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Can the C-5500 Sport Zoom take an external Tele or Wide Conversion lens?

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Re: External lenses

No, there are no external lenses for this model.

Posted on Sep 04, 2005

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Have a Panasonic FZ50. Puchased a Tokina 3x Telephoto today. Screwed the Telephoto on with the correct adapter ring.Changed the Menu setting to Tele. Go to take a Photo and i can only get the conversion...


Most add on lenses are designed to be used at a certain focal length, a zoom should be used (is most effective) when you are completely zoomed out, (really why would you add a zoom lens then not zoom all the way) a wide angle lens should be used with the zoom all the way in (cause your getting the widest angles). As far as quality, you really shouldn't have an issue except you may get black edges depending on how big the end of your lens is. Good luck

Mar 03, 2009 | Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50K Digital Camera

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Conversion lenses & filters


These screw on the front of the plastic lens adapter and adjust the focal length. On the side of the adapter lenses it will quote the ratio. My wide angle says 0.66x so just multiply the range of focal lengths by this figure and you will see that it adjusts the camera zoom accordingly - making the image wider and probably also increasing the depth of field (what is in focus). Similarly a 1.5 tele will inrease the range of focal lengths to make the lens "longer" eg higher magnification , useful for astro photography - shots of the moon and terrestrial long distance work but detracting from the depth of field, eg the range of distance over which objects are in focus will be reduced.

The wide angle will allow you to come in close and get WIDE objects fully in-frame- hence "wide angle", while the telephoto will give you better overall maginification of the image but will probably increase the MINIMUM focal length - eg you may not be able to focus on objects closer than >2m (instead of ~1).

The screw-on adapter lenses I found were cheap in a Jessops sale use a 52mm thread, while the S5500 provides a 55mm internal thread. I use an appropriate 55mm to 52mm step down ring adapter. There is slight vignetting (shading around the edge of an image) at certain combinations of zoom, but generally these are very useful accessories.

As these are adapter lenses on the front of an already powerful 10x zoom that must be optically compromised at the price of this camera, there maybe some colour fringeing around bright images. If you want a better solution you really need to get a DSLR. Overall a good solution for the price.


Sep 17, 2008 | Fuji FinePix S5500 Digital Camera

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Telephoto lens


Hi, the adoptor tube are not compatible to the camera try to consult nearest lense seller they can recommend the exact adoptor lenses to your camera.

Sep 28, 2007 | Canon PowerShot Pro1 Digital Camera

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Conversion lenses


Product Description Stock # List Price Notes M-CON 40 (Close-up Lens) 200 713 $164.95 *Step-up ring (43-55mm) included. WCON 0.7x Wide Angle Lens 200 864 $139.99 Requires 43-55mm step-up ring TCON 1.7x Tele converter Lens 200 862 $129.99 Requires 43-55mm step-up ring

Sep 04, 2005 | Olympus Camedia C-770 Digital Camera

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Conversion lenses


Product Description Stock # List Price Notes M-CON 40 (Close-up Lens) 200 713 $164.95 *Step-up ring (43-55mm) included. WCON 0.7x Wide Angle Lens 200 864 $139.99 Requires 43-55mm step-up ring TCON 1.7x Tele converter Lens 200 862 $129.99 Requires 43-55mm step-up ring

Sep 04, 2005 | Olympus Camedia C-765 Digital Camera

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Conversion lenses


You can use the WCON-08 wide-angle or the MCON-35 macro (close-up) conversion lenses with the CLA-4 Conversion Lens Adapter on the C-730 Ultra Zoom camera.

Sep 04, 2005 | Olympus Camedia C-730 Digital Camera

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Conversion lenses


You can use the WCON-08 wide-angle or the B-macro (close-up) conversion lenses with the CLA-4 Conversion Lens Adapter on the C-725 Ultra Zoom camera.

Sep 04, 2005 | Olympus Camedia C-725 Digital Camera

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Which conversion lenses can I use with the C-720 Ultra Zoom camera?


You can use the WCON-08 wide-angle or the B-macro (close-up) conversion lenses with the CLA-4 Conversion Lens Adapter on the C-720 Ultra Zoom camera.

Sep 04, 2005 | Olympus Camedia C-720 Ultra Zoom Digital...

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Accessories lenses


Olympus offers the following add-on lens accessory options: MCON-35 Macro Extension Lens (equivalent to 1/4 life size, subject size that will fill the frame is approximately 1.4" x 1.9" f2.4 Tele/f2.0 Wide, 72mm filter size) minimum focusing distance - 4.75 inches. WCON-08B Wide Extension Lens (equivalent to 28mm f2.0 in 35mm photography, 105mm filter size) minimum focusing distance - 3.6 inches TCON-14B 1.45X Tele Extension Lens (equivalent to 200mm f2.4 in 35mm photography, 86mm filter size-tentative) minimum focusing distance -1 ft. TCON-300S Tele Extension Lens (equivalent to 420mm f2.8 in 35mm photography, 49mm filter size) minimum focusing distance - minimum focusing distance - 3.9 ft.

Aug 31, 2005 | Olympus Camedia E-20N Digital Camera

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