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Hey everyone,


I currently own a HG21 Canon Video Camera, and I have also purchased some accessories for it like the H37U Filter Set. However now I am looking at expanding my accessories and purchasing a wide angle lens.


The wide angle lens Canon released for this camera is the WD-H37 II, which looks awesome and I have seen a couple of videos online with people using it.


However this is my problem.


I am looking at buying a Canon EOS 500D / Rebel T1i or something similar soon, and I understand I will be getting lenses to use with that DSLR.


So I don't particularly want to be wasting money on lenses if I can somehow use the DSLR lenses with my Canon HG21 video camera.



I have been looking at this "adapter" for a while and I understand it allows you to use DSLR lenses with my 37mm HG21?

http://www.vid-atlantic.com/EnCinema35.html


I'm pretty sure they used this adapter and a DSLR lens with a similar canon video camera to get this result which looks pretty awesome to me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54rKm9QTwuE


Would I be best off buying a better DSLR lens that will be good for both my camera work and for my video work on the HG21?


Am I right in saying that if I use a DSLR lens I can have wide angle and telephoto in the same lens?


Thanks for your help.
 

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The Vid-Atlantic adapter is for EOS lenses, so get a kit with the lens you want when you get the EOS5d or T1i and you should be set.


Once you do, post some footage.
 

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Quote:
Originally Posted by umenon /forum/post/17065793


You cannot use a 35mm lens on a consumer camcorder ... unless you get a "DOF Kit" (google this one).


Better off getting the 37mm WA lens (I bought a 43mm version of the same for my HG10).

With these 35mm adapters you can:

http://www.vid-atlantic.com/EnCinema35.html

http://web.me.com/jehug/JAG35.com/Products.html


AFAIK, if he gets the Vid-Atlantic one, which adapts to EOS lenses, he could swap the same lens on both still cam and camcorder.
 

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IMHO ... static DOF kit + 1080 HD camcorder = mediocre results (downsized videos on utube hide the imperfections). Need a active adapter.


Also, dealing with flipped image etc. is a hassle.


If the intent is to have WAngle capability ... a dedicated lens for the camcorder is the way to go. 35mm DOF kits are not intended to meet those needs.
 
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