GH2 Wide Angle .45x Converter WORKS GREAT!

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James Fisk Forum Member • Posts: 63
GH2 Wide Angle .45x Converter WORKS GREAT!

All,

I have recently used the following product from Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Opteka-Panasonic-DMC-LX3-Digital-Camera/dp/B001N3FDEG/ref=sr_1_20?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1296678893&sr=1-20

It converts the GH2 kit lens into a 6.3mm on the wide end and works great!

pics are coming.

Eric MORAND Forum Member • Posts: 58
Re: GH2 Wide Angle .45x Converter WORKS GREAT!

Can't wait for your pictures !

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mpgxsvcd Veteran Member • Posts: 8,092
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timiano Senior Member • Posts: 1,091
LX3 WA Mount Thread Size?

Am I right in assuming then, that the LX3 WA/Filter mount DMW-LA4 is the same as the 14-42mm, i.e. 52 mm?

If so, I'd be keen to see some examples.

mpgxsvcd Veteran Member • Posts: 8,092
Re: LX3 WA Mount Thread Size?

I think it is a 46mm thread. Or at least that is what Amazon says. It should fit the 20mm and 14mm F2.5 lenses. Finally a small ultra wide F2.5 lens for the GH2!

http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-DMW-LA4-Conversion-Adapter/dp/B001GNC7OW

timiano wrote:

Am I right in assuming then, that the LX3 WA/Filter mount DMW-LA4 is the same as the 14-42mm, i.e. 52 mm?

If so, I'd be keen to see some examples.

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mpgxsvcd Veteran Member • Posts: 8,092
Re: LX3 WA Mount Thread Size?

I just bought the one with the 46mm thread for my pancake lenses and this one with a 62mm thread for my 14-140mm.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004G86MF4/ref=oss_product

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James Fisk OP Forum Member • Posts: 63
Re: LX3 WA Mount Thread Size?

The lens portion of it has a 52mm thread size, the adaptor that connects to the LX3/LX5 is 46mm.

So i basically trashed the adaptor ring and connected it directly to the
GH2 kit lens.

James Fisk OP Forum Member • Posts: 63
Re: GH2 Wide Angle .45x Converter WORKS GREAT!

My review on Amazon.com:

I recently took a chance with this product because i didn't want to shell out the $800+ for the 7-14mm Panasonic

MFT lens. So I bought this adaptor with little expectation. All I have to say is WOW! I trashed the connector

that is used to connect to the LX3/LX5 and just screwed in lens portion that has a 52mm thread(which is what the kit lens takes).

I took some photos and videos at a local Auto show and there was little to no barrel distortion in the video or
pics.

I am very pleased with my purchase. I just saved $770 bucks! HAHAHA!

mpgxsvcd Veteran Member • Posts: 8,092
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Does the lens come with the 46mm adapter? How thick is that adapter?
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timmaio New Member • Posts: 19
Re: GH2 Wide Angle .45x Converter WORKS GREAT!

I'd love to see pics of the setup

Joesiv Veteran Member • Posts: 5,497
Re: GH2 Wide Angle .45x Converter WORKS GREAT!

timmaio wrote:

I'd love to see pics of the setup

I'd love to see the photos it produces...
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James Fisk OP Forum Member • Posts: 63
Re: GH2 Wide Angle .45x Converter WORKS GREAT!

Here are the pics: first with the kit lense at 14mm, then with the adaptor at 6.3mm

James Fisk OP Forum Member • Posts: 63
Re: GH2 Wide Angle .45x Converter WORKS GREAT!

The remainder of the above pics are all taken with the wide angle adaptor. I had to zoom in a little because some of the shots were TOO WIDE :-)...

Note: that the Panny 7-14mm also has small barrel distortion at 7mm

James Fisk OP Forum Member • Posts: 63
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James Fisk OP Forum Member • Posts: 63
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timmaio wrote:
I'd love to see pics of the setup

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I tried to fit that connector on my Panny 20mm 1.7, did not work, this portion of it is specifically built to connect to the LX3/LX5

James Fisk OP Forum Member • Posts: 63
Re: GH2 Wide Angle .45x Converter WORKS GREAT!

I tried to fit connector on the Panny 20mm f1.7, didn't work, that portion is specifically
designed to connect to the LX3/LX5

mpgxsvcd wrote:

Does the lens come with the 46mm adapter? How thick is that adapter?
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GH2, GF1, & ZS3 Sample movies
http://www.youtube.com/user/mpgxsvcd#play/uploads
http://vimeo.com/user442745
GF1 Pictures
http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/4222674355/albums

mpgxsvcd Veteran Member • Posts: 8,092
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Is the black thing in the picture the adapter?

James Fisk wrote:

I tried to fit connector on the Panny 20mm f1.7, didn't work, that portion is specifically
designed to connect to the LX3/LX5

mpgxsvcd wrote:

Does the lens come with the 46mm adapter? How thick is that adapter?
--
GH2, GF1, & ZS3 Sample movies
http://www.youtube.com/user/mpgxsvcd#play/uploads
http://vimeo.com/user442745
GF1 Pictures
http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/4222674355/albums

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James Fisk OP Forum Member • Posts: 63
Re: GH2 Wide Angle .45x Converter WORKS GREAT!

Yes

mpgxsvcd wrote:
Is the black thing in the picture the adapter?

James Fisk wrote:

I tried to fit connector on the Panny 20mm f1.7, didn't work, that portion is specifically
designed to connect to the LX3/LX5

mpgxsvcd wrote:

Does the lens come with the 46mm adapter? How thick is that adapter?
--
GH2, GF1, & ZS3 Sample movies
http://www.youtube.com/user/mpgxsvcd#play/uploads
http://vimeo.com/user442745
GF1 Pictures
http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/4222674355/albums

Marco Senior Member • Posts: 1,851
Works great?!?!

These are great?..

James Fisk wrote:

Seriously mate... but... naaaa.. ok, you are joking

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James Fisk OP Forum Member • Posts: 63
Re: Works great?!?!

The later pictures are all taken with the adaptor lens ON! check out the one with the
red car.

You have to compare them with the pics without. I wasn't trying to be Gordon Parks, Just testing the converter out.

Marco wrote:
These are great?..

James Fisk wrote:

Seriously mate... but... naaaa.. ok, you are joking

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