Olympus B-300 on the Lumix LX5 ?

Started Aug 22, 2010 | Discussions thread
Barry Carter
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Re: Olympus B-300 on the Lumix LX5 ?
In reply to AlphaOmega, Aug 23, 2010

You are correct. Both lenses share a common design (5 elements in 3 groups). OTOH, the Panasonic is 100 gms lighter and 9mm shorter. Thanks for pointing this one out; I may get one myself, as I do piggyback astrophotography and this one would be less of a burden on my small telescope. Good reviews too!

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/396536-REG/Panasonic_DMW_LT55_DMW_LT55_55mm_1_7x_Telephoto.html#specifications

Ciao....Barry

AlphaOmega wrote:

Thanks for the information Barry, but why use the Olympus when Panasonic supplies a similar 1.7 converter named Panasonic DMW-LT55 (55mm) 1.7x Tele Conversion Lens? Is the Olympus version better? I cannot afford a diminuation in image quality. The LX3 is OK at ISO100 and marginal at ISO200 for my purposes so any less sharpness & definition and more noise is a no no for me.

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