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Old Feb 4, 2004, 3:01 PM   #1
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Default 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???
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Old Feb 5, 2004, 12:24 PM   #2
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Z1 has a 38-380 mm. objective.

38x.75 = 28 mm.
38x.5 = 19 mm.
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Old Feb 5, 2004, 12:29 PM   #3
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PS. A lower focalsize will give a "close" fish-eye result.

And higher barrel distorsion (pin-cushion)
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Old Feb 5, 2004, 3:51 PM   #4
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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....
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...category=30070
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...category=15215
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Old Feb 6, 2004, 8:42 AM   #5
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Have You checked if You can connect them directly to the camera or if You must use ZCA-100?
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Old Feb 7, 2004, 1:56 AM   #6
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I donít think you are going to be thrilled with the quality of either. This is a thread about similar inexpensive adapters: http://www.photo.net/bboard/q-and-a-...?msg_id=005Pvp
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Old Feb 7, 2004, 7:03 AM   #7
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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
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