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Panasonic DMW-LA4 Lens Adapter for Panasonic DMC-LX3 Digital Camera

You Pay: $19.95

The Panasonic DMW-LA4 Lens Adapter allows users to add 46mm diameter lens converters (e.g. DMW-LW46 etc.) and filters to the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LX3 digital camera.

Panasonic DMW-LA4 Lens Adapter for Panasonic DMC-LX3 Digital Camera
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    DMW-LA4 Lens Adapter for Panasonic DMC-LX3 Digital Camera
     
    4.6

    (based on 16 reviews)

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      (5)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (11)
    • Lightweight (11)
    • Reliable (9)
    • Durable (7)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape photography (7)
      • Travel (6)
      • Everyday (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Enthusiast (7), Semi-professional (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (5)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Great Build Quality

      If you don't want to have to take the lens cap on and off your LX3 every time you use you camera and don't mind the extra size buy this a put a 46mm UV...Read complete review

      If you don't want to have to take the lens cap on and off your LX3 every time you use you camera and don't mind the extra size buy this a put a 46mm UV filter on it. I just keep the Panasonic .75x wide angle lens on mine almost all the time. Both well worth the money.

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      of course perfect device, essential for professional lx3 use, but like all panasonic accessories a bit overprized (the third-party adapters with 52 mm are as good...)

      of course perfect device, essential for professional lx3 use, but like all panasonic accessories a bit overprized (the third-party adapters with 52 mm are as good...)

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      4.0

      Well made and does the job

      By Stuka

      from Auckland, New Zealand, Oceania

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

      • A Little Finickety

      Best Uses

      • Adding A Polarizer
      • Wide angle photography

      Comments about DMW-LA4 Lens Adapter for Panasonic DMC-LX3 Digital Camera:

      This adapter feels strong despite the fact it is very light. Fit and finish are very good, as you would expect from an OEM productOn the negative side, three things:(1) A 46mm filter thread is not very common, so I wonder why Panasonic didn't make the adapter (and the wide converter that goes with it) with a filter thread just 3mm wider to get to the much more common 49mm size. That would have made it easier to find 3rd party filters and other accessories that fit. (2) While a low-tech screw thread at the camera end of the adapter makes for a snug fit, it is not as quick and easy as turn-until-it-clicks designs. Use of a screw thread here means you have to take your time to ensure the two threads are properly aligned so as to avoid damaging them when attaching the adapter to the camera. (3) I think the thread on the outer end of the adapter tube would have been better made of plastic. This would avoid metal-on-metal scraping (particularly noticeable when attaching the wide converter) and would also avoid the often all-or-nothing nature of metal-to-metal gripping. The latter is not so much of an issue with the converter (which you can get a good grip on for unscrewing) -but with filters all too often they either grip the adapter too tight or too loose and nothing in between.

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      5.0

      Nice adapter, works great. Worth the buy

      By Michael Paul Photography

      from Austin, TX

      About Me Semi-Professional

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable
      • Sleek Metal Finish

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday use
        • Home
        • Traveling

        Comments about DMW-LA4 Lens Adapter for Panasonic DMC-LX3 Digital Camera:

        The n00b named Jason who wrote the review that said 46mm filters don't fit this adapter, can safely be ignored. I've got plenty of 46mm filters and they all fit the front threads of this adapter. He probably tried to mount something other than 46mm. Pay attention to what you are doing, n00b.

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        5.0

        Proper dimensions spell success

        By Sanyi

        from Scottsdale, AZ

        About Me Casual user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to set up
        • Easy To Use
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Macro Photography

          Comments about DMW-LA4 Lens Adapter for Panasonic DMC-LX3 Digital Camera:

          The PADMWLA4 conversinon lens adapter was exactly what I ordered. I have been able to take nice close up pictures of some of my flowers. I am very satisfied with not only the adapter tube, but how B&H came through again. Small purchase or large I learned to trust this company to do the right thing.

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          5.0

          Must buy

          By JK

          from Vancouver,BC

          About Me Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday use

            Comments about DMW-LA4 Lens Adapter for Panasonic DMC-LX3 Digital Camera:

            easy to hold,reliable

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            • No

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            5.0

            Excellent LeAccessory for LX3 or D Lux 4

            By rghunter

            from St. Louis, MO

            About Me Semi-Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday use
              • Landscape Photography
              • Portraits
              • Traveling

              Comments about DMW-LA4 Lens Adapter for Panasonic DMC-LX3 Digital Camera:

              This great little adapter allows for use of filters with the Panasonic LX3 or Leica D Lux 4. There's no vignetting, and the photographer can use a polarizer or other filters while making photographs.
              Relative inexpensive, and definitely a good value for the price.

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              4.0

              Love it!

              By amandita

              from Bogotá, Colombia

              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape Photography
                • Traveling

                Comments about DMW-LA4 Lens Adapter for Panasonic DMC-LX3 Digital Camera:

                Great for interior pictures!

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                5.0

                Excellent addition to the LX3

                By Screep

                from wolcott, CO

                About Me Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape Photography

                  Comments about DMW-LA4 Lens Adapter for Panasonic DMC-LX3 Digital Camera:

                  This adapter mekes the LX3 complete. It's perfect for when you need to use a polaizering filter or the wide angle lens.

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                  3.0

                  standard

                  By harald

                  from vienna

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday use

                      Comments about DMW-LA4 Lens Adapter for Panasonic DMC-LX3 Digital Camera:

                      of course perfect device, essential for professional lx3 use, but like all panasonic accessories a bit overprized (the third-party adapters with 52 mm are as good...)

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                      4.0

                      A must for LX3 owners

                      By Resty

                      from Winnipeg

                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Everyday use

                        Comments about DMW-LA4 Lens Adapter for Panasonic DMC-LX3 Digital Camera:

                        Need this to add filters or conversion lens. Only problem with it is, it will block light from your flash when your lens is set to max wideangle.

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                        5.0

                        the basic of the upgrading.

                        By lbjvictor

                        from saint basile le grand québec canada

                        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Home
                          • Landscape Photography
                          • Traveling

                          Comments about DMW-LA4 Lens Adapter for Panasonic DMC-LX3 Digital Camera:

                          a part among others that make me feel good for protect the invesment.

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                          5.0

                          Indispensable!

                          By VIP print

                          from Varna, Bulgaria

                          About Me Semi-Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape Photography
                            • Traveling

                            Comments about DMW-LA4 Lens Adapter for Panasonic DMC-LX3 Digital Camera:

                            This adapter is indispensable for me as a place that I work with filters (UV, Polar, ND), as well as Panasonic DMW-LW46 46mm 0.75x Wide Angle Conversion Lens for DMC-LX3, which I use frequently.

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                            5.0

                            Great way to protect a Lens

                            By Bergy

                            from Delaware

                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about DMW-LA4 Lens Adapter for Panasonic DMC-LX3 Digital Camera:

                                I'm not a gentle soul, so this was a must to protect the lens on the LX3. It's doing it's job

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                                4.0

                                A very useful add-on

                                By ocshooter

                                from Orange County, CA

                                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Lightweight
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                • Bulky

                                Best Uses

                                • Landscape Photography
                                • Traveling

                                Comments about DMW-LA4 Lens Adapter for Panasonic DMC-LX3 Digital Camera:

                                This adapter screws around the lens casing (first unscrew a ring on the camera) and lets you add 46mm filters. I tried it stacked with a skylight and polarizing filter, and did not see any vignetting at the edges, so that right there shows the design in good. Other than some make-shift filter holder, this is the only real way to use filters, so even though it is a few steps process, I consider it essential.

                                I did buy a lens cap as well, but with the adapter in place, the camera is really too bulky to fit in a pocket. If I were walking around taking lots of photos, I would leave it on. Otherwise, I will put it on and off as needed.

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                                4.0

                                Works well for filters

                                By Will

                                from Falls Church, VA

                                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                • Bulky

                                Best Uses

                                • Landscape Photography

                                Comments about DMW-LA4 Lens Adapter for Panasonic DMC-LX3 Digital Camera:

                                Finally, a way to use filters with a pocket camera without a lot of added claptrap. Not as easy as with a DSLR, but fairly direct. You unscrew the lens ring first. (I clip it to the lens cap, which is attached to my camera by a cord.) Then you carefully screw the adapter to the threads thus exposed. I find it easier to screw the filter to the adapter before putting it on. I have not tried it with the wide-angle auxiliary lens but I see no reason not to expect it to work well. The only real drawback is that it is tricky to get it square on the threads. And it's another thing to carry.

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                                5.0

                                Essential equipment

                                By Alwyn

                                from France

                                Verified Buyer

                                Comments about DMW-LA4 Lens Adapter for Panasonic DMC-LX3 Digital Camera:

                                You can't attach anything to the LX3 without this essential bit of kit. [...] This allowed me to put the conversion lens on and the nice thing was that even if I didn't want to use the conversion lens I could turn it off on the Lumix and still use the 24mm to zoom in and out (no zoom possible when the Lumix is set for the conversion lens).

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                                (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Great Build Quality

                                By cruise

                                from Texas

                                About Me Semi-Professional

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Lightweight
                                • Versatile

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about DMW-LA4 Lens Adapter for Panasonic DMC-LX3 Digital Camera:

                                    If you don't want to have to take the lens cap on and off your LX3 every time you use you camera and don't mind the extra size buy this a put a 46mm UV filter on it. I just keep the Panasonic .75x wide angle lens on mine almost all the time. Both well worth the money.

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                                    Lenses

                                    Panasonic -  DMW-LW46 46mm 0.75x Wide Angle Conversion Lens for DMC-LX3
                                    • You Pay: $130.95
                                     

                                    Filters

                                    Kaiser -  49mm Push-On Lens Cap
                                    • You Pay: $11.95
                                     
                                    Panasonic -  46mm PL Circular Polarizer Filter
                                    • You Pay: $74.95
                                     

                                    Care & Cleaning

                                    Pearstone -  Microfiber Cleaning Cloth, 18% Gray (7 x 7.9")
                                    • You Pay: $4.99
                                     
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