Schneider Optics intros new Panasonic fisheye optics
Schneider Optics has introduced two new versions of its Century Xtreme Fisheye optics for users of the Panasonic AG-HVX200E, as well as the DVX100E and 100AE/BE camcorders.
The HD-quality optic locks neatly onto the bayonet mount at the front of the camcorder lens to provide an approximately 160 degrees horizontal angle of view (180 degrees when measured diagonally). For reinforced support, it interfaces with existing 15mm standard rod systems. In addition to the new Xtreme Fisheyes for Panasonic s AG-HVX200E (stock code 0HD-FEWA-HVX) and DVX100E/100AE/BE (stock code 0HD-FEWA-DVX), Schneider Optics also offers a Century version designed especially for Sony mini DV camcorders such as the HVR-Z1E and HDR-FX1E (stock code 0HD-FEWA-HDS), and will soon offer a model configured for the Canon XL-H1E ( stock number 0HD-FEWA-XL).