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Old August 3rd, 2007, 09:00 AM   #1
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WD-H43, Sold out for how long ?

Ordered a HV-20 yesterday after playing with one for about 30 minutes in the store along with the HC7. I should recieve it today. I ordered the WD-H43 from a different place because it showed in stock but I got an email saying it was not . I called my 2 local camera/video stores and they said it has been sold out for a long time.

Have these been sold out everywhere for a while ? Even ebay only had one in Japan for $250.
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Old August 3rd, 2007, 12:35 PM   #2
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I think they just miscalculated the popularity of this thing... they have a tendency to underproduce.
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Old August 3rd, 2007, 03:49 PM   #3
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Patience is key, I ordered mine a week before Memorial Day and didn't get it until after 4th of July. That store didn't update their website to reflect backordered but I kept the order open and eventually got it. According to the sales person I talked to, the lenses they had were already spoken for as soon as they arrived. In between I was using a 28mm + DOF adapter ... not the same as using a native lens but its a wide field of view.
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Old August 4th, 2007, 02:12 PM   #4
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Is the Raynox HD-6600 comparable to the WD-H43?
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Old August 4th, 2007, 05:15 PM   #5
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Is the Raynox HD-6600 comparable to the WD-H43?
There's a seperate thread on the Raynox with some sample pictures. I'm fairly sure the WD-H43 is a bit better (and expensive).

I ordered it last week from Amazon and received it yesterday. The weight does tip the HV20 forward even with the larger battery. However I got used to it and holding it most of the time differently (put hand under the camcorder). It's also more steady this way. I also think a wide-angle lens helps to get a slightly more steady picture (since it's more zoomed out).
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Old August 4th, 2007, 08:33 PM   #6
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Amazon has some in stock for 138. I just bought one. They say there's only three left (i guess that would make two left now)
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Old August 5th, 2007, 08:14 AM   #7
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Abhay, for $138 you get the WD-43, not the WD-H43 which is specifically designed for the HV20...
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Old August 5th, 2007, 08:26 PM   #8
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Abhay, for $138 you get the WD-43, not the WD-H43 which is specifically designed for the HV20...
I was thinking for a moment Amazon really dropped the price almost $100 but it's indeed the cheaper non-HD lens.

Would be interesting to know though how it compares. I would think you might get some resolution loss.
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Old August 5th, 2007, 10:03 PM   #9
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Has anyone tried the WD-H46 with a stepdown ring?
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Old August 7th, 2007, 04:15 PM   #10
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Has anyone tried the WD-H46 with a stepdown ring?
I'm also curious about this.
Otherwise it will be sold along with my Xi when I decide to purchase the HV20.
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Old August 11th, 2007, 10:48 PM   #11
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I bought the WD-H46 and it works great and was alot cheaper. I cant figure out how to get picture to show up in the post and not just turn into a link. I posted the pictures here

http://hv20.com/showthread.php?t=1795
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Old August 12th, 2007, 01:15 AM   #12
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Stop grizzling guys.......

I had my HV20 and WD - 43 on order for two months before even the camera turned up. The WD - 43 took another two months! So I guess I got one of yours (eventually).

It's absolutely georgeous BTW (the WD - 43). But what a lump of glass!

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Old August 12th, 2007, 09:23 AM   #13
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I bought the WD-H46 and it works great and was alot cheaper. I cant figure out how to get picture to show up in the post and not just turn into a link. I posted the pictures here

http://hv20.com/showthread.php?t=1795
Ha! Thanks for the heads up, I didn't know the H46 existed.

I would think that despite the size and weight difference[if there is any] using the larger lens would be an advantage as one is using the more of the sweet spot of the larger lens?

Good stuff.
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Old August 13th, 2007, 12:49 PM   #14
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http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...0_7x_Wide.html

For those looking for the WD-H43 lens...

B&H shows it in stock......
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Old August 15th, 2007, 06:57 PM   #15
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Thanks for the heads up Ray. I'm not waiting for the price to go up any longer. I bought one last night.
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