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Will the dmw-lw55 lens converter work on the dmc-fz100 panasonic camera?

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I posted a solution yesterday on Fixya, but can't find it. Same problem, same camera, solution reached on Feb 10 2009 after a couple days of frustration. I gently wiggled the lens by pushing my fingers one on either side (not the outer ring, but the inner ring, but keep your fingers off the glass part). It moves perhaps a fraction of a millimeter, but it moves. After I did that, the problem went away. It's hard to describe, just a gentle 3 or 4 times push on either side; you may have to change finger positions to get the movement. It apparently only takes this to get the lens back on track. Good luck, it's a great camera. Lee

Posted on Feb 12, 2009

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SOURCE: ERROR REMOVE CAP LENS

I had the same problem with mine after I dropped my camera when it was opening up after turning on. It feel directly on the lens and ever sense has told be to remove the lens cap.

I’ve disassembled the camera and discovered that the zoom motor drive assembly has a small set of plastic gears inside that are quite fragile and like mine are easily broken. You’ll find the zoom motor after taking the back assembly of the camera off. It’s located on the bottom left side of the lens assembly if you're looking at the camera as if you were taking a shot.

Here’s the part no. from the Panasonic support web site.....
L6DAAAHB0001
ZOOM MOTOR
46.07

Posted on Sep 29, 2009

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Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera

This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digital camera. Some common error messages that might show up on the LCD's of cameras with this problem include “E18 lens error”, or “lens error, restart camera”. Some cameras might show nothing at all, but merely make a beeping noise as the lens goes out, then in, then the camera shuts off. Sometimes the lens won't even move.
The problem is actually quite common throughout all camera brands. Usually it's sand or grit interfering with the lens extension mechanism. Or the camera's been dropped with the lens extended. Or the camera has been powered on, but the lens had been blocked preventing its extension. Or the battery ran down with the lens extended. Believe it or not, one BIG contributor to lens errors is using a camera case. Sand, gunk, case fibers, etc... accumulate at the bottom of the case. These materials love to cling to the camera by electrostatic build-up from the camera rubbing against the side of the case (especially those cases with soft fibrous intreriors). Once these materials work their way into the lens mechanism, that's all she wrote. I have many Canon's, and NEVER use a case for this very reason.
A camera owner that suffers this problem may have no recourse for having the camera repaired. Many camera makers will not honor repairing this problem under warranty as they claim it is due to impact damage to the camera, or sand or debris getting into the lens gearing mechanism (neither of which is covered under warranty). The quoted repair cost is usually close to or more than what the camera is actually worth.
Fortunately, about half the cameras that suffer this failure can easily be fixed by one of the following methods. None of these methods involve opening the camera, although some have potential to cause other damage to the camera if excessively done. If the camera is still under warranty, before trying any of these, please please first contact your camera's maker to see if they'll cover the repair, or to determine how much they'll charge for the repair. Who knows, you might get lucky. But if they quote you a number that's higher than the value of your camera, you may want to consider the following methods.
The methods are listed in the order of risk of damaging your camera. Thus make sure you try them in the listed order. And remember, these fixes (especially #6 and 7) should only be considered for a camera that's out of warranty, who's cost of repair would be excessive, and would otherwise be considered for disposal if unrepaired:
Fix #1: Remove the batteries from the camera, wait a few minutes. Put a fresh set of batteries back in (preferably rechargeable NiMH 2500mah or better) and turn the camera on. If that didn't work, try pressing and holding the Function or OK button while turning the camera on.
Fix #2: Remove the batteries, then remove the memory card. Then install new batteries, and turn on the camera. If you get an Error E30, it means you don't have a memory card installed, so turn it off, slip in the memory card and turn it on one last time.
Fix #3: Insert the cameras Audio/Video (AV) cable, and turn the camera on. Inserting this cable ensures that the camera's LCD screen remains off during the start process. Thus extra battery power is available to the camera's lens motor during startup. This extra power can be useful in overcoming grit or sand particals that may be jamming the lens. If the AV cable doesn't fix the lens error by itself, consider keeping this cable installed while trying fixes 4, 5, and 7 as a means to provide extra help to these fixes. But note that I DON'T recommend keeping the cable installed during Fix 6 as you may damage the AV port while tapping the camera. Reinsert the cable only AFTER tapping the camera.
Fix #4: Place the camera flat on its back on a table, pointed at the ceiling. Press and hold the shutter button down, and at the same time press the power-on button. The idea is that the camera will try to autofocus while the lens is extending, hopefully seating the lens barrel guide pins in their slots.
Fix #5: Blow compressed air in the gaps around the lens barrels with the idea of blowing out any sand or grit that may be in there jamming the lens. Other variations include blowing with a hair dryer in “no heat” setting, or sucking the gaps with a vacuum (careful with this one).
Now we're entering into the realm of potentially damaging your camera in conducting the fix. There is definitely some risk here, so take care when conducting the following two fixes.
Fix #6: Repeatedly tap the padded/rubber usb cover on a hard surface with the intent of dislodging any particles that may be jamming the lens. Other variations include hitting a side of the camera against the palm of your hand. A lot of people have reported success with this method. HOWEVER, there is also some potential for damaging or dislodging internal components with this method, such as unseating ribbon cables, or cracking LCD screens.
Fix #7: Try forcing the lens. More people have reported success with this method than with any of the other methods. HOWEVER, there's obviously some potential for damaging your camera by using this method. Variations include gently pulling, rotating, and/or twisting the lens barrel while hitting the power button. Attempt to gently straighten or align the barrel if it's crooked or twisted. Another variation includes looking for uneven gaps around the lens barrel, and then pushing on the side of the lens barrel that has the largest gap (note pushing the lens barrel all the way in is NOT recommended as it may become stuck there). While doing any of the above, listen for a click that indicates that the lens barrel guide pins may have reseated in their guide slots. If you hear this click, immediately stop and try the camera.

Posted on Feb 23, 2010

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SOURCE: message says turn camera off then on

Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera
This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digital camera. Some common error messages that might show up on the LCD's of cameras with this problem include “E18 lens error”, or “lens error, restart camera”. Some cameras might show nothing at all, but merely make a beeping noise as the lens goes out, then in, then the camera shuts off. Sometimes the lens won't even move. The problem is actually quite common throughout all camera brands. Usually it's sand or grit interfering with the lens extension mechanism. Or the camera's been dropped with the lens extended. Or the camera has been powered on, but the lens had been blocked preventing its extension. Or the battery ran down with the lens extended. Believe it or not, one BIG contributor to lens errors is using a camera case. Sand, gunk, case fibers, etc... accumulate at the bottom of the case. These materials love to cling to the camera by electrostatic build-up from the camera rubbing against the side of the case (especially those cases with soft fibrous intreriors). Once these materials work their way into the lens mechanism, that's all she wrote. I have many Canon's, and NEVER use a case for this very reason. A camera owner that suffers this problem may have no recourse for having the camera repaired. Many camera makers will not honor repairing this problem under warranty as they claim it is due to impact damage to the camera, or sand or debris getting into the lens gearing mechanism (neither of which is covered under warranty). The quoted repair cost is usually close to or more than what the camera is actually worth. Fortunately, about half the cameras that suffer this failure can easily be fixed by one of the following methods. None of these methods involve opening the camera, although some have potential to cause other damage to the camera if excessively done. If the camera is still under warranty, before trying any of these, please please first contact your camera's maker to see if they'll cover the repair, or to determine how much they'll charge for the repair. Who knows, you might get lucky. But if they quote you a number that's higher than the value of your camera, you may want to consider the following methods. The methods are listed in the order of risk of damaging your camera. Thus make sure you try them in the listed order. And remember, these fixes (especially #6 and 7) should only be considered for a camera that's out of warranty, who's cost of repair would be excessive, and would otherwise be considered for disposal if unrepaired: Fix #1: Remove the batteries from the camera, wait a few minutes. Put a fresh set of batteries back in (preferably rechargeable NiMH 2500mah or better) and turn the camera on. If that didn't work, try pressing and holding the Function or OK button while turning the camera on. Fix #2: Remove the batteries, then remove the memory card. Then install new batteries, and turn on the camera. If you get an Error E30, it means you don't have a memory card installed, so turn it off, slip in the memory card and turn it on one last time. Fix #3: Insert the cameras Audio/Video (AV) cable, and turn the camera on. Inserting this cable ensures that the camera's LCD screen remains off during the start process. Thus extra battery power is available to the camera's lens motor during startup. This extra power can be useful in overcoming grit or sand particals that may be jamming the lens. If the AV cable doesn't fix the lens error by itself, consider keeping this cable installed while trying fixes 4, 5, and 7 as a means to provide extra help to these fixes. But note that I DON'T recommend keeping the cable installed during Fix 6 as you may damage the AV port while tapping the camera. Reinsert the cable only AFTER tapping the camera. Fix #4: Place the camera flat on its back on a table, pointed at the ceiling. Press and hold the shutter button down, and at the same time press the power-on button. The idea is that the camera will try to autofocus while the lens is extending, hopefully seating the lens barrel guide pins in their slots. Fix #5: Blow compressed air in the gaps around the lens barrels with the idea of blowing out any sand or grit that may be in there jamming the lens. Other variations include blowing with a hair dryer in “no heat” setting, or sucking the gaps with a vacuum (careful with this one). Now we're entering into the realm of potentially damaging your camera in conducting the fix. There is definitely some risk here, so take care when conducting the following two fixes. Fix #6: Repeatedly tap the padded/rubber usb cover on a hard surface with the intent of dislodging any particles that may be jamming the lens. Other variations include hitting a side of the camera against the palm of your hand. A lot of people have reported success with this method. HOWEVER, there is also some potential for damaging or dislodging internal components with this method, such as unseating ribbon cables, or cracking LCD screens. Fix #7: Try forcing the lens. More people have reported success with this method than with any of the other methods. HOWEVER, there's obviously some potential for damaging your camera by using this method. Variations include gently pulling, rotating, and/or twisting the lens barrel while hitting the power button. Attempt to gently straighten or align the barrel if it's crooked or twisted. Another variation includes looking for uneven gaps around the lens barrel, and then pushing on the side of the lens barrel that has the largest gap (note pushing the lens barrel all the way in is NOT recommended as it may become stuck there). While doing any of the above, listen for a click that indicates that the lens barrel guide pins may have reseated in their guide slots. If you hear this click, immediately stop and try the camera.

Posted on May 06, 2010

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In Chile just bought a camera Lumix DMC FZ70, zooming only works in automatic mode AI in the other modes only works zoom 1 to 3x, please indicate what should I do


First thing Ariel is to read the manual. Specs say it has something called 'Intelligent Zoom', so it might be by design.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70 / DMC-FZ72 Key Features:
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  • LEICA DC VARIO DC 60x (20-1,200mm) Ultra Wide-angle Zoom Lens
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  • 1,920 x 1,080 60i Full HD Video Recording with AVCHD (MPEG-4 / H.264) Format or 30p in MP4 with the Dolby Digital
  • Built-In Wind Shield Zoom Microphone
  • Up to 9 fps continuous shooting
  • ISO up to 6400
  • RAW file recording
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  • Optional DMW-LT55 Tele Conversion Lens extends the zoom ratio to 1.7x to pull the subject far off even closer with minimum deterioration of image quality.
  • Optional DMW-LC55 Close-up Lens

    http://panasonic.ca/viewing/ALL/DMC-FZ70P/OI/vqt5b59-eng/vqt5b59-eng.pdf

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Why does my Lumix FZ72 occasionally ask me to Please restart camera when using a DMW-LT55 teleconverter NOT in teleconverter mode?


When the lens (barrel) is obstructed in its free movements, not knowing you did put a heavy converter on it, it could sense that and asking for a reset. Also when it senses the lens is not in the position it was send to. Or when the camera has problems to focus correct. Don't think your camera is defect. Everything is functioning as it should.

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If you want to take close-ups, you want the DMW-LC55 (and the DMW-LA1 adapter).

If you want to take pictures from farther away, you don't need any additional gear. Just get farther away from the subject then take the picture.

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Need firmware to open RAW pics on Panasonic DMC-FZ100


It's not the firmware, it's the software on your computer. You need to update Adobe Camera RAW. You can get it here for Windows or Mac.

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Panasonic DMW-BCG10, DMW-BCG10E, DMW-BCG10PP Battery, Technical Specification: Battery Type: Li-ion, Voltage: 3.60V, Capacity: 895mAh. Dimension: 41.60 x 30.40 x 9.40 mm, Product Type: Replacement Battery (Brand New). Compatible with: Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10 Series, Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ18 Series, Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20 Series, Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZR1 Series, Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZR3 Series, Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS1 Series , Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10 Series, Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3 Series, Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8 Series, Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZX1 Series, Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZX3 Series. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ22, Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ6, DMC-TZ8 and Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS5, DMC-ZS7.
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I have a FZ100 with aDMW-LA5 adaptor can the DMW-LW55 be fitted onto this camera using this adaptor?


I have a DMC-FZ100, DMW-LA5 adapter and an Olympus B-300 HQ 1.7x Tele Converter (instead of a DMW-LT55 - but that's another story). I also bought a DMW-LW55, thinking that I could fit it to DMW-LA5. However, looking at the LA5 Instructions, it says "(As of July 2010)The following types of lenses cannot be attached and used. Vignetting etc. may occur when taking pictures in wide)- Wide conversion lens DMW-LW55- ND filter DMW-LND55- MC protector DMW-LMC55"
This is very annoying considering that the LA5 is sold as THE adaptor for DMC-FZ100, DMC-FZ45, DMC-FZ40.
So what's the solution? A 52mm to 55mm step up filter ring? Will the wide angle lens be too close? Then there's the Panasonic DMW-LA2(E) It looks shorter than the LA5, but will there still be a vignetting problem? I am still seeking answers.

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No, there's always going to be a compromise.

In this case you'll find that having the wide-angle converter further from the lens will affect the angle of view a little, but the main effect will be vignetting. All you can do is try it and experiment with different aperture settings to minimise the effect. In any case, you'd be better off in every respect by mounting the DMW-LW55 directly to the adapter, and then mounting the adapter onto the filter. To do otherwise will lead to dreadful colour fringing as the adapter and wide angle converter lenses are optically matched and designed to be a particular distance apart.

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I received an answer on Flickr (almost immediately!) thanks, anyway!

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