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16x9 unveils wide-angle converter for HVX200
The 0.75X Wide Converter by 16x9 offers Panasonic HVX200 camera users a convenient way to get wider-angle images. Using the 0.75X, operators can achieve a full 25 percent more extreme angle of view with no sacrifice in zoom capability.
The 0.75X Wide Converter features an HD-quality design that employs four glass elements to reduce geometric distortion and improve off-axis performance, particularly chromatic aberrations and flatness of field.
The 20oz, 40mm accessory is equipped with 82mm screw-in rear threads to attach to the front of the HVX200. When used with the HVX200’s original lens, the converter shifts the focal length from 4.2-55mm to 3.15-41.25mm. An optional 82-72mm step-down ring, included at no charge, allows it to also work with the Sony HVR-Z1U, as well as Canon XL-H1, XH-G1 and XH-A1 camcorders.
For more information, visit: www.16x9inc.com.