Wd-58h at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Canon EOS / MXF / AVCHD / HDV / DV Camera Systems > Canon HDV and DV Camera Systems > Canon XL and GL Series DV Camcorders > Canon GL Series DV Camcorders

Canon GL Series DV Camcorders
Canon GL2, GL1 and PAL versions XM2, XM1.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old March 5th, 2004, 03:20 PM   #1
New Boot
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 8
Wd-58h

Is okay to leave WD-58H on GL2 instead of puting it on when needed. Any downside?

Thanks,
James
James Wang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 5th, 2004, 03:42 PM   #2
Retired DV Info Net Almunus
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 6,943
It's fine, James. I leave mine on the camera most of the time. No downside.
__________________
Lady X Films: A lady with a boring wardrobe...and a global mission.

Hey, you don't have enough stuff!
Buy with confidence from our sponsors. Hand-picked as the best in the business...Really!

See some of my work one frame at a time: www.KenTanaka.com
Ken Tanaka is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 6th, 2004, 08:14 PM   #3
New Boot
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 8
Thanks Ken.

Since WD-51H does not have front thread, any alternate that has front thread and hood.
James Wang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 7th, 2004, 02:41 AM   #4
Trustee
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Gwaelod-y-garth, Cardiff, CYMRU/WALES
Posts: 1,215
As a matter of interest, why would you need a front thread on the
WD-51H ? What would you screw onto it? A filter (if you could get one) would be huge and bound to show up any dust etc.
If there was anything suitable, surely Canon would have designed the lens with a front-thread anyway.
As for a lens hood, there is one made for it.

Robin.
Robin Davies-Rollinson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 7th, 2004, 03:05 AM   #5
Old Boot
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: London UK
Posts: 3,529
Quite right Robin. . . maybe a MAtte box nicley tucked under the cammie on Rails? NOW that wouldmbe real neat . . ! HAHAHA

Grazie
Graham Bernard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 7th, 2004, 11:20 PM   #6
New Boot
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 8
I was thinking adding a UV filter in front of WD-58H, seems I don't need to. Thanks all for the advise.
James Wang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 8th, 2004, 12:25 AM   #7
New Boot
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 8
Do I still need UV filter between the camera lens and WD-58H.
James Wang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 8th, 2004, 12:57 AM   #8
Retired DV Info Net Almunus
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 6,943
No. It would serve no purpose whatsoever and would push the 58 just slightly out of position with respect to the primary lens.
__________________
Lady X Films: A lady with a boring wardrobe...and a global mission.

Hey, you don't have enough stuff!
Buy with confidence from our sponsors. Hand-picked as the best in the business...Really!

See some of my work one frame at a time: www.KenTanaka.com
Ken Tanaka is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 8th, 2004, 01:35 AM   #9
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: San Jose, CA
Posts: 2,222
Doesn't a UV filter have *some* value? I know that most people use them as lens protectors, but don't they protect the CCDs or something like that?
Gints Klimanis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 8th, 2004, 11:42 AM   #10
Retired DV Info Net Almunus
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 6,943
No. None.

UV filters were designed to extract cash from the pockets of still film photographers by preventing "excess" ultraviolet band radiation from entering the lens and casting a bluish color on film. It has no relevence to video. Videographers buy these things to protect their front element.
__________________
Lady X Films: A lady with a boring wardrobe...and a global mission.

Hey, you don't have enough stuff!
Buy with confidence from our sponsors. Hand-picked as the best in the business...Really!

See some of my work one frame at a time: www.KenTanaka.com
Ken Tanaka is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 8th, 2004, 04:24 PM   #11
Woodyfang
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: London/Nicosia
Posts: 125
Actually... A UV filter between your WD-58 and your XM2 can serve a purpose...

by moving the WD-58 further away from the cameras lens, it increases the wide angle effect by 1 or 2 degrees. I first noticed it when I had a UV & a Diffusion in there, (just to experiment with, in early days of shooting I'd often test weird combinations of filters in varying light to see what would happen) the stills I'd taken onto memory card had the edges rounded off as black. however nothing erroneous showed on the video I'd shot, I guess its cos when taking stills more of the CCDs area is used.

The video I'd shot definitely had a more bulbous look to it. Could come in handy when trying to cover a lot of action close up. I'm shooting a band on Thursday, I love being really close to performers & getting busy, interesting shots, I'll defnitelly be going as wide as possible for that

Downsides are that moving the Wide Angle Adaptor away from the camera body moves the centre of gravity further forward, making the camera less evenly balanced, and more of a strain to hold. It might also stress the camera body.

I'd reccomend the century optics .65x wide angle adaptor over the WD-58
http://www.centuryoptics.com/products/dv/camera/1.htm

Its lighter, smaller & distorts the image less.

Happy shooting,

Hagop
__________________
10 films online http://www.undeadarmy.org
STOP PRESS!! http://www.honeyweasel.com STOP PRESS!!

Lighting Cameraman / Director / Producer / Music Producer / DJ / Web Designer / Visualist / Media Student / IT Tutor / Digital Artist

W00dy See, W00dy d00...
Hagop Matossian is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > Canon EOS / MXF / AVCHD / HDV / DV Camera Systems > Canon HDV and DV Camera Systems > Canon XL and GL Series DV Camcorders > Canon GL Series DV Camcorders

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:58 AM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network