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I'm thinking of investing in the 3x wide angle XL lens for the XL1 - has anyone had any experience of this lens - how useful, problems etc.? Brendan Somers
-- Brendan Somers (BrendanSomers@compuserve.com), May 11, 1999
I have used the Canon 3x WA lens and was pleased with the result. Another option, and much cheaper, would be to buy a Century Optics .6X wideangle adapter made for the XL-1. This adapter fits on the bayonet mount for the 16X's lens hood. The cost is about $370 and the optics are excellent. Another benefit is that you have a wideangle lens that has an image stabilizer. The Canon 3X lens does not have one. Either lens will make you happy. Good luck.
-- Roger Richards (email@example.com), May 12, 1999.
The problem with any aspheron that you put in front of the lens is 1)it makes it impossible to use any filters and 2)it leads to a lot of unwanted flare and thereby lower contrast, less saturated images.
-- Phineas T Gage (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 02, 1999.