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Old September 11th, 2003, 02:37 PM   #1
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fisheye?

i want a fisheye.. not too much distortion.. i like the wideangleness and want to get a skateboard video look for some climbing videos.. will those $160 lenses on ebay do? i dont wanna put crap glass in front of my nice lense, but can't afford $600 either.. anybody?

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Old September 11th, 2003, 05:18 PM   #2
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The Kenko .42x is a pretty nice lens for it's price. I have a Century .3x and I'm in love with it. If you are looking for a wide angle I have a Canon .6x that I'm willing to let go for about $130.
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Old September 11th, 2003, 07:00 PM   #3
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how much was the century 3x? is it the $600 dollar deal..

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Old October 8th, 2003, 02:55 AM   #4
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Vitacom .5 is fantastic only cost $120 singapore dolars. that is less than US$60.

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Old October 8th, 2003, 04:45 AM   #5
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You contradict yourself Ryan - you say you want a fisheye with 'not too much distortion'. The whole point of a fisheye is that it has vast amounts of barrel distortion, and true (180 degree) fisheyes put a circular image on screen.

For scateboard work a 0.45x (or thereabouts) will be pretty good. I use a 0.3x when I really must go super wide, but the distortions are pretty severe.

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Old October 13th, 2003, 08:26 AM   #6
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Does anyone have any experience with the Century .55x reversible adaptor? It seems like a very good and versatile lens. I'm looking at buying one right now - although I haven't heard much about it's optical quality.

That's a semi-fisheye, maybe that could be more up you alley.
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