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Old December 30th, 2002, 04:59 AM   #61
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I think this will do it, though the shots were made with a vx-2000:
http://www.raynox.co.jp/comparison/v...de.htm#xl-7000

I'm already waiting for the WD-58 for 3 weeks now here in Germany.
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Old December 30th, 2002, 08:09 AM   #62
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That Raynox is one of those low-cost fisheye type lenses, where the distortion is intentional. The Canon wide angle is just a straight wide angle. No funky distortion is intended for it, so I'm sure it's image will widely (no pun intended) differ from that of the Raynox...
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Old December 30th, 2002, 10:07 AM   #63
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Century makes also a 0.7x wide angle converter for the XL1s, which has nearly the same focal length wide-end as the XM2. So, take a look here: http://www.centuryoptics.com/product..._wac/index.htm I think it will change like this.
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Old December 30th, 2002, 12:06 PM   #64
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<<<-- Originally posted by Mark Härtl : I think this will do it, though the shots were made with a vx-2000:
http://www.raynox.co.jp/comparison/v...de.htm#xl-7000

I'm already waiting for the WD-58 for 3 weeks now here in Germany. -->>>

Hi, what is the price for a WD58H in Germany, i was thinking of buying one.

greetzzz Erwin Kolman
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Old December 30th, 2002, 12:22 PM   #65
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Hi Erwin,

I ordered it for 220 € at my local dealer. But the price range is only +- 5 €.

BTW: Did you bought your Sabah Oceanic batteries?
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Old December 30th, 2002, 12:30 PM   #66
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<<<-- Originally posted by Mark Härtl : Hi Erwin,

I ordered it for 220 € at my local dealer. But the price range is only +- 5 €.

BTW: Did you bought your Sabah Oceanic batteries? -->>>

Not yet, i`ll wait 2 weeks (low on money)

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Old December 30th, 2002, 07:15 PM   #67
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Thank you

Thanks everyone! The suggested sites were very helpful and gave me a good idea of what to expect from that lense.

Thanks for the help...

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Old December 30th, 2002, 09:26 PM   #68
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GL2 with WD-58H pictures

When I received my GL2, I quickly took few still pictures to verify the wide-angle.

The picture below (about 60Kb) shows the same scene side by side with zoom at 0 and 20X

http://www.natzo.com/GL2-WD58H.jpg


Dany

PS: Sorry for the complete lack of interest or composition of the above picture...
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Old December 31st, 2002, 04:30 AM   #69
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What the hell is this red thing, Dany? :)
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Old December 31st, 2002, 07:40 AM   #70
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Welp, I finally got my WD=58H yesterday and I came back to post my sample pics, but looks like Dany already did the same. It seems like a great lens!

Worth a buy.
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Old December 31st, 2002, 10:58 AM   #71
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The red thing is just a sponge.. nothing alive !
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Old December 31st, 2002, 09:25 PM   #72
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Imran, I'ld still love to see your comparison with/without pics of the WD-58H.

Unfortuneatly the barrel distortion at 0x zoom seems quite noticable.

Does anyone know if you can attach a WC-DC58 to the GL2?
If so, to what affect compared to the WD-58H?


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Old January 1st, 2003, 10:07 AM   #73
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The WC-DC58 would fit, as it is a 58mm thread also. It offers the same 0.7X magnification. If you already have for a Canon digital still camera you might just go ahead and try it. It should give the same results. I don't know if the cost of the two adapter are the same, so that might be a consideration. The other factor is the thickness. If the WC-DC58 is longer, it might cause the lens to vignette at the widest settings.

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Old January 1st, 2003, 02:55 PM   #74
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Well, my results pretty much matched Dany's. I had taken a similar picture, and it would just be more of the same... Yep, there is distortion. Not ideal, but it still is a nice, clear lens.

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Old January 5th, 2003, 06:02 AM   #75
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Could someone post a pic or comment on using the WD-58H with 16:9 recording mode on.

Thanks.
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