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Old September 16th, 2001, 01:40 PM   #1
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Wide angle attachment for XL1

Does anyone know where I can get hold of a wide angle attachment for my Canon XL1 (standard lens 72mm thread). I am in the UK and have only found a local company called Optex that sell one for 800, also a firm in the US that do one for 400.

Are there cheeper ones than this, as you can get them for 75 for smaller mini dv cameras that have 46 and 48 mm lens threads.

Any help here will be greatly recieved.
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Old September 16th, 2001, 04:16 PM   #2
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I'm aware of three different wide-angle adapters for the XL1. Optex in the UK, Century Precision in the US, and CaVision in Canada. CaVision is at www.cavision.com -- I have only brief experience with the Century glass; I used it once on a rental basis only.
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Old September 26th, 2001, 12:54 PM   #3
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I just get back from S'pore where they did a service on my XL1, because they can't do it here in Jakarta. After three years using the camera as a pro video journalist I'm glad I did it. I had a lot of problems editing the stuff on my G4; like sync problems, whitebalancing, pushfocus etc. No more.
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Old September 26th, 2001, 05:52 PM   #4
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wide angle attachment for XL1

Last I knew, Century offered two, a partial zoom thorugh 0.6x and a more costly 0.7x full zoom through. I've used the 0.6x with good results and like it. Have also heard that folks like the Optex product.
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