Wide angle 0.5x and 2x telephoto - Will these work? at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Canon EOS / MXF / AVCHD / HDV / DV Camera Systems > Canon HDV and DV Camera Systems > Canon XL and GL Series DV Camcorders

Canon XL and GL Series DV Camcorders
Canon XL2 / XL1S / XL1 and GL2 / XM2 / GL1 / XM1.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old October 9th, 2004, 12:22 PM   #1
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: London, UK
Posts: 67
Wide angle 0.5x and 2x telephoto - Will these work?

Hi I was looking on ebay, and wondering if these lenses would work with the XL2

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3843876649

Check out the above.

Has anyone had any experience of them? Do they suffer from the same problem as the screw on century optics adapter?
Will the wide angle lens be zoom through or distort the image?

If some of you are thinking these are cheap lenses, what REAL difference will I see, say over using the optex 0.7x wide angle adapter?

Any thoughts would be appreciated

Lawrence
Lawrence Stevens is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 9th, 2004, 03:52 PM   #2
Barry Wan Kenobi
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 3,863
Those lenses are very, very poor optical quality.

Search on DVXUser.com, Jarred Land sacrificed a hundred bucks for the good of all of us so he could test it and save us the heartache of being tempted by the low prices of Digital Optics lenses. After putting it on the camera and viewing what the image looked like, he laughed so hard he fell out of his chair, then immediately sent the "lens" back.

Quality optics cost money. You never want to save money on anything that goes in front of your lens. Stick to quality lensmakers like Century.
Barry Green is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 9th, 2004, 07:51 PM   #3
Obstreperous Rex
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: San Marcos, TX
Posts: 26,900
Images: 513
You don't want to put cheap glass on a $5,000 camcorder.
__________________
CH

Search DV Info Net | DV Info Net Sponsors | A Decade (+5) of DVi | ...Tuesday is Soylent Green Day!
Chris Hurd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 10th, 2004, 08:34 AM   #4
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: London, UK
Posts: 67
That is very true

I have just hit a very frustrating thing too

My Optex Mk2 0.7x wide angle adapter does not fit the end of the XL2 lens!

Arghhhh, I no longer have any means AT ALL of going wide angle until I buy a new adapter!

The plus point is i can include that in my xl1s kit when i sell it, however I need to save now to get a quality wide angle lens/adapter!

Lawrence
Lawrence Stevens is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > Canon EOS / MXF / AVCHD / HDV / DV Camera Systems > Canon HDV and DV Camera Systems > Canon XL and GL Series DV Camcorders

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:31 AM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network