04-11-2017 03:14 PM
I am involved in sort of a project, to maximize the use of an older camera for film making, my Canon Vixia HF M500.
My question is, what lens options are out there? I have found one bundle on Amazon, but I am not clear on the lenses that I can attach or what adapter I might need.
If anyone could educate me about the Vixia HF M500's ability to attach lenses and adapters for lenses, I would appreciate it very much. Of course if you have found any good lenses for this camara and could offer some advice about those, that would be fantastic.
Thank you in advance for any assistance.
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04-11-2017 11:48 PM
You will need a converter lens with a 43mm rear mount diameter. The camcorder's filter thread is 43mm.
The two Canon compatible lenses available for that camcorder are the following:
WD-H43 43mm 0.7x Wide Angle Converter Lens
TL-H43 43mm 1.7x Tele-conversion Lens
Any conversion lens with a 43mm rear mount diameter should work and you shouldn't need a special adapter as the lens should screw onto the camcorder's filter thread.
There may be others available that will use a step-down ring to allow the lens to be used on a 43mm filter thread.
04-12-2017 12:38 AM
04-12-2017 01:05 PM
Yes, the step-down ring would allow you to use other lenses. However, I think it would be wise to test a lens (if possible) before purchasing one that would use a step-down ring. Yes, anything with a 43mm rear mount thread should work. If the plan is to step up to another camera in the not too distant future then don't spend too much on the lenses for the one you have now.
Just out of curiosity, what types of lenses are you looking to use/learn?
Are you interested in interchageable lenses (not the kind that we are talking about currently)? You know the kind where you could switch between a prime lens and a zoom lens or wide angle lens?
04-13-2017 08:24 AM
I am really new to this, and I want to experiment and figure out as much as I can before I get a much better camera. So, I really don't know anything about lenses, I am just begining to deal with the various qualities. I will be getting a GH4 or maybe a Canon in the next few months. I just want to shoot a lot and cut it together to get some experience.
04-13-2017 11:24 AM
Practice is always a good way to start. Better to learn now than on a job. Start thinking about composition. Shoot the same scene from various angles and with different lenses to see what works and what doesn't. If you must zoom then move the camera. Try a shot where you are zoomed out and zoom in slowly as you move the camera forward. I'm no expert but will be glad to help however I can.
04-13-2017 12:28 PM
04-13-2017 04:25 PM
You won't be a pest at all. I'll do what I can to help and by helping you I will learn something as well. You are correct in that understanding photography basics will help. Not sure where you are from but a locat community college or even a university might be a place to look. Just remember to take it a little at a time and not overwhelm yourself. As you have already figured out it takes time and lots of practice.