by Adam Plowden | 16th September 2016
Lens attachment manufacturer Zunow have unveiled their latest wide angle lens attachment at IBC 2016: the WCX-100 for fixed lens cameras. Achieving wide angles when using a fixed lens on a 2/3 inch or 1 inch sensor video camera can be difficult at times. Zunow have a family of 5 lens attachments that widen the field of view by 20% with very low distortion. This video features the WCX-100 model. You are able to fully zoom through on the fixed lens from wide to telephoto with the attachment on, which is an advantage for shooting ENG style news reporting. The WFK-95 is for 4K cameras like the Panasonic DVX-200 and widens the field of view by 0.8x, which makes the image 20% wider. It has a front filter thread of 72mm for use with conventional filters, with a short length of only 35mm. The other lens attachments in the family include – WCX-80 which is compatible with 62/72mm size lenses. WCX-100 wide angle conversion lens which is compatible with 72/77/82mm size lenses. WCX-200 wide angle conversion lens which is compatible with Sony EX Bayonet mount. SWA-06 is a super wide angle attachment, increasing the field of view by 0.6x, compatible with 72/82mm size lenses. The lens attachments are available to purchase now from CVP, with prices ranging from from €536.00, and B&H from $449.00. What do you think of these lens attachments, and would they work for you? Let us know in the comments.Read more
by Jared Abrams | 9th October 2010
I picked this up via Cinescopophillia on Twitter. It looks like this may be one of the first optical Canon EF to PL (positive lock) mount adapters ever made. There are many mechanical EF to PL adapters on the market that have a very limited PL lens range. The mechanical adapters are great because they do not require any modification of the camera. The Zunow optical EF to PL adapter will also mount to any EF adapter. The question here is, will it work with all PL mount primes? Most PL primes will protrude into the body and hit the shutter. That is why some type of modification is typically necessary. I have emailed the company and will update when I get a response. The Zunow EF to PL adapter is not cheap. It will set you back over $3K US. Click here for more info.Read more
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