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Old April 2nd, 2009, 03:02 PM   #1
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Will the canon WD-H72 fit on the HMC150?

I'm selling my whole A1 kit and was wondering if I could use the A1's canon wide angle on the HMC150 seeing as how they are the same thread size. Any insight on this would be appreciated. I realize the HMC150 is already wide as it is, but I'd use the WD-h72 in very tight situations.

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Old April 2nd, 2009, 05:10 PM   #2
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Hi Randy,

I do not know for sure if the WD-H72 will fit on the HMC150, but I would say include that lens in the A1 kit or try selling it seperately. The WD-H72 is a beast and you will not need it with the HMC150. As you already know, the HMC150 has a much wider lens than the XH-A1.

If you did find a need for a wider look I would go with a Century Optics .6. It is wider and lighter weight than the Canon WD-H72. Then if you really needed something even wider, Century makes a sweet .4 fisheye.

At the end of the month I will have a piece playing on EventDV-TV that will showcase comparision footage of the Century Optics lenses.
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Old April 2nd, 2009, 05:50 PM   #3
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Thanks for the info Mark. Please keep us updated on the video.

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Old April 3rd, 2009, 07:51 PM   #4
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At the end of the month I will have a piece playing on EventDV-TV that will showcase comparision footage of the Century Optics lenses.
Can't wait. I do enjoy watching your videos on EventDV, very informative.
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Old April 5th, 2009, 02:46 PM   #5
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I agree with Mark on this....
I have the Canon wide angle for my A1, and tried it in my 150 just now to see what would happen. Yes, it will fit just fine, no problem there.

But I did notice a lot of barrell distortion at full wide that I do not see when using it on my A1, at least not to anywheres close to this degree. Plus its weight does detract from one of the HMC's biggest seling points (to me anyways) which is its light weight.
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Old May 12th, 2009, 03:38 PM   #6
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The Century Optics lens comparison I did is now online. Go to the link and select Von Real, Episode 1.

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Old May 12th, 2009, 04:09 PM   #7
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Mark Thanks! The video was very informative. Can(t wait to see the next episode.
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