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Old February 7th, 2005, 11:31 PM   #1
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Raynox DCR-2020PRO 2.2x telephoto for HDR-FX1?

Raynox DCR-2020PRO 2.2x telephoto for HDR-FX1? any one try this combo? or is this a waste of money?
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Haven't tried it, do they have any images to show what sort of barrel distortion you're going to get, if any?
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Old February 8th, 2005, 12:42 AM   #3
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i saw some pictures but i can't tell of any distortion. i really need a telephoto and dont have the budget to go with the century optics telephoto. and 1.6x is not enough. the raynox is 2.2x


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http://www.raynox.co.jp/english/dcr/dcr2020pro/index.htm
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Based on the image I see, I'd be frightened of using it, there are abberations in the shots, and it is a very low cost lens, but if it's what you can afford, then you go with what you can afford. Unfortunately, quality isn't cheap.
you won't be getting "bad" video, but you won't be getting great video either.
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I have a Canon wide-angle adapter for my GL1/GL2, and although the image quality is tolerable it's noticeably softer than images taken without the adapter. Point being that anything you put in front of the main glass on your camera is likely to affect image quality, so don't expect any miracles even with an expensive adapter.
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Old February 8th, 2005, 09:51 AM   #6
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I use the WD58 with my XM2 and I must say that I haven't seen a real degradation in resolution. The only difference may be that since the shots are wider, SD will just not resolve all the extra detail...

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<<<-- Originally posted by Douglas Spotted Eagle : Based on the image I see, I'd be frightened of using it, there are abberations in the shots, and it is a very low cost lens, but if it's what you can afford, then you go with what you can afford. Unfortunately, quality isn't cheap.
you won't be getting "bad" video, but you won't be getting great video either. -->>>

yeah, maybe the "under par" video won't be seen when down converted from HD.
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<<<-- Originally posted by Kevin Shaw : I have a Canon wide-angle adapter for my GL1/GL2, and although the image quality is tolerable it's noticeably softer than images taken without the adapter. Point being that anything you put in front of the main glass on your camera is likely to affect image quality, so don't expect any miracles even with an expensive adapter. -->>>

yeah and i have the WD-58 for my GL2 and i don't see any quality loss.


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Old February 8th, 2005, 10:46 AM   #9
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<<<i have the WD-58 for my GL2 and i don't see any quality loss.>>>

Maybe it's just me then, but it sure looks like any video I shoot with the WD-58 is slightly softer than video shot without it. Maybe not by much, but enough to be distracting to me when looking at the source footage.

In any case, it's inherently true that you should be concerned about image quality when adding anything to the front of a camera lens, and take extra care to keep things clean when doing so.
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