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Which lens is wider 0.75 or 0.7 ?? Can wide lense be use with marco lense together, do I need adapter for this for leica V-LUX 1??ThanksRon..

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Dittoman1 wrote:.

Which lens is wider 0.75 or 0.7 ?? Can wide lense be use withmarco lense together, do I need adapter for this for leica V-LUX 1??ThanksRon.

The 0.7 will be slightly wider. You are more likely to get an answer to your other questions on the Leica Talk forum.Chris R..

Comment #1

Chris, Thanks... so means lower in fraction are wider. Whats the widest angle do they make. Just got 0.45, damn wish it was wider.....

Comment #2

First of all, a bit of terminology. When you talk about a wide angle lens, people will think that you are talking about a lens for a DSLR. In fact what you are talking about is a lens converter that screws onto the front of a fixed lens camera..

I haven't had much experience with lens converters, but their specifications are normally quoted as a fraction, e.g 1.7 or 0.7. To get the equivalent focal length you multiply by the fraction. 1.7 is a teleconverter, 0.7 is a wide angle converter..

If you have a V-Lux 1, this has a wide angle equivalent focal length of 35mm. Adding the 0.45 converter will give you an equivalent wide angle of about 16mm. This is extreme wide angle and I would expect a lot of distortion in the image..

To attach the converter to the camera you need to compare the threads on the two. The Leica has a thread of 52mm. If the thread of the converter is larger or smaller you will need a step up or step down ring, which should be available from any good camera store..

What are you shooting? If what you are shooting is stationary you will almost certainly get a much less distorted image by taking a panorama.Chris R..

Comment #3

Now I get it, the difference between converter and DSLR...

I just bought 0.45 wide angle lense converter that also comes with another lense called Marco attached to it, wonder if it's 2 different lense can be use at same time to take Macro ( closeup shot ) on V-Lux1 or should the 2 lense be use separately. When attaching those 2 lense to the camera, marco lense is so close to camera lense and I m not sure if I need adapter to bring it out more..Its fun to learnThanksRon..

Comment #4

I was nt sure if I got the right lense for V-lUX 1, maybe it's for DSLR. The lense I got is Linxing 55mm Pro Digital Precision Wide Converter 0.45X AF with another lense attached to it called Macro. Since it says Converter so I assume it's the right one. Now Do I need adapter for this since camera lense and 0.45 are so close.Thank You..

Comment #5

I have done a google search on this lens and the only hit it comes up with is in Danish. However, it looks like a 55mm thread converter for a Canon 18-55mm DSLR lens..

Your Leica has a 52mm thread, so perhaps the additional "lens" is simply a 52-55mm step ring for the 52mm thread, although I'm not sure why it is labelled "macro". Will it screw onto the end of your Leica?Chris R..

Comment #6

Chris R-UK wrote:.

I have done a google search on this lens and the only hit it comes upwith is in Danish. However, it looks like a 55mm thread converterfor a Canon 18-55mm DSLR lens..

Your Leica has a 52mm thread, so perhaps the additional "lens" issimply a 52-55mm step ring for the 52mm thread, although I'm not surewhy it is labelled "macro". Will it screw onto the end of your Leica?Chris R.

Hmmm, My Lecia is a 55mm thread, yes it will fit my camera. When attaching macro/wide angle 0.45 to camera, camera and macro leanse are about 1/8 apart, wonder if thats too close..

Comment #7

That's very close..

I am not sure that I can be of any more help, but let us know if you get any shots from the wide angle converter.Chris R..

Comment #8

Heres what I copy from ebay:.

0.45X Professional Wide Angle LensCompatible models: all lens or lens adapter with 55mm filter screw thread.

High Definition Digital Lens With Macro 0.45X (is gives a wider view than a 0.5X)Macro lens can be detached for separate useLens is Multi-Coated .High Resolution Precision Optics, Day or NightLens is AF / Infrared CompatibleMaterial : MetalColor: BlackBrand newBuyer will receive:1pc 55mm Wide Angle Conversion Lens.

I m not sure if Adapter or Extender means the same thing..

Comment #9

I have no idea what they mean by "macro" in this context or why it is detachable..

One thing to be wary of with this type of converters is that you don't want to put too much additional weight on the Leica lens or it might damage the motor that focusses the lens. Therefore take some care when you first start using the converter.Chris R..

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