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Old May 3rd, 2011, 09:21 PM   #1
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Least flare wide adapter for ex1?

Ok, I've read all the threads about wide angles for EX1/EX3s two times and
I can't get a consensus in my head. I'm recording fireworks and I'm looking for
the lens that has the least flare and minimizes the amount of close focus/macro
since the lens is typically covered in fireworks garbage.

I suppose these two requirements are in opposition because the simpler non-zoom
through lenses which have a small number of elements invariably require close
and macro focusing.

I went through 6 or so wide adapters for my VX2000 back in the day. From
this prior experience I know that I want a non-zoom through since the zoom
through lenses have a bunch of surfaces and more surfaces means more
internal reflections. My current rig for VX2000's are all CA vision
on step down rings.

I don't care about distortion since there are few straight lines in fireworks.
I'd even accept a bit of softness. No zooming either. I need something
between 0.5 and 0.8 reduction.

There actually are a lot of options. I'm going to list the adapters that have
two or less elements or are generally not zoom through:

0.6 WA HD from Schneider
looks like 1 element

0.5 LWA05X86B-EX1 from Cavision
1 element/1 group
They say it is new?

0.6 BWA06X86B-EX1 from Cavision
1 element/1 group
They say it vignettes so not good for me

0.7 LWA07X86B-EX1 from Cavision
1 element/1 group
Also listed as new?

0.8 169-HDWC8X-EX EXII from 16x9
"2 elements" and zoom through
Probably will flare at bit?

0.75 169-HD75XA-EX from 16x9
zoom through?

0.6 169-HDWA6X-EX from 16x9
not zoom through so might be good option

0.66 FEX-055 from Zunow
Single element but expensive.

0.75 DWA-075 from Zunow

...and all of the Red Eye lenses.


Has anybody used any of the ?new? Cavision or Zunow lenses on
an ex1?
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