Schneider Introduces Century Xtreme Fisheye for Panasonic AG-HVX200 and DVX100
Posted Dec 5, 2006

Now users of the Panasonic AG-HVX200, as well as the DVX100 and 100A/B camcorders can enjoy the ultrawide field of view and pronounced barrel distortion of the broadest fisheye on the market. Schneider Optics introduces two new versions of the Century Xtreme Fisheye custom tailored to work with these cameras.

Employing the highest grade optics, this HD quality optic locks neatly onto the bayonet mount at the front of the camcorder lens to provide an approximately 1608 horizontal angle of view (1808 when measured diagonally). For reinforced support, it interfaces with existing 15mm standard rod systems. With its eyepopping angle of view and exaggerated barrel distortion, the Xtreme Fisheye is the ideal tool for action sports, music videos, underwater photography -- or dramatic impact shots in tight environments where capturing the field of view is otherwise impossible.

In addition to the new Xtreme Fisheyes for Panasonic's AG-HVX200 (stock code 0HD-FEWA-HVX) and DVX100/100A/B (stock code 0HD-FEWA-DVX), Schneider Optics also offers a Century version designed especially for Sony MiniDV camcorders such as the HVR-Z1U and HDR-FX1 (stock code 0HD-FEWA-HDS), and will soon offer a model configured for the Canon XL-H1 ( stock number 0HD-FEWA-XL). Suggested U.S. List price for each model is $3350.