Merkury Optics for Z1U

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      Avatardfwsphotog
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      I have noticed the low cost alternative to Sony’s .08 wide angle adapter on E-bay–the Merkury Optics .05 and .045 adapters–which are hundreds less. Does anyone have any experience with this product. Is the adapter too good to be true, a case of you get what you pay for or somewhere in between?

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      Avatardfwsphotog
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      Thanks, Hank. I have to presume that these lower costs adapters don’t "zoom through" well, if at all and most wide angle shots are naturally kept wide. Aside from edge bending, I think I could live with any residual artifacts from a cheap adapter. Still deciding, but I appreciate your input.

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      Avatardfwsphotog
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      I just recently acquired the Sony VCL-HG0872 Wide conversion lens adapter. I’m very happy I held out for this product and not risk money on the cheaper Mercury Optic lenses found on E-Bay. There is no edge artifacting with the Sony adapter. It handles "zoom through" like I would expect and I found it on Amazon for an afforable price.

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