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Old August 11th, 2006, 02:25 PM   #1
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2x converter?

I own a canon xlh1 and I am looking for a lens that will allow me to zoom in on very distant subjects. What lens, converter, adapter or whatever peice of glass will allow this? I found the 1.6x adapter for the xl1, but will that work? Is there a 2x? Any advice appreciated.

EDIT: i found this: http://www.schneideroptics.com/ecomm...D=208&IID=1738 and had a couple questions regarding this... How are the optics, and will it work with the stock 20x lens for the xl?

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Old August 11th, 2006, 04:22 PM   #2
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I have both and I would have to say for the money, the Canon 1.6x Extender is a better deal. I think it goes for about $370 whereas the Century Optics 1.6x is around $850.

I have noticed much more chromatic abberation when using the Century than with the Canon. You will get an incompatibility message on the camera when using the Canon but it's totally useable.

Chris Hurd also uses the Canon extender and he seems pretty happy with it. There are already CA issues with the 20x lens and using even more glass is going to exasperate this no matter what way you slice it.
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Old August 11th, 2006, 04:38 PM   #3
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Spike:

I have a Sony 1.7 with a 58mm thread. I also have a 72mm step up ring I use with my FX1. Lens causes vignetting though, at wider ranges, both on the FX1 and VX2000. Let me know if you want to try to slap it on the end of your camera. I be happy to meet you at my office to check it out.
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Old August 11th, 2006, 05:15 PM   #4
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I have both and will try to get some shots together for you. Been meaning to do this anyway.
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