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Panasonic DMW-LT55 55mm 1.7x Telephoto Conversion Lens

B&H # PADMWLT55 Mfr # DMW-LT55
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Product Highlights
  • Compatible with Panasonic DMC-FZ70, DMC-FZ50, DMC-FZ30, DMC-FZ8, DMC-FZ7 & DMC-FZ18 Digital Cameras

Get even more zoom for your Panasonic ultra-zoom camera with the DMW-LT55 Telephoto Conversion Lens. This Lens provides a multiplication factor of 1.7x when attached to your compatible Panasonic digital camera, and extends your 12x zoom to 20.4x. You'll enjoy remarkably clear, expressive shots of distant objects, and it is great for wildlife close-ups.

Compatible Camera Models:
DMC-FZ50
DMC-FZ30
DMC-FZ8 (Requires DMW-LA2 Adapter)
DMC-FZ7 (Requires DMW-LA2 Adapter)
DMC-FZ18 (Requires DMW-LA3 Adapter)
DMC-FZ70 (Requires DMW-LA8 Adapter)

Lens provides 1.7x multiplication factor on the camera focal length.
Extends your 12x zoom to 20.4x with an equivalent focal length of 714mm.
Magnification 1.7x
Rear Mount Diameter 55mm
Front Mount Diameter No Front Filter Thread
Construction, Elements/Groups 5E/3G
Lens Diameter 2.9" (74mm)
Length 2.7" (68mm)
Weight 5.4 oz (154g)
Panasonic DMW-LT55 55mm 1.7x Telephoto Conversion Lens
  • Front and Rear Lens Caps
  • Lens Pouch
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    PanasonicDMW-LT55 55mm 1.7x Telephoto Conversion Lens
     
    4.8

    (based on 37 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (31)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easily interchangeable (21)
    • Strong construction (21)
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (19)
    • Consistent output (18)
    • Lightweight (15)

    Cons

    • Heavy (4)

    Best Uses

    • Wildlife photos (28)
    • Landscape/scenery (16)
    • Sports/action (9)
    • Night photography (4)
    • Weddings (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (18), Casual photographer (11), Semi-pro photographer (4), Enthusiast (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (21)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Surprisingly good and at a bargain price

    Photographing wildlife is one of my passions. As an amateur, I have to pay for my own glass. Reaching the 900 to 1000 mm equivalent threshold with a DSLR is prohibitive, even with...Read complete review

    Photographing wildlife is one of my passions. As an amateur, I have to pay for my own glass. Reaching the 900 to 1000 mm equivalent threshold with a DSLR is prohibitive, even with a wide aperture pro lens/teleconverter combination. The FZ 200 coupled with this teleconverter, the required tube, and a remote shutter release required an investment of about $. Of course, you also need a good tripod. This set-up allowed me to shoot at f4 with ISO 100 (I hate noise), and produced results that exceeded my expectations. I'll have to experiment a bit with selected f-stop versus desired depth of field, but within the DOF of the photos I've taken so far, the sharpness was very good. Hard to ask for more at this price.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    did I get a bad copy?

    CA is atrocious, purple fringes on everything. Lens performs well otherwise, except heavy, awkward on mounting tube, vignetting at close focal lengths.

    CA is atrocious, purple fringes on everything. Lens performs well otherwise, except heavy, awkward on mounting tube, vignetting at close focal lengths.

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    5.0

    Wow! The best teleconverter I've used

    By Robbo

    from Seattle, WA

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Lightweight
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Sports/Action
      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about Panasonic DMW-LT55 55mm 1.7x Telephoto Conversion Lens:

      I connected this to an FZ200 with a DMW-LA7 extension tube. Now it looks like I have a monster zoom camera. Really, with the tube, I have a zoom range of about 600 to 1020mm. There are now many superzoom cameras with greater range even if you count only the max magnification. However, most of them are soft at the far end (1000mm, 1200mm, 1440mm, whatever). I think the image quality at 1020mm on this combination is as sharp as that of the Canon SX50hs at a similar length. I think it's slightly sharper than a Nikon P510 image. What is nice is that I can keep a aperture of F/4.0 all the way out to 1020mm. My experience with other teleconverters, including the Olympus TCON-17, has not been as good. If you are a baseball fan and sit in the bleacher seats, you should be able to get some very good shots of batters at home plate. Same thing for football fans high in the stands who want a sharp shot of the quarterback or the sidelines. Not a bad deal for the price they're asking here.

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      5.0

      1.5 MILES IS CLOSER THAN YOU THINK

      By bimmer

      from New Brunswick, Canada

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
      • Lightweight
      • Rugged
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • At Sea Flat Lands
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Panasonic DMW-LT55 55mm 1.7x Telephoto Conversion Lens:

        6 INCH LETTERS ARE NEARLY READIBLE AT 1.5 MILES! THIS LENS IS EXTRAORDINARY! QUALITY IS THAT PICTURES ARE BEAUTIFUL EVEN WHEN TAKEN AT A FAR AWAY DISTANCE. FABULOUS!

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        5.0

        Phenominal performance!

        By bimmer

        from New Brunswick, Canada

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Durable
        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
        • Lightweight
        • Rugged
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Panasonic DMW-LT55 55mm 1.7x Telephoto Conversion Lens:

          I use this product to film and take pictures of lobster fishing boats from the shore. I can see easily the fishermen work on their boats from far away. I can nearly read the name of the boat written on it from 1.5 miles! Excellent value for the money.

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          5.0

          Great lens

          By Tia

          from Susanville, ca

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Durable
          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
          • Lightweight
          • Rugged
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Night Photography
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Panasonic DMW-LT55 55mm 1.7x Telephoto Conversion Lens:

            I take pictures of eagles and needed to get a lens that would get me close enough and this one works great.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Awesome Moonrise/moonset

            By Ace

            from Las Vegas, NV

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Durable
            • Easily Interchangeable
            • Fast / accurate auto-focus

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Night Photography
              • Wildlife Photos

              Comments about Panasonic DMW-LT55 55mm 1.7x Telephoto Conversion Lens:

              This camera (the FZ70) with the 1.7 teleconversion has made me an icon with my stargazing friends. I do, however,recommend an enhancement program to manage the image (I use Kokak's EasyShare) and the images become vibrant. Since EasyShare is somewhat dated,an enhacement program you are comfortable with will make you a star.

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              • Yes

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              5.0

              Great addition to a great camera

              By tindrum61

              from Salt Lake City, UT

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Fast / accurate auto-focus
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Wildlife Photos

                Comments about Panasonic DMW-LT55 55mm 1.7x Telephoto Conversion Lens:

                I bought this to use it with my Panasonic Lumix FZ200. The camera already has a great zoom range. So this tele-lens takes care of the only issue I had with the camera not having a removable lens. It came in handy photographing a Grizzly bear in Yellowstone which was too far for the camera itself.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Does what it is supposed to do

                By RRH_88

                from Ontario Canada

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Easily Interchangeable

                Cons

                • Heavy

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Sports/Action
                • Wildlife Photos

                Comments about Panasonic DMW-LT55 55mm 1.7x Telephoto Conversion Lens:

                Bought this for my Wife for her FZ-150, as she was looking to do more wildlife photography. For her current uses this camera with the added telephoto are working out great.

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                • Yes

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                5.0

                Surprisingly good and at a bargain price

                By Dave

                from Colorado Springs

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Difficult to Clean
                • Tough To Attach

                Best Uses

                • Wildlife Photos

                Comments about Panasonic DMW-LT55 55mm 1.7x Telephoto Conversion Lens:

                Photographing wildlife is one of my passions. As an amateur, I have to pay for my own glass. Reaching the 900 to 1000 mm equivalent threshold with a DSLR is prohibitive, even with a wide aperture pro lens/teleconverter combination. The FZ 200 coupled with this teleconverter, the required tube, and a remote shutter release required an investment of about $. Of course, you also need a good tripod. This set-up allowed me to shoot at f4 with ISO 100 (I hate noise), and produced results that exceeded my expectations. I'll have to experiment a bit with selected f-stop versus desired depth of field, but within the DOF of the photos I've taken so far, the sharpness was very good. Hard to ask for more at this price.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Good accessory lens.

                By Mitch

                from Australia

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easily Interchangeable
                • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                • Rugged

                Cons

                • Heavy

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Sports/Action
                • Wildlife Photos

                Comments about Panasonic DMW-LT55 55mm 1.7x Telephoto Conversion Lens:

                This lens is an exellent accessory, for the cammera. I have a FZ100 camera, and it gives me that little bit extra zoom when i need it.
                To get the best results use a tripod, as the lens makes the camera slightly nose heavy.
                I would recomend this lens to anyone.

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                5.0

                good lens at a low price

                By Andrés el bolso

                from Montevideo, Uruguay

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easily Interchangeable
                • Lightweight
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Wildlife Photos

                  Comments about Panasonic DMW-LT55 55mm 1.7x Telephoto Conversion Lens:

                  with this tele pictures are obtained with good clarity, and it is easy to use.

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                  5.0

                  Great Lens

                  By Melissa

                  from Arkansas

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent Output
                  • Easily Interchangeable
                  • Fast / accurate auto-focus

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Sports/Action
                    • Wildlife Photos

                    Comments about Panasonic DMW-LT55 55mm 1.7x Telephoto Conversion Lens:

                    This lens is so easy to use and I love it. So far I've zoomed in on birds and leaves. I bought this to use for my kids outdoor sporting events. I think it will be perfect.

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                    5.0

                    If you get poor results...

                    By Ausgra

                    from Vancouver, WA

                    Comments about Panasonic DMW-LT55 55mm 1.7x Telephoto Conversion Lens:

                    If you get poor results with this conversion lens, you may not have made the necessary adjustments in the menu. Consult the Camera Manual.

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                    2.0

                    did I get a bad copy?

                    By karl ernst

                    from webster ny

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Pros

                    • Consistent Output
                    • Durable
                    • Easily Interchangeable
                    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                    • Heavy
                    • Poor in Low Light

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Wildlife Photos

                    Comments about Panasonic DMW-LT55 55mm 1.7x Telephoto Conversion Lens:

                    CA is atrocious, purple fringes on everything. Lens performs well otherwise, except heavy, awkward on mounting tube, vignetting at close focal lengths.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Brings wild life up close

                    By Swamp Rat

                    from Basking Ridge, NJ

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent Output
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Wildlife Photos

                      Comments about Panasonic DMW-LT55 55mm 1.7x Telephoto Conversion Lens:

                      I use this add on lens to get clear long distant shots of wild life without having to lug around heavy, expensive telephoto lenses. The 2 other brands of teleconverter lenses I tried gave much poorer results with quite a bit blurring around the edges. The only negative is that you have to remove the extender and lens in order to take closer shots...which I solve by also carrying my ZS-19 in my pocket for wonderfully clear close-ups.

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                      5.0

                      great lens

                      By Windy

                      from Nj

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent Output
                      • Easily Interchangeable
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Wildlife Photos

                        Comments about Panasonic DMW-LT55 55mm 1.7x Telephoto Conversion Lens:

                        it has improved my bird watching as now i can get really nice closeups

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        great lens, wish i purchased sooner

                        By slsteinhoff

                        from Comber Ontario

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent Output
                        • Durable
                        • Easily Interchangeable
                        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                        • Lightweight
                        • Rugged
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Wildlife Photos

                          Comments about Panasonic DMW-LT55 55mm 1.7x Telephoto Conversion Lens:

                          this is great for getting closer to wildlife

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                          • No

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Excellent

                          By DC

                          from Regina, Saskatchewan

                          About Me Casual Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easily Interchangeable
                          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Wildlife Photos

                            Comments about Panasonic DMW-LT55 55mm 1.7x Telephoto Conversion Lens:

                            I use this lens for hunting when I am scouting and just taking pictures of wildlife it allows me to stay back and not spook the animals because of the extra distance I gained. You do need a tripod or some sort of stablizer but that is just expected. I have nothing bad to say about this product.

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                            5.0

                            Exactly What I Wanted

                            By Phil

                            from Fort Worth, TX

                            About Me Casual Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Consistent Output
                            • Durable
                            • Easily Interchangeable
                            • Lightweight
                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Wildlife Photos

                              Comments about Panasonic DMW-LT55 55mm 1.7x Telephoto Conversion Lens:

                              I shoot with a Panasonic Lumix FZ35, which is a great camera but wanted to zoom in closer. This lens was exactly what I was looking for. Its made well and its easy to put on and take off and doesn't add too much weight to the camera. I didn't waste time with off-brand lenses since B&H had this at a good price.

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                              5.0

                              Wonderful!

                              By Q-man

                              from Webster, SD

                              About Me Casual Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Consistent Output
                              • Durable
                              • Easily Interchangeable
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Sports/Action
                                • Wildlife Photos

                                Comments about Panasonic DMW-LT55 55mm 1.7x Telephoto Conversion Lens:

                                I use this lens with my Panasonic Lumix FZ-35 to take photos of my son's baseball games. It provides perfectly unblemished magnification. A great complement to a great camera.

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                                5.0

                                Exactly what I wanted...

                                By Alison

                                from Birmingham, AL

                                About Me Casual Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Panasonic DMW-LT55 55mm 1.7x Telephoto Conversion Lens:

                                      Moves everything in a bit closer which makes a huge difference when photographing wildlife in the distance. Not too dramatic a change, but worth the money!

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