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    slitman Guest

    Question Adapters for the FZ20

    I am looking for a 62mm adapter for my new FZ20 and would appreciate feedback on any of the following if you have purchased them for your FZ20:



    I am looking to then put a 62mm UV filter on it and possibly an Adorama Hama hood.
    Last edited by slitman; 11-06-2004 at 01:42 PM.

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    I have a Pemaraal PA62 and it fits perfectly, you can fully screw the adaptor into place without any effect on the focusing ring.

    I got one that was listed as a second for $22 and can not see anything wrong with it Maybe a slight tiny nick on the outer edge but thats it.

    The Pro-Technica & Phayee look very similar, priced reasonable. Hopefully someone on this forum can shed some light on these for you.
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    I have the Phayee among others and that Protechnica looks like the same thing.
    The Phayee works well and is nice looking, at least in my opinion.

    I also have a couple Yoshidas and a Raynox. I think the Phayee is the best combination of looks ,performance and value. JMHO
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    Gene
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  4. #4
    slitman Guest
    So no real difference between the Phayee and the Pemaraal then?

    What kind of filter did you go with? How about a hood?



    Quote Originally Posted by genece
    I have the Phayee among others and that Protechnica looks like the same thing.
    The Phayee works well and is nice looking, at least in my opinion.

    I also have a couple Yoshidas and a Raynox. I think the Phayee is the best combination of looks ,performance and value. JMHO

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    I do not have the Pemaraal but of the rest they all give the same results.
    I use a 62mm UV filter on the Phayee adapter along with a 72mm collapsible Hoya hood.
    I really keep trying to find a better adapter but as I say they are all very similar.
    The one I use most of the time is a Yoshida adapter as it was the first available. and I made a homemade hood for it that allows me to use a flip down lens cover. I have never lost a lens cover since I started using them.

    I bought another Yoshida adapter for the FZ20 when I got it, I believe the Yoshida is the best looking and the best made but it is expensive.
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    Gene
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    http://imageevent.com/grc6
    one of these days I'll understand!

    Panasonic FZ20 & FZ30,FZ18
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    Quote Originally Posted by genece
    I do not have the Pemaraal but of the rest they all give the same results.
    I use a 62mm UV filter on the Phayee adapter along with a 72mm collapsible Hoya hood.
    I really keep trying to find a better adapter but as I say they are all very similar.
    The one I use most of the time is a Yoshida adapter as it was the first available. and I made a homemade hood for it that allows me to use a flip down lens cover. I have never lost a lens cover since I started using them.

    I bought another Yoshida adapter for the FZ20 when I got it, I believe the Yoshida is the best looking and the best made but it is expensive.
    Can you re-attach the front screw ring from the Panasonic to the front of the Phayee when it is attached to the camera? I ask because I have seen some photos of the adapter without its 'hood' in place and it is not very pretty, there are threads showing etc, bit like taking the small ring off the Panasonic and leaving it off UGLY.

    This is the picture I saw Phayee
    Paul - Panasonic FZ20 & Minolta Z1

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    The Phayee adapter comes in 3 parts one part is a small ring which would just cover the threads in this picture if you wished to do it that way



    and then there is a small hood remove the small ring and add
    The piece on the left




    Which ends up looking like this



    You get all three pieces for the $22.50

    If you get it spend the extra dollar for the leashed lens cap, it is a nice cap.
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    Gene
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    http://imageevent.com/grc6
    one of these days I'll understand!

    Panasonic FZ20 & FZ30,FZ18
    D50 -- D80

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    Do yo have a photo with the ring in place?

    is the $10 UV any good.
    Paul - Panasonic FZ20 & Minolta Z1

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    slitman Guest
    Anyone have any updates on Pemaraal? I emailed them, but have yet to hear back?

    Is the Phayee of better quality?

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    noticed a thread earlier today, can't remember where but is said that they had emailed Peter and Pameraal and he had found a number of PA62's, and that the new ones where due to be finnished soon, but how soon, I don't know.
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