Summary: Loving my Sony digital P200 camera, I could hardly wait to get the Telephoto Conversion Lens and adapter to hold it to the camera. Either I am seriously impaired, or something is wrong. It is unwieldy to attach, time consuming, and when the telephoto lens is attached, you cannot use the camera in any other picture taking mode. It must be fully utilized distance wise, any closer and you get a black area in the circle.
Summary: Previously I purchased a cheap generic telephoto lens for my dsc-w5. What a waste of money.. So, after purchasing this lens I was very satisfied. It is a high quality lens. Comparing the photos with the cheap lens and then this lens told me it well worth the money to purchase the Sony lens.. Note: This lens is for outdoor use only..as using it in low light conditions will cause a dark flare in the lower region because the lens blocks part of the flash.
Summary: As far as lenses for an inexpensive digital point and shoot, this one does the trick. It's certainly not a phenomenal lens by any means, but it does provide a slightly better range than the camera itself. It's not going to get you Nat'l Geographic quality images, but it's okay for the camera series its made for.
Summary: This lens is perfect.....yes, some people complained in reviews about the fish eye effect but when you zoom out, your image is much closer and the picture is as clear and sharp as if the extra lens wasn't on it. The adaptor is a smooth attachment to both it and the camera. I'm quite pleased with the extra option this will give me when taking pictures with my Sony DSC-W7 (which I love any way). Amazon is also great....quick and prompt with their package shipment.
Summary: I just got the Sony DSC-W7 before the Holidays. After I opened the box, I realized that I could adapt a Telephoto lens and a Wide Angle lens made by sony, with the VAD adapter. And other lenses on the market with a 30mm thread. The Telephoto lens is a good lens, but it is true that at wide position, all you see is a pinhole, so this lens really does not work until you have it at 3x zoom, up to 7.2.
Summary: I bought this lens and the wide angle lens for my Sony W50 before leaving for Switzerland. Yes, the lens does require you zoom in to 2x or greater, but isn't that why you bought it? The image quality is excellent. It really brought the mountains (you should see the pics I took of The Matterhorn!) close up. Very glad I purchased this lens. I've got no complaints.