Vignetting on LX3 using MSN202


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Hi all,

I just bought a Raynox MSN202 for my LX3, already noted that some camera will have this Vignetting problem but seem like is a serious problem on LX3....my LX3 is attached with a stepup ring 46mm to 52mm on the lens adapter then attached the MSN 202 on it.

But is it normal to have such a big vignetting problem when is attach to LX3? Anyone who is using LX3 + MSN 202 can let me know...or somethings is wrong somewhere.....

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I too got that macro filter. AT wide angle confirm got vignetting. Try zoom all the way in. This will remove the vignetting.
 

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hi peterpan1975,

As shown in the pic....that is already the max.zoom for LX3 and the vignetting is still there... :(
 

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Hi JC1808,
I just tested mine. No issue at max zoom. I tried all 3 settings of the "ASPECTS". What's the extension adapter you use?
 

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hi peterpan1975,

As shown in the pic....that is already the max.zoom for LX3 and the vignetting is still there... :(
Max zoom is ok. Could be u didnt place the lens at the center...
 

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hi peterpan1975,

As shown in the pic....that is already the max.zoom for LX3 and the vignetting is still there... :(
hmm .. strange ... mine did not have such issue. u make changes on the apect ratio?
 

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Hi JC1808,
I just tested mine. No issue at max zoom. I tried all 3 settings of the "ASPECTS". What's the extension adapter you use?

Hi KYFoong,

I using the original Panasonic lens adapter 45-46mm (DMW-LA4) follow by Lumix MC protector 46mm and then a step-up ring 46mm to 52mm and finally attached MSN 202 ontop of it.

I tried shoots 2 sets pictures below(with 3 different aspect ratio), as you can see that both sets still having vignetting. But seem like shots without the protector get less vignetting...
What wrong actually....haiz....:dunno:

#1 - 3 different aspect ratio with lens protector and attached with MSN 202
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#1 - 3 different aspect ratio without lens protector and attached with MSN 202
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Hi KYFoong,

I using the original Panasonic lens adapter 45-46mm (DMW-LA4) follow by Lumix MC protector 46mm and then attached MSN 202 ontop of it.

I tried shoots 2 sets pictures below(with 3 different aspect ratio), as you can see that both sets still having vignetting. But seem like shots without the protector get less vignetting...
What wrong actually....haiz....:dunno:

#1 - 3 different aspect ratio with lens protector and attached with MSN 202
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#1 - 3 different aspect ratio without lens protector and attached with MSN 202
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Most of us use adapter with 52mm at the other end *the end that the Raynox 202 is attached). That may be the reason.
 

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Could be your adapter... If u use a 52mm, u will not see so much of vignetting...
 

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:cry::cry::cry:

Maybe all of u are right.....

Current setting:-
LX3 + 46mm lens adapter + 46mm lens protector + 46-52mm step-up ring + Raynox MSN 202.....

So by getting a 52mm, will not see so much of vignetting...but vignetting will still exist.

Then I need to change to below:-
LX3 + 52mm lens adapter (3rd party) + 52mm lens protector + Raynox MSN 202
 

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:cry::cry::cry:

Maybe all of u are right.....

Current setting:-
LX3 + 46mm lens adapter + 46mm lens protector + 46-52mm step-up ring + Raynox MSN 202.....

So by getting a 52mm, will not see so much of vignetting...but vignetting will still exist.

Then I need to change to below:-
LX3 + 52mm lens adapter (3rd party) + 52mm lens protector + Raynox MSN 202
Y do u need a lens protecto when u have the msn 202 at the top of the stack
 

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This is what I get MSN202, max tele, zero trimming, Aspect 4:3.
 

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Y do u need a lens protecto when u have the msn 202 at the top of the stack
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Hahaha~ that's what I was thinking just now too, ok not going to get lens protector if buy the 3rd party lens adapter.

Thanks for your :hammer:
 

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Hahaha~ that's what I was thinking just now too, ok not going to get lens protector if buy the 3rd party lens adapter.

Thanks for your :hammer:
I have a new piece of Opteka LX3 adapter 52mm for sale. Let me know if u're interested.. Haha...
 

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:cry::cry::cry:

Maybe all of u are right.....

Current setting:-
LX3 + 46mm lens adapter + 46mm lens protector + 46-52mm step-up ring + Raynox MSN 202.....

So by getting a 52mm, will not see so much of vignetting...but vignetting will still exist.

Then I need to change to below:-
LX3 + 52mm lens adapter (3rd party) + 52mm lens protector + Raynox MSN 202
I think u miss out the thickness contributed by the Raynox Adaptor in the equation.

Can try removing the lens protector from the set up?
LX3 + 46mm lens adapter + 46-52mm step-up ring + Raynox Adaptor + Raynox MSN 202.

is there step down ring from 46mm to 37mm?
LX3 + 46mm lens adapter + 46-37mm step-down ring + Raynox MSN 202.
 

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oh~ KYFoong, u are using the 3rd party lens adapter ah? without lens protector too?
Yes 3rd party (using Panda Base) adapter. Straight off the box of MSN202, no protector.
 

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I think u miss out the thickness contributed by the Raynox Adaptor in the equation.

Can try removing the lens protector from the set up?
LX3 + 46mm lens adapter + 46-52mm step-up ring + Raynox Adaptor + Raynox MSN 202.
haha, oh ya~ I forgot the Raynox universal adapter.
The second sets of photos is without the lens protector, give less vignetting.

is there step down ring from 46mm to 37mm?
LX3 + 46mm lens adapter + 46-37mm step-down ring + Raynox MSN 202.
I checked net, there is step down ring from 46-37mm, you can just screw in the MSN 202 to it without even the Raynox universal adapter. Not bad to have the MSN 202 screw right to the 46-37mm, hmm...:think: but isn't it troublesome to screw in and out? I think Raynox "snap-on" universal adapter is more user friendly?
 

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I tested the mounting and realize that you need to mount the lens centre. From an engineering point of view, there is no positive mount using 2 points on a round hole. Shift the lens around a bit and you can see what I mean right away. Easy to see when the camera is set to wide angle. Good luck folks. I am happy so far using MSN250 and 202 plus close up filters (sometimes stacked)
 

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I checked net, there is step down ring from 46-37mm, you can just screw in the MSN 202 to it without even the Raynox universal adapter. Not bad to have the MSN 202 screw right to the 46-37mm, hmm...:think: but isn't it troublesome to screw in and out? I think Raynox "snap-on" universal adapter is more user friendly?
depends on individual. i only speak for myself :

1) i prefer to have lens securely mounted rather than having it clip on.
2) when i want to shoot extreme close up, i dont remove the lens until i decided to call it a day. btw i use reversed mount lens on both my dslr and compact digital.
3) i am not sure how centre the clip can hold the msn202 with reference to the camera's lens.
4) how long can the clip last? i heard its common to break the clip. pray hard it dont happen during shooting.

why i mention (3) & (4) is i have clip on flower hood for 24mm prime lens that uses 52mm filter mount. recently got hold of one thats for 58mm filter size flower hood also. i have totally no confidence the hood will stay in place if something knock onto it.
 

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