Quality of Sony filter's and Lenses? at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Sony XAVC / XDCAM / NXCAM / AVCHD / HDV / DV Camera Systems > Sony HDV and DV Camera Systems > Sony VX2100 / PD170 / PDX10 Companion

Sony VX2100 / PD170 / PDX10 Companion
Topics also include Sony's TRV950, VX2000, PD150 & DSR250 family.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old December 12th, 2003, 10:17 AM   #1
Major Player
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: LA, California, USA
Posts: 224
Quality of Sony filter's and Lenses?

What's the quality of sony brand name filters and lenses? Can I assume mid-of-the-line, higher then "digital optics" (the ebay brand), but lower then Crystal Optics? (I am refering to regular sony lenses and filters, not the "profesional" ones)
Ari Shomair is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 12th, 2003, 11:36 AM   #2
Wrangler
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Mays Landing, NJ
Posts: 11,542
Don't know if you can generalize. They make some cheap adaptors for their 37mm camcorders that sell for ~$30 at Best Buy. Those are just cheap junk. But I got their "high grade 2x telephoto" with a 37mm mount which was expensive but produces fantastic results on my PDX-10.

On my VX-2000 I have their .7x wide adaptor (also not cheap) and it's really nice. The only real drawback is that there are no filter threads.
Boyd Ostroff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 12th, 2003, 12:09 PM   #3
Major Player
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: LA, California, USA
Posts: 224
What I'm wondering about it something like this 58mm filter kit:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=productlist&A=details&Q=&sku=200957&is=REG

Could I expect it to be of better quality then the no-name generic brands?
Ari Shomair is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 12th, 2003, 12:36 PM   #4
Wrangler
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Vallejo, California
Posts: 4,049
Those are reasonable filters. I think you can judge somewhat by price on filters. Reputation is a better guide if you have some history in photography or videography.

I use B&W whom I think are one of the best if not the best filter supplier. But I buy sony filters for my travel camera. It's a matter of application and expected life.
__________________
Mike Rehmus
Hey, I can see the carrot at the end of the tunnel!
Mike Rehmus is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > Sony XAVC / XDCAM / NXCAM / AVCHD / HDV / DV Camera Systems > Sony HDV and DV Camera Systems > Sony VX2100 / PD170 / PDX10 Companion

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:34 PM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network