.7x Wide-Angle Converter from 16x9 for HM100 - Anyone used? at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > JVC ProHD & MPEG2 Camera Systems > JVC GY-HM 600/700/800 Series Camera Systems

JVC GY-HM 600/700/800 Series Camera Systems
GY-HM6xx, HM7xx and HM8xx ProHD camcorders & decks.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old May 24th, 2009, 01:22 PM   #1
Trustee
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Burbank
Posts: 1,811
.7x Wide-Angle Converter from 16x9 for HM100 - Anyone used?

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? It appears this may be the same one that is sold for the Sony HVR-V1U & HDR-FX7, but I don't know.

Note: Century will have one or two adapters/converters (not sure which) within a couple of weeks for the HM100. The Century ones are units in stock that are being setup to mount on the HM100. The possible sizes are .55x and .65x I think, but I'm not sure.
Jack Walker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 24th, 2009, 02:55 PM   #2
Major Player
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: NYC
Posts: 203
They are surely asking a pretty penny... I have the JVC adapter but didnīt have time to put it through the paces yet.
Matthias Krause is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 24th, 2009, 06:50 PM   #3
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Oxford UK
Posts: 109
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jack Walker View Post
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? It appears this may be the same one that is sold for the Sony HVR-V1U & HDR-FX7, but I don't know.

Note: Century will have one or two adapters/converters (not sure which) within a couple of weeks for the HM100. The Century ones are units in stock that are being setup to mount on the HM100. The possible sizes are .55x and .65x I think, but I'm not sure.
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...

Very interested if Century are making a .55x I would probably go for that - one can never get too wide ;-)

Cotty
Steve Cottrell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 25th, 2009, 11:32 PM   #4
Major Player
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Bellingham, WA
Posts: 457
There is a ton of 46mm wide angle lens converters on the market for still cameras (like Panasonic DMW-LW46, which costs something like $126. Don't spend your hard earned cash on hype.
Robert Rogoz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 26th, 2009, 02:12 AM   #5
Major Player
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Brisbane, California
Posts: 530
In fact I had a couple Nikon WC-E68's that I had for some CoolPix digital cameras and they have a 46mm thread and the glass is pretty nice. I'm going to test it out. For now I'm going to hold off on investing in a wide converter until I test some of the less expensive options.
Keith Moreau is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 26th, 2009, 08:47 AM   #6
Major Player
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: NJ, USA
Posts: 339
Quote:
Originally Posted by Robert Rogoz View Post
There is a ton of 46mm wide angle lens converters on the market for still cameras (like Panasonic DMW-LW46, which costs something like $126. Don't spend your hard earned cash on hype.
Indeed, you are right they do not work! Only we have to buy genuine accesories!
Kaushik Parmar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 26th, 2009, 12:52 PM   #7
Trustee
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Burbank
Posts: 1,811
Quote:
Originally Posted by Keith Moreau View Post
In fact I had a couple Nikon WC-E68's that I had for some CoolPix digital cameras and they have a 46mm thread and the glass is pretty nice. I'm going to test it out. For now I'm going to hold off on investing in a wide converter until I test some of the less expensive options.
Does the Nikon WC-E68 fit on the HM100? (on the set back threads?)
Does it work through the entire zoom range?
How are the coatings on this converter?
Jack Walker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 26th, 2009, 01:02 PM   #8
Major Player
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Brisbane, California
Posts: 530
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jack Walker View Post
Does the Nikon WC-E68 fit on the HM100? (on the set back threads?)
Does it work through the entire zoom range?
How are the coatings on this converter?
It has 46mm threads so it screws right onto the set back threads right in front of the lens with the lens hood removed.

I haven't had a chance to really test it at all, so I can't attest to the image quality. Initial results are that it does zoom through fine. I don't know about the multi-coatings, etc on it. It's a pretty inexpensive lens, even when new, but it got great reviews as a good buy when it came out for the Coolpix series. I've used it on my Coolpix 5400 for timelapse photography extensively. I'll get back here with some results when I have them.
Keith Moreau is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 28th, 2009, 09:55 AM   #9
Major Player
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Bellingham, WA
Posts: 457
Keith, did you have a chance to test the lens yet?
Robert Rogoz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 30th, 2009, 08:17 PM   #10
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Eureka, Calif.
Posts: 98
16x9 zoom through??

Is the 16x9 .7X wide a zoom through?
Shaun Walker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 30th, 2009, 08:24 PM   #11
Major Player
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: NYC
Posts: 431
I just noticed this on B&H for $215.
JVC | GL-V0746U Wide Conversion Lens | GL-V0746USP | B&H Photo
__________________
-kAj
http://www.sweetproductionmedia.com/
Kajito Nagib is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 30th, 2009, 08:39 PM   #12
Major Player
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: NYC
Posts: 203
Adorama sells it for $189...
Matthias Krause is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 14th, 2009, 02:15 PM   #13
Major Player
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: NYC
Posts: 431
Wide angle lens comparison

I need to buy a wide angle lens converters for my HM100. Could someone explain to me the difference between the 16x9 Inc. 169-HD7X-HM100 0.7 Wide Angle Converter Lens 16x9 Inc. | 169-HD7X-HM100 0.7 Wide Angle | 169-HD7X-HM100 | B&H and the GL-V0746U Wide Conversion Lens?
B&H Kit Info

Also has Century already come out with a new adapters/converters for the HM100?
__________________
-kAj
http://www.sweetproductionmedia.com/
Kajito Nagib is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 14th, 2009, 03:19 PM   #14
Major Player
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Bellingham, WA
Posts: 457
The difference I see between 16x9 and JVC converters is 16x9 has a front lens thread. This will allow you to attache filters and a light matte box without a need for rails.
I bought Nikon WC-E68 for $35 and $8 rubber lens hood, rigged lens good onto the converter and call it good. I think Nikon has superior glass to jvc or 16x9 anyway.
Robert Rogoz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 21st, 2009, 02:15 PM   #15
New Boot
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Petaluma CA
Posts: 12
Nikon thread size

I couldn't find anywhere what the thread size is for the 'front' of the Nikon .7 adapter. I'd like to add a lens hood, but not sure what the thread size is.

But I've been using it, and it's been working great. Zoom feels a tad soft at the fully zoomed out end of the travel, but seems sharp otherwise, and no vignetting that I'm seeing on full wide. I got mine on eBay for $45 shipped, certainly a much better deal than the $200 JCV one!

Tim
Tim Nielsen is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > JVC ProHD & MPEG2 Camera Systems > JVC GY-HM 600/700/800 Series Camera Systems

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:53 AM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network