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Old January 9th, 2011, 04:47 PM   #31
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Yes, it is right. You have to push twice on Assign button if you like to see steadyshot "off" on the LCD screening.
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Old January 9th, 2011, 05:07 PM   #32
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Yes, I know how to set the Steadyshot setting to off, but is this the desired setting if I use
my nx5u on a tripod?

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Old January 9th, 2011, 05:13 PM   #33
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Sure, it is.
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Old January 9th, 2011, 06:24 PM   #35
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Yes, that is correct. OFF on the display for tripod use.

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Old January 10th, 2011, 03:03 AM   #36
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That's correct. But (and there's always a but) if your tripod is on an unsteady floor (and wedding marquees spring to mind) then Steadyshot can help. If you're using long telephotos and your tripod head isn't much good, SS can help here too.

To find out if you need to switch SS off, HDMI your camera to a big TV, put it on the tripod and do as smooth a pan or tilt as you can with the SS in your normal position (hard, normal, soft). Doesn't matter what focal length you do this test at.

Notice any tiny 'blips' that break into the pan? That's the SS working.

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Old January 10th, 2011, 09:02 AM   #37
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Old January 17th, 2011, 04:42 PM   #38
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All the wideangle converters I've used (Century, Kenko, Raynox, Tecpro, Zunow and so on) have given me barrel distortion. If they don't then they're so mild (the Sony 0.8x comes to mind) they're not worth the hassle of lugging about, storing and fitting.
Hi Tom,
I have just seen on Internet Tokina WIDE ANGLE LENS FOR SONY HDR-AX2000 . It seems to have good lens. I am leaning towards it. It is very cheap and I'd like to biuy it. I'd like to make a try. In your opinion will I make an error? I'd like to make a test and if I don't like it, I can get rid of it without sorrow.
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Old January 18th, 2011, 02:58 AM   #39
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Perfect - try before you buy, there really is no substitute Adriano. Tokina have a very good name in optics so you may be satisfied, but I can pretty much guarantee you that it will barrel distort down the wide end. Not that this will matter in your rainforest footage though. Do you have a link to the Tokina you're interested in? And can you fit a hood to keep the water drops off the front element?

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Old January 18th, 2011, 03:04 AM   #40
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This is the link that I met: Tokina WIDE ANGLE LENS FOR SONY HDR-AX2000 Camcorder su eBay.it Lenses, Camcorder Accessories, Cameras Photo
I don't know if there are any hood for it.
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Old January 18th, 2011, 03:27 AM   #41
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72mm attachment thread - so it should screw straight onto your AX2k. Be very careful though as the Sony's front element is right up against the filter threads, so if the Tokina's rear element is protruding in any way the two elements might touch as you screw them together - with disastrous results!

The Tokina is a 0.5x zoom-through optic so I'm betting you'll get wild barrel distortion. The more you zoom towards telephoto the less obvious this will be, but as soon as you zoom just a little bit it'll be time to take this lens off. Use it just for the times when you MUST see wider, regardless of the consequences. Because of the distortion and extra flare this won't be a fit-it-and-forget-it lens, no way.

I'd sure like to try it on my NX5 and compare it to my Aspheron (0,52x).

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Old January 18th, 2011, 06:45 AM   #42
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I 2nd that tom! Adriano great find!! I'm so tempted just to buy it and try it at that price 100$ is almost a no brainer. I would need this for certain wide angle situations as tom said regardless of distortion or not. It does look to have substantial distortion however given the picture examples on that link. Tom do these converters soak up any light?
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Old January 18th, 2011, 10:05 AM   #43
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These converters are generally three element designs. Sometimes the real cheap ones are two element, but the Tokina name should ensure it's a three element (the spec gives no clue).

If they're fully multicoated they absorb so little light it's un-noticeable - maybe 1/8th of a stop tops. You need make no adjustments whatsoever. Some people have told me they 'make the camera more light sensitive'. Duh, they fit the wide-angle and it 'sees' a lot more sky, changing the green field view at f/4 into a sky-filled shot asking for f/8.

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