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Old March 10th, 2004, 11:11 AM   #1
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I bought the Kodak Ektanar Wide-angle Lens

for $49 including shipping and tax at amazon.com.

Here's a pic I took w/ the wide-angle lens attached.

http://www.dvuser.co.kr/zboard/data/...c/IMGA0673.JPG
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Old March 10th, 2004, 03:46 PM   #2
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Once you use it and test it, let us know how it works.
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Old March 10th, 2004, 05:53 PM   #3
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I think it is sweet for the price

Kodak Ektanar Wide Angle Lens Gallery
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Old March 11th, 2004, 05:23 AM   #4
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Guy,

I saw your photos in the Kodak Wide Angle Gallery.

So you when you attach the wide angle you leave on the 43mm UV filter andd the Pana lens hood ? Because I take my UV off first and also the Pana lens hood and attach my Wide Angle directly to the lens mount.

Do you have any problems with leaving on the UV filter and lens hood ?
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Old March 11th, 2004, 06:13 AM   #5
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Adam,
The WA needs to be installed directly to the lens barrel (as stated in the manual)...that means removing the stock hood and any filters. I shot video both ways to see the results because I wanted to be able to use an ND filter. There is ghosting and flaring when a filter is between the WA and camera lens.
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Old March 11th, 2004, 08:42 AM   #6
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What you said was what I thought to be the correct way to do it so I was suprised to see it done differently.
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Old March 11th, 2004, 09:37 AM   #7
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Thanks for pointing that out, Adam. I shot those photos just after getting the lens. Decided to just screw it on the hood because I wasn't going to take pictures with it right away. All the photos I took with it are with the hood off. So, I edited the text under the photos of the WA/camera so others wouldn't be confused.

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Have you taken any flash photos? You will probably notice the shadowing that occurs in the lower part of the frame because the lens partially blocks the flash. Also, the flash sensor on the bottom of the lens barrel (where the small hole is in the hood) gets blocked so the flash strength is not compensated for. Can cause some overexposure, especially on close ups.
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Old March 12th, 2004, 05:27 PM   #8
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No, I haven't taken flash photos yet, but I'll try today.
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Old March 15th, 2004, 02:49 AM   #9
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Guy,

I noticed that when I use my Raxnox 5000 WA adaptor the lens gets in the way of the flash sometimes and I have to remove the WA lens. I guess there is no way around this.
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Old March 15th, 2004, 06:57 PM   #10
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If you MUST take stills with the 953 with a WA lens, you may want to invest in a slave flash unit. It can be placed away from the camcorder and your main unit triggers it. A lot of expense, IMO, for the lower quality pix you'll get.
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