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Old February 18th, 2006, 10:35 AM   #391
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Canon WD58H ( H=hood ) ! PERIOD! - G
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Old February 18th, 2006, 10:53 AM   #392
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I agree- I bought my WD without a hood, and would really love to get my hands on one.
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Old February 18th, 2006, 11:45 AM   #393
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I am very happy with my Canon wide angle. (WD58H)
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Old February 18th, 2006, 01:44 PM   #394
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Hey Chris,

I dont know much about fisheye lenses, I just got a Raynox mx-3000pro but it hasnt come yet so I cant tell you anything about it. As for a wide angle lense from what I hear you dont want to go below a 0.7x because then you start to get distortion (fisheye effect). I got the Canon brand wide angle lense and lense hood from H&B I figure I couldnt go wrong. Hope that might help you out a little.

Oh and $50 for a fisheye I'm sure you'll get what you pay for, I might recommend saving a bit more and be willing to lay down a little more cash for a fisheye.
You misunderstood me, I DO NOT want a fisheye. :P
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Old February 19th, 2006, 02:33 AM   #395
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You misunderstood me, I DO NOT want a fisheye. :P

Sorry Ignoor that first and last sentence ;)
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Old February 26th, 2006, 07:00 PM   #396
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Canon WD58H ( H=hood ) ! PERIOD! - G
I find the hood makes a lot of difference.
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Old February 26th, 2006, 07:29 PM   #397
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I bought a cheapy .45 wide angle as well. It is a piece of garbage. So I ended up getting the WD58H, it is a great piece of optics for the price. Nice weight to it and a crystal clear picture.

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<edit> Just as a side note. The only complaint I have with the WD58H is that there are no internal threads (or external threads) to add filters to at the business end of the lense. It would be nice to add a UV filter if for nothing else other than to protect the lense from scratches and grime.
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Old February 27th, 2006, 01:22 AM   #398
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I use Canon WD58H's on my GL2's and don't have any complaints really. Good image, even when zoomed in. Like the previous poster mentioned you can't attach any threaded filters to the outside of this lens. I also can't imagine using it without the hood, especially outdoors.

I know A LOT of people who use this lens and love it.
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Old March 5th, 2006, 09:43 AM   #399
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Wide angle lens for GL2

I've been searching for a wide angle len's for my GL2. I've found them from $70- $700. I don't need a fish eye pro len's. I just want one thats decent for indoor filming. Will there be a hude increase in quality let's say from a $100 one compared to the one Canon sell's for $250? E-bay has a ton ton of them. Like I said they have a huge price range. Some say HD blah blah blah but are they still 1/2 way good at that price?
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Old March 5th, 2006, 09:46 AM   #400
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the wd-58 is great for what your looking for. I always had mine on my gl1
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Old March 5th, 2006, 04:58 PM   #401
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Is there even a slight image degradation when using a wide lens? I've there is when using filters.
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Old March 5th, 2006, 05:01 PM   #402
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for what i was using my gl1 for i almost always had the wd-58 attatched and was always happy with the image quality
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Old March 6th, 2006, 09:11 PM   #403
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The potential for loss of lens resolution/sharpness is very real anytime you put more glass in front of a perfectly balanced (optically) lens. The GL2's 20x lens is superb and one of the main reason why I bought the camera. So when I decided to add a wide angle lens I went with the WD-58H.
I'am very pleased with the image quality of this lens and I love how solid it feels and enhences the look of my cammy.
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Old March 6th, 2006, 10:58 PM   #404
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Major thumbs up on the wd-58. A great piece of glass. Don't buy the cheaper off brand- it isn't worth it.
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Old March 7th, 2006, 07:45 PM   #405
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With lenses you generally get what you pay for. Cheap lenses generally give corresponding results and are really not suitable for profesional work - unlesss you are looking for a cheap lens effect.

The Century Precision Optics are top of the line, and Canon's product is also good.
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