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Old March 31st, 2009, 11:14 AM   #1
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PDW 700 Lens: HJ11ex4.7b vs HJ17ex7.7b

I need a DP's opinion...What are the limitations of using a wide angle HD lens vs a standard HD lens when you have a diverse shot list? We're trying to get away with sending out a camera package with just the Canon w/a HJ11ex4.7b but the producers are requesting both lens types for their shoots quite often. Any insight would be greatly appreciated ...as I'm not a shooter...
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Old March 31st, 2009, 03:54 PM   #2
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ummmm... one is a wide angle lens for shooting wide angle shots. The other is a standard lens for shooting standard shots.

You really need a standard/long lens to go with the wide.

A 22x would also be a better option than the 17x.

Send out one lens as a standard and charge extra for the wide.
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Old April 1st, 2009, 02:46 PM   #3
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The HJ11x4.7 is a nice lens but has a quite limited focal length range. The 17x7.7 has a much larger range, starting reasonably wide. This makes it a more versatile lens, although there will be occasions when a wider FOV would be nice.
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