FZ28 with step-up ring: Beware!

Started Aug 25, 2008 | Discussions thread
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Gabi
Gabi Senior Member • Posts: 1,791
FZ28 with step-up ring: Beware!

Hi Folks,

yesterday, I tried to use a macro converter on my FZ28 with a 46 mm > 55 mm step-up ring. After attaching the converter, my phone rang and I had to leave the camera alone. It tried to shut down after a few minutes. When the lens retracted, the step-up ring obviously got stuck. I got an error message saying "zoom error" (in German; the message in English could be slightly different), and I could not zoom in or out to readily access the step-up ring. I had a hard time to remove it, since the front part of the lens is turning and not fixed (which is something that I do not like on this camera). I just wanted to warn you guys using step-up rings. I will probably buy a Pemaraal or Panasonic adapter to be on the safe side.

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