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Old August 27th, 2009, 11:35 AM   #31
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Although it's called a 16x9 hood Roger, I actually think it's 4:3 in aspect ratio. Can you confirm or deny this please?
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Old August 28th, 2009, 02:23 AM   #32
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Although it's called a 16x9 hood Roger, I actually think it's 4:3 in aspect ratio. Can you confirm or deny this please?

Yes, it's 4:3 aspect ratio
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Old August 28th, 2009, 04:43 AM   #33
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New picture with and without 16/9 Inc 0.7x wide angle :

Zoom "tÚlÚ", without 16/9 Inc
http://www.darktab.net/~rbaudet/public/HM100-4.jpg

Zoom "tÚlÚ", with 16/9 Inc
http://www.darktab.net/~rbaudet/public/HM100-5.jpg[

Zoom "Wide", without 16/9 Inc
http://www.darktab.net/~rbaudet/public/HM100-6.jpg

Zoom "wide", with 16/9 Inc
http://www.darktab.net/~rbaudet/public/HM100-7.jpg[
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Old August 28th, 2009, 07:10 AM   #34
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Yes, it's 4:3 aspect ratio
Barmy. Who shoots in 4:3 these days? And if you bothered to buy, fit and use a hood, why sacrifice some efficiency by having it the wrong shape?
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Old September 10th, 2009, 12:10 PM   #35
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it's been almost a month since i placed the order and still waiting:-(
just had an online chat with one of the JVC sales rep he told me that the expected date from JVC wide angle lens came and passed, and they didn't receive anything yet. I placed an order on 7/27. Just wanted to give anyone intrested the heads up.
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Old September 10th, 2009, 10:34 PM   #36
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I was able to buy the JVC wide angle lens along with the HM 100 in Hong Kong a week ago, I guess HK hasn't run out yet.
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Old September 24th, 2009, 11:07 PM   #37
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The JVC wide angle lens just got back in stock at B&H. Anyone know of any filters or any type of protection for this lens?
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Old September 25th, 2009, 02:25 AM   #38
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The JVC wide angle lens just got back in stock at B&H. Anyone know of any filters or any type of protection for this lens?
You are joking about filters? As it was said (even in this thread) there is nothing to attach filters to on a converter! No sun hood either. This converter is just the same as from GZ7 consumer model from a couple of years ago.
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Old September 25th, 2009, 02:35 AM   #39
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Anyone know of any filters or any type of protection for this lens?
Yes, best protection is to wrap it in cling-film with a couple of sachets of silica-gel and keep it at home.

Best way to use it? Unfiltered, fitted straight onto the camera's zoom, using an aspect ratio shadowed lens hood.

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Old October 14th, 2009, 12:05 PM   #40
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Nikon WC-E68 .7x Lens Convertor - Barrel Distortion?

I'm about to buy the Nikon Lens Convertor and I wanted to know if there is any barrel distortion from it. I'll be using the lens for real estate shoots and am trying to avoid " bent " walls.
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Old October 14th, 2009, 12:53 PM   #41
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You don't say what camera you're going to use the Nikon lens on, or whether it's a zoom through or not. I'll take an educated guess and say yes, you'll have barrel distortion all right, simply because most camcorder zooms barrel distort right out of the box.
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Old October 15th, 2009, 09:11 AM   #42
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Even with the JVC WA lens, there is definitely distortion, hello bent walls!
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Old October 15th, 2009, 09:55 AM   #43
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Thanks for the link and info. I got the JVC .7x wide-angle converter with my HM-100 and it does work very well - no issues with it except a teeny bit fuzzy when zoomed right in, nothing serious. To be honest, I got it to use at the wide end - if I want telephoto I take it off...

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Further to my original quote up there about the JVC wide angle adapter....having used it a lot now (lives on the camera), I'm actually pretty disappointed in it. My biggest problem is the amount of dust *inside* the unit - actually between the elements. Outside in bright sunlight is always a problem with the camera lens stopped down, allowing minute dust specs to seemingly pop into focus! Even using a lens hood and with the front element in shade, I can still pick out the odd dust speck. Check this yourself - mount the wide angle, go to manual focus, swing the focus ring so you're focussing literally onto the front element, and then literally *behind* the front element and watch all the spots - if anything like mine it's a blooming snow blizzard. Very disappointed in that. Definitely not on the front or rear elements, it's inside. For a sealed unit that doesn't breathe, that's poor workmanship. I will be looking for a replacement....

In case you're wondering, the lens hood is one I made using the hood from a Canon XH series camera, mated to a Cavision hood mount, adapted. Works great with the wide angle adapter, but hey, had to make it myself - what does that say about JVC?
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Old October 15th, 2009, 10:07 AM   #44
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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

Roger, how's that 16x9 WA adapter in terms of interior dust? If you hold up to a bright light source and look through either end, any specs inside? Much? None? Appreciate it, Cotty.
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Old October 15th, 2009, 10:35 AM   #45
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I'm not Roger, but I can answer that question: speckless.
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