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Old July 21st, 2009, 07:01 PM   #16
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Tim there is no front end tread on Nikon WC-E68, hence the need to rig something up. I bought a 68 mm rubber hood and just glued it to the outside of the converter.
Most of these converters have glass element sticking forward, so you can't place even a bayonet filter on the front.
The most ridiculous thing is that if you charge 200 or 300 bucks I would supply a lens hood (which btw you can manufacture for pennies) with the converter lens.
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Old July 26th, 2009, 07:54 PM   #17
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Here is a link to a .7x wide-angle converter made by 16x9 that is for the HM100.
16x9 Inc. | EX 0.7X WIDE CONVERTER f/JVC HM-100 | 169-HD7X-HM100

Has anyone tried this?
I just got mine. My only complaint is that it is a little too heavy for me. (19.4 oz)
The front end of the camera dips downward because of the weight. This shouldn't be a problem if it is on a tripod but hand held is another story. Does anyone know if the GL-V0746U Wide Conversion Lens from JVC is any lighter?
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Old August 10th, 2009, 06:08 AM   #18
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"My only complaint is that it is a little too heavy for me. (19.4 oz) The front end of the camera dips downward because of the weight."

I'm glad you mentioned that as I was wondering about that. I've had problems with lens breaking the threads under duress.

What to do? I need a wide angel lens that takes filters that isn't too heavy......
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Old August 10th, 2009, 05:26 PM   #19
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I returned the 16X9 wide converter it was just too heavy for me. I placed an order for the JVC wide angle lens with B&H 3 weeks ago still waiting. Hopefully it will be lighter.
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Old August 15th, 2009, 09:30 AM   #20
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Wide angle

Is 16/9 Inc wide angle better than JVC wide angle ?

As anything tested it ?
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Old August 19th, 2009, 10:27 AM   #21
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Wide angle filters?

I have one on order and now need to get some (82mm?) filters for it - can anybody suggest good brands? I will mostly be filming outdoors in difficult conditions.

Hoya and B+W do slim line filters I believe for wide angles lens I blieve?
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Old August 20th, 2009, 01:23 PM   #22
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Yes, I am now the 16/9 Inc wide angle.
Its very very very heavy.
But its very very very good !
I am very happy to have it !
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Old August 21st, 2009, 10:06 PM   #23
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Kajito, did you get your JVC lens? They seem to be backordered everywhere
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Old August 21st, 2009, 10:46 PM   #24
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Kajito, did you get your JVC lens? They seem to be backordered everywhere
it's been almost a month since i placed the order and still waiting:-(
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Old August 25th, 2009, 09:48 AM   #25
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...a pretty penny?

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They are surely asking a pretty penny... I have the JVC adapter but didn┤t have time to put it through the paces yet.
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For a zoom through 0.7 convertor? That's about half what I'd expect to pay. USD379 is a really good price - if the optics are up to it. But as has been noted many times on this board, in optics, the price/quality graph is a straight line one.
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Old August 25th, 2009, 10:29 AM   #26
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I have now receive the 16/9 Inc 07x for HM100.

Its a very good optic but a little heavy.

3 pictures herre : the difference of colour is just cause by the sun

Left : no wide angle, right : with wide angle

Zoom "tÚlÚ" :
http://www.darktab.net/~rbaudet/public/Mix%20grand.jpg

Zoom "medium"
http://www.darktab.net/~rbaudet/public/Mix%20moyen.jpg

Zoom "wide angle angle"
http://www.darktab.net/~rbaudet/public/Mix%20large.jpg
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Old August 27th, 2009, 03:42 AM   #27
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This is the HM100 with 16/9 Inc 0.7x wide angle and hood. The light is a LPMICRO LITE PANEL and the mic. is an Audiotechnica AT835ST stereo.

http://www.darktab.net/~rbaudet/public/HM100-1.jpg
http://www.darktab.net/~rbaudet/public/HM100-2.jpg
http://www.darktab.net/~rbaudet/public/HM100-3.jpg
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Old August 27th, 2009, 06:22 AM   #28
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Roger, is that a 16x9 brand hood? Would you be able to let me know the part number/where to order etc?

Many thanks!
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Old August 27th, 2009, 08:10 AM   #29
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Roger, how do you handle the big fat shadow you get from your dead cat?
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Old August 27th, 2009, 11:22 AM   #30
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Roger, is that a 16x9 brand hood? Would you be able to let me know the part number/where to order etc?

Many thanks!
Here :

16x9 Inc. | 169-HU-85 Rubber Lens Shade for | 169-HU-85 | B&H
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