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Old March 7th, 2009, 08:33 AM   #1
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Fujinon XS8x4as-XB8 lens

Anyone have a chance to try this lens yet on their EX3?
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Old March 7th, 2009, 09:25 AM   #2
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I have one that I've been showing off during my EX3 classes. It's wide for sure and really made a nice image in our small demo area. I didn't notice any unusual distortion.. actually much better then some other wide angle ENG lenses. The build quality is very nice and the functionality is the same as the standard EX3 lens.

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Old March 7th, 2009, 09:35 AM   #3
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Thanks Andy for the quick response. Do you have any demo footage on your site?
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Old March 11th, 2009, 12:24 PM   #4
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Andy I sent you an email looking for demo footage of the wide angle.
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Hey Paul

I sent you a link to download the files. I'd rather not post it here because it's pretty big and on my personal server. I can post some image tomorrow though.

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Old March 12th, 2009, 08:15 AM   #6
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Thanks Andy they came through fine.
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Here are some images from the Examples I set. I just went to our showroom floor and shot on the wide end of the standard EX lens and then switched to the wide and did the same shots. The lines on our ceiling can help to identify wide angle lens distortion. This lens has very similar distortion as higher end ENG lenses.


http://www.shipsides.com/download/Standard1.jpg

http://www.shipsides.com/download/Wide1.jpg

http://www.shipsides.com/download/Standard2.jpg

http://www.shipsides.com/download/Wide2.jpg
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Looks better then any attachment you can add on a EX1.
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Old March 12th, 2009, 08:49 AM   #9
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any others?

Are there any other choices in W/A lens (not adapters) for the EX-3??
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Old March 12th, 2009, 09:10 AM   #10
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Ed do you see something in the stills that you don't like?
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Ed do you see something in the stills that you don't like?
No, not at all, just wondering what other options are out there. My question was not meant to be a comment about that lens at all
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Old March 12th, 2009, 10:08 AM   #12
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No worry Ed just like you I am looking at the options.

One nice thing about this lens is it was built for the camera and all functions work. The only other options I have found are the Fujinon 1/2" 13x4.5 I think those are the right numbers I am on my phone, and Canon has similar but the are both full manual I think and 3 to 4 times the price. Then the adapters which distort way too much for me.
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Old April 8th, 2009, 06:48 AM   #13
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wide angle for ex3

Hi Paul, I think you are referring to the 3.3 x13 Fujinon at around $13K.
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Old April 8th, 2009, 08:24 AM   #14
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Geoff you are mistaken.

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