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Old February 3rd, 2009, 02:39 PM   #1
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Question for the gliders....

Hi all,

Currently I'm using a glidecam and xh-a1, and want to use a pro wide-angle lens on the front. My 16x9 Super Fisheye lens helps for a superb smooth glide but the fisheye effect is just too much after several shots, as you can imagine.

So my question is, which wide angle lens might i head for that will be a good all-rounder? (good wide field, little or no distortion, zoom-thru, well-made, not too heavy)

0.6, 0.7, 0.8x??? Century Optics? 16x9?

Many thanks in advance!
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Old February 4th, 2009, 11:22 AM   #2
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Hi all,

Currently I'm using a glidecam and xh-a1, and want to use a pro wide-angle lens on the front. My 16x9 Super Fisheye lens helps for a superb smooth glide but the fisheye effect is just too much after several shots, as you can imagine.

So my question is, which wide angle lens might i head for that will be a good all-rounder? (good wide field, little or no distortion, zoom-thru, well-made, not too heavy)

0.6, 0.7, 0.8x??? Century Optics? 16x9?

Many thanks in advance!
for my GL2 I have both a .3 semi fish-eye and the canon WD-58 which is a .7. The Canon lense is almost perfect. Very little distortion if at all and zoom through. But you pay for it in weight, I have to shift the GL2 waaaay back on my Glidecam4000's plate to get it balanced.
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for my GL2 I have both a .3 semi fish-eye and the canon WD-58 which is a .7. The Canon lense is almost perfect. Very little distortion if at all and zoom through. But you pay for it in weight, I have to shift the GL2 waaaay back on my Glidecam4000's plate to get it balanced.
Regarding the weight, it really isn't horribly heavy, but on a Glidecam, small changes in weight at either extreme front / back of the camera will make a more noticeable difference in balance.
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