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Schneider Optics offers new lens accessories for Sony camcorders
Schneider Optics has introduced several Century HD accessories for Sony’s new HVR-Z5U and HDR-FX1000 camcorders. Many of the Century lens add-ons created for Sony’s HVR-Z7U and HVR-S270U are also well suited for the Sony HVR-Z5U and HDR-FX1000 camcorders.
Attaching to the camera’s lens front, Century Pro Series HD accessories are designed to help the user shoot wider, reach further and move in closer than the lens alone will allow. The state-of-the-art optics produce crisp, high-resolution images with low distortion and superior contrast edge to edge. Multicoated glass elements provide sharp images free of unwanted distortion or chromatic aberration. Most units are equipped with a bayonet mount for quick, secure installation and easy removal.
Century HD accessories that are compatible with the HVR-Z5U/HDR-FX1000 include the .6X HD Wide Angle Adapter, .75X HD Wide Angle Converter, Fisheye HD Adapter, 1.6X HD Tele-Converter, and Achromatic Diopters in strengths of +2.0 and +3.5.