks for the info. For that price I may get one just to play around with it. Some day I plan on getting something a little more powerful like the DCR-1540 or even the T-CON 17. But that is after I getthe new 55mmHD-6600. This may be a good, cheap way to get just a little more reach.

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Old Dec 7, 2005, 11:44 AM   #10
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Betty - This and the house finch are both excellent as usual from the fz1 in your very capable hands.

For those interested in getting one of the light weight oly tcons, consider the 52mm c-210 1.9x, which Ibelieve BJ also has. Currently on ebay starting at $9.95 + $3 s/h. The c-210 often requires some cropping due to dark corners but at < $20 it is a steal.
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