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Adding zoom lens to F55?

Can a telephoto lens be added to the F55 since it is sadly missing some zooming power? Anyone owning this camera have a reason to tell me why I shouldn't get it? Thanks!

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Re: Adding zoom lens to F55?

Zoom can be added to the F55 by instead purchasing the F505..

Posted on Sep 08, 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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Purchase Zoom Lenses


Canon currently makes super Telephoto lenses from 300mm to 800mm and a number of zoom Telephoto lenses from 28-300 to 100-400. You can also special order a 1200mm lens from Canon at a cost of $99k! (There are only about 20 such lenses made so far.)

You can also get a 1.4 or 2x teleconverter to further increase the power of a telephoto lens. However, the cameras are unable to auto-focus when the minimum f-stop exceeds f/8, which can happen when you use one (or both) of the teleconverters on these longer lenses, so you have to manually focus the lens.

You can also get telephoto lenses from other manufacturers such as Tamron and Sigma that are built to work with Canon cameras. However, the Canon lenses are generally regarded as the best quality.

Dec 21, 2008 | Nikon D70s Digital Camera

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I have a lumix DMC-F27 camera it will no longer zoom. No I not in movie mode.


Hi,

Do you mean DMC-FZ7?

I own one. Assuming that the camera is working normally, then I know two settings that will cause the zoom to be fixed.
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Suggestion No. 1:

If the zoom is fixed at the wide end:

1. Turn the mode dial to "P". Now turn on the camera.
2. Press "MENU SET".
3. Press the up arrow button.
4. Now, a menu item named "CONVERSION" should be highlighted. Press the right arrow button.
5. A sub-menu screen should now pop up, select and set "OFF".

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Suggestion No. 2:

If the zoom is fixed at the telephoto end:

1. Follow Suggestion No.1.
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Suggestion No. 3:

If none of the above solve the problem, then the lens might have been knocked slightly out of position.

~If the camera has been dropped.
~If the camera has been thumped or banged.
~If while zooming, the lens was obstructed.
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The zoom motor also could have died, it costs about $50.00 U.S. at Panasonic.com.
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My best advice would be to contact panasonic customer service.

Jul 19, 2008 | Digital Cameras

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Optical zoom


Hey needacamera,
The range of an optical zoom lens refers to how wide angle to telephoto the lens covers. An example of a 6x optical zoom would be an 18mm-108mm lens, which covers wide angle to telephoto. An example of a 3x zoom lens would be an 18mm-54mm lens, which would provide a capability of capturing images from wide angle to normal views. To calculate the x factor of an optical zoom you would divide the largest number by the smallest number on your zoom. I hope this helps!

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May 31, 2008 | Digital Cameras

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Adding a telephoto lens


Try zooming in. That usually gets rid of the "vignetting" you are experinecing.

May 02, 2008 | Fuji FinePix S5200 / S5600 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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Telephoto lens for digital camera


It will not work because it is the wrong thread size. Here is info on the Olympus TCON-17 lens for the 5050: TCON-17 (1.7X) Telephoto Conversion Lens Extend the capabilities of your digital camera with the TCON-17 Telephoto Converter lens. This telephoto lens will increase the magnification of your subject by 1.7x when your camera lens is set to the telephoto position. This will help you bring in the subject when you can't get closer, for example, shooting sports or concerts. Please see below for additional items required to attach this lens to your camera. The following models require the CLA-1 and 43-55mm Step-Up Ring: C-2000/2020/2040/3000/3020/3030/3040/4000/4040/5050 Zoom ....... The video lens is too small (diameter). If you found one with a 43mm thread and put it on the 5050, you would experience severe vignetting (clipping of the corners of the photo).

Sep 05, 2005 | Olympus Camedia C-5050 Zoom Digital Camera

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Options for more telephoto zoom


The D-535 Zoom camera has a 4x digital zoom in addition to the 3x optical zoom, which gives you a total of 12x zoom overall. Press the Zoom button and a zoom indicator will be displayed in the upper right corner of the LCD – the area in white represents the Optical Zoom range and the red area represents the range of the Digital Zoom. The W represents a wider area of view as you zoom out, and the T represents Telephoto as you are zooming in closer to the subject.

Aug 31, 2005 | Olympus D-535 Zoom / C370 Zoom Digital...

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Differences between Optical Zoom and Digital Zoom


When you change the focal length of a zoom lens, the subject is magnified. Optical zoom replicates the zoom of a 35mm camera. Digital zoom takes a portion of the image's data and displays it at full size, producing a magnification of the original image, similar to the effect of using a telephoto lens. However, the process is different from the magnification produced using the camera's optical zoom, and the stronger the digital zoom, the more the image will degrade.

Aug 30, 2005 | Panasonic Lumix DMC-F1S / DMC-F1K Digital...

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