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Canon 3x Wide Zoom Lens for Canon XL-2 and XL-1 Camcorders

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The lightweight Canon 3x Super Wide-Angle Zoom Lens gives the XL-1 the widest field-of-view of any DV camcorder 70° compared to the 47° of the standard 16x lens. This represents an increase in angle of view of nearly 50%. Focal length of 3.4-10.2mm (24-72mm equivalent in 35mm) enables you to move from vast landscapes to close-ups with maximum flexibility.

The lens incorporates eighteen of the highest quality, precision crafted optical elements, including low dispersion glass used to compensate for chromatic aberration, to deliver extraordinarily sharp images as compared to wide angle lens converters.
Six-blade Iris for minimal light flare.
Manual zoom and focus ring on lens.
72mm lens diameter permits the use of screw-on type filters.
Minimum focusing distance of 3/4" at wide end.
Built-in 1.5x neutral density filter.
Focal Length 3 x Wide 3.4-10.2mm, (The Equivalent In 35mm Is 24-72mm)
Filter Size 72mm
Minimum Focus Distance 3/4" At Wide End
Manual Focus/Zoom Control Yes
Maximum Aperture F/1.8-2.2 (Telephoto End)
Maximum Magnification 3x
Lens Composition 15 Groups, 18 Elements
Built-in ND Filter Yes (1.5x)
Optical Image Stabilizer No
Dimensions 3.6 x 4.6" (9.2 x 11.6cm)
Weight 1.5 lbs (0.7kg)
Canon 3x Wide Zoom Lens for Canon XL-2 and XL-1 Camcorders
  • Lens Cap
  • Lens Pouch
  • Lens Hood
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    3x Wide Zoom Lens for Canon XL-2 and XL-1 Camcorders
     
    4.7

    (based on 3 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (3)
    • Improves picture quality (3)
    • Interfaces well with camcorder (3)

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        4.0

        It's just what I needed

        By WillieWise

        from New Haven, CT

        About Me Aspiring Film Maker

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Easy To Use
        • Improves Picture Quality
        • Interfaces Well With Camcorder

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Close Up Filming
          • Panoramic Filming
          • Shooting Indoors

          Comments about 3x Wide Zoom Lens for Canon XL-2 and XL-1 Camcorders:

          I use this lense for short films and documentaries. I love the wide angle shots that I get when using it.

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          5.0

          Much, much sharper than the standard len

          By Shortfinals

          from Cape Town, South Africa

          About Me Film Professional

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Improves Picture Quality
          • Interfaces Well With Camcorder

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Close Up Filming
            • Panoramic Filming
            • Shooting Indoors
            • Shooting Outdoors

            Comments about 3x Wide Zoom Lens for Canon XL-2 and XL-1 Camcorders:

            Professional television productions. Used it for four years - and now going HD, Could not have gotten by without it. Super sharp but no stabilizer, which is not a big deal being a wide-angle. Add a polarizing filter and even shots done midday can look good. Images also looks excellent on my XLH1A camcorder, although a few functions don't work, like the warning that a neutral density is needed. But it focuses and the images look as sharp as the standard HD lens. SO I might not have to by the new 6xHD wide lens, which is costly.

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            5.0

            A must have!

            By Josh

            from sacramento, ca

            About Me Aspiring Film Maker

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Easy To Use
            • Improves Picture Quality
            • Interfaces Well With Camcorder

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about 3x Wide Zoom Lens for Canon XL-2 and XL-1 Camcorders:

                i didn't get to buy this lens but i did rent it for over a week and i have to say that the lens was amazing!

                If i knew, i would've just gotten the xl2 body and bought this lens instead. You find that you will want to use these lens a lot more than the 20x zoom lens that comes stock with the xl2. This lens adds so much more wide angle! it helps a lot! I hate the 20x because since the xl2 has the x1.5 multiplier effect since it has a 3 ccd 1/3 senor, everything looks way too close.
                But with this 3x wide zoom, it fixes that issue. If you don't want to get some sort of 35mm adapter to change lenses, at least get this lens! its a good investment because you find that you are going to be using this lens a lot more than the 20x zoom lens.

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