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Old Sep 26, 2005, 12:01 PM   #1
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I am looking for a wide angle lens for my indoor shots, so i can better get "everybody" in the picture.

What is the best one for indoors? I'm thinking a .7, but not sure if that is enough "wide angle".

I am also considering a .5, but I think that my be too much and require me to zoom a bit so I don't get the fishtank effect. Zooming indoors isn't good.

Pictures are nothing pro, just regular shots at parties, classroom of kids, etc.

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Old Sep 26, 2005, 12:14 PM   #2
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I only want to make a couple points

I feel .5 is way too much.. the distortion is very bad at that power from what I have seen.

And you mention about indoors , you will need an external flash with a WA lens.

The Wcon 07 is a nice lens as is the dcr6600 , but wide angle lens are not a guaranteematch.. it matters which camera you are using.
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The raynox dcr5000 is a .5x wa lens but, as Gene indicated, the barrel distortion (ie, fisheye)is pretty severe. The raynox dcr6600 .66x is the widest I've seen without distortion. What camera are you using?
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I only want to make a couple points

I feel .5 is way too much.. the distortion is very bad at that power from what I have seen.

And you mention about indoors , you will need an external flash with a WA lens.

The Wcon 07 is a nice lens as is the dcr6600 , but wide angle lens are not a guaranteematch.. it matters which camera you are using.
The mounting base of the Wcon07 needs to be at least 2.50mm away from thefront bezel. If it is not you will get an OOF circle in the middle of the picture.





The DCR660 with a 55-58 step ring produces the best WA on the FZ30 .23.1mm.


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Old Sep 28, 2005, 3:54 AM   #5
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Sorry I didn't post the camera.

It is the FZ15 that I am using.

a .7 is more appropriate?
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Old Sep 28, 2005, 9:25 AM   #6
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It is the FZ15 that I am using.
Gene might be able to help here since he has the fz20. The fz15 and fz20 have the same lens. The 6600 vingnetts somewhat with the fz20. If you have one of the 62mm 3rp party adapters and a 62-58mm step down ring, you could get the 6600 closer to the fz15/20 lens and eliminate that vignetting. Is that correct, Gene?


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It is the FZ15 that I am using.
Gene might be able to help here since he has the fz20. The fz15 and fz20 have the same lens. The 6600 vingnetts somewhat with the fz20. If you have one of the 62mm 3rp party adapters and a 62-58mm step down ring, you could get the 6600 closer to the fz15/20 lens and eliminate that vignetting. Is that correct, Gene?

The CRing adapter tube adds 3/16" to the front bezel and the closest fit of all. The CRing adapter with a 63-52mm CRing which does notadditional length. You will get one corner vignette at 1X.


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I can not getthe 6600to not vignette with the FZ10 or 20.

But the DCR720 does not vignette and I suppose the 730 will not either.



And I think Lovelife had some photos with the HD7000 and it did not vignette and has very little distortion although a heftier price tag.
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I can not getthe 6600to not vignette with the FZ10 or 20.

But the DCR720 does not vignette and I suppose the 730 will not either.



And I think Lovelife had some photos with the HD7000 and it did not vignette and has very little distortion although a heftier price tag.
The HD 7000 had very very soft edges.
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