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2/3 lens adapter
on Feb 18, 2007 at 1:22:42 am

hey can someone explain the pros and cons of using 2/3 HD lenses on the 350 using the adaptor. i'm an editor not a shooter so basic explanation will be fine :-)


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john sharaf
Re: 2/3 lens adapter
on Feb 18, 2007 at 1:48:05 am


The main advantage is that you can use glass intended for 2/3" camera which is more professiuonal and better designed and engineered. Your lens investment is also futureproofed for when you later buy a 2/3" camera (which you surely will).

The disadvantage is that the lenses designed for the bigger imager (2/3") will be more telephoto when used on the smaller imager (1/2") so that it will be next to impossible to make a wide angle shot, especially to do so for 4x3 use or for 4x3 protected area.

Hope this helps!


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Alan Lacey
Re: 2/3 lens adapter
on Feb 21, 2007 at 5:35:22 pm

I forget where I saw it, ebay maybe, but there is a very cheap 2/3 inch adaptor available. Mine from Sony cost

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Yves Chauvel
Re: 2/3 lens adapter
on Feb 28, 2007 at 6:56:03 pm

I found this googleiing: for
Price: $ 404.50.
I would like to make sure it is fully compatible with all Sony 1/2 Inch camcorder and specially the F330 I intend purchasing anytime soon.
Has anyone tried it?

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IC Media
Re: 2/3 lens adapter
on Apr 13, 2007 at 1:17:38 pm

I have the 2/3" lens adapter on my F350 and I use the Canon HJ11eX4.7B IRSE wide angle lens as my main lens. I need a wide lens for much of what I shoot and I almost never need to shoot real long. I do give up a bit of the wide angle in the conversion but not enough to affect me. By having the adapter, I can go to any broadcast rental house anywhere and not have to worry if they have 1/2" lenses available. I am extremely happy with this setup - the lens was pricey but the pictures are amazing.

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