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Old May 2nd, 2007, 04:24 PM   #1
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Sony FX7: what wide angle lens?

Hi, I'd like to purchase 0HD-55WA-SH6 0.55x lens Century Optics for my Sony FX7.
Somebody has just told me it will give me a lot of barrel distortion.
I like 0HD-55WA-SH6 0.55x lens because it is thin, light and because it is 0.55x.
I don't need to zoom with it, I will use it on wide-angle lens only.
Do you think I will do a bad choice buying 0HD-55WA-SH6 0.55x lens for my Sony FX7?
thanks, Giorgio
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Old May 25th, 2007, 05:02 AM   #2
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Zoom-through or not to zoom through

Not sure what the options are for the FX7 or what you intend using it for but are you sure you don't want zoom-through control?

You may not be planning any zooming shots as such, but having a better range of framing options is a huge benefit and will cut down on the amount of time you'll spend attaching and re-attaching your wangle.

Worth the extra euros I'd say.

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Old August 18th, 2008, 08:04 AM   #3
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I found these on ebay. I don't know if there any good but I am also thinking of one and I don't want to pay more than $80 as I will only use it occasionally and I am not a full time professional yet.

Opteka Ultra HD .5x Wide Angle Lens for Sony HDR-FX7 - eBay (item 270265032365 end time Aug-19-08 20:52:20 PDT)

62MM WIDE ANGLE 0.5X MACRO LENS FOR SONY HDR-FX7 HVR-V1 - eBay (item 110279119619 end time Aug-18-08 18:24:54 PDT)

I know that an excellent lens is the HDP-6000EX High Definition
Wide angle conversion Lens 0.79X
but the price is too much for me, at this time at least.

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