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Old June 13th, 2004, 08:04 PM   #1
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Wide lens for optura 20

Does anyone have a wide lens for their optura and what brand lens is it? I was going to add a step up ring to 52 so I could use my still camera filters.

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Old June 14th, 2004, 04:13 PM   #2
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With my Optura 10 I use a Kenko SGW-05 Pro 37mm 0.5x Pro Wide Angle Converter Lens that I got from B&H for $80. It works well and has full zoom thru. As both the wide angle lens & the Optura are 37mm I need no step up\down rings.
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Old June 17th, 2004, 06:31 AM   #3
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I use the recommended Canon lens for my XI. It cost around $80 and works well.
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Old June 18th, 2004, 10:26 AM   #4
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Dave what is the thread sizeand model number? Did you gt it at b&h?

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Old June 18th, 2004, 11:58 AM   #5
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Thread size is 46mm, model WD-46. I got it locally becvause the shop I bought the XI from knocked it down in price.

There is a newer WD-H46 that I would have preffered but the timeliness of getting it locally at a decent price was worth it. I'll probably get the other one as well at a later time.
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Old June 18th, 2004, 01:38 PM   #6
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I've got the WD-H46 on my Xi, it works great, I almost never take it off. Very nice in widescreen mode. Bought it at B&H.

Had to get a bigger bag though, the lense + a Bp-535 battery makes the Xi approx. 12 inches long.
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Old June 19th, 2004, 06:47 PM   #7
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OK 46mm good So I was thinking if I go with the bigger threaded lens that the "sweet spot" would give me a better picture... am I right about that? But I will lose some resolution too.

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Old June 19th, 2004, 06:53 PM   #8
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One more question about lenses. What if I found a still photography lens that would screw on ...would I get a better and sharper picture than a video lens?

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