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Old September 18th, 2006, 10:21 PM   #1
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Wide angle adapter HV10

I'm contemplating a wide angle adapter for the HV-10 - my brief time with it in a store leads me to think that this would be a useful accessory.
I have come across a wide angle adapter made by a Japanese company called Raynox, which appears to do what I want. The specific model is the Raynox HD-5005, which offers 0.5x magnification. Info on this converter is here: http://raynox.co.jp/english/video/hd5000pro/index.htm
I was wondering if others have experience with this company's converters and any advice on using such a device with a camera such as an HV-10.
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Old September 19th, 2006, 12:39 AM   #2
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note: WHICH Canon wide-angle adapter? WD-H37C, not 37?

Separate but related question, sorry to sort of hijack the thread David-

I was looking also for the Canon wide-angle adapter, Canon lists the model# as " Wide Converter WD-H37C" . (note the C on the end)

I looked around <company X>, <company Y>, <company Z> etc for the WD-H37C part,
but they only listed WD-H37 ... not H37*C* .
Product code# is 1305B001AA per Canon manual/website , compatibility only w/ HV10, not Optura10/others (which the H37 part seems to be for.)

Canon's website lists also WD-H37 wide adapter, but for Opturas...
that product code# appears to be 8836A001AA.

I checked <Company X> details for the listed WD-H37 (NOT C part), and it has the 8836A001 number. I think this is DIFFERENT part. ??

Can anyone confirm there really is a functional etc difference here, eg two different/incompatible parts?

If so / meantime, people may need to be very careful ordering the right part.

Also note, the Tele Converter TL-H37 and FS-H37U 37MM Filter Set DO seem to have the same part# and compatibility listing, across the HV10 and Optura 10/20, so those are OK.
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Old October 2nd, 2006, 07:15 PM   #3
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Old October 5th, 2006, 08:11 PM   #4
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HV10 wide angle

We are planning to purchase the hv10 for a pov camera that we can plan to throw in many different uses, for a travel show. A wide angle lens / attachment is definitely needed for this purpose, will the Canon WD-H37C 0.7x Wide Angle Converter be appropriate for a HDV shoot?
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Old October 6th, 2006, 11:00 AM   #5
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We are planning to purchase the hv10 for a pov camera that we can plan to throw in many different uses, for a travel show. A wide angle lens / attachment is definitely needed for this purpose, will the Canon WD-H37C 0.7x Wide Angle Converter be appropriate for a HDV shoot?
I downloaded the manual that is linked in at the top of the forum. On pg 86, that is the one listed.

I am debating about using one as a POV helmet cam myself. Need a wide angle too.
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Old October 6th, 2006, 08:01 PM   #6
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cool! thanks for the info, i am guessing the wide angle is notgoing to distort the HD image too much then, if anyone has any experience with this, please post your comments. Thank you
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Old October 9th, 2006, 09:53 AM   #7
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Spike, have you found a fit for a POV case yet or are you even doing a helmet mount? So far, the best site I have found is this guide at Mountain Bike Bill's and Pete Fager's.

http://www.mountainbikebill.com/HowToVideo.htm
http://www.petefagerlin.com/video_how_to.htm
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Old October 11th, 2006, 11:37 AM   #8
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Hv10

I have purchased the set up in question and it works great when your not zoomed in, there is distorting on the edges. When I purchased this wide angle lens I knew it was not a full zoom through.

I use the camera as a POV in conjunction with my XL-H1.
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Old October 21st, 2006, 09:11 PM   #9
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I have come across a wide angle adapter made by a Japanese company called Raynox, which appears to do what I want. The specific model is the Raynox HD-5005, which offers 0.5x magnification. Info on this converter is here: http://raynox.co.jp/english/video/hd5000pro/index.htm
I was wondering if others have experience with this company's converters and any advice on using such a device with a camera such as an HV-10.
I have this combination (HV10+ HD-5050), it works just like you would expect, no vignetting anywhere in the zoom range even on full wide angle.
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Old October 25th, 2006, 10:21 AM   #10
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HV10 + Raynox 5050 Wide angle on full wide.

Actually there is some vignetting when you are on full wide (I just didn't notice it on the LCD - it must overscan a little)

http://www.filefactory.com/file/884d91/
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Old October 25th, 2006, 04:43 PM   #11
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!! I change my mind yet again !!

There is no vignetting on the Raynox HD5050 wide angle lens - I left the plastic extender ring on by accident - hence the vignetting on the movie posted above.

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Old October 25th, 2006, 06:04 PM   #12
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Wow! And it is only $95USD at B&H! And it has a filter ring!
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Old October 25th, 2006, 06:51 PM   #13
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Wow! And it is only $95USD at B&H! And it has a filter ring!
Yep! the lens end is threaded (62mm) so you have the option of sticking filters on this end or the camera end (37mm).
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Old October 25th, 2006, 10:22 PM   #14
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Cool, thanks-
is the HD5050 big enough to also block (or otherwise confuse) the IAF sensor?
eg you need to disable Instant AF ?

What is the effect on the full telephoto?
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Old October 26th, 2006, 12:18 AM   #15
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Cool, thanks-
is the HD5050 big enough to also block (or otherwise confuse) the IAF sensor?
eg you need to disable Instant AF ?
The lens does block the IAF sensor, see pics here >>



But strangely the auto focus doesn't seem to mind (??) perhaps it switches to standard auto-focus automatically when big lens' or thumbs stop it from taking a meaningful reading (??)

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What is the effect on the full telephoto?
Same as the un-lensed HV10 on full telephoto but with 100% more area in the picture (the lens is a 0.5X) so it is like not having a lens attached and not quite zooming in as much.
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