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Old April 12th, 2004, 08:18 PM   #1
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hi all what does wide angle do when zoomed? does irt give a 16:9 feel?

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Old April 12th, 2004, 09:57 PM   #2
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I assume you mean a wide-angle adapter lens, like the WD-58. No, it doesn't change the aspect ratio of the frame. It simply reduces the effective focal length of the lens. That is, your frame is not quite as tight when zoomed in.
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Old April 13th, 2004, 07:36 PM   #3
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bingo, wd-58, could someone point me to a comparison picture with and without wd-58
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Old April 14th, 2004, 05:55 PM   #4
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The image at:
http://www.centuryoptics.com/products/dv/65x_wa/65x.htm
will give you a general idea, although it is a 0.65 not a 0.7 so it is a bit wider.
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