04.24.2007 08:00 AM
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
16x9 introduces EX Super Fisheye
Film and digital product distributor 16x9 has introduced the EX Super Fisheye lens accessory for the Panasonic HVX200 and other compact HD camcorders.
Fisheye lenses expand the view of the lens, providing a wide-angle perspective that pulls the eye close to the center of the action. Images appear convex with exaggerated angles and extreme barrel distortion. The new EX Super Fisheye has a .45X image magnification.
Added to the HVX200 lens, it delivers a 115-degree horizontal and 135-degree diagonal field of view. The EX Super Fisheye weighs 13.75oz and has a front diameter of 120mm.
It comes with a 72:82mm step-up ring for attachment to the HVX200. Anchored by a single set screw, the ring is mounted to the back of the adapter. With the ring removed, the EX Super Fisheye’s 72mm rear thread fits to the front of the Sony HVR-Z1U, Canon XH A1, XH G1 or Panasonic DVX100B lens. For mounting to the Sony HVR-V1U/HDR-FX7, an optional 72mm-62mm step-down ring is available.
For more information, visit www.16x9inc.com.