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Old September 30th, 2008, 12:59 PM   #16
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John Vincent,

A real cheapo alternative i did before was to mod a slr wide adapter from vitacon and glued a thread on it to fit the filter thread of the hd100. I posted my mod here,
DIY WA lens for HD100

heres a with and without pic comparison.


If my memory serves me right, the WA adapter was around 130 ish US$.
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Old September 30th, 2008, 02:12 PM   #17
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Sweet - thanks!

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Old September 30th, 2008, 04:49 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by Ted Ramasola View Post
Isnt it that the smaller number in lens "mm" is wider? Thus 10mm is wider than 15mm? So i think 16x is wider than 17X?
Half right. The 17x lens is 5mm at the wide end, therefore it is wider than the 5.5mm 16x lens. At the telephoto end the 16x lens is 88mm (16 x 5.5mm) and the 17x is 85mm (17x 5mm)
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Old October 1st, 2008, 01:56 AM   #19
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Which DVInfo dealer would have them used? I know they were what, around $10 grand new a while ago - simply beyond my price range.

We do, but we're in Europe, not certain that'll help you...
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