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Old October 7th, 2002, 04:12 PM   #46
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It's possible -- sort of

I spoke with a sales woman from Century and she said it's possible to mate a wide angle adapter with their anamorphic adapter, but she wasn't willing to vouch for the results. She said their pro dv series lens VS-06wa75 can clamp on to the front of the anamorphic adapter. I'd love to hear from someone who has tried this, as the inability to use a wide angle lens is the main reason I'm holding off on bying a 16:9 adapter.
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Old October 7th, 2002, 05:09 PM   #47
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One thing to remember though is that an anamorphic will give you a wider field of view anyway.
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Old October 8th, 2002, 07:22 AM   #48
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Yeah, but from what I hear, it isn't near enough. I don't know why all these camcorders seem to be biased towards the telephoto end. Maybe they figure consumers like the gee whiz sensation of being able to zoom way in. While we're at it, when is a company going to a make a series of 16:9 adapters in a variety of focal lengths?
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Old October 8th, 2002, 09:57 AM   #49
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16:9 adapters review

Hey Frank, where is that review of Adam WIlt's?
I was interested in shooting with a 16:9 adapter. You don't sound terribly impressed with the adapters. I have never used one. What's up?
Maybe this post belongs in the general DV area...
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Old October 8th, 2002, 02:25 PM   #50
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Nothing's up. It's just that they don't work as good as a cam that can shoot at 16:9 (without cropping). That's from what I've read. Like you, I've never used one. Those 2 review articles were published in DV Magazine. Adam also rated them. (www.dv.com)

There might also be info about these at:
www.adamwilt.com

Try here too for 16:9 adaptor info:
www.geocities.com/hollywood/location/5272
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Old November 16th, 2002, 07:11 PM   #51
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wide angle

I saw a GL1 today with a wide angle lens adaptor called Cadivision or Cadvision. Does anyone know more about this lens adaptor?
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Old November 16th, 2002, 11:29 PM   #52
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Are you sure it wasn't Cavision, Frank?
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Old November 17th, 2002, 02:32 AM   #53
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That's it, Cavision. Thanks. It looked more like a fisheye. Is Cavision a brand, or the type of adaptor?
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Old November 17th, 2002, 10:02 AM   #54
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Cavision is a lens accessory manufacturer, Frank... check 'em out at http://www.cavision.com/ -- their glass comes from China; the company is in Canada. Hope this helps,
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Old November 17th, 2002, 01:10 PM   #55
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Chris,

With respect to all the lenses on Ebay, is there anything to watch out for? (other than the seller) Seems like most sub $100 lenses are Japanese. Is this good or bad or no issue. Is there generally more distortion is lower priced lenses?

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Old December 8th, 2002, 04:33 AM   #56
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XM2 wide angle converters

Hi everybody.

Is any input of Century Optics DS-65CV-GL vs. Canon WD-58H.

Please have a look at:
http://www.centuryoptics.com/products/dv/1/1.htm

Any info should be appreciate.

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Old December 8th, 2002, 05:22 AM   #57
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Hi.
Ignacio again.

Sorry to all forum readers. The post was already done with the "search" option: Century Optics
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Old December 29th, 2002, 06:40 PM   #58
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WD-58H Wide Angle images?

Just curious if anyone knows of a website or other resource that shows a side-by-side image comparison of a GL-2 image with and without the WD-58H Wide Angle adapter. I'm curious to see the effect of the adapter and see visually how much wider it makes the image.

I'd appreciate any guidance.

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Old December 29th, 2002, 07:44 PM   #59
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The closest I know is the Century Precision Optical site. They show their .65 wide angle adapter here http://www.centuryoptics.com/product..._wac/index.htm It is 5% wider, but I think it will give you a good idea how much wider the WD-58H (.70 wide angle adapter) is than the standard lens.

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Old December 29th, 2002, 09:59 PM   #60
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I ordered one a short while ago and I expect it in the mail any time now. Once I get it, I will post a side by side from my GL-2 on my site for you to see.
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