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Old July 14th, 2009, 09:17 AM   #346
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Zeikos 72mm, 0.45x wide adapter

I try to test very cheap wide adapter: Zeikos 72mm, 0.45x ... and result is: USELESS

Take a look: Canon XH A1 - Zeikos 72mm 0.45x wide adapter test
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Old July 14th, 2009, 09:27 AM   #347
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I agree - pretty useless with all that vignetting and distortion. I see it says DSLR on the rim of the lens, so it may not be sold with a camcorder in mind.
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Old September 20th, 2009, 07:04 PM   #348
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Hi folks,

I bought the WD-H72 some time ago and when I'm shooting video it's on most of the time.

However I use the Letus Elite for a lot of film projects and I need to go wider than my widest, Nikon 24. Question is, how wide is acceptable and what's the best one to go for?

I was looking at the Tokina 12-24mm F4 AT-X124 Pro DX. Without understanding too much about the DX lenses, I was wondering if it would be any good on the end of the Letus?

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Old September 23rd, 2009, 06:29 PM   #349
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Looking for Wide Angle Adapter

For my Canon XHA1s. I know of the Canon and the "16x9" models. Are there others? and what are the pros and cons of each? I have a bad back and can do without a lot of extra weight, but I need a good picture.

Sorry for starting a new thread. I know this topic is elsewhere on this forum, but they strayed from the topic.

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Old September 23rd, 2009, 07:08 PM   #350
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There is heaps of info on this but you can't go too wrong with the Canon WA... it's zoom through, doesn't distort too much and is a pretty good price.

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Old September 23rd, 2009, 07:23 PM   #351
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And what about threads on the adapter?

I read somewhere that the Canon adapter has no threads (like for filters) Is that an issue? Would you then screw the filters on the camera before the Wide Angle adapter?
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Old September 23rd, 2009, 08:20 PM   #352
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I read somewhere that the Canon adapter has no threads (like for filters) Is that an issue? Would you then screw the filters on the camera before the Wide Angle adapter?
Most likely you will get vignetting if you do that.
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Old September 23rd, 2009, 10:23 PM   #353
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Also would be waaaaay to many bits of glass for my liking, I reckon you'll end up with all sorts of funky reflections going on.
Depending on what you need you could chuck a matte box on and add filters that way.
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Old September 24th, 2009, 01:09 PM   #354
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A Matte Box?

How will a Matte Box fit onto the XHA1s? Have you done so?

I still wonder what other choices there are for lens adapters.
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Old September 24th, 2009, 01:56 PM   #355
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There are old threads about this. I read them and bought the Canon adaptor. Have been very happy with it.
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Old October 1st, 2009, 08:35 AM   #356
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Alex,
No, there are no threads on the end of the Canon Wide-angle lens to attach filters to. Also, you cannot attach anything in between Canon's wide-angle and the camera lens - the wide angle has an inner ring that fits deeply into the factory lens - no room for filters or anything.

Plus, it is quite heavy and would probably rip any filter right off the front of the camera.

I have no input on matte boxes - haven't used one, not looking to.

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Old October 7th, 2009, 04:21 PM   #357
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Hi! I would like to buy wide adapter, but I wasn't able to find some sample shots (pictures) on the internet. Is there somebody, who can post 1920x1080 video screenshots for these wide adapters, please? Thanks a lot!!!

1) Century Precision Optics 0HD-FEAD-XLH 0.3x HD Fisheye
2) Century Precision Optics 0HD-FE3X-XLH 0.3x Ultra Fisheye
3) 72mm RedEye HDV/DV .4x Fx Series (or 0.5)

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Century Precision Optics | 0HD-FEAD-XLH 0.3x | 0HD-FEAD-XLH
Century Precision Optics | 0HD-FE3X-XLH 0.3x | 0HD-FE3X-XLH
RedEye Wide Angle Adapter | VFGadgets.com
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Old October 9th, 2009, 11:28 AM   #358
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Just a note, the Century "FEAD" is actually about .45x, not .3x. The B&H description is incorrect.
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Old October 9th, 2009, 02:29 PM   #359
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It's ok, but is there someone, who can make a sample screenshots, please?
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Old October 9th, 2009, 07:35 PM   #360
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Wd-h72

Picked one up on Ebay. There were 2 around $159-170. Not a bad price. Heavy. Big hood and front view might impress someone who doesn't know any better.
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