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#1 Pajjpen

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 08:23 AM

I'd like to attach a magic filter to the rear of my 7-14 lens and have been told to use hot glue by someone who has done it before but I thought double sided tape would make for a lot more flexibility for when u don't have any access to hot glue, as would be the situation on many dive vacations. Has anyone done this before? Any thoughts on the tape? Could take be the wrong move, could it be too thick making the filter touch the sensor?
All input is much appreciated!
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Posted 21 September 2017 - 08:25 AM

I'd like to attach a magic filter to the rear of my 7-14 lens and have been told to use hot glue by someone who has done it before but I thought double sided tape would make for a lot more flexibility for when u don't have any access to hot glue, as would be the situation on many dive vacations. Has anyone done this before? Any thoughts on the tape? Could take be the wrong move, could it be too thick making the filter touch the sensor?
All input is much appreciated!
Attached a file of how it would look with glue.
Cheers!


I used to use tape to attach the filter, then I ended up buying the filter holder made for the 8mm fisheye lens and installed that on the back the lens. I don't see any reason to use glue.


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Posted 21 September 2017 - 08:31 AM

I used to use tape to attach the filter, then I ended up buying the filter holder made for the 8mm fisheye lens and installed that on the back the lens. I don't see any reason to use glue.
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Great! Yeah I heard about that too but I couldn't find any tutorial on how to do it and I'm not to keen to go all trial and error on my precious lens haha!

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 10:12 AM

Obtaining the filter holder is quite easy. As to fitting its (from memory) just 3 screws to remove the current back plate and fit the 8mm filter holder. Many mention about filing off this and that to get it to fit, but mine just screwed straight on


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Posted 21 September 2017 - 10:18 AM

Obtaining the filter holder is quite easy. As to fitting its (from memory) just 3 screws to remove the current back plate and fit the 8mm filter holder. Many mention about filing off this and that to get it to fit, but mine just screwed straight on
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H,m that's odd. Yeah from what I've read it's a whole process to get it to fit, I was just reading what was probably 2 whole pages of instructions on how it's done and went meh fuck it.
Anyone else had the same experience as trickster when it came to installing the filter holder?

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Posted 22 September 2017 - 12:10 PM

H,m that's odd. Yeah from what I've read it's a whole process to get it to fit, I was just reading what was probably 2 whole pages of instructions on how it's done and went meh fuck it.
Anyone else had the same experience as trickster when it came to installing the filter holder?


I just changed out the filter folder the way trickster described. I remember seeing mention of needing an additional plastic spacer/shim - but I did not find that step necessary.
Here's that thread:
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Posted 22 September 2017 - 02:16 PM

I just changed out the filter folder the way trickster described. I remember seeing mention of needing an additional plastic spacer/shim - but I did not find that step necessary.
Here's that thread:https://www.dpreview.../thread/3480692
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Thanks bob! I'm having issues viewing the photos in the thread, apparently I need to purchase some shit from photobucket to do it. You wouldn't happen to have the thread saved or have an upgraded account already would you?

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Posted 22 September 2017 - 04:33 PM

Thanks bob! I'm having issues viewing the photos in the thread, apparently I need to purchase some shit from photobucket to do it. You wouldn't happen to have the thread saved or have an upgraded account already would you?


It's an issue with the OP's account. Click on the "view original" link below each pic and you can see them.



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Posted 23 September 2017 - 12:17 AM

From where can one purchase this filter holder?

 

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Posted 23 September 2017 - 12:47 AM

From where can one purchase this filter holder?
 
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Depending on which country you are in. The part is easily obtained from the nearest Panasonic Repair Center. The DPReview forum above mentions the part number required, of if like me you have the 8mm lens - I just swapped them over.


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Posted 23 September 2017 - 02:14 PM

From where can one purchase this filter holder?
 
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I found it here: http://www.geissler-service.de/ I emailed them yesterday and they said it's 13 Euros for the part and 5 for shipping domestically. Not yet sure how much it will be to ship internationally but it's definitely cheaper and easier than getting it from the us.
Gonna be ordering one to Sweden on Monday.