WTB: super fisheye lens

Discussion in 'Professional Video Production' started by Walter Colby, Jul 23, 2003.

  1. Walter Colby

    Walter Colby Guest

    I am looking for a fisheye lens or filter for a 37mm lens on a JVC mini-DV
    cam.
    Any thoughts?

    Thank you,
    Walter Colby
     
    Walter Colby, Jul 23, 2003
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    Ron Charles Guest

    Last year I tryed a cheap Kenko .6x fisheye that was reasonably good and
    came with several adapter rings inc. 37mm. For $40 it was worth it!.
     
    Ron Charles, Jul 23, 2003
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  3. MANY old (and a few new) ".42X" Series VII fisheye lens converters
    are available, and most are fairly good on camcorders (a few are excellent),
    though many are uncoated (may or may not cause problems). These can be
    adapted with step-up rings (I often use 37->52mm, then 52->Series VII,
    though some of the converters also have a 46mm mounting thread inside the
    Series VII thread...).
    David Ruether

    http://www.ferrario.com/ruether
     
    David Ruether, Jul 23, 2003
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  4. Not easy to find, but I use a ".5X" (actually closer to
    ..7X...) Kenko WA (37mm thread rear, 46mm front)
    with a Sakar Series VII (the widest and sharpest of
    these I've found) with a 46->Series-VII step-up ring.
    This rig produces a sharp nearly-round fisheye image
    on 37mm-threaded camera lenses, and full-circle on
    a TRV900 and VX2000 (with stepping rings added...).
    Otherwise the expensive Century is the only option
    I know of (if it actually produces a circular image...).
    --
    David Ruether

    http://www.ferrario.com/ruether
     
    David Ruether, Jul 24, 2003
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