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2009 November 4th, 13:57
I'm curious, has anyone tried those teleconverters that are available online that have 3x magnificiation? Are they any good. I notice they are inexpensive, but I wonder if they really distort the image or degrade it much. I imagine you need a well lit scene to use it and get enough light.
Also has anyone tried the 0.5x wide angle lenses with the Canons HV20-30-40? How do you like them?
I am going to climb Mt. Rainier and mounting a camera on a harness to my chest. Was wondering if I should use my camera as is, or my wide angle 0.7x lense or buy a new one at 0.5x....any suggestions?
2009 November 4th, 16:06
Teleconverters for the HVs don't lose light like converters for SLRs. They are in fact "telescopes" put in front of the lens, not extenders that go between lens and camera body - the latter do lose light.
A 0.5x lens will have more distortion than your 0.7x - use that,if you're happy with it.
Look at the Raynox pages for some picture examples: http://raynox.co.jp/comparison/video/comp_xlwide.htm
And, BTW, you're in the wrong part of this forum... go here: http://www.hv20.com/showthread.php?t=27101
2009 November 4th, 17:09
I would go naked hvxx. But I would bring a good set of ND filters and a polarizer. Bring the tele so when you summit you can get a few different views from the top.
2009 November 4th, 21:24
Thanks. Which is better Raynox or Century Precision Optics. I notice they both sell fish-eye (0.3x) lenses. Raynox on B&H looks less expensive although it looks more substantial in the picture I saw if I am looking at the right thing.
Anyone which know which is better between the 2?
I have a 0.7x already. Thinking about a 0.5 or 0.3x. I am thinking the 0.5 is not enough of a difference compared to what I have. Hmmm..must think about it.
Thanks again all-
2009 November 5th, 01:44
In the future, please post to the proper subforum and try doing a search first.
2009 November 9th, 01:34
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