GH2 Wide Angle .45x Converter WORKS GREAT!

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James Fisk
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GH2 Wide Angle .45x Converter WORKS GREAT!
Feb 2, 2011

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
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Can't wait for your pictures !

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timiano
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LX3 WA Mount Thread Size?
In reply to James Fisk, Feb 2, 2011

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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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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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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In reply to timiano, Feb 2, 2011

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.

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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!

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Does the lens come with the 46mm adapter? How thick is that adapter?
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http://www.youtube.com/user/mpgxsvcd#play/uploads
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http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/4222674355/albums

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I'd love to see pics of the setup

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timmaio wrote:

I'd love to see pics of the setup

I'd love to see the photos it produces...
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In reply to Joesiv, Feb 3, 2011

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

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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

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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

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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

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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?
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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

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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

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Works great?!?!
In reply to James Fisk, Feb 3, 2011

These are great?..

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

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James Fisk
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In reply to Marco, Feb 3, 2011

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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