shadow at the bottom of the picture due to the lens size
Aulio Diaz, Amazon
7 July 2010
Summary: I bought this lens for my Sony DSC-H20 camera which did not provided a very wide view are. These lens make a big difference. Now I can cover a larger area. My camera looks nice with this wide angle lens. I can take nice and colorful panoramic pictures. The only thing I do not like about these lens is that you can't use the flash with the lens mounted. The lens create a shadow at the bottom of the picture.
Summary: Before purchasing this lens, I read several reviews. Having owned (6) Sony digital cameras over the years, the compatibility seemed acceptable. The only issue may be the shadow seen with some flash shots. For my use, this is not an issue. Very good quality product.
Summary: I have a DSC-H1. I've tested this lens extensively. It adds more than a 33% to your field of view, but that added stuff is warped and blurry. I am unable to get a shot that is clear enough to be proud of. It exaggerates the H1's natural tendency for purple fringes. I used a tripod and took two pictures of the same scene, both on timer. This is an actual image (black rectangle) set inside one taken with the adapter on. Notice how warped and color-distorted edges are.
The lens fits perfectly with my SONY H5 with an adapter and produces beautiful, extra-wide angle photos.
S. Yu, Amazon
1 October 2009
Summary: I intened to only give it 4-star since with the size of the lens, flash will shot a significant shadow on almost half the size of the photo. Yet, it's the design issue on H5, not the lens. Overall, under sufficient lighting condition, the images look great. Very good quality from Made-in-Japan SONY lines.
Summary: I got this wide angle conversion lens last month to be put on my Sony DSC-H3. The effect is tremendous! I can now easily capture a wide frame of picture that goes much beyond what H3 had to offer (even though H3 is already pretty good without any additional lenses). With this lens it will never be a problem for me to take group pictures in a small room. I love this lens and bring it to wherever I go.
Summary: I have a Sony CyberShot DSC-H1 that came with an adapter tube (56mm to 52mm). I thought it would be great to extend the power of the 12X lens by buying this 0.7X wide angle converter and a 1.7X tele converter lenses, also made by Sony. Both converter lenses stated that they had 58mm threads to mount to the camera, so I bought a 52mm to 58mm adapter ring, thinking that one adapter ring would work with both of them.
Summary: This was the biggest farce I have purchased from a Sony product. The lens is so big it makes handeling the camera horrible and the width of the viewed image is not that much better than the original lens. Big mistake.
Summary: This product is really good and must have for semiprofessionals. Gives a little wide viewing angle. Not much but will feel the difference after using. I can take the whole tree in Red wood national park while others were struggling for a point to take the tree as a whole. Only problem is the lid, or cover in front, which is loose and falls off. Need to keep an eye as it might fall off when you are busy taking pictures.