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    On assignment: Wide Angle

    I finally got some level of wide angle capability on my GH1. Picked up an Olympus WCON-08B wide angle conversion lens, which turns the 14-140 into a 10mm in 16:9 aspect ratio. It's a bit soft around the edges, but it works. Not bad for $45. Feel free to post your own wide angle shots.

    Here are some of mine:

    Panasonic GH1 + 14-140mm + Olympus WCON-08B (62mm); @14mm




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    Re: On assignment: Wide Angle

    Looks not too bad to me Dragos!

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    Re: On assignment: Wide Angle

    Quote Originally Posted by kds315 View Post
    Looks not too bad to me Dragos!
    Thank you! Here's a few more:





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    Re: On assignment: Wide Angle

    +1 here.

    Very good.

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    Re: On assignment: Wide Angle

    Any idea what the light loss works out to be ? I am thinking of this WA adapter as well. But normally these have an F2 light loss on their own.

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    Re: On assignment: Wide Angle

    Quote Originally Posted by zcream View Post
    I am thinking of this WA adapter as well. But normally these have an F2 light loss on their own.

    Where do you get ideas like this? Would you care to share your sources?

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    Re: On assignment: Wide Angle

    Quote Originally Posted by zcream View Post
    Any idea what the light loss works out to be ? I am thinking of this WA adapter as well. But normally these have an F2 light loss on their own.
    There's no light loss. My GH1 metered the scene I tested exactly the same with and without the WCON.

    Here's what it looks like attached to my 14-140 (yes, it's as large as it looks):
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    Re: On assignment: Wide Angle

    Quote Originally Posted by JayCee View Post
    +1 here.

    Very good.
    Thank you! I'm adding a few more from my outing with this lens.





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    Re: On assignment: Wide Angle

    Here's a few more with this lens:





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    Re: On assignment: Wide Angle

    Very nice, not quite as compact as a Computar 12.5/1.3 c-mount though But considerably cheaper than the Oly or Pana wide zoom lens, so I looked on ebay and just won a WCON for $19.49. Cheap enough to play around with it. I don't have the lenses in front of me, when I use it with the 14-45 and the 14-140, will I need step-up converters?

    Stefan

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    Re: On assignment: Wide Angle

    Quote Originally Posted by apicius9 View Post
    I don't have the lenses in front of me, when I use it with the 14-45 and the 14-140, will I need step-up converters?
    Congrats on the new acquisition! The 62mm thread fits the 14-140 directly. I noticed that if I fit it on top my lens filter it vignettes, so I had to take the filter off. I'm guessing that means it'll vignette on the 14-45 once you use the step rings, but I haven't tried it on mine to confirm one way or another. It's made for the Olympus E-10 (whatever that is).
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