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Old March 27th, 2007, 11:36 AM   #1
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Wide angle adapter HV20

I just recieved my HV20 yesterday and was trying to purchace a wide angle lens.

Does anyone know what the difference between the WD-43 and the WD-H43?? B&H only stocks the WD-43 but other sites recommend the WD-H43 for the HV20.

Just curious if there was any difference between them.

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EDIT: I might have answered my own question. Does the H stand for Hi-Def lens?
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Old March 27th, 2007, 04:15 PM   #2
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Hi Steve,
yes it does, according to Chris and it sounds logical.

I happen to own a WD43 and I personally think that the optical quality of it is well above the level needed for a good HD reproduction. But I still have to find out, as I haven't received my HV20 yet.
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Old March 28th, 2007, 09:53 AM   #3
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Greetings

I've been looking (but can't find from a reputable dealer) the WD-H43. Perhaps they're on a boat ??????? If anyone knows of a reputable etailer that has them in stock please send me a PM or email.

Also, I noticed the WD-H46 is available at BH: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...ist&sku=294241
The "H" in the part # would imply that it's hi-def compatalbe. Any obvious reason (other than slight increase in size) for not using it with a step-up ring?

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Old April 11th, 2007, 08:44 AM   #4
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I wanted to see if anyone had any thoughts on this issue. Canon says that there is indeed a significant difference between the WD-H43 and the WD-43, though I don't know how much of this is marketing talking. I can't seem to find the WD-H43 anywhere in stock, so I was also thinking about the WD-H46 with a step up ring - it also happens to be cheaper given the unavailability of WD-H43s. Would there be any issues with use the WD-H46? Thanks in advance for any insight.
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Old April 11th, 2007, 09:39 AM   #5
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I wanted to see if anyone had any thoughts on this issue. Canon says that there is indeed a significant difference between the WD-H43 and the WD-43, though I don't know how much of this is marketing talking. I can't seem to find the WD-H43 anywhere in stock, so I was also thinking about the WD-H46 with a step up ring - it also happens to be cheaper given the unavailability of WD-H43s. Would there be any issues with use the WD-H46? Thanks in advance for any insight.
Casey

I'm quite sure the H46 would be OK optically................... with the possibility that the IF might be blocked. ????

I'm really desparate to find a H43. Damn!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wish Canon had delivered this lens at the same time as the cams. :-(

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Old April 11th, 2007, 12:10 PM   #6
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Thanks, John. Interestingly, videodirect.com claims to have some coming in over the next few days. I went ahead and placed an order because you can cancel at any time before shipment without much hassle (which I did when I located my HV20). I'll let you know if I actually get mine shipped any time soon.
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Old April 11th, 2007, 05:08 PM   #7
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I'm quite sure the H46 would be OK optically................... with the possibility that the IF might be blocked. ????

I'm really desparate to find a H43. Damn!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wish Canon had delivered this lens at the same time as the cams. :-(

JohnG
I am using the WD-H43 since the camera arrived, snapped on and have not taken it off since. (See my previous posts). No vignetting at all, very sharp and the AIF works very well. No blocking. Same with the WD-H38 for the HV-10. I would stay away from other adapters not design for the HD lens of these cameras.

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Old April 11th, 2007, 08:56 PM   #8
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Luis, how much distortion you get with the H43?

if you could post a fremegrab would be perfect

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Old April 11th, 2007, 10:09 PM   #9
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Thanks, John. Interestingly, videodirect.com claims to have some coming in over the next few days. I went ahead and placed an order because you can cancel at any time before shipment without much hassle (which I did when I located my HV20). I'll let you know if I actually get mine shipped any time soon.
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Hope you get the adapter.

You might want to keep an eye on Amazon, BH, and the other usual suspects for additional stock. I lucked-out and got the last one on Amazon tonight (Wed 04-11). :-)

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Old April 12th, 2007, 12:28 AM   #10
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My WD-H43 arrived at my local dealer today. I take delivery tomorrow. So, they are out there...
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Old April 12th, 2007, 01:33 AM   #11
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Luis, how much distortion you get with the H43?

if you could post a fremegrab would be perfect

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here you go......The Canon shot is with the H37C on the HV-10, the other is with the H43. This one is a real hunk of glass.

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Old April 12th, 2007, 02:27 AM   #12
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What about PANASONIC WIDE LENS VW-LW4307ME 43 MM FAK 0.7X? Will this lens do something good on the hv20 camera?
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Old April 12th, 2007, 04:08 AM   #13
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I hope to see a comparative pictures of different wide lenses.

Fron now, all I can say is that Sony wide lenses are worse than any other thing I ever see. Believe it or not, here is a sample of what I'm talking about. Look at the cromatic distortions and see how everything around the edges is totally out of focus. This occurs even in wide zoom position.

Now I'm using a very cheap Kenko 0.43x, and have not any of this problems.
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Old April 12th, 2007, 05:40 AM   #14
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wow, i just barely made it to. i ordered it from amazon last night with 2 left and now there out of stock. hope to put up some shots with and without the lens.
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Old April 12th, 2007, 03:29 PM   #15
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thanks! the quality seems nice, but nice distortion too, its hard to find a .7x without much distortion.

probably I'll be trying the raynox HD-7000PRO
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