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Old September 30th, 2005, 05:30 PM   #46
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Do you have it oriented correctly?

If you aim at a circle...it should now look a like a vertically skinny oval in your viewfinder/lcd. [And not a flattened oval].
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Old February 20th, 2006, 10:07 PM   #47
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Century 1.33X Anamorphic Converter any one use?

has any one used the Century 1.33X Anamorphic Converter for there gl2? if so how does it look?

http://www.centuryoptics.com/products/dv/133x/133x.htm
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Old March 8th, 2007, 11:39 AM   #48
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Hood for Century Widescreen adapter

Is there a decent hood avaliable?
I just recieved the adapter I found on ebay and that's all it really needs.

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Old March 8th, 2007, 03:30 PM   #49
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Cavision makes a variety of lens shades, maybe one of them will work?

http://www.cavision.com/LensHood/sunshade.htm

Century also makes some clamp-on models, I have one for my .6x and 1.6x convertors. Don't think they're listed on the website however - try giving them a call.
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Old March 8th, 2007, 04:48 PM   #50
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Thanks Boyd....I'll look into it.

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Old March 31st, 2007, 08:56 AM   #51
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Filters for use with a Century 16:9 Anamorphic Lens?

Is a matte box the only option for filters when using the Century wide screen lens?

Is there anything else?

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Old March 31st, 2007, 08:58 AM   #52
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Century makes several sizes of clamp-on lens shades but I don't believe they're listed on their website. Give them a call and see what's available. I think Cavision makes some as well.
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Old December 3rd, 2007, 07:15 AM   #53
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Century GL1/2 16:9 adapter for $99.00 at Schneider optics

Schneider optics, who now owns Century optics is listing their GL1/2 16:9 adapter for $99.00....

Link here:
Century 16:9 adapter

I'd order one myself, but I already have one....

I guess they are just dumping inventory on older cameras....they have the same price on the Sony VX2100 adapter....

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Old December 3rd, 2007, 09:08 AM   #54
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Now if they'd only offer the full zoom-through version for that price....

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Old December 3rd, 2007, 09:55 AM   #55
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From their specs, looks like it gives about 8x zoom range, and nets to abut 12% wider field of view than the standard lens, vs 33%wider were it full zoom through at the wide end.

Bob: Wonder how people like it who may have a higher price? Sounds like at $99 you think it is a good deal.
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Old December 3rd, 2007, 10:02 AM   #56
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Wonder how people liked it ( e.g., Bob) who may have paid a higher price?
I found mine on e-bay last february for about $300 and thought I got a steal.
It is practically a permanent part of my camera....
I much prefer 16:9 and I rarely need full zoom.

A buddy of mine just ordered one for his VX2100...

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Old December 4th, 2007, 12:15 PM   #57
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Schneider optics, who now owns Century optics is listing their GL1/2 16:9 adaper for $99.00....

Link here:
Century 16:9 adapter

I'd order one myself, but I already have one....

I guess they are just dumping inventory on older cameras....they have the same price on the Sony VX2100 adapter....

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Bob,

You got it right. We are looking to unload a lot of 16:9 and other pieces. I will keep everyone informed as other deals happen. We also have monthly deals on our front page for filter sales. 70%+ off.

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Old December 4th, 2007, 05:59 PM   #58
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Thanks for filling us in Ryan...

Hope I didn't steal your thunder by posting this, but there are a lot of used Canon GLs and Sony VXs being bought by beginners on a budget, (like myself), and it's one heck of a lens for $99.00....

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Old December 4th, 2007, 06:12 PM   #59
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Thanks for filling us in Ryan...

Hope I didn't steal your thunder by posting this, but there are a lot of used Canon GLs and Sony VXs being bought by beginners on a budget, (like myself), and it's one heck of a lens for $99.00....

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The more people that know about the sale the better. The only people upset by the sale will be those dealers that have them stuck in thier inventory at full price. We are fairly certain that those are few if any left. Either way, this sale won't last long. If anyone is to pick one up, they better do it in the next few days. . .

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Old December 5th, 2007, 12:39 AM   #60
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Would this be suitable for the Sony PD170?

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