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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!

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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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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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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

 

 

Regards - Richard

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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

Regards - Richard

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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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:

https://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3480692

 

 

 

 

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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.com/forums/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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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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From where can one purchase this filter holder?

 

Thanks, Wolfgang

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From where can one purchase this filter holder?

 

Thanks, Wolfgang

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.

 

 

Regards - Richard

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From where can one purchase this filter holder?

 

Thanks, Wolfgang

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.

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Got my filter holder a few days ago, much neater than messing around with tape. Thanks yall!

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Pajjpen,

 

Do they have it listed on website ? (cannot find it...) or did you just arrange it all via email ?

As could use the holder as well...would love to take 7-14 at night for some fluro shots :) ...as currently is not an option since no way of attaching yellow filter. Tried to fashion some external holding arm to mount a bigger piece of yellow plexi that came with Nightsea, but this did not end up well...current+sand = plexi rubbing on the dome...had a lot of polishing to do :D

 

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m

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Pajjpen,

 

Do they have it listed on website ? (cannot find it...) or did you just arrange it all via email ?

As could use the holder as well...would love to take 7-14 at night for some fluro shots :) ...as currently is not an option since no way of attaching yellow filter. Tried to fashion some external holding arm to mount a bigger piece of yellow plexi that came with Nightsea, but this did not end up well...current+sand = plexi rubbing on the dome...had a lot of polishing to do :D

 

Cheers,

m

I arranged it all via their email. It ended up costing me around 30 euros with shipping. I had never thought about taking fluro videos but now that u mention it I might pick up the appropriate filter for that too!

 

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Thanks to all - this forum is indeed very informative - I just ordered the holder from the dealer Pajpen suggested and will install it on the Panasonic 7-14mm... :drink:

 

 

Does anyone know, whether there is a similar holder existing for the Zuiko 8mm FE?

 

Wolfgang

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Hi,

 

I just got the filterholder (part No.: VXQ1911; was about 30 Euro including postage) and mounted it to my Pana 7-14mm: as the others say - just unscrew 3 screws, remove old part and replace - no additional trickery, very easy...

 

Unfortunately I ordered only one from Foto Geissler - seems to me that the part would also fit to the Zuiko 8mm FE: Did anyone test this out?

 

=> I do not have time now to try out by myself, since I have to pack for 16 days diving vacation in Marsa Alam/Egypt (will leave tonight), maybe I take the screwdriver with me...

 

 

Wolfgang :bye: :bye: :bye:

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Today (27.11.) I tryed to mount the filterholder to the Zuiko 8mm FE. Although the holder is very similar to the endogenous plastic part the holder does not match. Maybe the holder can be adjusted, the holes for the three screws seem to match, but no time and tools now...

 

Wolfgang

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Hi, just curious how would the magic filter perform with strobes??

 

 

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Hi TimZ,

 

I am still experimenting, I am new to these filters (used the standard magic filter). So my current opinion may very well turn out to be wrong...

 

I find they eat up a lot of light and I also have the impression they work as a kind of diffuser reducing sharpness. Water colour turns greenish instead of lush blue (I find this not so nice). Certainly the red intensities are much higher. Finally I did only two dives with the filters and the 7-14, then removed the filter.

=> Currently I think they may be good for very special occasions, but certainly they are not for putting them as a standard for every dive in order to improve the colors...

 

Here an example, I think the colors would finally have been better w/o the filter and the image sharper. Maybe the colors in the foreground (flash) are better, but I find the water color not so nice (and the fire coral in the background is greenish instead of blueish...).

OMD-EM5II, Pana 7-14mm @7mm; Zen DP170 (60mm extension); F/10; ISO400; 1/40 sec; 1* Sea&Sea DS-Y2.

 

Wolfgang

 

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Hi TimZ,

 

I am still experimenting, I am new to these filters (used the standard magic filter). So my current opinion may very well turn out to be wrong...

 

I find they eat up a lot of light and I also have the impression they work as a kind of diffuser reducing sharpness. Water colour turns greenish instead of lush blue (I find this not so nice). Certainly the red intensities are much higher. Finally I did only two dives with the filters and the 7-14, then removed the filter.

=> Currently I think they may be good for very special occasions, but certainly they are not for putting them as a standard for every dive in order to improve the colors...

 

Here an example, I think the colors would finally have been better w/o the filter and the image sharper. Maybe the colors in the foreground (flash) are better, but I find the water color not so nice (and the fire coral in the background is greenish instead of blueish...).

OMD-EM5II, Pana 7-14mm @7mm; Zen DP170 (60mm extension); F/10; ISO400; 1/40 sec; 1* Sea&Sea DS-Y2.

 

Wolfgang

 

Thanks for the response. While most of the time I refuse to use front glass UV filters on most of my lenses because it'll degrade my image quality, I never thought plastic could actually be worse...

 

Maybe the lens purple flare of the lens has slowly guided me to the filter idea and forgotten the most basic thing of the lens.

 

Thanks again. For reminding me that the lens elements should never be filtered through some cheap plastics or glass...

 

timz

 

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I arranged it all via their email. It ended up costing me around 30 euros with shipping. I had never thought about taking fluro videos but now that u mention it I might pick up the appropriate filter for that too!

 

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Forgot to say thanks!

Cannot wait to test these...though have to wait till May for some dives :S

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MakarOn

 

Did you find the part?

 

As from memory Luton Camera Repair Center is the official Panasonic repair people in the UK

 

 

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MakarOn

 

Did you find the part?

 

As from memory Luton Camera Repair Center is the official Panasonic repair people in the UK

 

 

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Still in process of ordering (as after all still have these waterless winter months, so plenty of time....) but going with the http://www.geissler-service.de

Getting two of these as want to fit one to 7-14 and one to 8...curious is fisheye works in fluro well ;)

Leaving UK anyway but something tells me it will cost more in the Luton place..at least from what i've noticed, UW stuff is often priced more in UK and warranty is shorter...

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Getting two of these as want to fit one to 7-14 and one to 8...curious is fisheye works in fluro well ;)

 

 

Do you mean filter holder? Pana 8mm has already a filter holder on the back.

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Do you mean filter holder? Pana 8mm has already a filter holder on the back.

 

Doh...showing how little i've used this lens :D

Hmm, will go with two anyway, one can be backup.

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