Panasonic DMW-LC55 55mm Close Up Lens for Panasonic FZ7, FZ30, FZ18, and FZ50 Digital Cameras
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|Item Dimensions||2.38 x 2.38 x 2.38 inches|
|Item Display Weight||0.26 pounds|
|Item Weight||0.25 pounds|
|Maximum Focal Length||55 mm|
|Minimum Focal Length||55 mm|
|Shipping Weight||0.25 pounds|
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The review of the other reviewer is misleading.
The magnifictication increase you can get is mind blowing.
Instead of the closest shooting distance of 1.00m of the Panasonic FZ7's standard macro zoom position (432mm) you can now get as close as 33 cm with this lens.
Have a look at my photo samples and you will understand was is going on.
I did not buy the orignal (expensive) adapter for the FZ7 .... i used a step up ring 52 - 55 mm for 2.00-3.00 $
With another step down ring 58 - 55 mm i use the phantastic lens on my Canons 20D/40D and the Canon EF-S 55-250mm IS lens with great test results.
As with the Panasonic, also here the minimum shooting distance decreased a big deal (see the sample)
all sample pictures i reduced to the half Pana 2816 > 1408 Canon 3888 > 1944
if you are in macro / close up photography and you don't want to buy an expensive macro lenses get this one.
You will not regret it
see some of my photos (copy the link in your browers address field) at [...]
All that said, the lens is great. The problem with the Panasonic Lumix FZ35 is that although it has fantastic macro capability (it allows you to take photos up to 1 cm from the lens), this is not very practical as you usually cannot get enough light in on the subject. Backing off a little means you sacrifice hugely on magnification as the FZ35 has an equivalent focal length of 27 mm (effectively wide angle).
To use the camera on AF Macro with some zoom, means having to go back at least one metre or more to be able to focus.
Now, to the PRODUCT itself, the DMW-LC55 Close up lens.
Using the close up lens is a bit of a pain (you have to remove the hood adaptor, fit the new adaptor, fit the lens, and then remember to switch the setting to Conversion|Closeup). Of course, you have to remember to switch back after removing it. The camera reminds you regularly of the setting, so that helps.
The BIG advantage of this lens for the FZ35 is the ability to focus on small items with up to full optical zoom (18x) at near on 40cm. This produces much greater magnification than either very close up macro non-zoom or macro full zoom (with min distance of 1 m).
I got this product to try to extend the macro capability of the camera and it has worked. I have not been able to identify any chromatic aberrations or other distortions but that is not to say they do not exist.
It suits my needs.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
CLOSE UP LENS ARE FOR PANASONIC DMC-FZ50K AND EXCELLENT TO TAKE BETTER CLOSER PICTURES AND IMPROVE THE PICTURES QUALITY I TAKE.QUALITYPublished on June 19, 2013 by OLAFO Gonzalez
when you want to take the best pictures
like you are near the item/thing you are taking picture of,
this is the lens for you.