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Holly Rognan December 4th, 2006 05:21 PM

Wide Angle Options
What are some other wide angle options that would work for the A1, other than the Canon one. I would like more than .8x, preferably .6x or possibly even a fisheye. I use extreme wide angle shots on occasion for weddings and I don't need zoom through at all, just wide. I am not worried about barell distortion either. Just wide, is all I am looking for.

Bill Pryor December 4th, 2006 06:01 PM

Century Optics usually has something around a .6X. I'd think any 72mm threaded one would work.

Holly Rognan December 4th, 2006 07:34 PM

Thanks for the help Bill. I was looking on a forum, maybe this one some time ago about a lens named "RED" is is a single element lens that threads on a 72mm thread, with no zooming, and was built by some videgrapher.

Does anyone have a link for it? Has anyone tried it for HD? I want a wide angle lens for a few weddings coming up, just for artistic perspectives and b-roll, so I am not considerably concerned about softness as I will be using SD in the end.

Bill Pryor December 4th, 2006 07:48 PM

I think you mean this one--Red is close, but it's Red Eye:


Chris Hurd December 4th, 2006 08:42 PM

The big question though is how do these resolve for HD. They're intended for standard definition.

Holly Rognan December 4th, 2006 11:34 PM


I did a little more research and they do have new ones that have HD resolving power.


I might just pick one of these up and give her a spin. the .5x should be just right for my needs.

John Huling December 13th, 2006 07:03 AM

Wide Angle Attachment for XH A1?
Has anyone used the Canon Wide-Angle attachment. The one Canon sells. Is it any good?

Alex Leith December 13th, 2006 08:03 AM

It's very impressive for the price.

Matthew Amirkhani January 18th, 2007 05:35 PM

Canon Wide Angle Lens.
Hi guys,

Has anyone bought the CAnon Wide Angle lens? if you have how you like it and what was the $$$$?
Looking to get one.


Billy Griffin January 18th, 2007 05:58 PM

Got it for about $425. I like it !! Although I will restate what many have already said in this forum = adding that glass makes the XH-A1 almost impossible to use as a "palm-corder" style camera. I wish Canon would have made the A1 into the body of the L1 (shoulder mount).

Steve Wolla January 18th, 2007 10:59 PM

I got the Canon WD-H72 wide angle for the A1, from EVS in Glendale for $399.
So far I have not shot a lot with it. The reason is in part due to the fact that it has a 109mm (!!!) filter size, and I cannot find a source yet for that size a filter.
I have used it indoors, and like it for shooting interriors. It is heavy, and hand held shooting with it on....well, it builds character, as well as your biceps.

Marty Hudzik January 19th, 2007 12:13 AM

I am curious to the reason this doesn't work on the H1. On BH site it lists this as compatible with the A1/G1 and the XL2. It doesn't mention the H1. ZGC tried it on their H1 in the shop and the said the threads don't line up or something. I think optically it is compatible but Canon may have made it have an incompatible mounting to keep the demand of the 6x wide lens up.

But isn't 72mm thread a 72mm thread? Perhaps it needs a spacer like the CO Wide angle that I have.

Anyone want to weigh in on this?


Holly Rognan January 19th, 2007 01:08 AM

Good Question, I am curious to know as well.

Michael Bartolo January 19th, 2007 09:34 PM

I got the Canon WD-H72 wide angle for the A1 and think it is great value. It really makes the camera front heavy and a little more difficult to deal with hand held. I have to say the little bag that comes with the lense is quite odd. Perhaps a different pouch would make sense. Any ideas on alternative methods to transporting the lense outside of a hard case would be apporeciated.

Steve Wolla January 20th, 2007 01:07 AM

WD-H72 filter availability???
Have any of you users of the wide angle found a source for a filter for it? I am nervous about using it, unprotected. The 109mm filter size is a killer.

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