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Old November 1st, 2005, 12:08 PM   #1
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1/2" Canon lens on HD100

Hi.
I have a 1/2" Canon IF YH18x6,7K12U lens on my GY-DV500.
I would appreciate any opinions wether that lens would do any better then the standard fujinon objective on the HD100?

Anyone tried the 1/2" converter?
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Old November 1st, 2005, 12:28 PM   #2
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This lens is not an HD lens... I doubt it worth the efforts to adapt it.
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Old November 1st, 2005, 03:05 PM   #3
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As far as I understand none of the lens in the JVC list from their "HD100 System" chart (for use with the 1/2" adaptor) are HD lens.
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Old November 1st, 2005, 03:30 PM   #4
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My rough guess is that it would be better. But wouldn't there be a multiplier too--ie., if the 1/2" lens is 10mm at its widest, that might be significantly less wide when used on a 1/3" chip camera.
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Old November 1st, 2005, 04:39 PM   #5
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Thanks guys. Im trying to figure out if I can make use of my investments in lens, anton bauer battery pack etc. Im deciding this month wether to go for the Canon or the JVC. Im going to Zanzibar Afrika in january to do wild-life for WWF and of course I want to do that in 16/9 HD. I would normally go for the JVC because that`s the closest to what Im used to. (Manual lense, knobs beeing at the right places etc.) Canon on the other hand seems like a good alternative for shoot and run..(from the lions). Anyway, I guess I cant expect too much from my old lence then. More front heavy, less wide, probably no more resolution, maybe less color abb.

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Old November 3rd, 2005, 04:19 AM   #6
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Guy Barwood has just replied to a thread you have subscribed to entitled - 1/2" Canon lens on HD100. -----------

The following reply from Guy didn´t seem to make it through the site upgrade yesterday, but I had a good laugh reading it so I´d like to explain.

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I would have thought the crop factor of using a 1/2" lens would be an advantage when on Safari in Africa. How close do you plan on getting to those lions?!
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Actually we are filming very friendly -but soon to be extinct- monkeys, of the size that sits on your shoulder. So "wide" could be important. We will also be shooting (video that is) from an air balloon, ie we´ll be perfectly safe.

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