2010 August 17th, 15:26
HV40 + Raynox 6600 : Fit in what bag?
2 questions really.
1) Is it safe to leave a Raynox 6600 attached to an HV40 when in the bag and transporting it?
2) Can you recommend an inexpensive bag that will hold both comfortably and safely?
2010 August 17th, 18:09
Remember that the threads on the HV40 are plastic, so
1 - it's wise not to thread/unthread too often
2 - it's unwise to bump the lens while attached, might break the threads...
2010 August 17th, 18:20
That seems to make it essential then to have a great case that can hold both when it's attacked.
Might be to buy an aluminum brief case off eBay and then DIY the foam to hold all in place.
2010 August 17th, 20:15
Planning on purchasing a Raynox 6600 WA lens very soon, along with an XH-A1 lens hood. Steve_Karl, do you have a lens hood on your Raynox? If so, do you have a cap of somekind to protect the lens while in transport, since the automatic lens cover on the camera itself is of no use with a WA lens attached.
Also interested in seeing what you decide on for a case/bag for your setup. Need to starting looking at that myself. Good luck!
2010 August 17th, 20:20
I haven't yet purchased a WA. I was just thinking ahead trying to plan.
I did just find a nice aluminum case on eBay but it will take some DIY to fill it with foam etc.
It's the deepest one I could find at 5".
2010 August 18th, 02:18
If you're going to keep the WA on all the time, get Canon's adapter, not a Raynox.
You can zoom all the way with Canon, but Raynox gets fuzzy past the halfway point or so - I've been told...
2010 August 19th, 12:44
Janke: Understood. I wasn't aware of the Raynox zoom fuzz until now.
There are reports of the Raynox 6600 pro 52mm having less distortion than the Canon WD-H43. I think that would be my biggest worry with getting the Canon.
So what if I leave my B&W clear protection filter on the front of the HV40 and screw / unscrew the Raynox any time I like? That would keep the Canon threads safe.
Do you think there will be a problem with having the extra distance or glass between the hv40 and the Raynox?
2010 August 19th, 15:33
The difference in distortion is much less than the difference in zooming ability. I'd get the Canon - it's specially designed for the HV.
I've tested the Canon (not on architecture, mind you), and the quality was excellent.
2010 August 19th, 16:03
I had the HV with the Raynox and I just left the 43>52 step-up ring on the camera at all times....no wear-and-tear on the camera's threads.
@jakenbocker, the Raynox comes with a lens cap.
2010 August 19th, 18:06
Ahhhh ... excellent idea with leaving the step-up ring on ... and the bonus cap is cool!