Close up lens for DMC-FZ18

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  1. lims

    lims TPF Noob!

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    I have a lumix panasonic DMC-FZ18.
    I just bought the lense adapter DMW-LA3.
    I was looking at buying DMW-LC55 close up lens to go with the camera as I want to shoot developing newt larvae.
    I have a feeling that it might not be worth the money because the macro on the camera is already very good, I worry that the lens will not make enough difference.
    Do people think I should buy it? Will it make a significant difference to my macro shots?

    thanks

    sam
     
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    If you're already happy with the macro mode of your camera, then I wouldn't bother buying the add-on adaptor. Those types of "lenses" tend to cause distortion and probably won't gain you a great deal over your current lens.

    What I would suggest is take some shots with the camera as-is on macro mode, and then try the add-on lens take a couple of captures in the store, and compare how close you can get, the level of distortion, magnification, etc.
     
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    That sound like a good idea, except I have to order the lens into the store, they do not have them in stock, so there's no option of try before you buy on this one.
    anymore opinions/ideas, does anyone have any experience with my camera or can anyone recomend another more digital focused forum where someone might know?

    thanks again

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