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#1 funkytwig

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 05:39 PM

Hi, although wide angle adapters are not ideal I have found they work well, as long as you get a decent quality one. I have a sony one for my Z1 and used it a lot without any noticeable loss of quality.

Was wondering if anyone had tried any with the 14-140 lens and how they got on with it? Whitch make was it. I have found one at http://www.ebay.co.u....-/330820901777 (ProTama Wide-Angle Conversion Lens with Marco DSLR-06II 0.6x 62mm) which looks promising. What do people think?

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 07:17 PM

I use Century Optics x 0.8 , its big and heavy 72mm rear glass and stunningly sharp (made by Schneider)

plus I use Olympus x 0.8 this has a 58mm rear thread and is very sharp

Olympus x 0.7 ..not as sharp but useful

 

great for making those lenses on your GH2 20% wider!


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#3 Ernesto Mántaras

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 08:02 PM

How much light would you lose with those adapters, Andy? It's interesting for getting wider fast primes.


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Posted 23 December 2012 - 09:11 PM

Yes, heard very good things about Century Optics, I had one for my PD150.  WAs wondering if there was anything a little cheaper.



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Posted 24 December 2012 - 05:21 PM

How much light would you lose with those adapters, Andy? It's interesting for getting wider fast primes.

 

you hardly loose any light......1/4 stop maximim it is very small

 

and yes this does let you get wide fast primes .......it works very well !

especially on a GH2 where fast primes are expensive.


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Posted 24 December 2012 - 05:23 PM

Yes, heard very good things about Century Optics, I had one for my PD150.  WAs wondering if there was anything a little cheaper.

 

stalk them on ebay ....

I got an $800 Century Optics for $30 off ebay ..a bargin!..... nobody wanted it!


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Posted 28 December 2012 - 04:16 AM

I used an Olympus WCON-08b on my 14-140mm for quite awhile. It is a big piece of glass and it worked very well with no loss of light. I found it on ebay for around $80 I think. Anyway I finally bought and Olympus 9-18mm for the GH2 so don't use it anymore.

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