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Old April 16th, 2003, 12:51 PM   #1
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2X Tele Photo Or Wide Angle For PDX10? Century Optics?

Has Century Optics come out With A Tele photo and Wide Angle for the PdX10? Thanks for The Info!
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Old April 16th, 2003, 02:50 PM   #2
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I know that the 0.5 wide zoom thru is very good
and fits weel in the widehood from the PDX10

http://www.centuryoptics.com/products/dv/4/4.htm
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Old April 16th, 2003, 03:35 PM   #3
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What is the filter thread size of the PDX10? 37mm?
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Old April 16th, 2003, 04:35 PM   #4
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Hello,

Yes the filter thread size is 37mm..

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Old April 16th, 2003, 06:22 PM   #5
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Then I strongly suggest looking at the Tiffen wide and tele adaptor. They come in 3 sizes, and 37mm is one of them. I actually tried the 37mm Tiffen on one of my JVC cams. I also tried their 43mm for my Panasonic.

The Tiffen is great for the money---very high quality glass. The Tiffen's even come with filter threads in the front, many brands do not.
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Old April 16th, 2003, 08:03 PM   #6
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you might like to consider a stepping ring to say 52mm

advantages are

1 more choice
2 uses the best part of the lens - the middle bit
3 guaranteed vignette free zone
4 looks better than a cheezy 37mm attachment
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Old April 16th, 2003, 08:35 PM   #7
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Yeah. But does this fellow need or want filter threads, to have the option of screwing on a filter? The Century adaptors don't have threads as far as I know. And, would a 52mm adaptor fit properly on the PDX10?
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Old April 17th, 2003, 09:01 PM   #8
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a 37-52 step ring will work fine on a pdx10, you may recall its ancestor the pd100 had a step ring moulded into the front assembly

also there is no problem with having a filter thread on a WA - so long as the thickness of the filter ring does not induce vignetting - which tends to get worse for wider WA adapters

the chief advantage in using the step ring 37-52 is that cheaper quality WA adapters can be used since only the central area of the glass is used (less barrel & chromatic distortion) as opposed to a high quality 37mm WA adapter where the optics have to be spot on over the whole area of the glass
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Old April 17th, 2003, 11:13 PM   #9
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I got a cheap .45x 37mm wide adaptor for my PDX-10. The box says "DIGITAL Optics 0.45x Night Vision High Resolution Video Recording". This lens also has the feature that you can unscrew the front element and have a macro lens. I haven't done any real tests, but no obvious flaws. It has filter threads on the front and the cost was around $120 from Beach Camera.
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Old April 18th, 2003, 05:42 AM   #10
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Yes, my Tecpro 0.5S wideangle converter comes apart in this way, leaving a very powerful close-up lens behind. It says 'Macro' on it. It imparts a lot of distortion and the flatness of field leaves much to be desired, but hey - it was 'free'. The Cavision 0.5x comes apart in the same way and hey-presto, you're into macro photography. The only thing is that they don't advertise the fact.

A correction to John J. Using a wide-angle converter designed for a 58mm filter thread (say) on a 37mm filter thread has no effect on the barrel distortion or chromatic aberation. I do just this - fitting my 58 converters onto my Panasonic's 43mm filter thread. But I agree with you entirely - the bigger converters look a lot better than the 'cheezy little ones'.

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