Red Eye Wide Angle Adapter
The Wide Angle Adapter the Size of a Filter
Impossibly Small and Light
The RedEye is a powerful wide angle adapter, the size of a screw on filter. It is so small, it fits under most lens hoods and matte boxes. Just screw it on your lens. It's small size and weight (less than 100g) won't make your camera front heavy like other wide angle adapters.
How does it work?
Other Wide Angle adapters are bulky and expensive because they need to use several lenses in order to not change the focal point. The genius of The Red Eye is to use only one lens which creates a focal point, as a virtual image, just in front of the lens. You can then focus up-close on that virtual image with the macro adjustment, auto focus, or manual focus of the camera.
To Zoom or not to Zoom
The Red-Eye was originally designed for use on broadcast television cameras as a non-zoom through wide angle adapter. Generally speaking you can't zoom while using it. It's proven to be a worthy trade-off since the majority of wide angle shots don't require a zoom. A great exception is the autofocus on many HDV prosumer cameras will keep the virtual image in focus and allow you to zoom through roughly half the zoom range.
Loved by Steadicam operators, ENG, Owner/Operators...
It's compact size and light weight combined with the movement smoothing effect of the wide angle make the RedEye ideal for use on steadicams. It will come in handy for almost all camera operators, but it really shines for those that find themselves in especially tight spots, with little time or budget, like ENG teams, and owner/operators. It's great for shooting indoors, shots where a dramatic angle is needed to increase perspective and to accentuate the effects of fast motion.
Quick and Convienent
Quickly fasten the lens when you need it. Each lens comes with its own padded leather carrying case with a belt loop. You don't have to go back to your kit, you don't even have to put the camera down.
Top Quality Optics
The bulk and weight have been substantially reduced by using a durable and compact, high index, high clarity optical material. All RedEye? wide angle adapters use aspheric lenses and feature a multi-layer anti-reflective coating to increase light transmission to near 100% for optimum image clarity, contrast and sharpness. In addition, hard coatings offer an extra degree of scratch resistance and improve water repellency. The lens housing is anodized aluminum and uses standard 58mm, 77mm or 82mm thread mount. The viewing angle is increased by 60% with the .4x adapter, 50% by the .5x, and 30% by the .7x on most cameras
HDV and DV
The RedEye willwork with almost all modern HDV and DV cameras, as long as the camera can focus at very close range. If you can't get the image in focus using the focus ring. than you may need to use the autofocus. In short, if your DV camera is equipped with a macro feature, then the Red Eye should work with your DV camera.
The Red Eye can be used on wide angle PRIME LENSES or film lenses with focal lengths shorter than 32mm on 135 mm.
It will depend on the minimum focal distance of the lens.
RedEye adapters are designed by Collinscraft.
1 year manufacturers warranty against defects.