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LX7 + Kiwi Tube + LWA52 Wide Angle Adapter

Discussion in 'Panasonic/Leica Forum' started by Yeats, Mar 21, 2013.

  1. Yeats

    Yeats SC All-Pro

    Jul 31, 2012
    New Jersey, USA
    Chris
    Despite the rave reviews, I was hesitant to upgrade to the LX7 from my LX5 because I wanted to be able to use the LWA52 WA adapter. Then last month I found out about the Kiwi Tube, which is analogous to the official DWM-LA6 tube adapter for the LX5. The Kiwi tube does not snap into the LX7 tightly, but it works well enough.

    The combo works well enough, although there is, naturally, major keystoning due to the 18mm FOV.


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  2. john m flores

    john m flores SC All-Pro

    Aug 13, 2012
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  3. Yeats

    Yeats SC All-Pro

    Jul 31, 2012
    New Jersey, USA
    Chris
    Yup, that's it. The only issue I've encountered is the tube does not "snick" into place. 1/10 of a turn will release it, so I'd advise holding in place while shooting.
     
  4. john m flores

    john m flores SC All-Pro

    Aug 13, 2012
    Just ordered one. Hoping it will hold while mounted on a car windshield. If not, there's always electrical tape...
     
  5. entropic remnants

    entropic remnants SC All-Pro

    Mar 3, 2013
    John Griggs
    The only think keeping me from ordering this conversation is a E-M5 and E-PL5 and the Oly 9-18mm. For ultrawide I'll probably just pick them up.

    However, I wish I'd had something ultrawide on my woods walk looking for that mill. I could keep the tube and lens in my car and I'd have them when I need them... [no... must. fight. GAS.]

    But seriously, for me it defeats the purpose of the LX7 for me -- nothing but the camera (and a cheap tripod in the trunk when needed, lol).
     
  6. entropic remnants

    entropic remnants SC All-Pro

    Mar 3, 2013
    John Griggs