Reviews and Problems with Raynox DCR 2025 Pro 2,2x
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No nickname, B&H Photo
20 February 2015
Excerpt: After several hours of use in various environments this conversion lens works very well with my Panasonic Lumix FZ200 camera. To my eye there is no discernable drop-off in sharpness with this lens that doubles the size of an image. I do not detect any color distortion that a couple of other reviewers have noted elsewhere. The threaded mount takes a while to attach but is secure and dustproof.
Excerpt: I've used lens extenders on several smaller video cameras over the years and this one is quite decent for the price. Very lightweight, an issue for me as it's used mostly for nature work and I often have to carry all my own gear for days. A little soft but that's the penalty for add-on lenses.
Excerpt: I am the owner of a Canon PowerShot S5IS, a bridge camera that is loaded with very usable features on its own. I recently took an interest in wildlife photography and was becoming quite frustrated with the camera's standard zoom. I didn't want to lose image quality by using the digital zoom. After reading reviews for a couple of weeks I decided to purchase the Raynox DCR-2025Pro. I took it out immediately when it arrived. I was pleased at how lightweight it is.
Pros: Easy To Use, Improves Picture Quality, Included Lens Hood, Included Step Down Rings, Large Zoom, Lightweight, Portable
Excerpt: I had a Raynox HDP 9000ex that I used on my Canon XH A1. Since I recently bought a Canon XA20, I thought this lens would be a useful addition. Just like its bigger brother, this lens is great for reducing the field of view of any lens. Since this lens is really only good for the last 10-20% of the zoom range of the camera lens on the XA20, I used an old lens hood from another camera with the same lens hood bayonet mount & adapted that (cut & glue etc.
Pros: Compact Design, Easy To Use, Interfaces Well With Camcorder, Lightweight
Excerpt: This is a good lens for the price, and certainly adds significant zoom range to many video cameras. I use it with a Panasonic HC-V700 (22X optical zoom) and HC-V201 (38X optical zoom). Clarity at maximum optical zoom is fairly good on the V700, but as expected not as good on the V201 due to the native high zoom of the camera. Autofocus on both cameras works well with this lens installed.
Excerpt: Canon doesn't offer many telephoto options for their camcorders. I use an XA10. Since the Raynox is light weight, it is a good match. Getting 2,2x with acceptable light takes a lot of glass, which would be hard on the lens mount of small camcorders. This lens solves the problem. 2.2x is a luxury for older prosumer models (hate that term!). The result is quite sharp. This is the only non-canon option worth considering. I love mine!!!
Excerpt: I'm learning to video the local birdlife. My Canon HF G10 is a fine camcorder, but those birds often hang out too far away for it to do the job alone. So I decided to start with a relatively inexpensive telephoto lens, the Raynox DCR-2025PRO 2.2x. If I find a bird that will hold still until I can locate it in a telephoto lens (no small feat), I can get excellent shots, especially of larger birds like owls, woodpeckers, robins and cardinals.
Excerpt: I always dreamed about those many thousand $$ telephoto heavy lenses, but the price/performance for an amateur was too high. Then I finally found one for a price lower by an order of magnitude compared to those professional lenses. For the price I though.. Aww,what the heck.. and tried to buy one. Unfortunately in my country there's no distributor so I made an international purchase directly from B&H's website. The delivery was fast.
Pros: Compact Design, Easy To Use, Good Price-performance, Ligtweight, Versataile Adapting Rings