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Heiner Boeck August 29th, 2010 07:01 AM

Wide angle lens / converter
 
Hi folks: Wanna give my NX5 a little wider angle for shooting in tight spots. Of course, I could get me a suitable lens from Canon /WD-H72) or Sony itself. Or even Century or Raynox. But these are very clumpsy and heavy - and extremely expensive.
Does anybody know about a lighter and cheaper choice - which of course should not produce any vignetting or blurring around the edges.
Thanx for any hint! - Heiner/Finland

Chris Adeyefa August 30th, 2010 06:25 AM

The NX5 does not have an Interchangeable lense... You cannot attach a wide angle lense unless you purchase a 35mm DOF adapter such as the RedRock M2. Once doing so you can then purchase any suitable wide angle photography lense to attach to the adapter.

Cristian Adrian Olariu August 30th, 2010 08:37 AM

Heiner was referring to Wide Angle Converter Lens, like which can be mounted in front of the existing lens of NX5.
I have a cheap 150$ wide lens Digital Optics 72W002, acceptable for me, I use it rarely. It has some CA and slight distortion. Vignetting (black margins) shows when zooming in 20% - 30%. but dissapears further and blurring the picture's margins, leaving only 50% clear image in the center, sometimes I used for some creative shots.
Here is a clip where I used it: around 1:00 (the bride shots), 1:10 through 1:24 (1:24 - here is zoomed in), 1:36 and some others. Alongside I used an fisheye lens, not only the wide lens.

Mark Goldberg September 1st, 2010 06:43 PM

What ever the lens, you did a great job with this video, and you made the NX5 shine.

Don Bloom September 1st, 2010 09:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chris Adeyefa (Post 1564112)
The NX5 does not have an Interchangeable lense... You cannot attach a wide angle lense unless you purchase a 35mm DOF adapter such as the RedRock M2. Once doing so you can then purchase any suitable wide angle photography lense to attach to the adapter.

Actually you can. They are called lens attachments and do just that. They attach to the primary lens assembly either bayonet mount or screw mount and while you do lose some iris because of the additional glass they can do a very nice job depending on the make. I've been using one for 10 years with my PD150s/170s and DSR250. It is a Kenko Pro .65 WA lens attachment and does a fine job of giving me the wider shoot I need now and then.

Heiner Boeck September 2nd, 2010 01:07 AM

Good advice. Problem: Kenko does not deliver it with 72mm thread.
Greets: Heiner

Don Bloom September 2nd, 2010 05:48 AM

Kenko is just one of many companies that manufacter WA converters or lens attachments.

For the purpose of seeing who has what for your camera you might look at say B&H just to browse. You may find the Sony is you best or only choice or you might find others.


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