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Old August 5th, 2008, 03:46 PM   #1
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Anyone used a WA adapter with Z7?

I'm looking for a WA adapter for my Z7. I noticed there was a recent post about the Century .6 that is supposed to come out in the next month or two ($490). B&H also lists both the 16X9Inc. .75 ($800) and the Sony VCL-HG0872 .8 ($370). Has anyone used any of these (or something else out there), and if so how do you like it? Thanks.

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Old August 5th, 2008, 11:04 PM   #2
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Yes... I'm looking forward to a review on the Century Optics 0.6 too. If they post me one for free, I promise to say nice things about it!!!! :)
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Old August 6th, 2008, 12:22 PM   #3
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I have just ordered a Red Eye 0.4x wide angle adaptor for my HVR S270E as recommended by a friend. It is a "non zoom through" and costs about 250 here ($500.00 ish) I think the auto focus will compensate, but I dont normally use it. I guess it will mostly stay at the wide angle when fitted. I have decided not to bother with the Sony W/A lens or the Fuji. I dont like the Zeiss lenses and the Fuji costs nearly as much as the camera.
I will report back.
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Old August 6th, 2008, 07:08 PM   #4
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I'm looking for a WA adapter for my Z7. I noticed there was a recent post about the Century .6 that is supposed to come out in the next month or two ($490). B&H also lists both the 16X9Inc. .75 ($800) and the Sony VCL-HG0872 .8 ($370). Has anyone used any of these (or something else out there), and if so how do you like it? Thanks.

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The one from Sony - HG0872 - that BH states is good for the Z7U is not the case. Leave it to Sony to change the cameras to pull more money from the end user, and I state this because this WA lens is about 1/16" too big for the inset part of the Z7U. Therefore, it does not fit - ironic, isn't it? This is the same lens that is marketed for the Z1U starting a few years ago. Prior posts discuss this as well.
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