04-13-2012, 08:55 PM
Anyways, this summer I'm going to either get the hvx200 or hmc150, and I was planning on getting the Century Xtreme fisheye in like around a year. For those who don't know, the Century Xtreme fisheye goes for around $2300, but I might have found a cheaper alternative. Here it is on B&H - http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/173544-REG/Century_Precision_Optics_0WA_FESU_20_WA_FESU_20_Fi sheye_Adapter_for.html and here it is on ebay for $400 - http://www.ebay.com/itm/CENTURY-85mm-SUPER-FISHEYE-ADAPTER-CANON-2-3-PRO-LENS-/330716024637?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4d00360f3d . Its also made by Century, but I'm not sure if it can fit a hvx200 or an hmc150. It seems like barley anyone has this lens. I have found no test footage or pictures with it. So tell me what your thoughts are on this lens.
04-18-2012, 02:26 PM
Well, by reading the description on the B&H site, it has a magnification of 0.55x, which is the same as the cheaper Century fisheye for the HVX. (http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/429702-REG/Century_Precision_Optics_0HD_FESU_HVX_0_55x_Fishey e_Adapter_Lens.html)
Also, I think you might have a hard time trying to find an 82mm-85mm step up ring.
Your best bet: If you want the 0.55x, go with the Century lens that's actually meant for the HVX, as opposed to the one you're looking at.
Or, you could try out the Cavision 0.4x fisheye (http://www.cavision.com/optics/industrial/LFA04X72-HVX-HD100.htm) I hear a lot of people really like this one.
(if you're planning on filming skating or snowboarding or what have you, I recommend NOT getting the opteka 0.4x fisheye for the HVX, I have it and I really don't like it.)