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Old December 4th, 2006, 05:21 PM   #46
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Wide Angle Options

What are some other wide angle options that would work for the A1, other than the Canon one. I would like more than .8x, preferably .6x or possibly even a fisheye. I use extreme wide angle shots on occasion for weddings and I don't need zoom through at all, just wide. I am not worried about barell distortion either. Just wide, is all I am looking for.
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Old December 4th, 2006, 06:01 PM   #47
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Century Optics usually has something around a .6X. I'd think any 72mm threaded one would work.
http://www.zgc.com/zgc.nsf/product/B...256D83004C0F0B
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Old December 4th, 2006, 07:34 PM   #48
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Thanks for the help Bill. I was looking on a forum, maybe this one some time ago about a lens named "RED" is is a single element lens that threads on a 72mm thread, with no zooming, and was built by some videgrapher.

Does anyone have a link for it? Has anyone tried it for HD? I want a wide angle lens for a few weddings coming up, just for artistic perspectives and b-roll, so I am not considerably concerned about softness as I will be using SD in the end.
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Old December 4th, 2006, 07:48 PM   #49
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I think you mean this one--Red is close, but it's Red Eye:

http://www.studiodaily.com/studiomon...ssue/7289.html
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Old December 4th, 2006, 08:42 PM   #50
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The big question though is how do these resolve for HD. They're intended for standard definition.
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Old December 4th, 2006, 11:34 PM   #51
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Chris,

I did a little more research and they do have new ones that have HD resolving power.

http://www.vfgadgets.com/RedEye.htm

I might just pick one of these up and give her a spin. the .5x should be just right for my needs.
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Old December 13th, 2006, 07:03 AM   #52
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Wide Angle Attachment for XH A1?

Has anyone used the Canon Wide-Angle attachment. The one Canon sells. Is it any good?
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Old December 13th, 2006, 08:03 AM   #53
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It's very impressive for the price.
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Old January 18th, 2007, 05:35 PM   #54
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Canon Wide Angle Lens.

Hi guys,

Has anyone bought the CAnon Wide Angle lens? if you have how you like it and what was the $$$$?
Looking to get one.


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Old January 18th, 2007, 05:58 PM   #55
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Got it for about $425. I like it !! Although I will restate what many have already said in this forum = adding that glass makes the XH-A1 almost impossible to use as a "palm-corder" style camera. I wish Canon would have made the A1 into the body of the L1 (shoulder mount).
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Old January 18th, 2007, 10:59 PM   #56
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I got the Canon WD-H72 wide angle for the A1, from EVS in Glendale for $399.
So far I have not shot a lot with it. The reason is in part due to the fact that it has a 109mm (!!!) filter size, and I cannot find a source yet for that size a filter.
I have used it indoors, and like it for shooting interriors. It is heavy, and hand held shooting with it on....well, it builds character, as well as your biceps.
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Old January 19th, 2007, 12:13 AM   #57
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I am curious to the reason this doesn't work on the H1. On BH site it lists this as compatible with the A1/G1 and the XL2. It doesn't mention the H1. ZGC tried it on their H1 in the shop and the said the threads don't line up or something. I think optically it is compatible but Canon may have made it have an incompatible mounting to keep the demand of the 6x wide lens up.

But isn't 72mm thread a 72mm thread? Perhaps it needs a spacer like the CO Wide angle that I have.

Anyone want to weigh in on this?

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Old January 19th, 2007, 01:08 AM   #58
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Good Question, I am curious to know as well.
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Old January 19th, 2007, 09:34 PM   #59
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I got the Canon WD-H72 wide angle for the A1 and think it is great value. It really makes the camera front heavy and a little more difficult to deal with hand held. I have to say the little bag that comes with the lense is quite odd. Perhaps a different pouch would make sense. Any ideas on alternative methods to transporting the lense outside of a hard case would be apporeciated.
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Old January 20th, 2007, 01:07 AM   #60
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WD-H72 filter availability???

Have any of you users of the wide angle found a source for a filter for it? I am nervous about using it, unprotected. The 109mm filter size is a killer.
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