05.18.2009 02:55 PM
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Schneider Optics reveals new HD lens accessories for Sony EX3 camcorder

Schneider Optics has announced a full line of Century HD lens accessories for Sony’s new PMW-EX3 and EX-1 camcorder.

Camera operators using the new accessories can increase the field of view with no loss of ability to zoom, instantly shift the focal range to telephoto when needed, or employ the eye-popping angle of view and barrel distortion of the widest fisheye adapters on the market.

The Century .75X HD Wide Angle Converter (#0HD-75CV-EX3) is a lighter weight optical tool for shooting situations that requires both a wider angle of view and full zooming capabilities. It attaches to the front of the lens to offer 25 percent more coverage when set to wide angle, telephoto or anywhere in between.

Other Century accessories for the Sony PMW-EX3 include the .6X HD Wide Angle Adapter, 1.6X HD Tele-Converter, Fisheye HD Adapter, Extreme Fisheye HD Adapter, 2.0X HD Tele-Converter, and Achromatic Diopters in strengths of +2.0 and +2.6.

Century Pro Series HD lens accessories interface directly with the front of the camcorder lens via a locking bayonet mount. The .75X HD Wide Angle Converter, .6X HD Wide Angle Adapter, 1.6X HD Tele-Converter, and 2.0X HD Tele-Converter are front threaded to accept a 102mm filter.

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