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Old February 24th, 2005, 12:09 PM   #61
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I'm thinking about getting this as well. I had a question though, would you rather go 16:9 and lose quality, or 4:3 wi/ a wide-angle lense and keep it picture perfect?
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Old February 24th, 2005, 02:28 PM   #62
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16:9 vs 4:3

hi Mr Spiegel
well sir the dvc30 dose not have real 16:9 . so i use sqeeze mode whitch dose a very nice job by the way . and i almost always use the wide lens . i think it dose a good job you can zoom rite through and it stays in focus . so all and all i would say its very good . but my standards may be lower than the next guys so it is best to see for yourself . i hope this is helpful . dp
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Old February 28th, 2005, 09:53 AM   #63
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LW-4307

Hello

I just bought the Panasonic 0.7 Wide Angle (AG-LW4307) adapter and I like that image quality comparing the on camera lens to the lens plus adaptor, is very consistent.

There is relativelly minor barel distortion on opening up fully but it is minor and predictable that an adapter like this will produce this effect.

The wide angle is of course not as radical as the .3 Century one but is like using a 28mm wide lens instead of a 45mm lens in 35mm stills photography.

Hope this comment is of use to someone looking for this kind of adapter.

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Old March 8th, 2005, 01:27 AM   #64
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Another solution is to use a 43mm-58mm adapter, then mount a Canon WD-58H or a Century DS-65CV58 screw-in lens. Neither should vignette since your are going up in ring size. But this is just an opinion for more options, in case someone is unhappy with their 43mm Panny lens.
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Old March 8th, 2005, 01:51 AM   #65
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that is exactly what i just did, i just ordered a stepup from 43-58 and the Canon WD-58H, i'll post pics and results once i get it
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Old March 10th, 2005, 09:49 PM   #66
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Is it correct that the AG-LW4307 has no front filter threads?

Does everything have to be done with matte box/filter attachment?

Why would they build a lens without threads?
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Old March 11th, 2005, 07:30 AM   #67
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no front threads

Hello Dan

It is correct, no front threads...

Coming from stills photography, I have wondered why in the realm of camcorder optics no front threads seems to be quite normal...

All movements in life require some re-adjustment.... !

On all other aspects, the AG-LW4307 is great, I hardly use the camera without it.

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Old March 20th, 2005, 08:03 PM   #68
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Pana doees not make lens(do they)

Pana doees not make lens(do they)?

Probably leica so thats why people say its good probably is

Pana outsources for lense(also some ccd's)
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Old January 1st, 2006, 10:54 AM   #69
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Wide Angle

I need a to get a bit wider with the lense on my DVX, any recommendations or things to stay away from? Thanks
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Old January 2nd, 2006, 09:19 PM   #70
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Century Optics sells good stuff. You need to figure out what exactly you want because different wide angles offer different advantages.

www.centuryoptics.com
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Old January 2nd, 2006, 10:07 PM   #71
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Thanks for taking the time Tim
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Old July 28th, 2007, 01:41 PM   #72
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DVX100b Wide Angle Lense

I need to purchase a wide angle lense for my camera. Any suggestions? Its has to be fairly reasonable. I found a cheap one on ebay, has anyone used this one. I would actually want to spend a little more, but no more than $200.

http://cgi.ebay.com/72mm-Wide-Angle-...QQcmdZViewItem

Is a dvx100b lense compatible with a dvx30?
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Old October 14th, 2007, 02:52 PM   #73
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Wide Angle Confused

I need a wide angle conversion lens. My question is what is the difference between one that is zoom thru and one that is not? I can find a lens for $200 or up to $700 but need to know what I am paying for.
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Old October 14th, 2007, 04:29 PM   #74
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i can hardly remember a WA lens made for video that is not zoom thru.
(but any way if you purchase such a lens, it is not to use it fully zoomed ?)
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Old October 14th, 2007, 07:07 PM   #75
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Zoom through means you can use the full zoom range. Probably without having to fiddle with the focus.

Non-zoom through...won't. Or, at least, not fully.

For instance, the Century .6 will only let me zoom to about 70 on the DVX. After that, forget about focusing the thing at all.
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