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Old March 11th, 2003, 10:03 PM   #16
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Why do you use the 3x more than the 16x?
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Old March 12th, 2003, 12:30 PM   #17
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If you shoot normally indoor or dramatic films, any wideangle is handier because of its aspect. You can get more in. You can frame more dramatically. Also handy for events.
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Old March 13th, 2003, 02:53 PM   #18
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Dylan....Any idea what price those adapters are going for at Canvision?
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Old March 13th, 2003, 09:31 PM   #19
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Old March 16th, 2003, 08:11 PM   #20
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Does the Canon 3x have focus hunting problems when it's on manual?
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Old March 16th, 2003, 08:36 PM   #21
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John -- I've used one quite a bit and have never known it to have this problem.
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Old March 28th, 2003, 05:02 AM   #22
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The only thing I have noticed with the 3x is that it is considerably softer than the manual 16x I have. I would like to ask if anyone else has noticed this, because if they haven't I will take my 3x to be serviced...
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Old March 28th, 2003, 05:56 AM   #23
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I use and like the Century 0.6x adapter. I think I've posted on it here before.
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Old May 22nd, 2003, 11:58 PM   #24
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Is it possible to use the .7x with the 3x lens? If so, what would be the focal length?
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Old May 23rd, 2003, 01:45 AM   #25
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Most certainly you can. The focal length on its own is 3.4 to 10.2 so a 0.7x wide-angle converter takes that down to 2.38 to 7.14mm. Very nice indeed.

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Old May 26th, 2003, 05:22 PM   #26
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What is the equiviance in 35mm?
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Old May 26th, 2003, 05:29 PM   #27
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About 17mm. The conversion factor for 1/3 inch chips is 7.2X.
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Old May 26th, 2003, 06:12 PM   #28
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I'll second on the .6x century. I have it for use with my manual 16x lens. It's around $300, and it's supposedly 40% wider than the stock lens.

Cons that I've noticed are:

Have to buy a matte box if you want to hood it

No zoom (except with ISII lens and auto focus

Some fisheye-ing around the edges
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Old May 26th, 2003, 06:14 PM   #29
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Ive noticed with my .7x century optics, considerable distortion. It seems to squish things horizontally. Im a bit disturbed by this. Has anyone else had similar problems?
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Old May 26th, 2003, 06:16 PM   #30
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I don't notice a squish so much as a bending of vertical edges, near the edge of the frame. Depending on the shot, sometimes less noticeable than others.
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