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Old December 1st, 2009, 03:57 PM   #1
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Telephoto lens for HV40?

I am planning on buying an HV40 to shoot some nature and documentary footage. What is a good telephoto lens to capture wildlife? And are there any techniques for using telephoto lenses on a camera like this?
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Old December 1st, 2009, 06:43 PM   #2
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If your on a very tight budget I would suggest a Zeiko, Zeikos Inc.. For the kit and price we got it for, I can say the lenses are actually very decent. You could look into that maybe, but other than that I'm not too sure
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Old December 1st, 2009, 10:20 PM   #3
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HV 40 Telephoto

I used the a Canon 1.7 teleconverter TL-H43 with my HV20 and HV40. A Great lens. Due to health problems, I'm getting out of video and willing to sell the Canon TL-H43 for only $150. I used the lens to shoot this video:

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Old December 2nd, 2009, 08:11 AM   #4
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Pretty nice David. In the same vein as one of mine: YouTube - Elm Grove Park

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Old December 3rd, 2009, 11:16 AM   #5
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Thanks for the info, guys. Great videos! It looks like the quality will hold up with these lenses, which was my main concern. Anyone else have some footage using a telephoto lens on HV20 30 40? And does anyone know about Raynox lenses? Are they any good?
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Old December 4th, 2009, 03:15 AM   #6
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I used the a Canon 1.7 teleconverter TL-H43 with my HV20 and HV40. A Great lens. Due to health problems, I'm getting out of video and willing to sell the Canon TL-H43 for only $150. I used the lens to shoot this video: ESTUARY on Vimeo

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Some great film David and rick,PLEASE tell me how you get such steady footage with an HV cam and teleconverter, i used to get some fair and steady close ups when i had an FX7 even with a HC1 and SR12, but since i have had my HV30 any zoomed in film even without my converter looks shaky in even a slight breeze, i turn the anti shake off when using my velbon 600 which has been fine with my previous cams,the HV is not the sturdiest of cams and i have put my shaky footage down to that but if you can take film like that with your HV i must be doing something wrong.
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Old December 4th, 2009, 08:12 AM   #7
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Heh heh - you should see some of my long stuff. Even on a tripod, if there's a good wind, that thing vibrates and wiggles. Granted, the tripod and mount aren't industrial strength. Still, a tripod is an absolute must. For long shots, OIS will not hack it.

I must also say since I shoot lakes quite a bit, I have found that OIS is annoyed at certain patterns of ripples and waves. So, since I have it on a tripod, I turn OIS off, even though many have said it doesn't make a difference whether on or off (when on a tripod).

Also, don't forget about motion blur - increase the shutter speed.

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