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Old August 5th, 2003, 07:07 PM   #1
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Sony VX2000/Canon WD58 Lens Question

Hello all,

Question I have is :

Is it ok to put a screw-on filter between the camera and the Wide Angle lens?



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Old August 5th, 2003, 07:33 PM   #2
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That's not wise. It places the adaptor further away from the lens. Perhaps try it first, and see if you get distortion and/or vignetting.

Some wide angle adaptors come with filter threads up front. But you usually still get vignetting. A "mat box" is one solution.
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Old August 5th, 2003, 10:20 PM   #3
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Also, by sandwiching the filter, there is a lot more stress on those threads from the weight of the lens.
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Old August 6th, 2003, 12:07 AM   #4
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Also, pay attention to the orientation of the WA-58H lens hood. Once, I had rotated the hood and caused a blackened triangle in the upper left hand corner of my footage.
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Old August 6th, 2003, 06:41 AM   #5
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I shot a boat cruise with a circular polarizer behind the WD58. Having earlier learned about the hood's orientation issue I had constantly to make sure I was zoomed enough to get past it, given that the hood was rotating along with the polarizer! But I do love the look of the result, in bright sunshine on endless water. Having said that I'd love a matte box but without bionic arms my hand-held days would be over. This (http://www.contentshop.tv/newcam.htm) is what I'm lugging around as it is.

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