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officer_nova Feb 4, 2004 3:01 PM

Wide angle converter lens for Z1
I was thinking of buying this add-on from amazon, but then i noticed them on ebay for cheaper. On ebay they claim their lenses are 'x0.45-x0.5', however on amazon, the official product claims to have a wide angle converting figure of x0.75.
Which lens will give me a greater panoramic shot, are wide angle converter lenses similar to fisheye lenses in that they give a stretched image???

foffodc Feb 5, 2004 12:24 PM

Z1 has a 38-380 mm. objective.

38x.75 = 28 mm.
38x.5 = 19 mm.

foffodc Feb 5, 2004 12:29 PM

PS. A lower focalsize will give a "close" fish-eye result.

And higher barrel distorsion (pin-cushion)

officer_nova Feb 5, 2004 3:51 PM

do any of these convince you? I was thinking of changing my order from amazon because they keep putting the dispatch date back. Tell me what you think. thanks guys....

foffodc Feb 6, 2004 8:42 AM

Have You checked if You can connect them directly to the camera or if You must use ZCA-100?

slipe Feb 7, 2004 1:56 AM

I donít think you are going to be thrilled with the quality of either. This is a thread about similar inexpensive adapters:

officer_nova Feb 7, 2004 7:03 AM

Thanks, those cheap lenses from ebay get shocking reviews, im so glad i didn't fall for the trap, i will be patient and wait for the proper lens from amazon. Thanks for the help, H :D

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