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Old June 21st, 2006, 12:05 PM   #1
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1.7x Tele Adapter Sony VCL-HG1758 - Who has used one of these? Good? Bad/indifferent?

I'm considering using it on my XM2. Anybody had any experience of this adapter?

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Old June 21st, 2006, 01:50 PM   #2
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I have this extender, and have used it on my VX2000. It does vignette at mid range back to wide. Some darks corners disappearing as zooming continues and depending on aperature.

The image quality is pretty decent, though I haven't tested lines of resolution or anything like that. CA seems to be under control. I've even used it with a step up ring on my FX1, and the have decent results with the HDV images.
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Old June 21st, 2006, 04:12 PM   #3
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Chris, thank you.

What is the diameter of the "big-end"? I have a matte box with a 80mm clamp ring.

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Old June 21st, 2006, 04:59 PM   #4
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I'll have to check out this evening. Am at office right now.
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Old June 21st, 2006, 05:01 PM   #5
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Excellent! Thank you .. . G
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Old June 21st, 2006, 08:14 PM   #6
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Graham:

Looks a bit bigger than that. The metal shade in front is around 92 mm, and if you mounted on the rubber ring its up to 94 mm..
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Old June 22nd, 2006, 12:36 AM   #7
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Graham:

Looks a bit bigger than that. The metal shade in front is around 92 mm, and if you mounted on the rubber ring its up to 94 mm..
Thank you Chris. What rubber ring? . . . Grazie
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Old June 22nd, 2006, 12:09 PM   #8
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Thank you Chris. What rubber ring? . . . Grazie
Its like a rubber bumper material recessed from front edge of lens going all the way aroung the lens. Probably to protect in a drop situation. Nothing major, just adds to the circumfrence a bit if you are attaching your ring there.
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Old June 22nd, 2006, 04:13 PM   #9
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Chris? Do you have any "stills" of what this 1.7 can do? If you don't, don't worry.

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Old June 22nd, 2006, 04:16 PM   #10
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Want them from my VX2000 (actual stills from camera ) or screen grabs from FX1 HDV ? I'll put some together tonight.
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Old June 22nd, 2006, 08:31 PM   #11
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Chris? Do you have any "stills" of what this 1.7 can do? If you don't, don't worry.

Grazie

Here are two photos to compare shot with VX 2000:

http://www.makeyourfilm.net/downloads/withextender.jpg

http://www.makeyourfilm.net/downloads/notextender.jpg
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Old June 22nd, 2006, 09:02 PM   #12
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Frame Grabs from FX1

These are the frames I grapped from my FX1, one with the extender, one without:

http://www.makeyourfilm.net/downloads/normal.jpg

http://www.makeyourfilm.net/downloads/extender.jpg
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Old June 23rd, 2006, 08:55 AM   #13
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Chris, thank you for taking the trouble. Grazie
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Old June 23rd, 2006, 03:33 PM   #14
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Graham:

Any conclusion after looking at the frames ??
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Old June 23rd, 2006, 04:27 PM   #15
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Does this mean I don't have to pay $850 for the Century 1.6x for my FX1?

What about the Century 2x-58mm for the PD-170? How does that work with the FX1? Anyone try it? Maybe I should post a new thread.

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