Summary: Works perfect on my Panasonic video camera with 37mm filter size. It comes with adapters to fit other cameras. I haven't taken it off the camera yet. It makes it way more useful. Looks great. Well made. Feels solid.
Summary: This is a great lens for 37mm thread cameras, like the Panasonic digital videocam series. There is no vignetting when matched to the right camera, and it allows for a nice wide angle shot, making for superior lower light close ups. Why not 5 stars? Well, at full 1x there is a modest fish-eye effect. Most of these lenses have it, especially in this price range. So if you frame your shot to the centre, it works very well.
Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Easy To Clean, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Summary: It would be actually a very good lens, but the thing that happened to the customer who wrote a review in october 2006 just happened to me and on the first day I'm using the lenses!!! That's right! there's a lot of dirt stucked inside the lens on the internal glasses which is impossible to reach to clean up!!!
Summary: I haven't had this lens for as long as the guy in the other review, in fact I just got it. As far as the quality goes it is very high quality and looks great. It's definitely the best lens you can get for the money; of course who's to say what will happen in 3 years? If I can get 3 years of use out of this lens then honestly I don't think I'll bicker about it if something goes wrong. By then it will probably be scratched up enough that I'd want a new one anyways.
Summary: I've had this wide angle lens for a little over three yearsand up till now, it has worked for me pretty well despiteannoying vignetting when zooming (which i understand happensto most wide angle lenses).a week or so ago, i noticed specs on footage i shot. eachtime i shot, there were more and more black specs and lines. after some investigating, i realized that it was the lens. it is not dirt on the surface of the lens.