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Jim Last
10-29-2004, 06:04 AM
Firstly I must thank you all for so many useful threads, I would have not been able to decide if it wasn't for all of you :)

I have read all the threads on filters and adaptors and have pretty much decided to go with the Pemaraal PA62, and a UV 62mm filter (to start).

I am now very confussed as to wheather or not I can use a lens hood in addition to the PA62 and Filter. I don't really want to move the filter away from the lens.

I noticed that Pemaraal have a 2 part adaptor, but where does the filter attach?

Can any one help :confused:

Also any one found out where you can get the AC adaptor from???

Cheers!

genece
10-29-2004, 06:22 AM
I do not have that adapter but,

I am pretty sure it fits on the first part like this one.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=43441&item=3848662794&rd=1

Others are using a generic AC adapter from walmart at 71/2 volts.

Jayde
10-29-2004, 06:29 AM
jim_last
hi ;)
buy a 62mm hama rubber hood it fits on the front of the pa62 adaptor with filter and folds back over the barrel.. then u dont need a 2 part ver
or
ask Pete Liontas @ Pemaraal about the other ver...
pic of hood here
http://www.cs.mtu.edu/~shene/DigiCam/User-Guide/FZ-10/index.html

a/c adaptor above thnx.. :cool:

Jim Last
10-29-2004, 07:55 AM
Thanks Jayde & genece,

I'll worry about the AC adaptor later. I have found out about Hama Lens hoods but there are three different types! Which is the right/best one to use?

http://www.hama.co.uk/search.asp?sectionid=135&stext=hood

Also with regards to the filters what difference is there between the main manufactors versus shop own?

Lastly having now received my pride and joy :D It is in need of a safe comfortable, but not too big home! Any suggestions? I am looking to house the camera, couple of SD cards, couple of batteries and couple of filters.(and obviously the PA62 adaptor and Lens Hood - which I hope to be able to leave on)

Thank you once again. Cheers ;)

Jayde
10-29-2004, 09:09 AM
jim
try this..hama sounds good.
Adjustable for 24-210mm focal length.. wubber ooh ! :D

ask who makes the filter if its hoya....... and...... cheaper hehe.........
hoya hmc filters are v good, i just have the basic (0) ver.
get a free catalog.. for a polarizer later meebe..
and get extra covers or ooops !
buy a cleaner pen and blower brush, crap stiks to filters..

some covers / cases
http://www.dcresource.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1758

PA/62mm is optimum adaptor add 62mm filter.. or step rings for any lens..
thas what we all do ok.. honest..
have fun.. :)

stop double posting or.. smaks ;)

Jim Last
10-29-2004, 09:13 AM
Thanks Jayde,

All you help is much apreciated :)

Roy Kelley
10-29-2004, 11:00 PM
:confused:
I just bought 2 62mm filters only to find that they don't fit my FZ20! Can I assume an expensive 72mm filter will fit? I'm also wondering if anyone knows whether my camera has any mirror inside for setting the exposure, which would require a more expensive "circular" polarizer. One filter I saw was $404!

Also, is there a 'finder' scope to put on the hot shoe so I can find my subject (partridge, cat, moon) at 12x or in low light?
Roy Kelley

Jayde
10-30-2004, 03:14 AM
Roy
Hi
you just need a Pemaraal PA62 62mm adaptor to take the 62mm filters u have.. then you can also add other lens if you want.. also here..
http://www.b-300.com/used.html
his black metal 2nds are fine.. mine is :)

you only need a linear polariser filter.. ok.. 62mm
FAQ covers all that..
http://www.users.bigpond.com/vkelim/DMCFZ10/

finder scope here :) +FAQ
http://www.pbase.com/10kzoomfz/fz10_comparisons_and_information

good luck !
if you want more lens info grab this zip
http://www.dcresource.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1314

Jayde
10-30-2004, 03:23 AM
Jim
the PA/62mm is optimum adaptor add 62mm filter.. or step rings for any lens..
thas what we all do ok.. honest..

we shown you the pics here
http://www.b-300.com/fz10ac.html

have fun n f/ relax !

Jim Last
10-30-2004, 03:54 AM
Thanks Jayde :) I will never...never...never double post again :rolleyes:

I am now fully happy that the PA62 is the way I am heading. As you are happy with the 2nd's then as these are shown in stock I will go with this.

Cheers for everyones comments/help :)

Janet
10-30-2004, 06:01 AM
Hama 55mm Screw-In Rubber Zoom Lens Hood for 24 to 210mm Lenses

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?A=details&kw=HALHZ55&is=REG&Q=&O=productlist&sku=90015

All the information I've read seems to be about the 62mm adaptors, but I bought the Pamaraal 55 mm adaptor for my FZ 20 and an Olympus TCON 17 telephoto lens. Now I need a lens hood. Does anyone know if the above will above work on my camera without vignetting? Would it then accept 55mm filters?
Or do I need a 62mm adaptor to get a lens hood that won't cause vignetting. I need a filter for this lens as I have already put a fingerprint on my leica lens. I don't need more on them!
Also, is there anyway to put a filter on the TCON 17 telephoto lens?
Thanks,
Janet

Jayde
10-30-2004, 06:43 AM
janet
hi :)
its not the hood that causes vignetting its the adaptor tube + lens combination..

plz use the links to follow this reasoning..
i use a TL55 lens same setup 62mm adaptor, + 62 to 55 step ring + lens with no vigneting but your lens already causes some at low zoom (as u see there) so changing the adaptor to 55mm will make it worse to what degree is unknown..
i remove filters if use TL55 lens.. cept my minolta has a 86mm on front hehe cos its huge and i got a filter cheap..

IMHO buy a 62mm adaptor + 62-55 step ring to increase ya chances then the tcon14.
And a 62mm hama hood... for normal use with a 62UV filter..

http://www.pbase.com/10kzoomfz/image/26137750

http://www.pbase.com/10kzoomfz/tele_pd62_comparisons

in this link the
TCON-17 has 77~72mm step-down ring glued [JB Epoxy Weld] in front.
This was to add/stack a lens..
so no thread on the tcon14.. so sorry no filter fit unless u glue it, v fiddly :(

Janet
10-30-2004, 08:19 AM
janet
hi :)
its not the hood that causes vignetting its the adaptor tube + lens combination..

55mm will make it worse to what degree is unknown..
i remove filters if use TL55 lens..
IMHO buy a 62mm adaptor + 62-55 step ring to increase ya chances then the tcon14.
And a 62mm hama hood... for normal use with a 62UV filter..

http://www.pbase.com/10kzoomfz/image/26137750

http://www.pbase.com/10kzoomfz/tele_pd62_comparisons

/so sorry no filter fit unless u glue it, v fiddly :(

I take it, Jayde, that this is the one that you would recommend?

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=productlist&A=details&Q=&sku=90018&is=REG

After, of course, I order the 62 mm premaarl adaptor.

I do not want vignetting when using just the panasonic lens and if this is the case with the 55mm adaptor/w hood then I will just go with the 62mm. Has anyone tried the lens hood with the 55 mm adaptor?

I don't know if I will buy a wide angle. I always seem to want to get close to the object. I should just buy a telescope :-)



I like the idea of gluing a filter, or at least a ring to hold a filter to the TCON 17. May sometime do it if I can figure out where to get the parts and how to do it.

Thanks,
Janet

Jayde
10-30-2004, 09:18 AM
Janet.
Yes that hood is fine.. with a 62mm adaptor/filter :)

im sayin this softly ok.. not sarcasm..
you said
"i do not want vignetting when using just the panasonic lens and if this is the case with the 55mm adaptor/w hood "

you wont get vignetting that way, only with a xtra lens..
ie
its not the rubber hood that causes vignetting its the PA adaptor tube + Lens combination.. in some cases..
but your TCON14 is more vulnerable according to that chart..

i cant find info on the 55mm adaptor possible problem, you want to get closer thats my thinking also so buy the PA62 everthing stems from that hehe ...prob solved
you can buy w/a too somtime or macro nikon 6T and 5T are v good.. on a 62mm adap...... ;)

I suggest..
buy a blank/empty filter then glue that 1st to the 14 with care lol then screw the UV filter on.. your v brave btw >> :cool:
but test it 1st with sellotape etc, so you cant see the edges of filter
maybe 77/80mm ?
good luck.. :)
sent a PM btw

StanStan
06-17-2005, 08:06 AM
[QUOTE
I suggest..
buy a blank/empty filter then glue that 1st to the 14 with care lol then screw the UV filter on.. your v brave btw >> :cool:
but test it 1st with sellotape etc, so you cant see the edges of filter
maybe 77/80mm ?
good luck.. :)
sent a PM btw[/QUOTE]

My TCON -14B has 62mm rear threads and 86mm front threads.

I am looking for a 86mm rubber hood.....................

LoveLife
06-17-2005, 09:22 PM
My TCON -14B has 62mm rear threads and 86mm front threads.

I am looking for a 86mm rubber hood.....................
82mm is the biggest i have ever seen.
Try this it will not hurt.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=3351&item=7524425239&rd=1&ssPageName=WDVW