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Panasonic DMW-LA3 Lens Adapter for Panasonic DMC-FZ35, DMC-FZ18 & DMC-FZ28

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  • Add Lens Accessories w/ 55mm Threads
  • Compatable w/ DMC-FZ35, FZ18 & FZ28

The Panasonic DMW-LA3 Lens Adapter allows users to add 55mm diameter lens converters (e.g. DMW-LT55, DMW-LW55 etc.) and filters to the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ35, DMC-FZ18 and DMC-FZ28 digital cameras.

Panasonic DMW-LA3 Lens Adapter for Panasonic DMC-FZ35, DMC-FZ18 & DMC-FZ28
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    DMW-LA3 Lens Adapter for Panasonic DMC-FZ35, DMC-FZ18 & DMC-FZ28
     
    4.6

    (based on 18 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (15)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    94%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (13)
    • Strong construction (13)
    • Lightweight (11)
    • Easily interchangeable (10)
    • Rugged (7)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Wildlife photos (8)
      • Landscape/scenery (4)
      • Macro photography (4)
      • Sports/action (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (11), Casual photographer (3), Enthusiast (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (10)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Great product

      I use this adapter for my panasonic dmc fz35 camera but it also works on my Fz 18 camera. It allows me to use an olympus or panasonic 1.7 tele-conversion lens as well as...Read complete review

      I use this adapter for my panasonic dmc fz35 camera but it also works on my Fz 18 camera. It allows me to use an olympus or panasonic 1.7 tele-conversion lens as well as other uv lenses and macro lenses. I had been using another adapter that required a step down ring but this doesn't need one and works very well for what it is. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to add some versatility to their panasonic point and shoot ultra zoom cameras.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Lens adaptor fits the bill, but....

      The Panasonic lens adapter works very well at allowing you to add lens filters & lens to the Panasonic DMC-FZ28 camera. However, I wish they had made an adapter that would allow...Read complete review

      The Panasonic lens adapter works very well at allowing you to add lens filters & lens to the Panasonic DMC-FZ28 camera. However, I wish they had made an adapter that would allow you to properly use the filters and lens at the wide angle settings. You have to zoom in some to not see the tube in the shot, so you can't use it at the wide angle settings unless you want to look like you are shooting through a tunnel.

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      5.0

      A necessity!

      By Q-man

      from Webster, SD

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easily Interchangeable
      • Lightweight
      • Rugged
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about DMW-LA3 Lens Adapter for Panasonic DMC-FZ35, DMC-FZ18 & DMC-FZ28:

        I use this to attach my telephoto lens to my Lumix fz-35. It works great and is a necessity for lens or filter attachment.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Gotta have this!

        By Alison

        from Birmingham, AL

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about DMW-LA3 Lens Adapter for Panasonic DMC-FZ35, DMC-FZ18 & DMC-FZ28:

              Gotta have this...no, really...you HAVE to have this if you want to attach the telephoto or close-up lens...

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              • No

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              5.0

              The necessary adapter.

              By Remigio

              from Geneva

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Macro Photography

                Comments about DMW-LA3 Lens Adapter for Panasonic DMC-FZ35, DMC-FZ18 & DMC-FZ28:

                The only way to adapt close up lens to my FZ18 Panasonic.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Good closeup tool!

                By Baldybob

                from Wilmington, NC

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • A must have
                • Durable
                • Lightweight
                • Rugged
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • High mgnification
                  • Macro Photography

                  Comments about DMW-LA3 Lens Adapter for Panasonic DMC-FZ35, DMC-FZ18 & DMC-FZ28:

                  I use this adapter to add close up lenses to my FZ35 camera.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Excellent!

                  By Cat

                  from Texas

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easily Interchangeable
                  • Lightweight
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery

                    Comments about DMW-LA3 Lens Adapter for Panasonic DMC-FZ35, DMC-FZ18 & DMC-FZ28:

                    Works as advertized with camera and the Tele-Phot lens DMW-LT55.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    It is as good as any adepter that I have

                    By fishy

                    from Mansfield, Ct

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Rugged
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Macro Photography
                      • Wildlife Photos

                      Comments about DMW-LA3 Lens Adapter for Panasonic DMC-FZ35, DMC-FZ18 & DMC-FZ28:

                      I ues this adapter in macro photography using different lens from older camera's

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Does the job

                      By Pic

                      from Charlemagne, Canada

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easily Interchangeable
                      • Rugged
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about DMW-LA3 Lens Adapter for Panasonic DMC-FZ35, DMC-FZ18 & DMC-FZ28:

                          Not much to say about this adapter other than it's well made.

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                          5.0

                          you need it

                          By pearlymay

                          from Ontario Canada

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Lightweight
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Wildlife Photos

                            Comments about DMW-LA3 Lens Adapter for Panasonic DMC-FZ35, DMC-FZ18 & DMC-FZ28:

                            You need it to attach the teleconverter

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            GOOD PRODUCT GOOD QUALITY

                            By DALIT LEVANAH

                            from PLAYA DEL CARMEN, MÉXICO

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easily Interchangeable

                            Cons

                            • Heavy

                            Best Uses

                            • Good adapter

                            Comments about DMW-LA3 Lens Adapter for Panasonic DMC-FZ35, DMC-FZ18 & DMC-FZ28:

                            I was very happy when this product arrives.
                            Honestly the quality of the product is much better that I though.

                            The only problem is that make my camera a little bit heavier.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            It works

                            By Arnie

                            from Boulder City, Nv

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easily Interchangeable
                            • Lightweight
                            • Rugged
                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Sports/Action
                              • Wildlife Photos

                              Comments about DMW-LA3 Lens Adapter for Panasonic DMC-FZ35, DMC-FZ18 & DMC-FZ28:

                              The lens adaptor is used on my Panasonic FZ35 camera to couple an Olympus 1.7 telephoto lens.

                              The fit was perfect and works as expected.

                              It seems sturdy and the threading seems just the right size.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Great product

                              By Ron

                              from Coon Rapids, Mn

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Indoors/Low Light
                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Macro Photography
                                • Sports/Action
                                • Video
                                • Wildlife Photos

                                Comments about DMW-LA3 Lens Adapter for Panasonic DMC-FZ35, DMC-FZ18 & DMC-FZ28:

                                I use this adapter for my panasonic dmc fz35 camera but it also works on my Fz 18 camera. It allows me to use an olympus or panasonic 1.7 tele-conversion lens as well as other uv lenses and macro lenses. I had been using another adapter that required a step down ring but this doesn't need one and works very well for what it is. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to add some versatility to their panasonic point and shoot ultra zoom cameras.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

                                Share this review

                                 
                                5.0

                                Works as advertised

                                By Jon

                                from Red Deer, Alberta Canada

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easily Interchangeable

                                Cons

                                • A bit bulky

                                Best Uses

                                • Wildlife Photos

                                Comments about DMW-LA3 Lens Adapter for Panasonic DMC-FZ35, DMC-FZ18 & DMC-FZ28:

                                Works great.

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                                5.0

                                works as described

                                By canon kid

                                from seattle wa

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easily Interchangeable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Wildlife Photos

                                  Comments about DMW-LA3 Lens Adapter for Panasonic DMC-FZ35, DMC-FZ18 & DMC-FZ28:

                                  havent used it yet but goes on the camera easy enough.

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                                  (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Works great!

                                  By Trex

                                  from Boston, MA

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Easily Interchangeable
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Strong Construction

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Landscape/Scenery
                                    • Night Photography
                                    • Travel
                                    • Wildlife Photos

                                    Comments about DMW-LA3 Lens Adapter for Panasonic DMC-FZ35, DMC-FZ18 & DMC-FZ28:

                                    Coupled with a stepdown ring, was able to use an old telephoto lens I had on my FZ28. To everyone who complains about the tunnel, take it off if you need to zoom out...and to automatically avoid this (on the FZ28 at least) go into settings and set the CONVERSION setting to T for telephoto which will automatically zoom you out to where you need to be. Come on now, take a look at your manual.

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                                    5.0

                                    Excellent & Solid Construction

                                    By QVision

                                    from San Antonio, Texas

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Reviewer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Strong Construction

                                    Cons

                                    • Tough To Attach

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Adding Extra lenses

                                    Comments about DMW-LA3 Lens Adapter for Panasonic DMC-FZ35, DMC-FZ18 & DMC-FZ28:

                                    On the FZ18 there is vignetting from 28mm-125mm or 1x-5x.

                                    And while this may concern some, it adds a sort of artistic flare to my wide angle shots.

                                    The adapter will interfere with the use of the flash as there is a shadowed area on on the center bottom of each image. This is to be expected though.

                                    This adapter though is great with a combination of TCON-17 lenses and newly owned RAYNOX 2025PRO. Filters can be fitted to the Raynox, but not to the TCON.

                                    Great adapter and good construction. More durable and solid than I expected. Only wish it didn't screw on, would have preferred a better attachment/faster attachment method.

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                                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    1.0

                                    Tunnel affect on FZ28

                                    By Don Stewart

                                    from Lincoln,CA

                                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Strong Construction

                                    Cons

                                    • 20 blockage at wide angl
                                    • NOT FOR FZ28
                                    • Tunnel effect

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about DMW-LA3 Lens Adapter for Panasonic DMC-FZ35, DMC-FZ18 & DMC-FZ28:

                                      This lens adapter works on the FZ18 and it fits on the FZ28. But because the focal lengths are different on the FZ28 it creates a problems. There is a tunnel effect for not just the widest angle, but also the more about half of the lens settings, say 28mm to 100mm. At 28mm, there is about a 10% blockage on each side.

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                                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      4.0

                                      does what its suppose to

                                      By travlhealer1

                                      from Maryville, TN

                                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                      • Doessn't feel sturdy

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Wildlife

                                      Comments about DMW-LA3 Lens Adapter for Panasonic DMC-FZ35, DMC-FZ18 & DMC-FZ28:

                                      allows me to use my panasonic telephoto on my new FZ28 Also have a FZ7 that I use telephoto with.

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                                      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      3.0

                                      Lens adaptor fits the bill, but....

                                      By Ken

                                      from Winston Salem, NC

                                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Durable
                                      • Easily Interchangeable
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Rugged
                                      • Strong Construction

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Adding additional lens

                                        Comments about DMW-LA3 Lens Adapter for Panasonic DMC-FZ35, DMC-FZ18 & DMC-FZ28:

                                        The Panasonic lens adapter works very well at allowing you to add lens filters & lens to the Panasonic DMC-FZ28 camera. However, I wish they had made an adapter that would allow you to properly use the filters and lens at the wide angle settings. You have to zoom in some to not see the tube in the shot, so you can't use it at the wide angle settings unless you want to look like you are shooting through a tunnel.

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