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    Anyone tried Olympus wide converter for PEN?

    I know most of folks here have 9-18 or 7-14 lenses, but if anyone tried wide angle converter for PEN, please share your feedback and pictures.
    I am thinking about it as a stop gap till Olympus updates 9-18 to 9-18R.

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    Re: Anyone tried Olympus wide converter for PEN?

    Fitting front element wide converters onto Pen lenses is not a good idea. It will stress the focusing motor too much and will certainly degrade performance.

    Others on my flickr group have tried it with invariably poor results.

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    Re: Anyone tried Olympus wide converter for PEN?

    Errr... Olympus makes wide/fisheye/macro converters specifically for the 2nd version of the 14-42mm. Are you saying it's not a good idea to use these?

    Some sample shots here:
    http://translate.google.com/translat...ml%3Fref%3Drss

    Seems like a fun alternative if you're looking for something low-cost. The quality is probably fine for smaller prints/web stuff/video.

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    Re: Anyone tried Olympus wide converter for PEN?

    Quote Originally Posted by ggibson View Post
    Errr... Olympus makes wide/fisheye/macro converters specifically for the 2nd version of the 14-42mm. Are you saying it's not a good idea to use these?

    Some sample shots here:
    http://translate.google.com/translat...ml%3Fref%3Drss

    Seems like a fun alternative if you're looking for something low-cost. The quality is probably fine for smaller prints/web stuff/video.
    If it's made for the lens, it will likely work ok. I thought Sagar was referring to the older front lens converters designed for other camera models, which do not work well.

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