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Opteka 58mm 0.2X HD Panoramic "Vortex" Fisheye Lens
9.0 out of 10

Opteka 58mm 0.2X HD Panoramic "Vortex" Fisheye Lens

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Reviews and Problems with Opteka 58mm 0.2X HD Panoramic "Vortex" Fisheye Lens

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Overall 10
10

Fun! Fun! Fun!

Vixter, B&H Photo
5 January 2013
  • Excerpt: I've given this lens a 5-star rating because it is so fun to use. The results add a nice punch to my finished productions. Also, the quality seems quite good. Be aware, though, this thing weighs a ton! Especially when mounted on the front of a small camcorder...
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Interfaces Well With Camcorder
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Overall 8
8.0

Awesome but...

LBI Guy, B&H Photo
17 December 2012
  • Excerpt: Bought this lense to use with the Canon xa10. It fits, but NOT with the camera handle attached. Additionally, it is heavier than the camera!
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Overall 8
8.0

Affordable fisheye

Langier, B&H Photo
24 August 2012
  • Excerpt: I own four fisheyse, both diagonal and circular. There's lots of choices for diagonals, very few for circular and even fewer for your DX cameras. When my client wanted a fisheye, I did the research and took a look. What came up time and again was the Opteka Platnum Series, 0.2X HD Vortex.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Price, Quality
  • Cons: Bulky Design, Heavy
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Overall 10
10

high quality ultra wide fisheye attachment

RAB "RAB", Amazon
15 August 2012
  • Summary: Works well only if attached to a lens whose entrance pupil is close to the front surface. This corresponds to about a 6 to 7 mm zoom setting on my Fuji HS20, whose 30X zoom has a shortest focal length of 4mm.
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Overall 10
10

Love this lens!

RAB123, B&H Photo
3 August 2012
  • Excerpt: I bought this lens to use with my Fuji HS20. The mechanical 58mm thread on the Opteka fisheye afocal attachment fit that on the Fuji perfectly, with just a slight gap between the lenses, which is helpful in avoiding vignetting.
  • Pros: Compact Design, Easy to brace on camera, Easy To Use, Extraordinary value
  • Cons: Need to hold lens, Not perfect but close
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Overall 2
2.0

Out of focus at any distance.

Cboatenreiter, B&H Photo
3 August 2012
  • Excerpt: This seems like it would be absolutely wonderful; I shrieked with delight when I opened the box (it was a birthday present). I tried it (with the thread adapter) with my Canon EF 50 mm lens on my 5D Mark II. It absolutely CANNOT be focused on anything, at any distance.
  • Cons: Bulky Design, No Increase In Performance, Poor Clarity
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Overall 6
6.0

fisheye photography

daeamdrd, B&H Photo
31 July 2012
  • Excerpt: took few pictures with it but found it difficult to autofocus it, it works best with manual focus. the only negative thing about it ,is its heavy weight !!!
  • Pros: Easy To Use
  • Cons: Bulky Design
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Overall 10
10

Wow : )

GreenDragonRTW, B&H Photo
11 July 2012
  • Excerpt: I'm planning to use this on my upcoming Round the World Motorcycle Adventure. Not sure exactly how yet, but I felt like a good fisheye lens would help get some great shots. I used to have a smaller, lower quality fisheye and found I used it quite a bit, the average video camera never has a wide...
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Improves Picture Quality, Interfaces Well With Camcorder
  • Cons: Big
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Overall 6
6.0

Ok for the money.

Brian Guy, B&H Photo
30 April 2012
  • Excerpt: Purchased the lens for my DSLR for amateur photo taking. Pretty wide fisheye image. A little blurry around the edges however... Also, it's quite heavy. All in all it works out well for the price.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Interfaces Well With Camcorder
  • Cons: Bulky Design, Poor Clarity
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Overall 8
8.0

Great but heavy

Ken, B&H Photo
25 December 2011
  • Excerpt: I got this lens as an add-on for the fisheye effect in photography. Did not buy it for videography. I attached this lens to my Canon 18-55mm kit lens. The pros are, it works well and I was pleasantly amazed to see how wide an angle I could get out of my 18-55mm kit lens.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Quality Construction
  • Cons: Heavy, Odd shaped hard to pack
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