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Lenses for PC6


robellis  (C License)

Jun 25, 2001, 6:28 AM
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Lenses for PC6 Can't Post

I have bought a DCR-PC6 for general freefly flight-recorder use.

I have been informed that a .42 is a good size as is a .5 for more normal operations.

I was pushed towards the Kenko range, but the PC6 has a 30mm diameter/thread whereas the Kenko lenses I've found are 37mm - suitable for the PC110 but not the PC5/6.

Anyone have any sugestions on lens type/quality/cost.

chris  (D 15628)

Jul 30, 2001, 8:45 PM
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Re: Lenses for PC6 [In reply to] Can't Post

Not to worry! Kenko makes great lenses. All you need is a step-up ring. This is just a double threaded ring that allows you to attach that 37mm Kenko lens to your 30mm camera lens. Since you're stepping up in size you shouldn't have any vingetting problem. (That's where the camera doesn't see all the way out the wide angle lens and picks up a bit of the inside of it. This results in black corners in the video picture.) Step-up rings are usually less than $10.

- Chris Norton

Aviatrr  (D 27349)

Jul 31, 2001, 4:43 PM
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Re: Lenses for PC6 [In reply to] Can't Post

Go with the Kenko lens - they work great.. Get a step up ring as previously stated.. I use a .5 on my PC5 - the .42 was a bit too large for my liking.. The difference in picture is not much, but the lens is physically quite a bit larger..


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