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Old July 5th, 2004, 04:44 PM   #1
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Century Optics Fisheye (Which one?)

Hi all, I want to buy a fisheye for my DVX100 and I'm not sure if the cheaper one "Fisheye Adapter" or the more expense ".3x Ultra Fisheye Adapter" is right. I'm not doing pro skate work, I just want to have fun with a fisheye lens. Does anyone have experience with either? Impressed? Disappointed?
And, where did you buy it? Where you happy there?
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Old July 5th, 2004, 08:45 PM   #2
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Haven't used either, but I've seen them at trade shows. The "fisheye" is a .5x, and "ultra fisheye" is a .3x. So the ultra is much wider-angle than the "fisheye". If you want the super-wide-angle, super-distorted look, you would want the ultra.
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Old July 6th, 2004, 12:00 AM   #3
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fish eye stuff

i got the century optics wide .6x and its awesome...... i was going to get a fish eye...but for the amount of footage that needed that effect it just wasnt worth it....so i just rented one......keep in mind if u watch all these videos and stuff.... the fish eye footage only makes up about 30% of video
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Old July 8th, 2004, 02:55 PM   #4
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I have the .3 fisheye from Century, its amazing and a big pricey.
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Old July 9th, 2004, 10:26 AM   #5
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how bad does the .3x fisheye vignettes on the dvx?
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Old July 9th, 2004, 12:36 PM   #6
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On Century's webpage they show the .3x in action, assumedly on a DVX, and there doesn't look to be any vignetting:

http://www.centuryoptics.com/products/prodv/dvx100/3x_ultra_fisheye/3x_ultra_fisheye.htm

But I've never used the lens so I can't verify it. You could contact Century directly and ask them. Their product description says that "vignetting will occur at the extreme wide angle."
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Old July 14th, 2004, 01:48 PM   #7
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It doesn't vignette that bad. Only in the lower left corner just a little bit, and a tab in the upper left. you can zoom in past them and not lose any quality.
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