Looking to Purchase a Lens for DMC-FZ35 Need Help

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  1. Peter797

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    Hey guys,

    Have been doing some plane spotting lately, however I need a lense that will bring me closer to the plane.

    I've been looking at these two on ebay, and I was wondering which would suit me better.

    This:

    http://cgi.ebay.ca/4-5X-SUPER-Telep...ccessories?hash=item2558d83dce#ht_3330wt_1297


    OR


    http://cgi.ebay.ca/Panasonic-DMW-LA...era_Lenses?hash=item3efd705960#ht_6003wt_1165



    I've noticed one is 4.5X and the other is 2X. However I still don't fully understand the whole size and times of zoom etc.

    Right now, I understand the stock FZ35 lens is 27-486mm. But I read that the 2X lens is 55mm. What does this mean? Does this mean, with NO zoom, the picture will be 55mm wide? I just need some better clarification.


    Ultimately, which lens would you recommend, based on quality and "performance".




    Kind Regards,



    Peter
     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    Neither of your eBay links are still active.
     
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    gsgary Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    It is only possible to screw a lens on the front of what you have but you will not get quality shots, what you need is a DSLR then you can change lenses
     
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    Peter797 TPF Noob!

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    I updated the links. Also, I would expect to get the same quality as I do now, however with better "zoom" or a better close up picture.
     
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    Since it is an addon lense. If I screw it on. Will that just be the stock zoom. Or will i still be able to zoom inside the new addon lense.

    So let's say I buy the 4.5X Zoom lense. And right now, i can extend the zoom to 18x. Will the 4.5X basically addon to the 18x. Or if I try zooming, will the stock lense, just crash into the addon lense?
     
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    Peter797 TPF Noob!

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    Still no help or suggestions?
     
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    gsgary Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Don't waste your money, there is no way you will get the same quality with that fitted
     
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    Mind explaining why though?
     
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    Good Question, its rather complicated. Generally something to do with optics. To much glass smashing the poor photons together refracting and defracting. Leading to poor image quality.

    Maybe try digiscoping?
     
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    As above, If you think it will work well, go and buy it, but don't come crying to me when you see the results
     
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    What is digiscoping?
     
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    Attaching your camera to a telescope but iwouldn't want to use that for shooting planes
     

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