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07-18-2005, 10:41 AM
Anyone here used the "Sony VCL-HG0872 72mm 0.8x High Grade Wide Angle Converter Lens" on the Z1?
Any comments on quality, etc. Also, can you say how much of a % wider my Z1 view would become with one of these?
Thanks in advance!
08-05-2005, 12:42 PM
I have seen them. Honestly, not quite to the spec's of the WA Converter's from Century Optics but not a bad unit.
You are only getting about 20% wider. There are two units from Century. The .7WA converter is a full zoom through unit which is about 30% wider and the .6WA adapter that is only partial zoom through but is closer to 40% wider.
Hope that helps....
08-08-2005, 04:59 PM
I own it and use it regularly on my Z1U and DVX100a. Very satisfied and I believe as good as the .6 non-zoom through the I have from Century. Problem with both is I wish that there were external threads and a screw on protection filter. I think that you will be satisfied if your purchase it.