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DLD
03-09-2016, 10:13 PM
Didn't see this posted anywhere, so ...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzSIaqKjdEc

Bob Nilsen
04-15-2016, 06:19 PM
Has anyone purchased a wide angle lens yet? If so, what brand, Model #, and will it let you do a full zoom? How much and where?
Thanks
Bob

erikku2
04-28-2016, 11:18 AM
I too am interested in hearing what people are using for a wide angle adapter on this camera. Seems like Zunow has three flavors (.6x, .7x, and .8x conversion) with the .6x being significantly cheaper.

Anybody?

Thanks,

Eric

Allen McL
04-29-2016, 03:23 AM
When I was buying the DVX-200 and selling my Sony NX-3 I thought about bundling my Sony VCL-HG0872K .8x wide angle adaptor too, assuming it to be incompatible with the DVX-200's mount. Looking at the two I could see they must be a close match and once curiosity got the better of me I had a go at putting it on and 'hey presto !' it fits a treat and with absolutely zero modification required. The only thing I'd say is missing is a reassuring click when you twist it into place, but it holds good, doesn't swivel and does the job of 0.8x widening as well as it did on the Sony range of 'G Lens' cameras it was designed for. I also now have full use of my 4x4 glass filter collection again too, via the filter frame and matte box.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/whisky110/DVX200%20with%20matte%20box..jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/whisky110/media/DVX200%20with%20matte%20box..jpg.html)

http://www.sony.co.uk/pro/product/broadcast-products-camcorders-lenses-lens-adaptors/vcl-hg0872k/overview/

JRJphoto
04-29-2016, 08:02 AM
Cool! So it does work!

McKnee
04-29-2016, 09:36 AM
Good part, Am interested in it, the converter is also suitable for 4K.

Emmet Brown
04-30-2016, 09:04 AM
I already own the Zunow WCX-80 for use with my Sony X70. I read somewhere, that the Zunow WCX-80 is NOT compatible with the DVX 200... But it has a 72mm thread. Can somebody confirm that or have expiriences with that combination? (Zunow WCX-80 and DVX 200). THX!

Groover
04-30-2016, 12:40 PM
http://www.zunow.tv/zunow-wcx-80-compact-wide-conversion-lens/zun-wcx-80/
Regards Ali

McKnee
05-01-2016, 05:50 AM
Groover, thanks for the info.

Groover
05-16-2016, 11:06 PM
A new one.....
http://www.zunow.tv/zunow-wfk-95-4k-wide-conversion-lens/wide-angle/zunow-wfk-95-4k-wide-conversion-lens/
Regards Ali

mapper65
05-17-2016, 05:51 AM
A new one.....
http://www.zunow.tv/zunow-wfk-95-4k-wide-conversion-lens/wide-angle/zunow-wfk-95-4k-wide-conversion-lens/
Regards Ali

I was curious about the price. It must be a special order from B&H and Adorama. Zunow shows both companies as a dealer but it did not come up on either site.

McKnee
05-17-2016, 07:12 AM
Today it has ordered from BPM GmbH 995 - euros Net, me.

7DDude
05-19-2016, 01:11 PM
When I was buying the DVX-200 and selling my Sony NX-3 I thought about bundling my Sony VCL-HG0872K .8x wide angle adaptor too, assuming it to be incompatible with the DVX-200's mount. Looking at the two I could see they must be a close match and once curiosity got the better of me I had a go at putting it on and 'hey presto !' it fits a treat and with absolutely zero modification required. The only thing I'd say is missing is a reassuring click when you twist it into place, but it holds good, doesn't swivel and does the job of 0.8x widening as well as it did on the Sony range of 'G Lens' cameras it was designed for. I also now have full use of my 4x4 glass filter collection again too, via the filter frame and matte box.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/whisky110/DVX200 with matte box..jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/whisky110/media/DVX200 with matte box..jpg.html)

http://www.sony.co.uk/pro/product/broadcast-products-camcorders-lenses-lens-adaptors/vcl-hg0872k/overview/

Allen, Can you zoom with this Sony Lens or do you lose focus?

mati108
05-20-2016, 10:56 AM
I got one HG0872 (without K) before yesterday. But without modification the inner lens comes to the frontlense of the DVX200, so I get one 72mm distancer. Now itīs working. in 1080 you see a vignette until z06, in UHD no vignette, looks good no focus losing when in good light situation. For about me the most disturbing thing is that the camera is with the HG0872 very topheavy
Not good for long run and gun sessions. But one more possibiltiy. You can get it very cheap on ebay, I got mine for 40 Euro.

jduke
05-23-2016, 06:36 PM
Did you use some kind of adapter, because my VCL doe not fit at all. But my is VCL-HG0872 no K at the end.
James Duke, jduke@lifestorypictures.com, http://www.lifestorypictures.com

mati108
05-24-2016, 10:43 PM
Yes, as I wrote, it need a 72mm spacer. Without you had not enough space between the two lenses.

Allen McL
05-25-2016, 07:18 AM
In response to the previous few comments, I believe the VCL-HG0872 and the VCL-HG0872K are completely different models and of different construction. I've certainly seen comments on Amazon where people complained about ordering one version and receiving the other. I guess Sony boobed by having the model number so similar. To summarise, I have the 'K' version and you certainly will not get one for anything like 40 Euro or equivalent, try adding another zero at least on there. Yes it does fit well, I'll produce a short GoPro video soon showing me fitting it and how simple it is. Yes you can shoot through the adaptor without focus issues, I've only attempted this in manual focus so far but certainly no complaints. The 'K' model attaches in exactly the same way as the lens hood does, basically you twist it to 45 degrees and put it on or off, no adaptor required. I haven't seen the non 'K' version for myself, is it a screw on type, screwing onto the filter thread of the DVX-200 ?

mati108
05-25-2016, 09:35 AM
The VCL-HG0872 is a screw type, like a filter:

114079

114080

jduke
05-29-2016, 08:33 AM
I have the same Sony adapter, without French flag (no K at the end), but for the life of me I cannot make it fit. It feels like Sony adapter thread has its ring too deep and it does not catch the thread of the camera.
What am I doing wrong?
James Duke, jduke@lifestorypictures.com, http://www.lifestorypictures.com.

jduke
05-29-2016, 08:44 AM
I missed the posts above. Never mid the last question.

mati108
05-29-2016, 12:53 PM
You use a 72mm - 72mm Spacer and it did not work?

jduke
06-07-2016, 07:33 AM
Trying to find a spacer in US. Quenox is not available. I bought Optica 72mm-72mm Lens Spacer Adapter. Does not work. It is not deep enough. Anybody knows of another spacer which works with VCL-HG0872?
James Duke, jduke@lifestorypictures.com, http://www.lifestorypictures.com.

Bob Nilsen
07-09-2016, 08:41 PM
I'm also looking for the correct spacer. I have the lens, but no way to mount it yet. I also tried the Optica 72 to 72mm, but is not deep enough for the Sony lens.

Thanks
Bob

Allen McL
12-21-2016, 05:25 AM
A 'K' version Sony adaptor has appeared on e-bay today. Damn good price too !

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/122277990322?ul_noapp=true

Bob Nilsen
12-29-2016, 02:02 PM
I have tried a few adaptors and found only one to kinda work. It will let me mount the sony len, but it only grabs by a 1/2 a turn. It does stay in focus when I zoom. I don't trust it to stay with only a 1/2 turn, so I have not used it much. In the receptions I shoot, I could use the extra wide this lens gives.
Bob

JRJphoto
12-29-2016, 08:45 PM
Remember: the Zunow WFK-95 is the only Zunow WAC designed specifically for DVX200. I imagine it's the only one, period.

Bob Nilsen
01-02-2017, 12:35 PM
OK, so I decided to do what I needed to do to get this lens to work. It did not cost a lot, so I decided to modify the lens. The problem, the shoulder before the threads was too deep. So, I sanded it down a little. I could have use a metal file, but I have a 4" belt sander and I knew it would be quicker, so I use a 120 grit type paper to do the sanding. All I needed was a little and I was careful not to get too close to the lens. Now my 72mm - 72mm adapter fits well and will not come off by itself. I have two of the DVX-200 cameras, so I just purchased another Sony lens and will modify it when I receive it. Took less that 5 minutes to sand down and now the lens works perfect.
Bob

My adapter ring from ebay.
72mm-72mm 72-72 mm Extend Filter Ring Adapter ( 251157774605 )

119710119711

Bob Nilsen
01-15-2017, 10:10 PM
I made a little video showing what I did to the Sony VCL-HG0872 wide lens, to mount it on my DVX-200 cameras.

https://vimeo.com/199613986


Here are some photos of my two DVX-200 cameras, all set up and ready.
One has the WA lens mounted, the other does not. I have Sony Wireless mic systems set up on the cameras
The Opteka Video Shoulder support is setup with a quick disconnect, so I can remove it and use the DVX-200 without it and still use my tripods.

Bob

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