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Old February 29th, 2008, 05:43 PM   #31
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Can one of you lucky W/A owners post a pic of it mounted on the EX, I'd love to see how it fits. Thanks for the feedback!

Thierry.
Bit late, but as it turned up today I thought I'd oblige. Only got the cam on my phone at the moment so sorry for the quality.

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Old February 4th, 2009, 10:48 PM   #32
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Same brand model but different lens hood

look at the photos above
and this link at b&h

Sony | VCL-EX0877 0.8x Wide Angle Lens Adapter | VCL-EX0877

anybody knows why the lens hood on this sony wide angle lens not the same?
are they exactly the same wide angle lens?
Which lens hood wood be better?
Thank you for any answers to this questions//////
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Old February 5th, 2009, 01:49 AM   #33
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Because that's not the EX0877 in the B&H picture.
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Old February 5th, 2009, 03:00 AM   #34
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I have the Sony WA and the lens hood is not removable. Someone suggested to saw off the lens hood but not sure how did it go.
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Old February 5th, 2009, 03:17 AM   #35
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Saw off the lens hood John? Whoooh! The lens hood is the cheapest, lightest, most effective and efficient means of upgrading picture quality known to man.
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Old February 5th, 2009, 05:11 AM   #36
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I believe the intent was to allow the WA lens to be used with a mattebox. Something that the permanently attached lens hood makes damn near impossible, especially if you want to use filters.
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Old February 5th, 2009, 04:09 PM   #37
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Here's someone who sawed it off...


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Old February 5th, 2009, 05:37 PM   #38
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thanks for the reply but still no exact answer

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i know that the photos from b&h and paul joy photos are not the same (hood) but it is exactly the same model. why? whats the difference between the two aside from the hood and which one is the older model?
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Old February 5th, 2009, 06:12 PM   #39
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The B+H photo is wrong.
The photo shown is actually the Sony .8 for the Z1 (i have this lens)

Just ignore the photo with the removable hood.
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Old February 5th, 2009, 08:11 PM   #40
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duncan, thank you sir.....
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Old February 8th, 2009, 01:15 AM   #41
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Do not try to shoot sunsets with the Sony wide angle lens. It flares with at least 3-5 halos bouncing off all the glass in the lens. The normal lens is great at sunsets with super anti-glare coating allowing nice compositions (off center) of the sun with little or no flare. However, the wide angle even centered flares like an Iraqie gun site...
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That may be a little harsh of you Greg. You've added four extra elements (in three groups) to your zoom's line-up, so introducing 6 extra air-to-glass surfaces. Even with the best will in the world (and the best multi-coating) you're going to up the flare levels every which way. In lens making terms and tolerances you've added these extra elements off axis with the zoom's centre-line, so exacerbating the flare problem.

Add-on focal length converters are always going to be a second-class way of doing business. They have their uses, but come with unavoidable side-effects.

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