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Old July 29th, 2012, 04:29 PM   #1
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What are good lenses for the XA10? Also, might I want any other accessories?

I'm buying a Canon XA-10 and I'd like both one telephoto lens and one wideangle lens. Any suggestions? Also, any other accessories I'd want to consider for the camera?
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Old July 29th, 2012, 05:43 PM   #2
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Noam, you do know that they will have to be piggy back lenses don't you?

The XA10 doesn't have interchangeable lenses.
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Old July 29th, 2012, 06:21 PM   #3
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Can't I buy adaptive pieces to put over the lens? Are things like that ever any good?
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Old July 29th, 2012, 10:43 PM   #4
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That's what I meant by piggy back.

I've never had much luck with them but others seem to use them with good results. Mostly wide angle adapters. There is a setting in the menu I think.
I can't help with brands.
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Old July 29th, 2012, 11:03 PM   #5
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Canon makes an official Wide Angle:
Canon WD-H58W Wide Converter Lens 4892B001 B&H Photo Video
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Old July 31st, 2012, 08:47 AM   #6
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Re: What are good lenses for the XA10? Also, might I want any other accessories?

Accessories will in large part depend on what you are shooting.

The Canon wide angle for the XA10 is a good choice. Many threads on this subject so search for lots of comments by others.

Any lens adapter changes the balance of the camcorder. Tele converters add both weight and cost a stop or two of lens speed depending on their multiplier effect.

You may find a close-up adapter (aka diopter) of value if you like to do macro work.
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Old July 31st, 2012, 10:02 PM   #7
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Hi Noam,
I haven't used any other lenses with the XA10, but as far as accessories go, I'd recommend this set of Wasabi batteries to supplement the tiny Canon one it comes with. I believe others on this forum have had mixed reviews about the Wasabis but mine have been (knock wood) very reliable, and the external charger is very convenient. You might also want a sound/light bracket, which I sometimes use if I want to use both XLR channels, and mount say a wireless receiver and a shotgun on the camera. Good luck! Its a great camera.
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