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Armando Serrano August 15th, 2007 09:45 PM

Educator/Teacher's Discounts...

I purchased my Canon WD lens for $400 at Samys Camera with the "Educator/Teacher" discount (from $499). You do have to ask for the "Government/Industrial Sales" department...

PS: The purchase was a "no-brainer". BTW, did I mentioned how good that lens looks? ; )

Peter Jefferson September 12th, 2007 06:36 PM

Wide Converter WD-H72 Matte box or lens hood?
Just a couple of questions..

Whats the closest focal point I can get with the A1? With tehDVX and HVX, i can literally be 5cm from the subject, so macro is awesome.. in fact its one of the main reasons i use these cameras..

BUT to the point.. just wondering if anyone is using the adapter with the A1... ?
Its the official Wide Converter WD-H72 wide angle adapter... I remember Chris Hurd put up a post/thread with some still frames taken of a white building.. i cant find that post now.. :(
I was wondeirng if it distorted the image at all? Also, with the adapter attached, what would be the 35mm equivalent in focal width? I know without it, i beleive the A1s widest focal length as about 35mm, but im wondering if there is any lux or resolution loss by using this. As i shot events, im usualy either in tight confined spaces (bedrooms with 3 or 4 subjects.. no its not porn..) other times, i have the cam on a mono pod and hoist it up about 15ft... so a wide lens is always handy..

does anyone have wide shots i can take a look at? Maybe a coparison of DVX/HVX width vs A1 width?? That would be nice...

Peter Jefferson September 12th, 2007 06:43 PM

oops forgot to ask... does the adapter mess with the lens hood or do i need to get a mattebox.. any one have a pic of their setup?

David W. Jones September 12th, 2007 07:50 PM

Normal lens 35mm equivalent = 32.5mm - 650mm.
The WD-H72 wide angle converter will give you a 26mm.

I can't remember how close you can get for macro work, as it's been a while since I used the stock lens in that capacity.
For macro work I currently mount a Zeiss 60mm S-Planar Macro lens which gives me a 1:1 magnification.

Peter Jefferson September 12th, 2007 08:55 PM

thx for that info :)

Eric Weiss September 12th, 2007 09:51 PM

Peter, I'm really happy with the Canon WA.
In extreme wide situations, there's a bit of distortion but up close it's great.
I'll just upload some stills from my current timelines, macros and wides, and you can judge.

Eric Weiss September 12th, 2007 09:55 PM

With Canon WA
6 Attachment(s)
different focal lengths with the wide angle. hdv to dv.

Eric Weiss September 12th, 2007 09:58 PM

"Macros" with Canon WA attached.
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You can get up even closer.. if you dare.
I just leave the WA attached all of the time and use only the supplied hood.

Don Palomaki September 13th, 2007 06:38 AM

Now you have made me thirsty.
Come on 5 o-clock!

Trish Kerr September 13th, 2007 08:05 AM

ok possible dumb question - but judging by the shape of the lens, does it sit tucked almost flush with the A1 hood mount's front end?

And beautiful pics btw


Eric Weiss September 13th, 2007 08:37 AM


Originally Posted by Trish Kerr (Post 743647)
ok possible dumb question - but judging by the shape of the lens, does it sit tucked almost flush with the A1 hood mount's front end?

And beautiful pics btw


Thanks Trish. Here's some pic's that another user posted of the A1 with the WA attached



Loren Simons September 15th, 2007 01:54 AM

OhhoOOhh i have a dumb question too! Does it disable the auto foucus? looks liek its blocking the sensor? =D

Paul Joy September 15th, 2007 11:07 AM

The I-AF sensor is blocked so you have to switch to normal through the lens focusing.


Christopher Neville September 17th, 2007 11:10 AM

Pondering the WD-H72 Wide Angle
I could use some advice. I'm considering getting the WD-H72 wide angle lens. I like to use a polarizing filter since I film a lot of waterfalls, but I don't see a way to do this without getting a matte box. I had looked at Cinetastics, but couldn't decide on what might work. I was really wondering if a a 4x4" filter would be big enough to not block the lens if mounted with a filter holder? Does anyone have a recommendation of what they would use?

I have been wondering if it is worth the trade-off to gain the wide-angle at the loss of the polarizer if there is no good solution. I would appreciate any opinions.

Steve Wolla September 17th, 2007 12:46 PM

The Canon wide angle would need a 109mm opening for the matte box. I cannot do it now, but see if Century makes a filter holder for that size.

If not, you may have to consider another brand (like Century) of wide angle that has a size that is compatible with a Century or other filter holder. They are about $125, I believe.

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