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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.)
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