Jump to content


Photo

Teleconverter for Sony HDRFX1 - Advice needed


  • Please log in to reply
No replies to this topic

#1 Jonathan Betz

Jonathan Betz

    New

  • Basic Members
  • Pip
  • 5 posts
  • Camera Operator

Posted 23 May 2009 - 11:15 AM

I am interested in pursuing a career in wildlife cinematography, but I am currently unable to purchase my own equipment. I have access to a Sony HDRFX1, but for filming wildlife, I really need larger than a 12x zoom. Since I don't really have any other choice, I am considering shelling out some money for a teleconverter lens that screws on to the front of the FX1. I know that these converter lenses are not ideal, but I don't have interchangeable lenses and I think I might still benefit from one of these.

I am wondering if anyone has had experience using teleconverters, especially on HD cameras. If there are downsides, especially to cheap conversion lenses, what are they and how will I see these disadvantages in my footage? Here are links to the two I have been considering. Obviously there is a big price difference. I can probably only afford the cheaper one myself, but may be able to get some money from elsewhere to purchase something more expensive.

http://stores.channe...?itemid=4398667

http://www.digitalfo...fdate=5_22_2009

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Cheers.
  • 0


FJS International, LLC

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

Willys Widgets

Wooden Camera

rebotnix Technologies

Tai Audio

CineTape

New Pro Video - New and Used Equipment

Visual Products

CineLab

Broadcast Solutions Inc

Glidecam

Abel Cine

Aerial Filmworks

Paralinx LLC

Technodolly

Metropolis Post

Ritter Battery

The Slider

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

Rig Wheels Passport

CineTape

Rig Wheels Passport

Ritter Battery

Technodolly

Aerial Filmworks

FJS International, LLC

Visual Products

New Pro Video - New and Used Equipment

Metropolis Post

The Slider

Willys Widgets

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

rebotnix Technologies

Tai Audio

CineLab

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

Glidecam

Wooden Camera

Paralinx LLC

Abel Cine

Broadcast Solutions Inc