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Old September 19th, 2002, 10:37 AM   #1
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pd150 zoom lens specs

Can someone with a pd150 tell me what the zoom lens specs are? For example, is it a 30mm to 80mm? The Sony website only says it's a 12x optical zoom.

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Old September 19th, 2002, 01:33 PM   #2
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I have a PD150, but my formal education is in computer science and history (not film or video) so I'm not sure I can answer your question. However, on the side of the lens of the PD150 it reads:

f=6-72mm 1:1.6

I hope that's of some use, if not you got what you paid for. :P

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Old September 19th, 2002, 02:13 PM   #3
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See my website, the VX2000 / PD150 Companion -- the page called "The Skinny" at http://www.dvinfo.net/sony/skinny.php

The 35mm equivalents for the PD150 lens are 43mm to 518mm. Hope this helps,
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Old September 19th, 2002, 02:21 PM   #4
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The PD-150 manual lists the lens as:

12X
f1.6 to f2.4

This means that the lens is 'faster' (has a larger aperature at the wide setting and gets 'slower' as you zoom in on something. It's about a one-stop loss if you are a camera buff. Or, the light through the lens decreases by a factor of 2 when you go from Wide angle to telephoto.

6 to 72 mm
or the equvalent of 43.2 to 518.4 mm equivalent on a 35mm film
camera

So the lens is a bit long. Which is why many of us use wide angle adapters.
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Old September 19th, 2002, 05:54 PM   #5
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I KNEW somebody would know. Thanks. :)
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