Schneider Optics now offers a full line of Century HD lens accessories ready to complement Sony’s new PMW-EX3 (and EX-1) camcorder. Combining the highest quality materials, meticulous design, and ease of use in an affordable, low cost package, these state of the art optical add ons are designed to expand the capabilities of the standard lens supplied with the camera. Now operators can increase the field of view with no loss of ability to zoom, instantly shift the focal range to telephoto when needed, or enjoy the eye-popping angle of view and remarkable barrel distortion of the widest fisheye adapters on the market.
The Century .75X HD Wide Angle Converter (#0HD-75CV-EX3) is a newly designed, lighter weight optical tool that is ideal for shooting situations that require both a wider angle of view and full zooming capabilities. It attaches neatly to the front of the lens to offer 25% more coverage when set to wide angle, telephoto or anywhere in between. Other Century accessories for the PMW-EX3 include the .6X HD Wide Angle Adapter, 1.6X HD Tele-Converter, Fisheye HD Adapter, Extreme Fisheye HD Adapter, 2.0X HD Tele-Converter, and Achromatic Diopters in strengths of +2.0 and +2.6.
Century Pro Series HD lens accessories are designed to produce crisp, high-resolution images with low distortion, and superior contrast edge to edge. Multi-coated glass elements provide sharp images free of unwanted distortion or chromatic aberration. Units interface directly with the front of the camcorder lens via a secure locking bayonet mount, so installation and removal is quick and easy. The .75X HD Wide Angle Converter, .6X HD Wide Angle Adapter, 1.6X HD Tele-Converter, and 2.0X HD Tele-Converter are front threaded to accept a 102mm filter.
U.S. MSRP starts at $490.00. For more information on all Century accessories for popular DV, HDV, and broadcast cameras, contact: Schneider Optics, 7701 Haskell Avenue, Van Nuys, CA 91406, telephone (818) 766-3715; fax (818) 505-9865; or at: 285 Oser Avenue, Hauppauge, NY 11788, telephone (800) 645-7239/(631) 761-5000, fax (631) 761-5090; www.schneideroptics.com