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Panasonic FZ5 extra batteries & accesories

Discussion in 'Photography Forums' started by kbfern, Sep 7, 2005.

  1. kbfern

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    Just got a Panny FZ5 and was going to get an extra battery jessops wanted £29 + £29 for the car charger.

    I just looked on e-bay and somone from Hong Kong is selling 2 batteries (same code number and rating as pannys) + a car charger for £12.89 + £7.50 shipping.

    Also may consider Tele converter and wide angle lenses also available on e-bay.

    Does anyone have any experience with 3rd party batteries and lenses for any of the panasonic range of cameras off e-bay?
     
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    I have ebay hong kong batteries and a charger for my Canon. Charger is fine and batteries outlast the Canon original.
     
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    Thanx RobertP looks like I will order some in the next few days and save myself a bundle.
     
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    I have got the 2 batteries and car charger from ebay - seem fine, and quick shipping.

    HOWEVER, avoid the add on lens from what I have read. Loads of bad reviews - they may fit, but that is about all they do!

    I got an Oly a200 1.5x tele lens for my FZ5, plus a Raynox DCR720 wide angle - not bad, but lots of other options available.
     
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    Thanks father, will order some batteries and look around more at lens options.

    How much were the lenses you bought and from where?
     
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    the a200 was an ebay job (£50), as no longer made.

    The raynox dcr720 was a cheapy from Jessops (£30), but does a reasonable job - some barrel distortion, and a tiny bit of vignetting, but not too bad.

    Two good sites for camera stuff are stevesforums

    and dpreview

    links are to a couple of threads on add on lens. Lots more around!

    Ali
     

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