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Old October 26th, 2005, 11:38 PM   #1
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JVC/Fuji Wide Eye FOV Comparisons

I finally received shipment of my AB mounts, Swit batteries/charger, and the Fujinon WCV-82SC Wide Converter. It has a factor of 0.82, so the wide end on the stock lens becomes equivalent to 4.5mm.
The nice thing about it is that the lens hood still fits perfectly, and the outer dimensions are still 83.5mm so my Cavision matte box will still fit fine. It also seems to be completely zoom through capable. I made no focus adjustments when changing focal lengths.

Here are some comparison shots with the stock lens at various focal lengths. (5.5mm, 20mm, 40mm, 88mm)

Here's a zip of the jpeg frame grabs:
http://homepage.mac.com/timdashwood/...omparisons.zip


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Old October 27th, 2005, 12:06 AM   #2
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Much appreciated, Tim! Many thanks,
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Old October 30th, 2005, 11:05 AM   #3
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Now that you've had a few days with it, is the wide converter worth the price? Any recommendations?
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Old October 30th, 2005, 11:19 AM   #4
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I'd say it makes quite a difference. The images are not degraded either.
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Old October 30th, 2005, 12:01 PM   #5
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I must confess I'm impressed. Quite a difference and full zoom capability. I can't find the 5.5mm shots on that zip. What are the DS_STORE_files?
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Old October 30th, 2005, 12:03 PM   #6
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Tim, does it have any influence on CAs?
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Old October 30th, 2005, 01:03 PM   #7
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I must confess I'm impressed. Quite a difference and full zoom capability. I can't find the 5.5mm shots on that zip. What are the DS_STORE_files?
The 5.5 of the lens without the wide eye is labeled "FOV_5*5mm_Stock16x.jpg."
Anytime you see "Stock16x" instead of "WCV82SC2" in the filename it is "without" the wide eye.

.DS_STORE is a hidden file in MacOSX/UNIX for "directory structure" that shows up sometimes in a zip file. You can trash it - it contains no data you need.
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Old October 30th, 2005, 01:06 PM   #8
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Now that you've had a few days with it, is the wide converter worth the price? Any recommendations?
I will answer that in a few days. I still need more time to fully assess it.

However, I would say that it is worth the price for a intermediate solution to buying the 13x3.5 lens. I still intend to pick up the expensive lens when it is available and I have the budget for it.
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Old October 30th, 2005, 01:50 PM   #9
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To buy the 13x lens outright.

The cheapest place I've found is expandore for the 13x lens.

http://www.expandore.com/product/JVC/HDV/GYHD1000.htm

They list it at $8040

BTW: I didn't see the 5.5 either. Maybe I can't see it because you can't use an asterisk in a Windows file name?
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Old October 30th, 2005, 03:33 PM   #10
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The cheapest place I've found is expandore for the 13x lens.

They list it at $8040
It's not actually available yet is it? When is that supposed to actually happen?
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Old October 30th, 2005, 05:09 PM   #11
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The cheapest place I've found is expandore for the 13x lens.

http://www.expandore.com/product/JVC/HDV/GYHD1000.htm

They list it at $8040

BTW: I didn't see the 5.5 either. Maybe I can't see it because you can't use an asterisk in a Windows file name?
Really? I made it an asterisk because I figured a "." would screw up the windows guys. I've been a mac guy for over 10 years, so I take alot for granted. I've made it "-" and re-uploaded.

The new zip file:
http://homepage.mac.com/timdashwood/...omparisons.zip

And here are the individual jpegs:

Stock lens 5.5mm:
http://homepage.mac.com/timdashwood/...m_Stock16x.jpg

Stock lens with .82 Wide Eye at 5.5mm:
http://homepage.mac.com/timdashwood/...m_WCV82SC2.jpg

Stock lens 20mm:
http://homepage.mac.com/timdashwood/...m_Stock16x.jpg

Stock lens with .82 Wide Eye at 20mm:
http://homepage.mac.com/timdashwood/...m_WCV82SC2.jpg

Stock lens 40mm:
http://homepage.mac.com/timdashwood/...m_Stock16x.jpg

Stock lens with .82 Wide Eye at 40mm:
http://homepage.mac.com/timdashwood/...m_WCV82SC2.jpg

Stock lens 88mm:
http://homepage.mac.com/timdashwood/...m_Stock16x.jpg

Stock lens with .82 Wide Eye at 88mm:
http://homepage.mac.com/timdashwood/...m_WCV82SC2.jpg
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Old October 30th, 2005, 05:15 PM   #12
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It's not actually available yet is it? When is that supposed to actually happen?
According to my dealer it isn't shipping yet. The ETA was originally October, so I'm not sure if things are just late here?
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Old October 30th, 2005, 05:17 PM   #13
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Tim, does it have any influence on CAs?
I don't see too much influence on CA one way or the other. The CA is a problem with the glass of the lens, so it definitely won't get any better with the wide eye on.
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Old October 31st, 2005, 12:18 AM   #14
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I can't seem to find the converter in stock anywhere. Where'd you get yours?
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Old October 31st, 2005, 03:13 AM   #15
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I can't seem to find the converter in stock anywhere. Where'd you get yours?
From my dealer. He got one in last week and I decided I might as well buy it since the 13x doesn't seem readily available.
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