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-   -   Wide Angle Adaptor for XH A1? (https://www.dvinfo.net/forum/canon-xh-series-hdv-camcorders/78929-wide-angle-adaptor-xh-a1.html)

Paul Chiappini July 28th, 2006 02:17 PM

Wide lens to be released as well...
Info is buried in article here:


Chris Hurd July 28th, 2006 02:44 PM

Info buried here as well: http://www.dvinfo.net/canonxh/watchdog.php

Zachary Breitenstein November 4th, 2006 06:42 PM

will an XL2 wide angle adapter work?
I have a century optics 72mm wide angle adapter with a bayonet mount that I use on my XL2. Does anyone know if that would work on the XH A1? gracias.

Garrison Hayes November 5th, 2006 07:14 AM

GL Series Camera...XL Series Camera
I'm not sure...one thing i'd recommend is finding out if the GL2's built in lens is 72mm (for filters) then go from there. My XL1 is, and i'm pretty sure my XL1 can take all the XL2 accessories (other than the viewfinder)...

Chris Hurd November 5th, 2006 08:44 AM

The GL lens is 58mm.

Garrison Hayes November 5th, 2006 08:57 AM


Originally Posted by Chris Hurd
The GL lens is 58mm.

Wow...does anyone out there know how big a 3x Wide angle lens filter would be? i'm interested in buying one for my XL1...but i know if i should try to sell some of my filters to balance the cost. Being that i'd only need 1 or 2 of them for my current 16x lens.

Greg Boston November 5th, 2006 09:40 AM

The original poster asked about XL2, not GL2 to XHA1. He has a bayonet mount that mounts in place of the stock XL2 lens hood. The question would be whether the new XH series cameras have a bayonet mount lens hood and if so, is it the same diameter as the XL series lens hoods.


Chris Hurd November 5th, 2006 09:42 AM


does anyone out there know how big a 3x Wide angle lens filter would be?
The Canon XL 3x lens has a filter thread diameter of 72mm.

Chris Hurd November 5th, 2006 09:45 AM

The XH has a bayonet mount. It's up to somebody who has both XL and XH cams plus a 72mm wide angle adapter to try it out and report what they find.

Steven Glicker November 5th, 2006 12:27 PM

Wide Angle Adaptor for XH A1?
I'm looking for advice/insight on getting a wide angle adaptor for the XH A1. [Canon's WD-58H worked fine on my GL2 but those are gone and I'm starting anew.] I'd consider Canon's WD-H72 ($400.00) for the XH A1 but would like to hear about other options near-or-below that price.

Thanks in advance.

Chris Hurd November 5th, 2006 05:09 PM

Near or below that price? Not me. You get what you pay for in this business... $400 is the lowest amount I would consider paying for a WA adapter. In fact I'm having a hard time with this one being as inexpensive as it is.

Steven Glicker November 5th, 2006 08:51 PM

Alright... I now recall using the ($160.00) WD-58H indoors, fully zoomed-out, and seeing my window frame appear to be bulging -- no straight lines until zooming-in. I was surprized at this but it was not so noticeable outdoors where I did most of the shooting. This time around I'd like to have a decent WA adapter. Thanks.

Michael Padilla November 6th, 2006 06:03 PM

I will let you know when I get my Xh-a1's
As I have century optics zoom-through wide angle adapter & fisheye lenses for the XL2.

I pray it will work.. but I have ordered the wide lens adapter from canon just incase.

Bogdan Tyburczy November 6th, 2006 10:38 PM

I have just tested it with 0.6x Century Optics adapter which fit XL1 and XL2 perfectly, but surprisingly it does not fit XH A1 :(

However, I don't give up that easily and since the bayonet differences are minimal, I have modified the adapter. First, I disassembled it (which was very easy) and then widened one opening with precision file, just enough so it could be attached to the cam's bayonet. Then reassembled the adapter. It fits and works perfectly now :) The whole thing took about 10 minutes because I was extra careful. 0.6x adapter produces beautiful results with already sweet XH A1 wide angle and I can zoom in well beyond half the range.

This problem may or may not be an issue with other bayonet mount adapters, but I believe they can be modified as easily. Just be careful not to cause any damage to camera or adapter.

Disclaimer: attempt such modification at your own risk. Using dedicated 72mm wide angle adapter is recommended.

ps. I tried to post some pictures, but I don't have permission in this forum.

Chris Hurd November 6th, 2006 10:43 PM

Try again Bogdan... I think I've fixed your permissions. Look for "manage Attachments" in the Post Reply interface.

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