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Old May 8th, 2011, 12:29 PM   #1
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wide angle lens for HMC-150

Do any of you use a wide angle lens adapter for the HMC150? I'm considering one but I realize the original lens is already quite wide. And I'm worried about barrel distortion. Do you have any recommendation for WA lens adapters with minimal barrel distortion? I'm considering:

Cavision LWC07X72E Two Element 0.7x Wide Angle LWC07X72E B&H

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16x9 Inc. 169-HDWA6X-HPX EXII 0.6x Wide Angle 169-HDWA6X-HPX B&H

I'm leaning towards the 1st one because you can zoom thru 90%.
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Old May 13th, 2011, 01:26 AM   #2
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Re: wide angle lens for HMC-150

Hmm, I guess not many people use a wide angle lens adapter for the HMC-150.
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Old May 13th, 2011, 03:12 AM   #3
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Re: wide angle lens for HMC-150

It has a very wide lens anyway.

Even doing weddings in small houses and rooms I've never felt the need for a wider angle.

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Old May 25th, 2011, 07:06 PM   #4
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Re: wide angle lens for HMC-150

Hi Gregory,

I use two adapters with the HMC150, a .6 and .4. Here is a review I did.
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I see you are in Norman. We are over in Tulsa. Small world. What kinds of videos do you produce?
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Old May 25th, 2011, 11:32 PM   #5
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Re: wide angle lens for HMC-150

Century Optics are very nice (and expensive) lenses. I used to use one with my DVX-100. If I get one with the HMC-150, I'm hoping that the 72 mm bayonet mount would be compatible with future camcorders if I upgrade. But I noticed there are a number of different brands out there, many of which are a lot cheaper. Since barrel distortion is inevitable, I might try one of the cheaper brands and if I don't like it, I'll return it. Something tells me, I'll probably get blurry edges and vignetting :(

Thanks for the video reviews though. (btw, I'm surprised the 1.6x telephoto has that much vignetting on the Century Optics)
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Old May 25th, 2011, 11:51 PM   #6
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Hi Gregory,

I use two adapters with the HMC150, a .6 and .4. Here is a review I did.
Von Real

I see you are in Norman. We are over in Tulsa. Small world. What kinds of videos do you produce?
Dabble in event videography. We're just 2 hours away from each other; And and I'm from Australia originally (Brisbane), which is two hours (by plane) from Melbourne.
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Old May 27th, 2011, 04:49 PM   #7
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Hi Gregory,

You are welcome. Boomer Sooner!

When I shot in SD I used $100-150 wide angle and fisheye lenses, but when I went to HD, I bit the bullet and went for more expensive glass since HD has higher resolution.

One of my shooters had a wedding over in Norman just last weekend.
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