Excerpt: I shoot landscape video semi-professionally. The Canon M500 camcorder is a great unit because of its Pro Sensor but has a 50mm-500mm zoom lens. The 50mm setting is just too tight. With the WD-43, I can get a 35mm setting which is wide enough.I like the fact that I can also slightly zoom and still get a good image, though I only do do up to ~50mm (I mean, what's the point if the native lens goes 50mm-500mm). With other lens converters, the image quickly becomes blurry.
Excerpt: I own a very similar Canon lens, but it is for a 37mm lens filter (eg. Canon HF-10). I'd been using the 37mm lens on a 43mm mount (Canon HF M400), but finally purchased this, the proper-fitting lens for this camera. To be honest, I feel the 37mm Canon wide adapter is nicer. It seems clearer and is easier to keep free of smudges/fog, etc. For some reason, this lens (which, unlike the 37mm lens adapter, has a flat front element) seems more difficult to keep "clean".
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Strong Construction
Excerpt: This lens has solved the problem of not being able to get close to subjects with my Canon Vixia HF M41 camcorder (an excellent camcorder except for that significant drawback). I just shot several minutes of video under low-light conditions with great results. Be warned that this lens has a bigger diameter than the camcorder and weighs more, as well. Fortunately I use a camera bag, because the combined unit won't slip into anybody's pocket.
Pros: Good in low light, Sharp Image, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I got this for my new Canon HFM500. Im used to using an AG DVX100B camcorder. and although the Canon M500 shoots beautiful video and people rave about how small it is. I don't like having a small looking camcorder.I feel it doesnt excite people and doesn't look as professional. So that said the lens is a high quality lens and heavy. But come on.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I use the WD-H43 on my Canon HV40 cameras. The WD-H43 has the build quality one has come to expect from Canon. Compared to other wide angle lenses in the prosumer range, this is a fairly large and heavy lens, but this is actually just indication of the lens quality. The WD-H43 produces a consistent and clear wide angle image, even when fully zoomed in. It was certainly worth paying the premium for the lenses.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Rugged, Strong Construction