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Old January 3rd, 2004, 12:23 PM   #106
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Bob,

I tend to use the 3X lens more than the 16X. I definitely recommend it.
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Old January 4th, 2004, 10:27 PM   #107
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3X is a must have for the XL series.

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Old January 7th, 2004, 05:44 PM   #108
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OK, I picked it up last night. You guys were right. It sure is a nice hunk of glass. Thanks for the input. Bob
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Old January 9th, 2004, 11:16 AM   #109
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Bob, can you recommend the place you bought it from? I am looking for one but the brand new retail price is a bit hard to swallow if you can get an honest deal on a used one.
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Old January 9th, 2004, 04:27 PM   #110
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Rafal, it is a camera shop in Atlanta called Showcase. I have been dealing with them for 14 years. Excellant reputation. This is the first 3X that I have seen there. They usually do not handle used equipment much that was why I was so surprized. I will keep a look out in the Atlanta area for you. Bob
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Old January 9th, 2004, 04:53 PM   #111
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Thanks a lot Bob. Don't worry though, being the obsessive compulsive type ( this is my wife's opinion ) I will probably get it from BH ( USING LINK FROM THIS SITE :-) ).
Thanks again for your answer.
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Old January 27th, 2004, 05:58 AM   #112
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3X and 16X

I'm about to buy a fisheye for my lens from Century Optics. But they have 2 diffrent kinds. One for the 3X and one for the 16x lens. I emailed them and asked if it was the same fisheye. They said the fisheye for the 3X would fit both. What I can't figre ut is how a bayonet monted fisheye can fith on both, the 3X and 16x lens if you buy the 3X version. But only fits the 16x if you buy the 16x.

So I wonder, for those of you that have both these lenses, are the mount any diffrent on the 3X? (lens shade) from the bayonet mount on the 16x?
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Old January 27th, 2004, 07:07 AM   #113
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They should both physically fit on each lens. I think what they are refering to is that if you put the fisheye for the 16x lens on the 3x you will get vignetting due to the 3x lens's wider angle of view. I've seen the 3x hood on a 16x lens, why I don't know, but it was on there.
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Old January 27th, 2004, 11:48 AM   #114
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All of the Canon XL lenses share the same accessory thread diameter: 72mm. So I suspect that Century meant that you will be able to mount their lens on either lens.

Given the extreme wide-angle nature of a fish-eye lens I doubt that you will be using a hood at all with this accessory mountd on either lens.
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Old January 27th, 2004, 12:14 PM   #115
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So if I understand correct,

1. Bayonet mount is when you use the mount where you usually mount your lenshood. The fisheye use a bayonet mounting system so it should fit where the lenshood usually goes? Pretty logical.

2. Both the 3X and 16x could share the same lenshood?

I can't figure out why they should have one for the 16x and one for the 3x as they list on their homepage. When I emailed and asked them, they said the one for the 3X would fith both lenses but it seems that one for the 16x won't go on to the 3X.

So that's why I'm confused, because if the lenshood mount is the same on both leneses there would be no problem.
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Old January 27th, 2004, 01:13 PM   #116
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Due to the wide field of view on the 3x, you would see the edges of the 16x lens hood in frame if you used it on the 3x. That's why they're telling you not to do it -- and that's why the 3x lens hood has such an exotic tulip shape. Hope this helps,
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Old January 31st, 2004, 09:39 AM   #117
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I just ordered a used 3x from B&H for 899. While not in the same price as $600 it's still cheaper than full new price of $1,200 and I trust B&H. Go to the web site and see for your self
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Old February 21st, 2004, 04:12 PM   #118
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what are some of the situations where you would use a Canon 3X lens?
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Old February 21st, 2004, 04:23 PM   #119
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Jack, 3x is a wide angle lens so it would be good for situation where you need to grab a little more in the frame without having to luxury of distance. Plus I am sure there are a whole bunch of other creative situations.
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Old February 22nd, 2004, 06:37 AM   #120
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Some situations:
Indoor birthday party
First dance
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