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Old April 6th, 2007, 08:47 PM   #151
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IMO its a lack of respect and professionality from Canon... they spit over their brand with these silly and annoying mistakes

as a read in other threads, so difficult was to build it with barn doors a la Sony...?
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Old April 7th, 2007, 09:45 PM   #152
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as a read in other threads, so difficult was to build it with barn doors a la Sony...?
Sony probably patented that.
But is it that big of a deal? The only time I need lens caps on are when I'm not using it, when I'm not using it, it's in a safe place like my gear bag anyway, so why would it fall off?
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Old April 8th, 2007, 01:10 AM   #153
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I came across the Raynox HDP-6000EX High Definition Wideangle conversion Lens 0.79X in a brochure the other day, and also found this link

http://www.raynox.co.jp/english/vide....htm#hdp6000ex

Does anyone know if this lens is full zoom-through on the XH-A1? The brochure mentions the A1 as a compatible model, but this website says 1x - 12x zoom range. Some feedback from someone who has tried it out on the A1 would be most welcome. The price I was quoted was a bit under US$450 which I thought was reasonable.

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Old April 8th, 2007, 06:48 AM   #154
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FWIW: http://www.don-sara-parsons.com/raynox/cvtu.html
shows the Raynox as full xoom through under the listing for the XL H1, at $650 USD. (That is consistent with having 4 elements in 3 groups. The partial zoom through adapter typically have 1 group and lower price points.) BTW: that was about the only USA hit by Google on the adapter model number, I guess it is too new.
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Old April 8th, 2007, 09:43 AM   #155
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Yeah, I wish I had gone with that. I have the Canon, and the 0.8 is really not doing it for me. It is such an incremental change for a lot of money and a huge amount of weight. The look is great, though.
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Old April 8th, 2007, 05:42 PM   #156
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I am finding it difficult to find a wide-angle option for my A1. I bought a zunow wfx-07 but it was terrible with soft edges and chromatic abberation. I need wider than the canon 0.8x also but need full zoom through ability, the century 0.7x zoom through is more than i want to pay. Has anybody had any experience with these from cavision http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...goryNavigation

A full zoom-through 0.6x would be perfect.
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Old April 10th, 2007, 05:02 AM   #157
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Anyone had any experience with this converter?
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Old April 10th, 2007, 09:34 PM   #158
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im leasing my A1 plus a ton of other camera gear.. going to go pick it up this week.

i spoke to my equipment guy about wide angle attachments briefly and he showed me a century optics .65 adapter for about $230 canadian. he said it was HD certified as well.

it comes with a bunch of adapter rings to fit it onto a variety of different cameras as well.. ill post when i have an actual model # but it sounds pretty good to me.
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Old April 10th, 2007, 09:40 PM   #159
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I'd love to see some footage of the camera with a WA attachment if anyone is up for it.
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Old April 10th, 2007, 10:05 PM   #160
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me too. zoom through is most important to me.
i've never had a third party..especially century, provide true
zoom through.

i was just going to buy the canon.

oddly enough, my century wa bayonet for the xl1-s does not fit on the
A1. not that i would pervert the A1 with that POS paperweight anyway..I was just curious.
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Old April 10th, 2007, 11:03 PM   #161
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zoom through isnt that important to me. its nice to have but its not that hard to live without either ;)
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Old April 11th, 2007, 12:48 AM   #162
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me too. zoom through is most important to me.
i've never had a third party..especially century, provide true
zoom through.

i was just going to buy the canon.

oddly enough, my century wa bayonet for the xl1-s does not fit on the
A1. not that i would pervert the A1 with that POS paperweight anyway..I was just curious.
Hi Eric. I had a Century 0.7X converter that was zoom through on my XL2. When I bought an A1, I filed away a small section of the bayonet mount surface, and it fitted fine on the A1 (thanks to a tip in a previous forum post). The bad news is that the image with converter fitted was blurry round the edges when zoomed out to full WA. Pretty useless really, so I ended up selling it with my XL2.

I think Century have brought out (or are in the process of bringing out) a HD version of this converter, I expect it will be much sharper.

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Old April 11th, 2007, 01:10 AM   #163
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this new one may be the one im talking about.
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Old April 11th, 2007, 08:14 AM   #164
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Richard, it looks exactly the same on my Xl1-s too.
Blurry around the edges at full WA but i was never able to zoom through without some serious blur.


I really only wanted to see if it would fit to get an idea of the weight
and basic view of what the Canon WDH-72 0.75X would provide.
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Old April 11th, 2007, 08:52 AM   #165
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Hi Eric. My converter was fine on the XL2, a bit of barrel distortion and slightly softer than the 20X lens, but I never noticed any blurring (that wasn't caused by me). Only when I put it on the A1 did it show the blur problem. I wonder if they changed the models between your XL1S model and my XL2 model?

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