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James Gleason July 5th, 2004 03:44 PM

Century Optics Fisheye (Which one?)
Hi all, I want to buy a fisheye for my DVX100 and I'm not sure if the cheaper one "Fisheye Adapter" or the more expense ".3x Ultra Fisheye Adapter" is right. I'm not doing pro skate work, I just want to have fun with a fisheye lens. Does anyone have experience with either? Impressed? Disappointed?
And, where did you buy it? Where you happy there?

Barry Green July 5th, 2004 07:45 PM

Haven't used either, but I've seen them at trade shows. The "fisheye" is a .5x, and "ultra fisheye" is a .3x. So the ultra is much wider-angle than the "fisheye". If you want the super-wide-angle, super-distorted look, you would want the ultra.

Saturnin Kondratiew July 5th, 2004 11:00 PM

fish eye stuff
i got the century optics wide .6x and its awesome...... i was going to get a fish eye...but for the amount of footage that needed that effect it just wasnt worth it....so i just rented one......keep in mind if u watch all these videos and stuff.... the fish eye footage only makes up about 30% of video

Greg Harris July 8th, 2004 01:55 PM

I have the .3 fisheye from Century, its amazing and a big pricey.

Jaser Stockert July 9th, 2004 09:26 AM

how bad does the .3x fisheye vignettes on the dvx?

Barry Green July 9th, 2004 11:36 AM

On Century's webpage they show the .3x in action, assumedly on a DVX, and there doesn't look to be any vignetting:


But I've never used the lens so I can't verify it. You could contact Century directly and ask them. Their product description says that "vignetting will occur at the extreme wide angle."

Greg Harris July 14th, 2004 12:48 PM

It doesn't vignette that bad. Only in the lower left corner just a little bit, and a tab in the upper left. you can zoom in past them and not lose any quality.

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