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Wide Angle/Fisheye lens for the Canon 518?


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#1 Nick Norton

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Posted 10 November 2006 - 04:38 AM

does anyone know where to get any kind of wide angle attachment for a super 8 camera? I own a Canon 518 Auto Zoom, but any super 8 wide angle/fisheye would do.

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#2 Glenn Brady

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Posted 10 November 2006 - 07:37 PM

does anyone know where to get any kind of wide angle attachment for a super 8 camera? I own a Canon 518 Auto Zoom, but any super 8 wide angle/fisheye would do.

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Canon made a wide angle converter for this camera. It's mentioned in the specifications shown at this link - My Webpage and these show up from time-to-time at eBay. It's possible other wide angle conversion lenses fitting the accessory thread on the lens will work as well. Step-up adapters could be used for conversion lenses having a larger thread diameter.



Let me amend my earlier post by saying that Canon made wide angle converters for cameras introduced later. These converters may or may not fit your camera. Having said that, aftermarket converters of varying sizes and magnifications are available. Again, eBay is a good souce.

Edited by Glenn Brady, 10 November 2006 - 07:32 PM.

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Posted 13 November 2006 - 03:01 PM

If i do get a wide angle lens for the camera, will i need to make any adjustments with the exposure?

Or will my light meter automatically detect any changes with the new lens?


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Posted 13 November 2006 - 07:47 PM

If the camera's TTL metering is functioning and properly calibrated, it will compensate for the conversion lens (if any compensation is needed). Only exposing a test cart in various lighting situations will confirm this. The widened angle of view may introduce exposure 'challenges' in those instances where there's a significant brightness range in the camera's field.
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