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Thomas Wagner December 10th, 2004 05:23 PM

FISH-EYE Lence for XL2?
 
Is one of you working with a Fish-Eye Lence or maybe lenceadapter on his XL2. I am doing a couple of musicvideos for german Rap-Musicians and need it urgently.


Greetings from Germany


Thomas

Jeff Miller December 10th, 2004 07:21 PM

Century Optics makes one. It's some $400 I believe. I want it, but not the $400 kind of wanting it. :D

Jeff Miller December 10th, 2004 07:23 PM

Here you go

http://www.centuryoptics.com/product...pter/index.htm

Wow fisheye rocks.

Luke Renner December 12th, 2004 11:07 PM

I read that there's a slight problem with the Century Optics fisheye adapter in that the glass of it actually touches the glass on the lens to which it is mounting (might only be true of the XL2's 20x lens).

Can anyone confirm or deny this?
Has it been addressed by Century yet?

Cheers!
Luke

Yohann Kouam December 15th, 2004 05:32 AM

is a deathlens for the xl2 on century's agenda? cause i doubt this converter can compare.

peace

Holly Miller December 23rd, 2004 02:29 AM

A friend of mine, Kevin Maistros, still uses his .3x century optics bayonette lense-end from the XL1s on the new stock lense and it works fine without touching glass.

Hope that helps.

Yohann Kouam December 23rd, 2004 06:59 PM

is it this guy from orlando who has like two xl2's?

Holly Miller December 24th, 2004 12:00 AM

Yes, he just moved down to Orlando for a bit.

Chris Hurd December 24th, 2004 12:50 AM

<< I read that there's a slight problem with the Century Optics fisheye adapter in that the glass of it actually touches the glass on the lens to which it is mounting (might only be true of the XL2's 20x lens). Can anyone confirm or deny this? Has it been addressed by Century yet? >>

Sorry but you've read that wrong. It's not the fisheye adapter for one thing.

The full story is right here, including Century's response. Hope that brings you up to date!

Thomas Wagner January 1st, 2005 06:02 PM

Difficult to buy
 
I can not find a good dealer here in Germany to buy the fish-eye lence. Maybe I have to order it in the USA. Do you know a good and not so expensive dealer in your country?

Thanks for your help

Happy new Year



Thomas

Richard Hunter January 1st, 2005 06:52 PM

<<<-- Originally posted by Chris Hurd :
Sorry but you've read that wrong. It's not the fisheye adapter for one thing.

The full story is right here, including Century's response. Hope that brings you up to date! -->>>

Hi Chris. Do you know anyone who is using the 0.7X adaptor with good results? The only reports on this I have seen (from Marty on this forum) mentioned a serious problem of going out-of-focus when zooming. It'd be great to find out whether this is just a faulty unit or it's inherent in the design.

Richard Hunter

Rob Lohman January 3rd, 2005 04:25 AM

I haven't seen anyone else on these boards with the camera,
lens and adaptor. So....


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