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Century Introduces New Xtreme Fisheye

Schneider Optics, Century Division

expands on their family of fisheye adapters to offer the eye-popping Xtreme Fisheye. The broadest fisheye on the market, this new attachment offers an ultrawide field of view along with pronounced barrel distortion. The Xtreme Fisheye is currently designed for use with mini DV camcorders, including the Sony HVR-Z1U. 

Employing the highest grade optics, Century‚Äôs Xtreme Fisheye lock mounts onto the front of the camcorder lens to provide approximately 1608 horizontal angle of view (1808 when measured diagonally).  For reinforced support, this new optic interfaces with existing standard rod systems.

The Century Xtreme Fisheye is ideal for action sports, music videos — or dramatic impact shots in tight environments where capturing the field of view is otherwise impossible.

Fisheyes effectively exaggerate depth, pull nearby objects closer and cause distant objects to recede into the background.  For the last decade, Century Fisheyes have proven popular for cameras from broadcast to mini DV.

Priced below $3,000, the Xtreme Fisheye will be available Fall 2005.