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Panasonic DMW-FA1 Filter Adapter Kit

B&H # PADMWFA1 MFR # DMW-FA1
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Product Highlights

  • 37mm Aluminum Filter Adapter
  • Snap-on Lens Cap
  • Fits the Lumix DMC-LX7 Digital Camera

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The DMW-FA1 Filter Adapter Kit from Panasonic provides a 37mm aluminum filter adapter and a side-squeeze/snap-on lens cap to fit the Lumix DMC-LX7 digital camera. The filter adapter screw-mounts to the camera's lens and provides the thread to screw on various 37mm filters. The lens cap snaps into place on the adapter for protection of the lens when not shooting and has the Lumix name emboldened on the front.

Front Mount Diameter 37mm
Panasonic DMW-FA1 Filter Adapter Kit
  • 37mm Filter Adapter
  • Front Lens Cap
  • One Year Limited Warranty
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    PanasonicDMW-FA1 Filter Adapter Kit
     
    4.5

    (based on 14 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Photo enthusiast (9)
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No (11)

        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        How to install it...

        I bought this in order to use the 37mm polarizing filter. My only complaint is that with a filter on the camera, the third party automatic lens cover doesn't close all the way,...Read complete review

        I bought this in order to use the 37mm polarizing filter. My only complaint is that with a filter on the camera, the third party automatic lens cover doesn't close all the way, but in the grand scheme of things, it's not that big of a deal since I don't have the polarizing filter on all the time.

        The hardest part is figuring out how to remove the thread protector on the camera lens so that you can install this adapter. It required a bit of force, and I was afraid of scratching the lens in the process. The directions on how to do it are in the camera manual, but in case you haven't read it, here's how:

        1. Turn off Sleep mode - Go to the Setup menu, and set Sleep Mode to OFF.
        2. The manual says to spread a soft cloth on a flat desk and place the camera LCD side down. I found it easier to grip it in one hand.
        3. Remove the thread protector by turning it counter clockwise. It does require some amount of force, and it wouldn't budge until I put on rubber kitchen gloves to get some grip on it.

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        Most Liked Negative Review

         

        If you want to mount larger filters...

        If you want to mount larger filters by using this piece of Panasonic accessory kit in conjunction with a step-up ring, you need to know that the "knurled lens housing...Read complete review

        If you want to mount larger filters by using this piece of Panasonic accessory kit in conjunction with a step-up ring, you need to know that the "knurled lens housing ring" (not the lens cap nor the lens adapter ring) gets in the way of the lens "opening and closing". This housing ring protrudes about 1mm past the end of the 37mm filter adapter, when the LX7 is turned off. In other words, in standard configuration, if you mount anything larger than a 37mm filter to the filter adapter - it will jam the lens (damage the LX7) when you turn the camera off and the lens retracts. If you remove the knurled housing ring however you can leave a step-up ring or other larger than 37mm accessory attached at all times vs. having to screw-on or off each time you power down[*]

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        4.0

        Pricey but it works

        By Glen from Brooklyn

        from Brooklyn, NY

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy to Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Panasonic DMW-FA1 Filter Adapter Kit:

            I can now walk around the city without the lens cap on for those quick once-in-a-lifetime shots. With the filter adapter on and a nice B and W UV filter I don't worry about getting the camera lens dirty or scratched. Can't believe it costs so much but there's no choice. Once I bit the $$ bullet I can't complain because it works.

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            (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Good Product

            By Vince Lester

            from Olympia WA

            Comments about Panasonic DMW-FA1 Filter Adapter Kit:

            The LX7 filter adapter is a great add on and B&H is competitive with price and delivery. Thanks!

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Mandatory accesory

            By M43238

            from Las Vegas

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

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                  Comments about Panasonic DMW-FA1 Filter Adapter Kit:

                  Excellent addition to the LX7. Adding filters is the best way to expand this little camera's capabilities. It also allows you to keep the lens cover attached when turning the camera on and off.

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                  • No

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                  (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  How to install it...

                  By shuttersqueak

                  from San Francisco, CA

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

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                    Cons

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                        Comments about Panasonic DMW-FA1 Filter Adapter Kit:

                        I bought this in order to use the 37mm polarizing filter. My only complaint is that with a filter on the camera, the third party automatic lens cover doesn't close all the way, but in the grand scheme of things, it's not that big of a deal since I don't have the polarizing filter on all the time.

                        The hardest part is figuring out how to remove the thread protector on the camera lens so that you can install this adapter. It required a bit of force, and I was afraid of scratching the lens in the process. The directions on how to do it are in the camera manual, but in case you haven't read it, here's how:

                        1. Turn off Sleep mode - Go to the Setup menu, and set Sleep Mode to OFF.
                        2. The manual says to spread a soft cloth on a flat desk and place the camera LCD side down. I found it easier to grip it in one hand.
                        3. Remove the thread protector by turning it counter clockwise. It does require some amount of force, and it wouldn't budge until I put on rubber kitchen gloves to get some grip on it.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes

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                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Perfect fit.

                        By RAF

                        from Michigan

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easily Interchangeable
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Panasonic DMW-FA1 Filter Adapter Kit:

                            I am using this adapter kit with a Panasonic 37mm MC Protector Filter to protect the lens of a Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 camera, particularly when shooting outdoors. High quality, perfect fit. The only reason that I gave this kit 4 stars is because the lens cap did not come with a retainer cord, nor is there any slot provided to thread through an after market cord.

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                            • No

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                            (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            it seems like a good choice

                            By ricciodimare

                            from Potomac, MD

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                                  Comments about Panasonic DMW-FA1 Filter Adapter Kit:

                                  This adapter is nice and does its work (i.e., letting you attach any type of 37mm filter to the lens of Lumix LX7). I give it a four stars instead of five because you have to be a bit careful in unscrewing the protector before you screw-in the adapter, and also because Panasonic could have attached this on camera to begin with.

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                                  • No

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                                  (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Cover Your Glass

                                  By Bob

                                  from Nashua Nh

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                                        Comments about Panasonic DMW-FA1 Filter Adapter Kit:

                                        An odd design of the LX7's filter threads requires this ring. The cap is slightly larger the the original cap. Once installed, do this carefully, a UV or other filter can be used. Cover your glass!
                                        Filters are expendable and easier to clean. This product is as elegant as the LX7 deserves.

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                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        Great addition

                                        By Taxodium

                                        from New England

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                                        Pros

                                        • Add To The Convenience

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Panasonic DMW-FA1 Filter Adapter Kit:

                                            This should have been original equipment on the LX 7, it is much handier than the lens cap arrangement that came with it, plus it allows the use of filters, namely a polarizer and a UV protective filter.

                                            While I usually don't bother with filters for a point shoot, the LX 7 is a very capable p/s camera. Well worth it.

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                                            • No

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                                            (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            3.0

                                            If you want to mount larger filters...

                                            By Scott

                                            from Honolulu, HI

                                            About Me Pro Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • It works
                                            • Lightweight

                                            Cons

                                            • Should Have Come W Lx7

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Circ Pol

                                            Comments about Panasonic DMW-FA1 Filter Adapter Kit:

                                            If you want to mount larger filters by using this piece of Panasonic accessory kit in conjunction with a step-up ring, you need to know that the "knurled lens housing ring" (not the lens cap nor the lens adapter ring) gets in the way of the lens "opening and closing". This housing ring protrudes about 1mm past the end of the 37mm filter adapter, when the LX7 is turned off. In other words, in standard configuration, if you mount anything larger than a 37mm filter to the filter adapter - it will jam the lens (damage the LX7) when you turn the camera off and the lens retracts. If you remove the knurled housing ring however you can leave a step-up ring or other larger than 37mm accessory attached at all times vs. having to screw-on or off each time you power down[*]

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                                            • No

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                                            (0 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            5.0

                                            Long needed

                                            By dicksharpshooter

                                            from Chatham, Illinois

                                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Lightweight

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about Panasonic DMW-FA1 Filter Adapter Kit:

                                                Previously, the LX 5 used a convoluted system to attach a filter. This adapter for the LX 7 allows the use of standard filters while retaining the compact feature of the camera. Under the old system, a tube was attached to the camera adding to the depth size requiring a larger carrying case and more space in a jacket pocket.

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                                                • No

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                                                (0 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                                                 
                                                5.0

                                                Works as Intended

                                                By Leighlon

                                                from Mass

                                                About Me Casual Photographer

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Easily Interchangeable

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                    Comments about Panasonic DMW-FA1 Filter Adapter Kit:

                                                    Was worried about scratching the lens on my LX7 and this product calmed my fears.

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                                                    • No

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                                                    (0 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                                                     
                                                    5.0

                                                    Great alternative to a lens hood

                                                    By Fotorican

                                                    from Miami, Fl

                                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Durable
                                                    • Lightweight
                                                    • Nice Bokeh
                                                    • Strong Construction

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                        Comments about Panasonic DMW-FA1 Filter Adapter Kit:

                                                        There's no real lens hood for the LX7. This is a fine alternative. The adapter attaches to the lens barrel which has a ring that unscrews. The included lens cap will actually not keep the camera to start up unlike the original cap. I also bought a tiffin uv filter and now iDisk shooting a lot I can just leva the lens cap off and the lens is protected.

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                                                        • No

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                                                        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                                         
                                                        5.0

                                                        As Advertised

                                                        By Lab Rat

                                                        from Augusta, Ga

                                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                        Verified Buyer

                                                        Pros

                                                        • Lightweight
                                                        • Strong Construction

                                                        Cons

                                                          Best Uses

                                                          • Protect That Lens

                                                          Comments about Panasonic DMW-FA1 Filter Adapter Kit:

                                                          This little adapter does exactly what it is advertised to do, in that it allows filters to be used with the LX7. My main reason for purchasing it is to prevent damage to the main lens (the camera is used in a very dusty/gritty environment), and the adapter allows me to use a cheap UV filter to do just that, with no interference to the functionality of the camera.

                                                          This adapter does vary from that for the LX5 in that it screws on to the very last stage of the collapsable lens, rather than at the base of the lens. This prevents the adapter from interfering with the flash, but also means that the adapter does not seal the lens against dust, which is something I liked about the old adapter.

                                                          That said, an excellent product and exactly as advertised, 5 stars!

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                                                          • No

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                                                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                                           
                                                          4.0

                                                          A Good After Thought...

                                                          By RecliningYears

                                                          from SF Bay Area

                                                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                          Verified Buyer

                                                          Pros

                                                          • Lens Protected W Filter

                                                          Cons

                                                          • No Lens Cap Mount

                                                          Best Uses

                                                            Comments about Panasonic DMW-FA1 Filter Adapter Kit:

                                                            Panasonic could have been a bit smarter by incorporating the the filter mount (internal thread) into the original lens barrel design but the adapter gets the job done well enough. The Adapter with a filter added does add a couple of mm length to the lens barrel but it's not a big deal. Wish they'd added the "hole" in the 37mm lens cap for the for the attachment-string as is found on the original lens cap.

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