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16×9 Inc.’s EXII 0.8X Wide Converter — Higher Quality, Lower Price

With the introduction of the new

EXII 0.8X Wide Converter

, 16×9 Inc. offers a superior, HD-quality lens converter at an even lower price. The move is part of an aggressive pricing structure 16×9 Inc. has put into place across the entire new EXII line of lenses. 16×9 Inc. understands that the current economic climate is tough, but getting outstanding high-definition images doesn’t have to be.

Featuring a two-element design, the compact, lightweight EXII 0.8X Wide Converter increases wide-angle coverage by 20% over the stock lens with minimal barrel distortion. Better yet, the EXII 0.8X is full zoom-through.

The EXII 0.8X Wide Converter was specifically designed for the high-end Fujinon 17X zoom lens that comes with the Panasonic HPX300 and JVC GY-HM700 HD cameras. However, 16×9 Inc. is making the improved optics of the EXII 0.8X available for a variety of popular HDV cameras from Canon, Panasonic and Sony. In addition to 62, 72, 77 and 82mm threaded mounts, 16×9 Inc. will offer multiple bayonet mounts.

EXII 0.8X Wide Converter specifications:
Weight: 17 oz
Length: 36 mm
Front Diameter: 98mm
Filter Thread: 105mm round filter — Requires Rubber Lens Shade (Not Included)
Mounting System: 62mm, 72mm, 77mm, 82mm, bayonets for popular cameras from Panasonic and Sony
List Price: Threaded $625.
List Price: Bayonet $695.

For more information on the EXII 0.8X Wide Converter, contact: 16×9 Inc., 28314 Constellation Rd., Valencia, CA 91355, Phone: (661) 295-3313, Fax: (661) 295-3314,




A distributor and producer of high-end accessories for film and video production, 16×9 Inc. offers a full selection of the latest products from renowned, innovative manufacturers such as Bebob Engineering, EasyRig, Chrosziel, and Noga. In 2005, 16×9 Inc. introduced the first in its own line of top-quality camera accessories: the 16×9 Inc. EX Collection. A family of top-line, HD-quality lens adapters, the EX Collection was created specifically to complement the performance of the newest generation of compact HD camcorders. Backed by more than 35 combined years of industry experience, the goal of 16×9 Inc. is to expand its lenses, adapters, and camera accessories to meet the changing needs and challenges of professional cinematographers.