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Old March 23rd, 2008, 10:24 AM   #1
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WA Lens thoughts?

I've been using my FX-1 with a WA lens for so long that its just to difficult not to use one now. I'm currently considering this one:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...Converter.html

If anyone has any other suggestions, please let me know. I know that Century Optics is a great brand. I also like the weight on this one. Its only .63 lbs., where some of the others are pushing 2 lbs.
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Old March 23rd, 2008, 06:56 PM   #2
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Why not just wait until Sony releases the Carl Zeiss 1/3" wide-angle lens for this camera? That's what I plan to do.
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Old March 23rd, 2008, 08:50 PM   #3
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hey brian,
where can we get more info on this wide-angle lens w/ the 1/3" bayonet?
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Old March 23rd, 2008, 09:35 PM   #4
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hey brian,
where can we get more info on this wide-angle lens w/ the 1/3" bayonet?
Not released yet, and not a lot of info. There's a brief mention in this Sony press release:
http://news.sel.sony.com/en/press_ro...ase/32117.html

And a brief mention in this Sony publicity video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssZZM...eature=related

Looks to be 8x, made by Carl Zeiss.
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I noticed that in the in description of the camera on the Calumet or Abel Cine site. I haven't heard anything else about it though. Can we guess how much this thing is going to cost?
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Old March 24th, 2008, 08:29 PM   #6
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I noticed that in the in description of the camera on the Calumet or Abel Cine site. I haven't heard anything else about it though. Can we guess how much this thing is going to cost?
I'm guessing $1, wouldn't that be nice. But I think realistically we would be looking at around a few grand. I think roughly around $2k, does anyone else have a better idea?
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Old March 25th, 2008, 10:13 AM   #7
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I think for that amount I'd rather just buy the Century Optics WA lens for around $500. It weighs just over a half pound, much less than other WA lenses I've owned.
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