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Old February 2nd, 2007, 03:11 PM   #1
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Canon XHA1 vs. HV10 zoom range

Just for those interested. I compared the range on the lens for both of the camcorders. I set the A1 to read out zoom in numbers and I zoomed in until I was wide as the HV10 on the widest setting and got about 20. I then zoomed in the HV10 and matched the A1 and got 95.

So essentially, the Hv10 has almost as much reach as the A1, but not even close to being as wide. The range comparison is 20-95.

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Old February 2nd, 2007, 03:20 PM   #2
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Actually it's very useful. Thanks a bunch Holly,
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Old February 2nd, 2007, 04:29 PM   #3
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So essentially, the Hv10 has almost as much reach as the A1, but not even close to being as wide. The range comparison is 20-95.
Hmm, that doesn't seem right. The 35mm equivalents for the two cameras in 16:9 mode are:

HV10: 43.6-436mm
XH-A1: 32.5-650mm

That extra 200mm on the A1 should give it noticeable more reach than the HV10. Maybe the zoom scale isn't linear?
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I don't think it is linear, probably curvelinear. For example, a '50' doesn't mean you are half way through the range.
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The zoom scale is definitely NOT rectilinear on any of these camcorders.
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Old February 2nd, 2007, 09:31 PM   #6
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That extra 200mm on the A1 should give it noticeable more reach than the HV10.
But there is a 1.7 X tele available out there. . .that will increase the range. . .
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There's a 0.7x wide converter as well, which increases the range in the other direction.
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But there is a 1.7 X tele available out there. . .that will increase the range. . .
For the HV10 or A1?
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There is a 1.7x magnification (the TL43) and a .7x Wide (WD43) for the HV20.

Not sure about the HV10.

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See http://www.hdvinfo.net/articles/cano...rehv10hv20.php for HV10 wide & tele converters.
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Old February 3rd, 2007, 09:45 AM   #11
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Thanks Chris.

How about a Macro lens for the HV10?

Are there any out there that will work even though they are not specifically designed for the HV10?
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Any 37mm attachment will work (if you can find that size, otherwise use step-down or step-up rings), providing that the glass resolves for HD. As always, you get what you pay for (avoid cheap stuff).
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Old February 3rd, 2007, 01:15 PM   #13
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Roger that. I learned that lesson last week when I bought a cheap 2x Telephoto lens from BestBuy...awful awful IQ.

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