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    Default Panasonic LX3 & Wide Con

    Comparison between native 24mm & 3rd party Emolux Adaptor ($30 new) + 52 - 55mm step up ring + Oly 0.7x wcon ($80 used)

    With refer to the user manual (pg 90).
    http://service.us.panasonic.com/OPERMANPDF/DMCLX3.PDF
    For better performance, the Wide conversion setting is set to "ON". But During this test, this option was set to "OFF"

    Only resize done, no other PP for all photos.

    This test is done with aspect ratio set to 2/3, F2.0, 1/8sec

    cling_oly_wcon



    cling_oly_wcon_middle_left



    cling_oly_wcon_top_left
    Last edited by peterpan1975; 31st October 2009 at 01:49 PM.

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    This test is done with aspect ratio set to 2/3, F2.0, 1/8sec

    cling_test



    cling_test_top_left



    cling_test_middle_left
    Last edited by peterpan1975; 31st October 2009 at 01:47 PM.

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    This test is done with aspect ratio set to 2/3, F8.0, 2sec

    wall_oly_wcon



    wall_oly_wcon_top_left



    wall_oly_wcon_middle_left
    Last edited by peterpan1975; 31st October 2009 at 01:47 PM.

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    This test is done with aspect ratio set to 2/3, F8.0, 2sec

    wall_test



    wall_test_top_left



    wall_test_middle_left
    Last edited by peterpan1975; 31st October 2009 at 01:48 PM.

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    This was taken with aspect ratio of 16:9 with 3rd party Emolux adaptor, 52 - 55 step up ring, oly 0.7 wcon.

    Extreme left is Penny Black Pub, extreme right is Victoria Clock Tower.

    F8.0, 1/125sec.

    Last edited by peterpan1975; 31st October 2009 at 01:58 PM.

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    Default Re: Panasonic LX3 & Wide Con

    Although there's vignetting, I would say that the corners of the pics are still reasonably sharp...
    In the eyes of the beholder!

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    Actually, if you change the aspect ratio to 16:9, it's even wide but have to forgo the height. Have tested the function "conversion" setting inside the cam, seem like it does not performance better when that setting was trun off for this mini test.
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    So there is a difference when we switch on or off for the conversion mode. Where did you get the wide angle len from?
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    Me and my friend (denniskee) did a test with the conversion "on" and "off" using the 3rd party wide con, seem like when set to "on", the pic seem soft compare to "off" setting. Will upload some sample pic on the later thread. For the mean time, you can refer to his thread http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showt...ngle+converter for more information on some Wide con.

    We are using the Olympus 0.7x wide con
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    Default Re: Panasonic LX3 & Wide Con

    Saw the thread you mentioned. In my opinion, it seems like the Olympus 0.7 wide con has better quality.
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    Actually it does. Compare to another wide con "Digital king" i use to have.

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    (denniskee here, using peterpan1975's account cause mine gallery full house liao)
    Testing LX3's IR, with Oly 0.7xwcon & Hoya R72 filter, CWB green leaf under sun


    ISO 80, f2



    ISO 80, f8
    Last edited by peterpan1975; 15th November 2009 at 09:50 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peterpan1975 View Post
    Actually it does. Compare to another wide con "Digital king" i use to have.
    Bro, the digital king that u used to have, is it 0.7 or 0.5 ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by undergrd View Post
    Bro, the digital king that u used to have, is it 0.7 or 0.5 ?
    the one he had was 0.5x wcon, the one i posted in this thread

    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showt...ngle+converter
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    Ok. Thanks Dennis!
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    Default Re: Panasonic LX3 & Wide Con

    WCON-Compensation-Test

    Testing of the wide con compensation function. Manual focus on the 7/11 bag. Aperture of f4 was used.



    WCON-Compensation-OFF



    WCON-Compensation-ON-Centre



    WCON-Compensation-OFF-7/11



    WCON-Cmpensation-ON-7/11
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    WCON-Compensation-OFF-OUT



    WCON-Compensation-ON-OUT



    WCON-Compensation-OFF-MR



    WCON-Compensation-ON-MR


    Looking at this test, Peterpan1975 & me might have made a mistake of not using manual focusing. under low light condition (coffee shop infront of BenPhoto at peninsula), with the wide con attached, it blocks the AF asist light, so the 2 photo we took than may have different focusing distant, resulting in what we thought is the result.
    Last edited by denniskee; 17th November 2009 at 09:35 PM.
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    Default Re: Panasonic LX3 & Wide Con

    stay tune, we will be testing SD wifi (not sure the correct name) soon.
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    Default Re: Panasonic LX3 & Wide Con

    does anyone has the panasonic wide convertor c/w adaptor tube? is it possible to meet up to do a small comparison between using the original & 3rd party?

    alamak, really nobody buy the original ah?
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    Default Re: Panasonic LX3 & Wide Con

    too bad, those who has the Panasonic DMW-LW46 original wide con doesnt want to contribute,


    pls see this site review for the LUMIX DMC-LX3 with DMW-LW46 original wide con.

    http://dc.watch.impress.co.jp/cda/re...9/03/9133.html

    what i can see, though not a direct side by side comparison :

    1) there is no vignetting when using DMW-LW46 as compare to Oly 0.7x wcon. Given the fact that LW46 is 0.75x conversion, resulting in a minimum of 5degree tighter in diagonal angle of view, so if one crop the image taken with Oly 0.7x wcon to one that has the same angle of view, result may be very similar in both cases.
    2) the corner suffers similar degree of image degrading as the Oly 0.7x wcon.
    3) not sure how much the in camera WCON-Compensation affect the image quality since this site didnt do a comparison. all images shot were taken with the compensation turn on.
    Last edited by denniskee; 7th January 2010 at 09:04 PM.
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