2007 March 20th, 12:47
Lenses & other accessories!
I pre-ordered my HV20 trough Amazon.com, can't wait!
I'm going to need a wideangle/telephoto lenses, filters (UV, polarize, etc) & a couple of batteries.
What canon/3rd party brand items would you guys suggest?
THANX IN ADVANCE!
2007 March 20th, 13:27
First off: CONGRATS on the pre-order!!!! Do let us know what you think of it, once you get it and try it out!!!
There's a few choices; ALTHOUGH: I believe the wide angle lens (WD-H43) has no front thread, which would mean you can't really use any filters when you are using the wide angle lens. If I am not mistaken this is a common thing with wide angles, and I'd guess the reasoning behind that is that the cam might focus on any potential dust settled on the filter itself.
UV filter and a polarizer is DEFINITELY a good idea though. Since I already have several in the 58mm and 62mm and 72mm variety I'll probably just get step-up rings.
Look for Tiffen (or Hoya although I prefer Tiffen). Cheapo eBay no-name filters might not be very good, and probably not worth the savings.
For REAL good filters checkout B+W (now Schneider) or Heliopan.
For the Polarizer, you can't get much better than a B+W with Kaeseman glass, but expect to pay about $90 for a 43mm size.
2007 March 20th, 13:31
Oh, BTW, batteries can be found on eBay. There I'd say you are probably can go with no-name/generic.
2007 March 20th, 14:53
^ cool, thanx!
I'll probably go w/ Hoya then, since that's what I use on my DVX100b! Just wanted to find out what was good for the 43mm cameras!
How do you guys feel abuot the Canon telephoto for the HV20?
Thanx again! I think this board is going to be a GREAT source of people coming together to talk about the Canon HV20!
2007 March 20th, 15:00
Yeah, not sure about the tele. Do we really need it?
I'm going to wait and see before I try it out. The wide is a must though, IMHO.
Regarding the filters: yeah, the Hoya is relatively inexpensive at about $18 or so (for 43mm).
I might spring for the 43mm B+W Kaeseman linear polarizer (it's $80.00):
2007 March 20th, 16:00
what batteries would you suggest?
Here's a 3rd party 1500Mah for $35:
& here's the Canon 1450Mah for $60:
I think it'd be BEST to go w/ 2 of the 3rd party ones for a bit less than 1 Canon, unless someone's had a bad experience w/ the non-Canon's!
& roughly how long does a 1450Mah last on the HV10? I'm sure the battery life between the HV10 & HV20 will be comparable!
Last edited by bustak; 2007 March 20th at 16:03.
2007 March 20th, 17:27
Well, I think once you go no-name, it doesn't matters what you're getting, and even eBay can offer good deals.
(there's MANY MANY options, those links above are just 2 options; punch in BP-2L14 into search and see what's on offer).
Basically, for me it's either Canon, or CHEAP. $35 still seems steep for non-OEM, IMHO.
2007 April 26th, 00:14
I was wondering what some good lenses are to use with a 35mm adapter.
I've heard the Canon 50 mm 1.4 mentioned a few times. Is this the best lense to use?
What are some other good lenses to consider?
Thanks in advance.
2007 April 29th, 05:40
what is the exact type of the HV20 battery?
2007 April 29th, 08:28
The battery that comes with the cam is:
Originally Posted by ib84
BP-2L13 - 2069B002AA (D85-1712-000)
Accessories list following batteries also:
NB-2LH - 9612A001AA
BP-2L14 - 9582A002AA