august 3, 2010 – dslr docu-rig from scratch

july 22, 2010 – hdslr documentary zen

july 14, 2010 – sony nex-vg10 = no 24p but so what?

june 28, 2010 – dslr monitoring 24hr pharmacy style

june 19, 2010 – gorillapod focus incoming

june 16, 2010 – lumix hacktopia

may 27, 2010 – ginter-fy your 5d & 7d

may 27, 2010 – 5dmarkii naked running & gunning

may 26, 2010 – canon 7d is the new hv20

may 18, 2010 – aputure gigtube = viable for 5d mark ii?

may 17, 2010 – a lens is a huh?

may 11, 2010 – sony nex-3 & nex-5

april 30, 2010 – slaughter across the water

march 22, 2010 – we made history

january 12, 2010 – blog bomb – ted with red scarlet at ces

december 1, 2009 – blog bomb – red scarlet drops

may 27, 2009 – blog bomb – 5dmkii manual control!

april 9, 2009 – time lapse dolly

january 27, 2009 – 3 dan chung 5dmarkii videos

january 26, 2009 – dslr cinematography – resources

january 16, 2009 – how to – shoot hd video with 5dmarkii

january 15, 2009 – 5dmarkii – presidential seal of approval

january 9, 2009 – 5dmarkii – black dot bug fixed

january 5, 2009 – 5d mark ii – digital camera raw compatibility update

december 18, 2008 – canon & bicycles – hv30 vs. 5dmarkii

november 13, 2008 – blog bomb – red scarlet & red epic

october 30, 2008 – blog bomb – 5dmarkii manual posted

october 16, 2008 – how to – make an hdr timelapse

september 26, 2008 – blog bomb – canon eos 5d mark ii

august 1, 2008 – canon hv30 – accessory shoe removal

july 31, 2008 – canon hv30 purchased!

july 28, 2008 – canon hv30 purchase – the research

april 20, 2008 – nab hangover

8 Responses to “Field Gear”

  1. 1 bob
    August 21, 2008 at 7:00 pm

    so will the cetury opttics fisheye fit on the canon hv 30?

  2. 2 psalvia
    August 21, 2008 at 7:38 pm

    Hey Bob, thanks for stopping by. Did a quick search over at and found this thread:

    To quote Beebs:

    get a century fisheye, also known as the death lens

    the quality is the best you can get.
    plus, all the pros use the century mk1 and mk2s for skateboarding

    you want the “baby death” which has 37mm threads. you need a thread converter/step rings and you’ll get a little bit of vignetting. you can mod the lens to have no vignetting if you really hate it

    And if you Google:

    Century Optics .3x Ultra Fisheye Adapter for Digital Video Cameras with 37mm Lens Front Diameter

    It takes you to this Amazon link:

    Essentially, it looks like you need a 43mm to 37mm step down ring to use the Century Optics fish eye and this could result in some vignetting.

  3. 3 ben
    September 10, 2008 at 3:37 pm

    yo pete!

    just went to B&H and got a wide angle converter for my hv30:

    they didnt have your panasonic one, so the guy said this was a good one. put it on my cam and it def bounces out the viewable field pretty significantly. this century lens is a .5 so its def pushing past your .7 lens.

    i’m wondering how much distortion you get on your panasonic lens? thinking if i should sacrifice viewable area vs. distortion.

    keep posting, homey!


  4. 4 psalvia
    September 10, 2008 at 4:49 pm

    Hey Ben, check out this video for footage of the HV20 & HV30 with the panasonic wide angle adapter:

    Both handheld cameras have the wide angle lens and i don’t see much if any distortion.

    proactively • terp 4 life •peter

  5. November 30, 2009 at 11:02 am

    I have the same details as your blog.

  6. February 4, 2010 at 9:52 am

    What made the ultimate decision to go with the Panasonic lens over a Raynox wide angle (6600 0r 7000). Also, I not sure what your current configuration is, but I have seen many people mount the mke 400 on the front of their lens hood.

    Thanks for all the info


    • 7 psalvia
      February 11, 2010 at 10:51 am

      Simple answer is the Raynox was out of stock at B&H so I went with the Panasonic. I’m still working with the configuration you see in the picture with the MKE 400 mounted on the hot shoe.

  7. January 19, 2011 at 1:15 am

    Iam a fan of landscape photography and this is the perfect accessory for my Canon PS S3IS. It is good because it has a front thread (72 mm) to put filters on. I often use this with a Linear Polarizer and it produces a slight vignetting that can be eliminated with a small push in the zoom rocker (from 1x to 1.1x) so it is not really something I regret. It converts my 36 mm Equivalent focal length into 24 mm, which broadens the field of view substantially. Barrel distortion with this converter is negligible when compared to the cameras own performance and to other Wide Angle Converters. I totally recommend it.

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