Lenses for EX3 - Page 2 at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Sony XAVC / XDCAM / NXCAM / AVCHD / HDV / DV Camera Systems > Sony XDCAM EX Pro Handhelds

Sony XDCAM EX Pro Handhelds
Sony PMW-300, PXW-X200, PXW-X180 (back to EX3 & EX1) recording to SxS flash memory.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old September 29th, 2009, 12:40 AM   #16
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: MUMBAI INDIA
Posts: 109
The range of supplied lense of PMW EX3

I am new to this camera lense world but I have a PMW EX3 and planning to buy one wide convetor, may be I will by from century optics(#0HD-75CV-EX3) I am also thinking of buying a reasonable tele lense .i dont know if I buy AF NIKKOR 80-200mm f/2.8D how much i will be benefited, I mean what is the supplied 14x lesnse's capecity in terms of mm ?
Ramji Meena is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 29th, 2009, 02:37 AM   #17
Major Player
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Dorset UK
Posts: 697
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ramji Meena View Post
I am new to this camera lense world but I have a PMW EX3 and planning to buy one wide convetor, may be I will by from century optics(#0HD-75CV-EX3) I am also thinking of buying a reasonable tele lense .i dont know if I buy AF NIKKOR 80-200mm f/2.8D how much i will be benefited, I mean what is the supplied 14x lesnse's capecity in terms of mm ?
Hi Ramji,
if you use the 80-200mm 2.8 ( a great lens by the way) with a camera adaptor like the Adaptimax, the range of your lens would be 432-1080mm. Far more telephoto than the standard EX3 lens. The magnification is X5.4 meaning it's great for wildlife and getting shots where being up close isn't a wise move. (man eating tigers, rioting, war zones etc)

Hope that helps.
Steve Shovlar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 29th, 2009, 01:16 PM   #18
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: UK
Posts: 174
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ramji Meena View Post
I am new to this camera lense world but I have a PMW EX3 and planning to buy one wide convetor, may be I will by from century optics(#0HD-75CV-EX3) I am also thinking of buying a reasonable tele lense .i dont know if I buy AF NIKKOR 80-200mm f/2.8D how much i will be benefited, I mean what is the supplied 14x lesnse's capecity in terms of mm ?
Ramji

This was taken with the 80-200 f2.8 and extension tubes so it's good for close-up also. I think it's a very nice sharp zoom.

Dragonfly

.
Dave Tyrer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 1st, 2009, 01:10 AM   #19
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: MUMBAI INDIA
Posts: 109
Thank you so much for the response steve and dave .Do you suggest any good wide lense for PMW Ex3?
Ramji Meena is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 5th, 2010, 06:32 PM   #20
Tourist
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: United States
Posts: 4
Zoom understanding

How much longer or shorter is the 500mm Nikkor lens to a standard 20x video lens?

SEASTAGE — Boston Video Production | Non-Profit & Corporate Promo Videos
Adam Greenwald is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 6th, 2010, 03:10 AM   #21
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Wales
Posts: 2,130
The mm is always the same for any chip/film size. So on the Canon XL the 20x goes to about 100mm or so, so the 500mm is 5x stronger.
Steve
Steve Phillipps is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 6th, 2010, 05:42 AM   #22
Major Player
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: All over, USA
Posts: 512
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ramji Meena View Post
Thank you so much for the response steve and dave .Do you suggest any good wide lense for PMW Ex3?
The Fuji W/A that is made with the EX lens mount is an excellent choice. Has all the features of the standard lens.
Ed Kukla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 6th, 2010, 07:39 AM   #23
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Elverum Norway
Posts: 61
Zeiss planar series

I like to shoot wildlife films with the EX3 and the Zeiss Planar series. Example: Makro-Planar T* 2/100, good optical resolution and f 2.0
Arild Pedersen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 7th, 2010, 12:59 PM   #24
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Wales
Posts: 2,130
Very limited reach with 100mm though - good luck with lions and bears at that range!
Steve
Steve Phillipps is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 8th, 2010, 02:22 AM   #25
Major Player
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Nieuw-Vossemeer, The Netherlands
Posts: 451
Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve Shovlar View Post
Hi Ramji,
if you use the 80-200mm 2.8 ( a great lens by the way) with a camera adaptor like the Adaptimax, the range of your lens would be 432-1080mm. Far more telephoto than the standard EX3 lens. The magnification is X5.4 meaning it's great for wildlife and getting shots where being up close isn't a wise move. (man eating tigers, rioting, war zones etc)

Hope that helps.
I am also very happy with my 80-200/2.8 and consider the quality al least as good as the EX3 standard lens, if not better. Hardly see any difference in quality with primes like 400/3.5. Some other good news: I also own a TC-14B nikon teleconverter. This once was the prime x1.4 converter for Nikon's prime tele lenses. This converter also works with the 80-200 and turns it into a 112-280 of good quality. Note: the 14B is not the same as the 14A. I believe there was a big difference in price and quality.
Cees van Kempen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 8th, 2010, 04:45 PM   #26
Major Player
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: All over, USA
Posts: 512
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dave Tyrer View Post
Ramji

This was taken with the 80-200 f2.8 and extension tubes so it's good for close-up also. I think it's a very nice sharp zoom.

Dragonfly

.
Dave

Anything I should look out for in shopping for extension tubes? Found a set on e-bay for $10.

How did you get the dragonfly to pose for you? Nice work.

Ed
Ed Kukla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 8th, 2010, 04:48 PM   #27
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Wales
Posts: 2,130
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ed Kukla View Post
The Fuji W/A that is made with the EX lens mount is an excellent choice. Has all the features of the standard lens.
And is (relatively) extremely cheap too.
Steve
Steve Phillipps is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 8th, 2010, 04:50 PM   #28
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Wales
Posts: 2,130
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cees van Kempen View Post
Note: the 14B is not the same as the 14A. I believe there was a big difference in price and quality.
It's not a quality thing as such - the TC14a was made for lenses less than 300mm, the TC14b for those over 300mm.
Steve
Steve Phillipps is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 14th, 2010, 11:51 AM   #29
Major Player
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Nieuw-Vossemeer, The Netherlands
Posts: 451
Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve Phillipps View Post
I'd go for a 180mm f2.8, it's beyond amazing optically!
Steve
I stated in this thread that the 80-200mm f/2.8 is very good as well. However, at wide apartures the image is quite a bit softer than with my 300mm f/4. I wonder how the 180mm f/2.8 compares to the 80-200 f/2.8, in terms of picture quality. Steve, can you shine a light on that, or does someone else have a side by side experience/comparison?
Cees van Kempen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 14th, 2010, 12:06 PM   #30
Vortex Media
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: New England, USA
Posts: 2,481
QUOTE: I stated in this thread that the 80-200mm f/2.8 is very good as well. However, at wide apartures the image is quite a bit softer than with my 300mm f/4.

I agree 100%. I have both of those lenses and the 300mm looks sharper and has better contrast. I think it's the contrast that I notice the most.
Sorry, can't answer your question about the 180mm.
__________________
Vortex Media http://www.vortexmedia.com/
Sony FS7, F55, and XDCAM training videos, field guides, and other production tools
Doug Jensen 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 XDCAM EX Pro Handhelds

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:20 AM.


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