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Old January 29th, 2008, 11:08 PM   #301
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Ha ha, okay. Rental it is then!
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Old January 30th, 2008, 08:16 AM   #302
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what ever that happens to mean in this case <G>.
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Old January 30th, 2008, 11:30 AM   #303
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what ever that happens to mean in this case <G>.
It probably means it has the right threads, ha.
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Old January 30th, 2008, 04:52 PM   #304
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canon wide angle adaptor and DOF

Am I right in assuming that using Canon's wide angle adaptor will decrease the depth of field at a given stop compared to using the primary lens?
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Old January 30th, 2008, 05:28 PM   #305
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Am I right in assuming that using Canon's wide angle adaptor will decrease the depth of field at a given stop compared to using the primary lens?
Surely shome mishtake? The reverse is true or am I misunderstanding the question?
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Old January 30th, 2008, 05:47 PM   #306
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yes, your right I mistyped I meant "increase" I have the flu and 103 degree fever so I'm somewhat out of it right now... But after thinking about it some more would it really have any affect of the DOF as its just gathering more light to pass through the primary lens as it normally would?
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Old January 30th, 2008, 09:59 PM   #307
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I've been tempted in the past to get stuff like this, but my better judgment says not to. If it too good to be true...... Although I really would like someone to get one and then tell us if it works... I've already been suckered a couple times, so I'm not volunteering this time...

But anyone else willing to make the plunge for the "good of the community"? :) j/k... kind'a.
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Old January 31st, 2008, 03:35 AM   #308
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yes, your right I mistyped I meant "increase"
Glad you don't work in Air Traffic Control :-)

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I have the flu and 103 degree fever so I'm somewhat out of it right now...
Sorry to hear that :-(

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But after thinking about it some more would it really have any affect of the DOF as its just gathering more light to pass through the primary lens as it normally would?
But the whole point is that the adapter changes the focal length and the laws of optics still apply. The primary lens is now part of a new array - if you change the focal length, you change the DOF.

Do you mean using the same aperture and effective focal length but with the 0.8 WA adapter on? (What would be the point?)
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Old January 31st, 2008, 11:39 AM   #309
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Might be a low cost way to obtain a "cheap consumer camcorder look" effect on your footage for productions that need it without having to buy a cheap camcorder or use additional rendering time in post

Heck, $40 is less than the price of a good 72mm UV filter.
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Old January 31st, 2008, 05:36 PM   #310
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I would be intrigued to see what a $40 WA actually does. Go on buy it and post a few screen grabs.. or just buy yourself a couple of nice bottles of wine and enjoy!

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Old January 31st, 2008, 07:04 PM   #311
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Might be a low cost way to obtain a "cheap consumer camcorder look" effect on your footage for productions that need it without having to buy a cheap camcorder or use additional rendering time in post

Heck, $40 is less than the price of a good 72mm UV filter.
Now THAT'S funny!
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Old February 1st, 2008, 07:57 AM   #312
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... just buy yourself a couple of nice bottles of wine and enjoy!
A great suggestion. Wine goggles!!! Lots of things look better after plenty of booze. Buy the adapter and some modest priced wine, drink the wine (plenty of it), and than evaluate the lens results.
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Old February 3rd, 2008, 03:10 PM   #313
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For a dream sequence it could be perfect. I make my living as a (still) photographer and usually shoot with a $3,000 camera body, but I've had pretty swell results with my $20 Holga as well.

I couldn't get the link to work--my only concern would be buying from an unknown dealer, and getting overcharged or something.

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LOTS of chroma aberration. And that can't be passed off as "stylistic" as hard as you may try.
Why not? In my experience, it's possible to get fantastic results with cheap/toy gear (Holga, Diana, Pixelvision, consumer-grade Super 8, etc.). If the CA was extreme, it might look very cool, if used well.
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Old February 4th, 2008, 04:56 PM   #314
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For a dream sequence it could be perfect. In my experience, it's possible to get fantastic results with cheap/toy gear (Holga, Diana, Pixelvision, consumer-grade Super 8, etc.). If the CA was extreme, it might look very cool, if used well.
I actualy got one of these cheap things for free when I bought my A1 online. They threw it in. It is very cheap. Designed more for consumer cameras. It only ads an extra 2 - 5 degress of view but it's very warped and fisheyed. But it probably could look cool for a freaky dream or something.
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Old February 5th, 2008, 03:36 PM   #315
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Wide angle options

Hi everyone,

(considering I have the Xh A1)

Quick questions:

If I want to film with a wide angle lens. Would it be better in your opinion to
-mount a wide angle adapter on your lens or
-buy a DOF adaptor and use a still photography les you happen to have.

Also: is is possible to shoot with the A1 and (let's say) the Letus Economy without a expensive external HD monitor? Just by checking it on your A1 flip-out? If not, what would be the best lcd-screen?
And do you need a followfocus or would a dop be able to do simple focussing with the lens-ring?

Thank you in advance,

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