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Panasonic DMW-LW55E

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      26.09.2008 23:40
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      Hign Quality And Cheap - What Else Could You Ask For.

      I'm lucky enough to own the great Panasonic FZ50 digital camera, and while the lens on the camera is extremely high quality offering 12x optical zoom, I wanted the wider picture. Specificity I wanted a wide-angle lens and I didn't want to pay more for it than my camera actually cost.

      I'm glad to say that this Panasonic Wide-Conversion Lens was exactly what I was looking for. I do a lot of landscape photography and it really does make a positive difference to my photos. With the FZ50 this lens screws directly on to your existing lens within a few seconds, without the need for an adaptor (you may need one some sort of adaptor depending on your model.) Press a few buttons and your ready to shoot. At £109 (at time of writing buying) I also felt that it was really good value for money. I read a few digital camera magazines and I've seen lens twice the price that aren't half as good.

      I did find the lens a bit heavy and you will notice the difference straightaway but I soon got used to it. The only thing I can really fault is the fact that you can't use existing MC protector, polarizer or filters at the same time which is a bit disappointing but I guess it's expected considering the larger lens surface.

      But all and all it's a good high quality lens that will do you and your camera proud.

      (I'm a reviewer on Amazon, and my 'better' reviews are copied from there to dooyoo. Please feel free to check out my Amazon profile under my real name of Mr Andrew M Kerr.)

      Thanks for reading.

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    Panasonic's vision of the digital future is driven by the needs and aspirations of its business customers and millions of consumers around the world who use its products every day. The company shares their dream to live a fuller life by providing ways of working smarter and enjoying the rewards of technological advances.