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Jean-Philippe Archibald August 18th, 2004 03:41 PM

Wide angle adapter for the 14X manual lens.
I have posted this in the XL1 forum, but I think that since the 14X manual lens is also compatible with the XL2, it could be relevent here as well.

I think this might be useful for other people in the same situation.

I own the 14X manual lens, and was looking for a wide angle solution cheaper than the 3X lens. After looking to the wide angle adapters from century optics on the B&H web site, I found that these adapters come in two types: one with a bayonet mount, to mount in place of the sunshade hood on the 16X auto or the 3X, and another one that can be mounted on the 16X manual lens. No word about the 14X.

So before spending my money, I emailed century optics about that and here is the reply I received from Robert Orlando:

Hi Jean-Philippe,
For the 14x on the XL you will need the following:
VS-07CV-75 .7x Wide Converter, 75mm (full zoom capability) $795.
VS-06WA-75 .6x Wide Adapter, 75mm (fixed wide angle) $395.
These adapters clamp-on to the outside of your lens. They will not
work with the 16x Servo nor the 16x manual.

Best regards,

Schneider Optics - Century Division


These two items are available at B&H.

Chris Hurd August 22nd, 2004 02:36 PM

Many thanks, Jean-Phillipe. The .7x zoom-through is a better item for some folks. However, not only is it more expensive, but it's heavier as well. The .6x is not zoom-through but is much lighter as well as being much less expensive.

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