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Old March 24th, 2009, 10:30 PM   #1
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FX-1000 Wide Angle lens?

I'm looking for a wide angle lens for my FX-1000 and would like to know if anyone has purchased a lens they really like. I have a Sony WA lens for my FX-1, but there is a ring that sticks out just before the threads and it won't allow me to attach it to my Z7U or FX-1000. I guess that is Sony's way of making sure I buy another product. Any suggestions?
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Old March 24th, 2009, 11:36 PM   #2
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Hey Chad !!

I have this one on my Z5 and FX1000 some times and is AMAZING !!!



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Old March 25th, 2009, 04:57 AM   #3
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Sometimes I get lost . . .
I thought the terrible WA of the FX-1000 would finish all needs for a separate WA. And the quality of the image is very nice, even in the corners. Hardly any barrel distortion.
When completely wide however, people in a landscape are miniaturised, so that they get lost in the image . . .
Now someone wants more WA on a FX-1000 anyhow. Is that for funny effects, like Fisheye distortion? Or what else for?
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Now someone wants more WA on a FX-1000 anyhow. Is that for funny effects, like Fisheye distortion? Or what else for?
Yup - it's all about Fisheye look - all the skateboarding videos, or other extreme sports.
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Old March 25th, 2009, 01:37 PM   #5
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I would love that fisheye, it would make for some fantastic creative shots in the churches. That does appear to be a nice lens for the money.
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Sometimes I get lost . . .
I thought the terrible WA of the FX-1000 would finish all needs for a separate WA.
I think you mean "terrific." Terrific is good, Terrible is bad, even though they have the same roots.

But your English is way better than my Dutch.
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Old March 26th, 2009, 02:43 AM   #7
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Old March 26th, 2009, 09:54 AM   #8
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Now someone wants more WA on a FX-1000 anyhow. Is that for funny effects, like Fisheye distortion? Or what else for?
Fisheye (barrel) distortion is but one disadvantage of wide-angle adapters in general, though sometimes it can be used to good effect of course. But very wide and very non-distorting wide-angle lenses (think Krubrick following Danny down the corridors of the Overlook Hotel in The Shining) are used because of the perspective control they offer, and little else.

Wide-angle lenses are not to 'get everybody in' as such, they're primary function is to make great play on the incredible dof and pov they offer.

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