has introduced a EX Super Fisheye lens accessory for the Panasonic HVX200 and other compact HD camcorders. A favorite of skateboarders and extreme sports photographers, fisheye lenses expand the view of the lens, providing a wide-eyed perspective that pulls the eye close to the center of the action. Images appear convex with exaggerated angles and extreme barrel distortion. With a whopping .45X magnification, the new EX Super Fisheye is the widest single-element fisheye adapter on the market.
Added to the HVX200 lens, it delivers a 115-degree horizontal and 135-degree diagonal field of view. The EX Super Fisheye Weighs 13.75 oz. (390g) and has a front diameter of 120mm. It comes outfitted with a 72:82mm step-up ring for attachment to the HVX200. Anchored by a single set screw, the ring is mounted to the back of the adapter. With the ring removed, the Super Fisheyeâ€™s 72mm rear thread fits neatly to the front of the Sony HVR-Z1U, Canon XH A1, XH G1, or Panasonic DVX100B lens. For mounting to the Sony HVR-V1U/HDR-FX7, an optional 72-62mm step-down ring is available.
The EX Super Fisheye is US$695.