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Old January 14th, 2010, 07:51 AM   #1
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Fisheye Lens Questions....

Hi,
I am looking for a fisheye lens for my Z5U and seen an example of the Opteka lens online and it looked like it had a black circle vignette in the corners. Is that normal?

I also called Century about a year ago to inquire about their lenses and I was told that the Z5U has a very wide lens on it and they did not make a extreme fisheye lens for the Z5U.

Is anybody familiar with the Opteka Titanium Series 72mm 0.3X HD Super Fisheye Lens?
Amazon.com: Opteka Titanium Series 72mm 0.3X HD Super Fisheye Lens for Panasonic AG-DVX100 & AG-DVD80 Professional Video Camcorders: Camera & Photo

What fisheye lens options do I have for this camera? Anybody have any suggestions?

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Old January 16th, 2010, 12:42 AM   #2
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Fisheye for the Z5

Look at Raynox's line of lens.

Raynox High Definition Conversion Lens Accessories for SONY HDR-FX1000, HDR-FX1000E, HVR-Z5E, HVR-Z5U, HVR-Z5 HVR Camcorders

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Old January 16th, 2010, 01:51 AM   #3
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Yes, Raynox has some of the best add-on lens values...
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Old January 16th, 2010, 07:35 AM   #4
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I didn't see any prices for the lenses?
What other fisheye's do you guys recommend? The Raynox looks very long for a fisheye.
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Old January 16th, 2010, 07:41 AM   #5
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I didn't see any prices for the lenses?
What other fisheye's do you guys recommend? The Raynox looks very long for a fisheye.
it's a cheap lens - take a look at sample video - you have to zoom in a lot to get rid of vignetting, which eliminates the purpose of fisheye.
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Old January 16th, 2010, 03:21 PM   #6
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Look at the 16x9 .45 fisheye. I still haven't made the decision about them or Century Optics. They're both zoom through lenses but the Century Optics is quite a bit more money. I guess it's not something you go cheap on though.
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Old January 17th, 2010, 09:34 AM   #7
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Can't you just zoom in a little bit with the Century Fisheye lens so you won't get darkening in the corners? That's not an uncommon thing.
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