IDX Technology, exclusive UK & ROI distributor for Century add-on lenses, is now shipping a new HD Wide Angle lens attachment for the Canon XF300 and XF305. The WA-8XLC-XF Wide Angle Converter attaches directly to the front of the camcorder lens to increase viewing coverage by 20%. With recent approval from the BBC for HD broadcast production, the demand for the XF300/XF305 to capture and expand their image creation potential has meant that Century’s family of professional lens attachments has also grown.
In operation the Century .8X Wide Angle Converter will allow full zoom functionality, providing a 20% increase in coverage from the point of wide angle through the entire zoom range. As with all Century lens attachments, the WA-8XLC-XF provides outstanding high resolution images, superior edge-to-edge contrast with low distortion and chromatic aberration. The lens has a bayonet mount that fits directly to the front of the lens with a simple twist and lock mechanism. Century’s bayonet mount saves time in the field by taking just a few seconds to attach, eliminating the risk of thread jamming and reducing wear and tear on the lens.
Further lens accessories for the XF300/XF305 will be available from Century in 2011, featuring a .6x HD Wide Angle Adaptor, Fisheye HD Adaptor and 1.6 HD Tele-Converter. For more information on pricing and availability please contact IDX.
IMAGE: - Canon XF305 with .8X Wide Angle Converter Attached