3. A wide angle conversion lens for FX-150
I noticed that Turku's Rajala camera had older Canon conversion lenses and adapters for clearance sale. They were about half (or a third almost) of the original price. It looked like it could almost fit my Lumix FX-150's lens barrel, so I bought one :)
My camera's lens barrel is 36,7 mm thick and the Canon adapter was about 38,2 mm. So I glued some felt in between, now it's a snug fit. The conversion lens has a ratio of 0.7x, so with it the 35 mm eq. FL is about 19,6 mm, while original is 28 mm.
Shooting photos reveals some serious corner softness, but the center is sharp. Shooting 720p video shows none of this, and the image is sharp from corner to corner. Nice for interior video.. :)
Attaching the converter to the lens barrel is a bit tricky, because I don't know how much stress can the lens barrel take. Also, one has to be careful not to let the camera shut down while the conversion lens is on.. It could damage the gears :P Although I think the camera won't try so hard, it will probably just say "error lens stuck" or something :)
Some not so good sample videos:
edit 16.5; updated videos and a couple of sample images:
Conversion lens ON:
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