The Panasonic DMW-LT55 features Offering a magnification of 1.7x with f/3.7 brightness, the lens extends your 12x zoom to 20.4x, with a maximum focal length of 714mm (35mm equivalent). The result is remarkably clear, expressive shots of distance objects, making it great for wildlife close-ups. Compatible with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ30 and DMC-FZ7, the lens measures 3.2 inches in diameter and 3.1 inches long. It also carries a one-year warranty.
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Panasonic DMW-LT55 Reviews
Panasonic DMW-LT55 User Reviews
Wonderful Zoom, | Rating:
“I used this lens with the FZ7 on a trip to Maui. I saw the i’iwi and apapane, but those birds flit around too much for me to be able to get a pic. However, I was able to get a couple decent pix of the a’eo (Hawaiian stilt) at a distance of about 300′ so I was pleased. I will be going to Port Aransas to see the whooping cranes soon and am very much looking forward to using this lens then. NOTE: Although the image stabilization of these Panasonic cameras is excellent you absolutely still need a tripod in my opinion to make the best use of this fine piece of glass.” – by Tahir J. Naim
Surprisingly good tele converter, | Rating:
“Conversion lenses have always had a poor reputation. Typically generalizations like fuzzy, corner falloff and so on. The Panasonic DMW-LT55 Tele Conversion Lens appears to be the exception. Mounted on a Lumix FZ50, it produces images that are sharper than expected. Not as sharp as those that would be produced by a Nikkor or Canon, but sharp and detailed enough. There is no noticeable falloff at the edges or corners. No vignetting either. Contrast is excellent.” – by Jerry Saperstein
An auxilliary lens that works notably well, | Rating:
“This lens helped capture quality photos of elk high in the tundra of Rocky Mountain National Park along Trail Ridge Rd. last week. It also captured very good detail in scenics taken there. The added capability is well worth the price.” – by C. E. Draves
Greater, Sharper Detail, | Rating:
“In the Raw image setting, you cannot zoom in x2 or x4, but of all the settings, the raw image setting used with a DMC-FZ50 and this 3x teleconversion lens will let you shoot at a fair distance and yield the sharpest detailed pictures when enlarged. The raw image setting will yield two of the same image–both large, enlargeable files. “ – by J. Huddlestone
Decent unit, minor flaws | Rating:
“if you have an an FZ50, this is your only telephoto option. Optically, it works quite well, with good sharpness across the entire lens, but some of the mechanical aspects of it could have been better done.” – by Carl A. Maniscalco
The only choice for Lumix FZ30 or FZ50 | Rating:
“The use of this proper Lumix OEM telephoto lens reduced the chromatic aberrations by 90%, and gave me clear, crisp photographs. I heartily recommend this lens to any and all FZ30 and FZ50 owners. “ – by Sandra C.
Crystal Clear shots, | Rating:
“I’m very pleased with the way this Tele Conversion lens works with my Lumix FZ18. I just spent a week bird watching and got some great results. Even in low light I was able to get very clear photos. I could not be happier.” – by K. Layne
Panasonic DMW-LT55 Sample Photos
Panasonic DMW-LT55 Specifications
Boost the zoom level in your Panasonic ultra-zoom camera with the DMW-LT55 telephoto conversion lens. Offering a magnification of 1.7x with f/3.7 brightness, the lens extends your 12x zoom to 20.4x, with a maximum focal length of 714mm (35mm equivalent). The result is remarkably clear, expressive shots of distance objects, making it great for wildlife close-ups. Compatible with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ30 and DMC-FZ7, the lens measures 3.2 inches in diameter and 3.1 inches long. It also carries a one-year warranty.
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