Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Wide angles lens confusion

  1. Default Wide angles lens confusion

    I'm looking to buy a wide angle lens but im confused on sizes, i had a 0.5" wide angle for my old camera but i sold it when i got rid of that camera, to be honest it didn't seem that much of a big change. im looking for very big difference, as some may know im into filming bmx and i'd like to get more close up shots. what size should i go for? any recommendations? im using a sony hdr-sr5e it has a 37mm ring adapter.

    help would be greatly appreciated.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Bristol uk
    Posts
    8,938
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default

    I suspect you last adaptor was 0.5 x . The lower the figure the wider as a rough guide.

    If you want lots of barrel distortion aim to go lower than 0.5x.

    If you have any lenses about the house - magnifying lenses even - try those too - you may find a lashup gives you the distorted reults you are after.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Kent
    Posts
    11,526
    Blog Entries
    24

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Wilmshurst View Post
    as some may know im into filming bmx and i'd like to get more close up shots. what size should i go for?
    Maybe I'm missing something, but 'wide angle' and 'close up' don't really go together, do they?

Similar Threads

  1. Selling Canon Wide angle lens WD-H72
    By taiwee in forum Ebay and other classified ads: gear, cameras and video editing stuff
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-24-2008, 05:49 PM
  2. Wide Angle lens and polariser lens
    By TractionKiting in forum Technology advice and tips
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-25-2007, 10:49 PM
  3. Sony HC1 HD wide angle lens...!
    By spikemike in forum Technology advice and tips
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 07-03-2007, 02:14 AM
  4. Konica Minolta Wide Angle Lens
    By grewell912 in forum Technology advice and tips
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 12-19-2005, 04:24 PM
  5. FS Canon XL1/XL2 Wide Angle 3x Zoom Lens
    By mediaman8472 in forum Ebay and other classified ads: gear, cameras and video editing stuff
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-28-2005, 08:01 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •