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    Old tech tidy up! DVX100 and HPX170...
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    I still have the occasional use for my HPX170 and wondered if it's possible to use the Panasonic wide angle conversion lens AG-LW7208 (intended for the DVX100) on the HPX170...both cameras have a 72mm thread mount but the opposing concave camera and convex lens glass meet before the threads do...maybe I could get a 72mm male/female extension ring to buy some distance between the 2 glass elements? Anyone done this before? Is it even possible? Advisable?
    A manual test holding the additional lens in place looks good...


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    your theory with the step ring sounds right.. should work. You just need to buy yourself that space.
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    It will work. Just buy yourself a cheap UV filter, and i mean cheap cuz you are going to knock or remove the glass. That should be enough of a spacer. I have done this before and it is usually cheaper than buying an actual spacer, if such a thing exists.

    Just to be clear, you could use any type of filter, doesn't have to be a UV, just whatever is the cheapest.


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    It totally worked! The HPX170 lives on!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gwerd View Post
    It totally worked! The HPX170 lives on!!!
    YES!!!!! Congrats! Have fun kicking ass with old gear.. lord knows i love doin it
    Mike Krumlauf
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